Make this easy 3 ingredient DIY slime recipe today for slime without borax with very little effort and lots of WOW factor!
With a free printable gift tag included, this slime is a great idea for end of year or Christmas class gift!
This DIY slime recipe make the perfect class gift for Christmas, Valentine’s day, or just because! And I know a lot of little boys who would love to receive this as a birthday party favor too!
Whatever your reason for wanting to make this slime, it comes together quickly and is sure to be loved by everyone who is lucky enough to be gifted their own set!
Be sure to grab the free printable gift tag at the bottom of this post!
Snot Slime Gift: DIY Slime Recipe
As a kindergarten teacher I made slime all the time with my kids in the classroom. We made frozen slime, glitter slime, marshmallow slime, and more!
But as a busy toddler mom, it had somehow gotten away from me to make some slime with my own son!
Today, we fixed that problem! When I told my son we were making “slime” he responded “YAY!!! What’s slime?”
After a brief explanation he was even more onboard with the project and couldn’t wait to get started!
I wanted to let him have as much hands on time learning how to make slime as he possibly could, so I skipped the borax variation and went right for the tried and true non-borax slime which is made with glue, baking soda, and contact solution.
A note on contact solution: In order for this to work properly, you will need a contact solution that has both boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredients list. This is the brand we used.
Making Slime without Borax with Kids
First, we gathered all of our ingredients:
- 1/2 Cup Clear Glue
- Green Food Coloring
- Baking Soda
- Contact Solution (see note above)
And at last we were ready to make our slime! With the glue and food coloring in the bowl, I let my son start mixing.
This went on for quite a while, because this kid loves anything that even remotely resembles cooking! Once he had mixed his fill there, we added the baking soda and he mixed some more!
Then it was time to add the contact solution. I opted to do this part myself, since it can get a little tough to stir for a 3 year old.
But as you can see, he was thrilled to be able to hold the bowl for me!
Once it reached that perfect snotty consistency, we stopped mixing and started playing with our homemade slime!
As soon as he reached his hand into the bowl, my son said “ewwww, it’s snot!” Ha!
I was inspired by his comment to make a printable gift tag to go along with the slime and he already has plans to hand this stuff out at his next party – be it Christmas, birthday, or Valentine’s Day!
Grab the Member’s Only download at the bottom of this post!
Make this easy 3 ingredient DIY slime recipe today for a perfect class gift with very little effort and lots of WOW factor!
- 1/2 Cup Clear Glue
- 3 drops Green Food Coloring
- 2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp Contact Solution (with boric acid)
Mix glue and food coloring in a large bowl.
Add baking soda and mix well.
Add contact solution and mix until slime thickens.
You may need to add more contact solution and knead with your hands if you want it to be thicker. Do this 10 drops at a time.
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Jeanne Ensley says
First of all, I absolutely LOVE all of your projects! We have so much fun with them!
Planning to make these Slime Gifts for Christmas, but am not sure what is meant by Contact Solution? Is that for Eye Contacts?
Also, your description says: “A note on contact solution: In order for this to work properly, you will need a contact solution that has both boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredients list. This is the brand we used.”
Problem is there is no link on the “brand we used” comment. So, could you please tell me what that brand is and where to buy it?
I sure would appreciate a quick response to this request. Thanks for all the fun projects you provide!
Hi Jeanne! So sorry for the delay! I have been so crazy busy with the holiday rush that I didn’t see your comment!
Here is the link for the solution we use, it’s probably too late now, I’m sorry! I’ve updated the post too.
SO sorry again, I’m usually much more prompt with responses! Feel free to email me any time as well firstname.lastname@example.org <3