We love slime! We make lots of slime with our liquid starch homemade slime recipe. If you are having trouble finding the ingredients, we have alternative slime recipes! Now, I understand that many of you can’t make this slime recipe because you do not have access to liquid starch. Bummer! However, I have been consulting with some of my UK friends to find some alternative slime recipes for easy solutions.
LIQUID STARCH ALTERNATIVE SLIME RECIPES
FUN ALTERNATIVE SLIME RECIPES: NO LIQUID STARCH NEEDED
The following recipes and suggestions are all pretty neat variations of our classic liquid starch homemade slime recipe. They all have unique textures and will provide tons of fun play time with a little science mixed in too.
You can also add cool themes to your slimes! We love to make slimes unique in theme to holidays, seasons, favorite characters, and special occasions, and more! Check out some of our themes for a year of slimes here.
Making slime is a chemistry experiment and a fun one too! However, like any cool science experiments, they should be done with adult supervision. Adults should measure and handle all chemicals used when making slime.
Also, slime activities should be properly cleaned up afterwards. Disinfect surfaces, mixing tools, and containers when you are finished with your slime experiment.
Wash hands thoroughly after playing with slime.
Do not switch out ingredients if not listed. Many slimes contain borax or a form of borax, even liquid starch which contains sodium borate. Check labels for ingredients.
We have never experienced any reactions, but you must decide what is best for your situation.
Click on the blue links below to see the set up details and ingredients used. Happy experimenting to find your favorite alternative slime recipes!
NEW! SUPER STRETCHY SLIME WITH EYE DROP SOLUTION!
This is a really cool slime recipe because it produces an amazing stretchy slime that everyone will love. If you make a few batches and mix the colors it’s so pretty too. The pictures are a must see.
Even better this slime does not liquid starch or borax powder. The eye drops contain boric acid which aids in forming the consistency of the slime. Although boric acid is not borax by nature is part of the boron family.
Gelatin slime is a completely edible taste safe slime using clear gelatin powder. We call this our fake snot recipe. Although it has a different texture than our original slime recipe, it is still very slimy and fun! This is a great Borax Free slime too.
We also have this version of edible slime made with gelatin that is different from the above recipe.
Our borax slime recipe can be used, but I am reading that borax is not a substance readily available nor recommended for health issues. It’s on all our shelves here with the laundry detergent. We also use it to grow crystals.
Using Borax powder is entirely up to you but a good option for slime. I have a link here for where you can purchase borax powder and have been told that it is available in soap making stores.
Fybrogel Slime is alternative to what we would use for metamucil slime. Check out the video she included to show you how it’s made! I love what she added to her slime for a neat fine motor activity too!
Another option for all you folks is laundry detergent. Now you can’t just use any old detergent it needs to have boric acid in the ingredients to produce the correct chemical reaction. The recipe and suggestions you will find here are awesome and a great start! Your glue may also be referred to as PVA glue which is like our Elmer’s Washable Glue.
SALINE SOLUTION SLIME
Similar to our eye drop slime, this saline slime does not contain boric acid. This recipe was produced in Canada and may be a nice alternative. Just check ingredients carefully!
Another cool tactile play recipe and science experiment is cornstarch dough which uses cornstarch! Not all that similar in consistency, it is still great experience for kids and covers Non-newtonian fluids as well.
IVORY SOAP SLIME
We stumbled upon this as a happy accident! Ivory soap slime is made with a couple bars of ivory soap and a cool science experiment!
CHECK OUT SOME OF THE UNIQUE SLIMES FEATURED BELOW!
Find super squishy slime, sand slime, color changing slime, magnetic slime, and other cool recipes.
TELL ME! SHOW ME!
I would love to hear which of these alternative slime recipes you tried, which ones you loved, which ones failed, or which ones you reinvented!