Are you in search of an easy and kid-friendly slime recipe?

Well, stick around because you’re in the right place…


If your kiddos enjoy watching YouTube then you are probably aware of the newest kid sensation…SLIME!

The slime craze has officially hit my house and my kids are obsessed with it! For weeks, they were begging me to make some. Since slime play is a great indoor activity to enjoy on a hot summer or rainy day, we finally decided to try out a few recipes.

After hearing some crazy horror stories it was important for me to find a recipe that didn’t include Borax. If you’re wondering what Borax is… it’s a household chemical cleaner and detergent booster that is often used in slime recipes. However, it could be potentially harmful to the skin and probably isn’t the best ingredient to include if you have small children.

After a little research and some experimenting, we found two of the best Borax-free, kid-friendly slime recipes.

Watch the Video: How to Make the Best DIY Kid-Friendly Slime

Two Kid-Friendly & Borax-Free Slime Recipes:


  • Elmer’s Glue (or any other washable school glue)- 2 bottles
  • Food Coloring
  • Contact Solution (for Method 1 only)
  • Baking Soda (for Method 1 only)
  • Laundry Detergent (for Method 2 only)


  • Small containers with lids (air-tight)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing spoons
  • Small mixing bowl (Method 1)



Method 1: Contact Solution-Baking Soda Method

  1.  Start with adding food coloring to your glue. Only had 1-2 drops and mix well.
  2. Dissolve baking soda with contact solution. We eyeballed the amount (to be more precise, about 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2-3 tablespoons of contact solution should be good).
  3. Mix until a “slime-like” consistency is formed (slime will be harder to mix and should begin to only stick to itself and not the walls of your container).
  4. Knead with both hands.
  5. If needed, add a little more contact solution to make slime less sticky.
  6. Enjoy!

Method 2: Laundry Detergent Method

  1.  Start with adding food coloring to your glue. Only had 1-2 drops and mix well.
  2. Add a little bit of laundry detergent (we used Tide) at a time until it becomes the right “slime-like” consistency.
  3. Knead together with both hands to create some awesome slime.
  4. Enjoy!


  • Use tablecloth for easy clean up and to protect your counters or table.
  • During slime play use inexpensive aluminum baking sheets or plastic placemats from the dollar store to protect surfaces.
  • Give your kiddos Play Dough tools to make slime play more interesting.
  • Try mixing in craft glitter to make glitter slime.
  • Experiment with clear vs. white glue.