The latest slime craze has sparked tons of amazing ideas, but we love to share slime recipes that are easy for all of you to create at home or in the classroom. Discover the best slime ingredients and achieve your perfect slime consistency! Can you use saline solution in slime? You betcha! Read on to learn how to make saline solution slime! Because slime is science, and chemistry is cool!


How to make saline solution slime recipe ideas with kids!


Kids love to play with homemade slime in their favorite slime colors and textures!  Slime making is even more fun when you add in glitter, foam beads, shaving cream, or soft clay. We have quite a few slime recipes to share, and we are always adding more.

Check out a few of our favorite slime recipes…

Our Saline Solution Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we want to show you how to make.  Sometimes called slime with baking soda!

Oh and slime is science too, so don’t miss the great information on the science behind this easy slime below.  Watch our awesome slime videos and see how easy it is to make the best slime!


We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here!  Slime is an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too!   Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross-linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!

What’s slime science all about?  The borate ions in the slime activators (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue and form this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross-linking!

The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…

When you add the borate ions to the mixture,  it starts to connect the long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubbery like slime! Slime is a polymer.

Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms, the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!

Is slime a liquid or solid?

We call it a Non-Newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!  Experiment with making the slime more or less viscous with varying amounts of foam beads. Can you change the density?

Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? 

It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Find out more below…


  • Baking soda helps to firm and form the slime.  You can experiment with your own ratios!
  • BAKING SODA SLIME TIP: Clear glue slime usually doesn’t need quite as much baking soda as white glue slime!
  • The saline solution is the slime activator and helps the slime to get its rubbery texture! Be careful, adding too much saline solution can make for a slime that’s too stiff and not stretchy!
  • Give this slime a fast stir to activate the mixture. You will notice the thickness change as you stir it.  You will also notice the volume of your mixture changes as you whip it up.
  • Slime is awesome for tactile sensory play, but make sure to wash hands and surfaces after making and playing with slime.
  • Make a few batches in different colors and swirl them together as shown in the cover photo or below! Think of what other color combinations your kids would enjoy. Slime making is only limited by the imagination of the hands creating it!

slime recipe with saline solution

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Which saline solution is best for slime? We pick up our saline solution in the grocery store! You can also find it on Amazon, Walmart, Target, and even at your pharmacy.  Make sure the saline solution contains borate ions, which makes it a slime activator.


  • 1/2 cup Clear or White PVA School Glue
  • 1 tablespoon Saline Solution (must contain boric acid and sodium borate). Good brands include Target Up and Up as well as Equate brand!
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Food coloring, confetti, glitter, and other fun mix-ins 

saline solution slime recipe ingredients with Elmers clear glue, baking soda and Target brand saline solution


STEP 1:  In a bowl mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of glue well to combine completely.

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add (color, glitter, or confetti)! Remember when you add color to white glue, the color will be lighter. Use clear glue for jewel toned colors!

STEP 3: Stir in 1/4- 1/2 tsp baking soda.

Baking soda helps to firm and form the slime. You can play around with how much you add but we prefer between 1/4 and 1/2 tsp per batch.

I get asked all the time why do you need baking soda for slime. Baking soda helps to improve the firmness of the slime. You can experiment with your own ratios!

STEP 4: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of the bowl.   This is exactly how much you will need with the Target Sensitive Eyes brand, but other brands may differ slightly!

If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. As I mentioned above, start by squirting a few drops of the solution onto your hands and kneading your slime longer. You can always add but you can’t take away.  Saline solution is preferred over contact solution.

STEP 5:  Start kneading your slime!

It will appear stringy at first but just work it around with your hands and you will notice the consistency changes. You can also put it in a clean container and set it aside for 3 minutes, and you will also notice the change in consistency! 

SLIME TIP:   We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve its consistency. The trick with this slime is to put a few drops of the saline solution onto your hands before picking up the slime.

You can knead the slime in the bowl before you pick it up as well. This slime is stretchy but can be stickier. However, keep in mind that although adding more activator (saline solution) reduces the stickiness, and it will eventually create a stiffer slime.

You will love how easy and stretchy this saline slime is to make, and play with too!  Once you have your desired slime consistency, time to have fun!  How big of a stretch can you get without the slime breaking?


Slime lasts quite a while! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. We use reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli-style containers in my recommended slime supplies list here.

If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups, we have used condiment containers as seen here.

When you are not playing with your slime, make sure to keep it in a container and cover it!

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  1. This glitter slime recipe does not work at all!! We have tried this 5 different times and the minute we add baking soda it turns to liquid. My child is beyond disappointed as we have wasted glue and glitter. We tried 2 different glues, clear and white. Horrible….thanks for wasting my money.

  2. I like this recipe and I’d love to make it one day it looks nice and shiny can’t wait

  3. It’s worth a shot if it it’s PVA glue but there has not been much success with other brand glues, and I am not a paid rep for Elmer’s!

  4. Hopefully you were using Elmer’s washable school glue to start. You also have to make sure your saline solution contains some form of borax/sodium borate/ or boric acid.

  5. We Loved this recipe! I did add quite a bit more baking soda so that it would not stick to my kiddos’ hands but otherwise it was a super hit! I think it may be one of those activities that I add to our 1st grade curriculum (solids and liquids). Thanks for sharing!

  6. I made some after awhile it turned to liquid again. the container is air tight. what are some good things to store it in? please help

  7. Same thing happened to me and my two girls… It was so disappointing. They both cried.
    As soon as we added the baking soda it liquified.

  8. Please double check the ingredients of your saline solution. It should contain boric acid/sodium borate as noted!

  9. Lisa, Had the slime formed before you added the baking soda? We have used this recipe so many times, but I am not sure what you are experiencing. Please email me at [email protected] for additional help.

  10. Tried WITHOUT following directions and didnt work but once i actually read and followed worked perfect – no flaw with these directions:)

  11. I used up&up (Target brand) washable school glue and it worked perfectly!! So much fun! It was really sticky at first so I let it sit and it’s the perfect consistency.

  12. Same thing happened to us. We used elmer’s glue and saline solution with boric acid. I have some disappointed kids.

  13. I have tried this recipe several times and we end up with a slime that is too rigid. From the replies and comments I have read it sounds like I need to add more baking soda to the slime to get it more stretchable?

  14. Just made this recipe for the first time and it turned out perfect. My daughter is having a blast and is so happy. This is the 2nd contact solution recipe we have tried and this one is so much better. Now I can’t count the times we attempted to make slime with borax before we discovered the contact solution. We store it in empty play doh containers and the last batch lasted about 2 months. I think to add to the beautiful glittery blue slime we just made, that she just named blue beauty. Lol we will make purple.

  15. So happy to hear! I hope you will try more of our slime recipes in the future.

  16. Make sure to double check all your measurements and try a 2nd batch. Your solution should be a mixture of sodium borate and boric acid. Did you add the water? Baking soda is used to make the slime thicker, so I am not sure adding more is the solution.

  17. do not listen to this lady…. we tried three different times and each time it was just watery glue

  18. You are welcome to email me and we can over the recipe! I make this slime weekly and I have no issues. Let’s double check the ingredients in your saline solution! You also really need to mix everything together well. I would love to help you but let’s be friendly about it.

  19. My son did the glitter slime with his 3.5 year old niece. She loved it. I bought the glitter already in the glue. I have not done this project in over 15 yrs. I forgot how gross it felt but boy did it bring back memories with and his siblings.

  20. Ours didn’t work either. There’s sodium borate in my saline solution but not boric acid. Does it need both or just one or the other? I’m off to the store for more saline solution to hopefully salvage the FOUR bowls of glittery colored liquid I currently have sitting on my counter.

  21. Ours didn’t work either. I used elmers clear glue, followed the recipe to a “T” and I have FOUR bowls of glittery colored liquid on my counter. The saline solution I used was OptiFree and contains sodium borate, but not boric acid. Does it need both, or just one or the other? I’m hoping to salvage this yet!

  22. Try adding more solution to make up the difference. Also make sure you whip up the slime quickly! Email me at [email protected] and we can discuss more ideas! I am here to help.

  23. We just made it this morning and it was brilliant! We used Elmer’s glitter glue (it’s already mixed with the glitter) and it made it that much easier. Once the saline is added it’s much easier to mix with your hands. Also, after you wash your hands, the slime doesn’t stick so much. My boys are delighted and playing with it now. Thank you!

  24. I made this with my daughter and it turned out great. However, it gets a little bit watery when we take it out to play after storing it in a container. Is there a way to keep this from happening?

  25. Just made this with my daughter and it worked really well! Other recipes called for hot water and took longer so I was happy to find this recipe. We used Elmer’s clear glue, some old baking soda from our fridge (I forgot to buy a box when I got the glue…), Target brand saline solution and some water based acrylic paint instead of food dye. My daughter said she heard in a YouTube video that you could use paint to color slime so we tried it. It was our first time making slime so I’m not sure how it should have come out but we got something that is super slimy and my daughter was satisfied 🙂

  26. It may be due to your particular climate. If it’s still staying together in a nice slime, just drain off the water. If you are keeping it in a closed container, condensation will form. You can keep it partially covered and see how that works for you.

  27. Use a different contact solution. Ours was a watery mess until we added a different contact solution.

  28. Yes you need to check the ingredients to make sure you have the appropriate slime activators! That’s why saline slime is still not borax free.

  29. how much more baking soda did you add so it wasn’t so sticky ,just wondering don’t want it to come out stiff

  30. We like to use 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. You can squirt a few drops of saline solution on your hands to help with the kneading.

  31. Jus made this with my daughter because in Canada liquid starch is unavailable. t was too sticky, so we added a lot more baking soda and then it worked out fine. The only thing is that my skin was quite irritated after, and a small welt appeared on my wrist. My daughter was fine though so perhaps I am just sensitive to chemicals. However I’m a bit concerned as I want to use this as a party activity for my daughter’s friends. I may just aske them all to wear latex gloves. If you have sensitive skin, I recommend wearing some kind of hand protection while handling the slime!

  32. I can only find saline solution containing sodium chloride. Where do I find the correct one please?

  33. We have the right contact solution but the baking soda does nothing but clump into a ball. Tried it twice. What am I missing? Ours does not look like yours.

  34. It clumps in a ball when added to the mixture? I haven’t experienced that before. This might be a silly question but have you tried sprinkling it over the surface and slowly incorporating it. You also need to add it before the contact solution. I like to add it when I add the food coloring.

  35. Love this!!! I have to add more saline solution so that the slime forms though. I think the type of saline solution matters.

  36. Ours turned out great, I had to add a little more baking soda and saline. I was wondering if anyone else has had issues with their hands turning the same color as the food coloring they used?

    I’ve even done a recipe very similar but without the water and the same thing happens.

  37. Did you add a lot of food coloring? We usually don’t have that issue or if it happens initially it just washes up well.

  38. It does depend on the active ingredients in the saline solution. We like to use a mixture of boric acid and sodium borate.

  39. Oh boy! Yes gloves might be best then. This is probably the most sensitive of all the recipes due to the fact that you use it wash contact lenses. Please do what you feel is best. There may be a difference in the products in Canada Vs. US too.

  40. If your saline solution contains just boric acid, you may need to add more. Our solution also contains sodium borate {like liquid starch}. We have a stretchy slime recipe that uses just eye drops containing boric acid.

  41. Excellent recipe, best I’ve tried. Thank you so much for going to the trouble of sharing it with us all. Any tips on how to store the slime? Right now I have it in a small plastic jar. How long does it keep? Thanks again!!!

  42. You are very welcome! I always love to get positive feedback instead of all the negative ones!

  43. I literally just got done making this with 18 kids and turned out perfectly! You have to stir it fast and a good bit, we used a whisk.

  44. How long will this last being exposed to air? And will it harden into a fixed shape if I leave it out? Does it shrink?

  45. Awesome recipe!! We made 4 batches with white glue adding different glitter and halloween confetti! I’m not sure why other people are having problems, I used the Elmer’s white school glue, added the water and stirred, added the color and glitter then added the baking soda and mixed, and used the contact solution I already have for my contacts. We made all 4 in less than 15 minutes. Thank you for sharing!

  46. Put your slime into a sink with water in it, and put some soap. Wait for like 10 second stop and start playing with it in the water, take it out the water and keep kneaded! It will stretched like no tomorrow!

  47. I just made a giant batch of this slime. Used my KitchenAid mixer to mix it. It turned out very well.. I used Elmer’s school glue. I put my food coloring in the water before I mixed it with the glue. As it was mixing, I sprinkled the baking soda in and let it mix thoroughly. I used WalMart’s Equate brand saline solution for sensitive eyes. I poured the saline in while it was mixing. I turned the speed up a little as it came together. No problems at all!! Thank you for posting this!!

  48. This recipe is the best one we have tried thus far so not to resort to actual borax…. you must mix vigorously, im talking like making whipped cream by hand type whipping! Also, as noted in the science notes within the recipe it’s super important that the saline solution contain boric acid and sodium borate for the desired slime effect. …

  49. My daughter and I just tried this recipe pre Birthday turned out daughter has named me The Slime Mom..thanks for sharing!

  50. I just made this today with 4 kids and I even used less eye drop solution than the recipe called for (it was a mistake on my part) came out perfect it was really sticky at first but as you play with it and it looses some moisture it becomes just like store bought premise slime. We loved it. A+++

  51. Wow this actually worked!!!!!! I make slime all the time but i wanted to try out a recipe and this is amazing!!!!!!

  52. lThis slime recipe os soooo great i made like ten batches in only 12mins i poured the glue then water then glitter then food colouring then the baking soda an then the saline solutoin (i added contact solutoin ,shaving cream and loiton aswell to make it feel better and fluffy) it feels soo good!!!!!!!!!!☺ITSSS SOOO FLLLUUFFYY IIIMMM GGOOONNAAAA

  53. Mine didn’t work either. But after adding a table spoon of Tide laundry detergent…we actually got slime…yay!

  54. You have to make sure your saline contains the correct ingredients. The reason it worked when you used the detergent is probably because of the sodium borate in it. Does your saline have that ingredient?

  55. Just made this today with the kids I nanny. After searching what could replace elmers glue in the Netherlands, I was able to make this perfectly! Kids are super happy and love their slime. Thanks for the great recipe.

  56. I made a batch of slime for the first time today. At first it was too sticky, so I looked up what to do to make it less so. I saw adding baking soda as a suggestion, so I added about a half a teaspoon… and it immediately caused the water and polymer to separate! Now I have a bowl of liquid with a hard, rubbery mass in the middle. Do you know what happened, chemically? And more importantly, do you know how to fix it?

  57. I think I should specify that I used a glue and contact solution (containing borax) to prepare the slime.

  58. I just tried this slime recipe with my kids and it came out perfect. We used green food coloring and glitter to make Christmas slime. They are currently using tree cookie cutters and beads to decorate their creations. Thanks for the great recipe!

  59. RECIPE WAS A WASTE OF MONEY!!! I live in Singapore where Elmer’s glue is three times what it costs in the US. When you write a recipe, please be clearer. No where in your recipe do you state what needs to be in contact solution. I grabbed what was cheapest not knowing I had to read for specific ingredients.
    My kids are really ticked off at me and I’m erked.
    What SPECIFIC brand of solution do you recommend? Is there more than one?

  60. I just watched the attached video and looked at the recipe again, apologies, you do have specifics of solution. However, the video calls for baking powder while your recipe says baking soda. Which is it?

  61. Sorry you seem so angry. Did you click the link under supplies to see what brand we use? Make sure that the solution contains some form of borons like boric acid or sodium borate. I have since updated the recipe. Thank you for pointing it out.

  62. Best. Slime EVER!!
    We had a blast making this tonight! It worked perfectly with very little effort. Hours of fun in store for the kids!!
    My daughter is already asking for different colours and glitter variances!!

  63. How do i avoid making a watery slime? Which ingredient should I add or reduce?
    Or is a slime really supposed to have a watery feel? (As in wets my hands like a wet wipes)
    I still enjoyed kneading it though a little wet.

    But I also noticed that once it forms (though still a little watery) while kneading it, in just a few hours, it gets more rubbery and breaks if I pull it a little too fast, and in just a few more minutes or hour of playing with it, it gets too rubbery and hard.

    How do I make it last for2 months?

  64. This is a great step by step insteuction complete with videos. Mine doesn’t turn out perfectly but I am guessing this is just a difference of brand used in each ingredient.

    May I suggest that you put a description of what each ingredient’s purpose is to the slime? This is so we’d know which imgredient to add or reduce if we want to get a particular texture? (E.g., Too watery, too rubbery, easily hardens/breaks, doesn’t stay slimy in just a few hours)
    Thanks in advance.
    And thanks for sharing your slime expertise.

  65. Followed the instructions to a T… did not work as advertised. Added alittle more baking soda and the correct contact solution in small increments. Finally got a decent slime. My 3 year old was satified but my wife and I were not. Other ingredients are much simpler and call for 1/2 TBS of baking soda & 1 1/2 TBS of contact solution.

  66. Yes it’s 1/2 tsp of baking soda and about a tablespoon of contact solution. I made it exactly this way this morning. Make sure to check the active ingredients on your saline solution if you aren’t getting good results.

  67. Saline solution (in the UK) contains .83% sodium chloride.
    Contact lens solution (entirely different product) contains boric acid.

  68. Making the slime is fine and is great fun, my child can play with it, however after about 30+mins or storing it for longer periods of time (overnight) in an air tight container at room temp it starts to lose water, when i open the container there is a lot of water surrounding the slime, it also changes consistency and not be as stretchy and tears a lot easier than being elastic as it originally was.

    Is it normal to have that much water come out of it? I can just drain the water but is there something I’m doing wrong in the making of it? Not sure what I’m doing wrong to cause this to happen.

  69. I live in Pennsylvania, USA and work with a child care center. Our slime came out great but it weeps liquid when not used. Our liquid comes from the slime itself not from from the top of the lid.This is a double batch in the same container and we have poured off at least 3-5 tablespoons of liquid in the last 24hours! Do you consider this condensation? One of my students recall a video saying it has to be kept in the frig when not in use. Do you do this at all?

  70. I made the recipe with my 3 year old today, it was our first time and it came out great but we did have to add a little more of the lenses cleansing solution. I wish I could post a picture! We are making more tomorrow, it kept her entertained for a long time, so that’s a win on my book. I used the white Elmer’s glue because that’s what we had handy, the color is less bright but still pretty.

  71. I added more saline, several squirts, and I got it to work. Before I did that, it stuck to everything.

  72. I always suggest to quirt a bit on your hands when picking it up for the first time from the bowl. Kneading the slime for a few minutes will greatly reduce the stickiness.

  73. That’s awesome to here! Yes, depending on the solution you could need a bit more but a tablespoon is a good place to start. I suggest squeezing some onto your hands when kneading it to help reduce the stickiness.

  74. On occasion I have had this happen but very rarely. I have several batches that have been sitting out for the last week and this has not happened. I have never kept slime in the fridge. I don’t know what caused it on the rare occasion it happened. The last time it happened was when I was making the monster slime. I made 4 batches all at the same time, put them each in there own container, and one had that issue. It was odd but hasn’t happened since! Let me know if it happens again!

  75. Worked great! We love it! Found a Walmart, equate brand, contact lens solution with the correct ingredients. We’ll be making this again!

  76. Awesome! Make sure to sprinkle some on your hands after you have stirred it well! Helps to pick the slime and make it less sticky as you knead it!

  77. This is not a usual occurrence. It may have to do with climate but I am not sure. I have had this happen once with my monster eyes slime but I also had 3 other containers sitting out with the same recipe and nothing happened to them. What color was the slime?

  78. I made this with my granddaughter and it worked perfectly AND very quickly! We used the Equate brand of Saline Solution for sensitive eyes and it had sodium chloride in it. Worked beautifully and she is one happy little girl.

  79. CAn you add sparkly things after you make clear slime? I want to put small dishes of glitter, sequins, food color, etc so that kids can make choices of what they want to add to their bag of clear slime.

  80. I am sorry to be replying on someone’s question but I can’t find a comment button on this post?

    The slime recipe worked great! We stored it in an airtight container and the next morning it was no longer slime, but had a thin layer of liquid on top and was no longer stretchy. Any suggestions to fix it?

  81. No it is not. Many positive reviews. I have been making it daily to complete my newest book. Please let me know if you need some help.

  82. I’m hearing this a lot more now and I need to figure out a good answer because this doesn’t seem to happen to us. What type of container are you storing it in? Feel free to email me or message on Facebook to discuss.

  83. Look for Bausch Lomb, it for contact lenses But it works great with slime, as I’ve just did ones it’s great, I got it from boots uk, 5.49 For a 500ml bottle,
    Says on the bottle , sensitive eyes plus saline

  84. Look for Bausch Lomb, it for contact lenses But it works great with slime, as I’ve just did ones it’s great, I got it from boots uk, 5.49 For a 500ml bottle,
    Says on the bottle , sensitive eyes plus saline

  85. I find that when I make slime it fails anyways but I measured everything quite nicely this time and I don’t know if I’m using the right saline solution but I did measure everything properly and it still didn’t work!

  86. I tried the” Elmers” recipe from their website and got a ball of something half way in between slime and silly putty. Then i found little bin, and tried your recipe, and it worked perfectly the first time. It’s pretty wet though, and keeps leaking water into the bowl that my daughter is using to mix it in and play with it in. Any suggestion why it is so wet? I followed the instructions for the order and about of the ingredients to be mixed together.

  87. Definitely transfer to a clean dry container. I have only had the leaky issue once. How much and what color food coloring did you add?

  88. None of the recipes worked at all. My girls are both upset. We did everything and checked all of the ingredients. Thanks for wasting my money and my time.

  89. i only have green water because i think i used the wrong glue and i used homemade saline solution without the boric acid and there is only salt and water in the saline solution.

  90. We used clear glue and our saline solution had both the ingredients and it’s our favorite recipe that we have tried!!! We love this slime

  91. Such a simple and effective recipe. I also tried the fluffy slime too, and that was also great!!

  92. I am so glad you left a comment about making your slime! We love this recipe the best too. Have fun making more!

  93. Tried the slime recipe exactly as stated… came out wonderful…was sooooo fun making with my kiddo. Used contact lens solution for saline solution… first time trying this so excited it was successful. Thank you very much.

  94. Hi

    I have tried two of your recipes and neither have worked at all. Followed exactly as instructed. The fluffy slime and saline slime. I even made my own saline the second time to ensure it was exactly .09%.
    Might try one more time. It might help if you put the Brands you used too in your recipes.

  95. I’m sorry to hear that.I would be happy to help you through a recipe if you would like to email me [email protected]

    Please double check the ingredients in you saline solution and that you are using the other correct ingredients. I would even make a quick demo on FB for you.

  96. Are you using baking SODA or baking POWDER. Powder makes it turn to liquid. If you add alot of baking powder to white glue and add a little bit of contact / saline solution.

  97. That’s because it’s not the fluffy slime with shaving cream recipe. We also have that one which I include a link for as well.

  98. Just wanted to say, I’ve made a test-run batch of this using UK-available ingredients (I’ve used The Works PVC glue, bicarb from the baking part of the supermarket, ReNo contact lens solution containing both boric acid and sodium borate, ordinary glitter and gel food dye). It worked really well and I didn’t get the dense bouncy flubber that I got from using another UK recipe with laundry starch! I hope it continues to work ok, as it’s about to be put into use as a party activity!

  99. it is the best thing i have evere had for me and my familt think you for all you have done

  100. Our slime worked great! Super fast and super fun! Mix fast and well. We added another 1/2 teaspoon of saline (eye wash) and it formed right up.
    Thanks so much!

  101. Help. We have a very liquid mess. Any way to make it thick. Ready to dump the whole box of baking soda in. Just a fine waste of supplies

  102. HI! What kind of saline did you use? Does it contain boric acid and sodium borate? Did you use baking soda? Did you use PVA glue? Feel free to email [email protected] or message me on FB

  103. If you follow this recipe as written and use the right saline solution, this recipe works perfectly! I quadrupled the amounts and used a hand mixer with a whisk attachment to make a big batch – kids had so much fun coloring and adding glitter!

  104. I have just followed this recipe and I made perfect slime from the recipe and them a break maybe you just did something wrong

  105. Thanks for the all the awesome and detailed info, not only about the ingredients and steps for making this slime, but also for the science behind it, too! Can’t wait to give it a go! I might have missed this, but could you tell me approximately how much slime this recipe yields? I want to make it with my class but, but having all 25 of my kiddos making one recipe each is a whole lot of glue! XD I’m hoping that one batch could be shared between a couple children. Thoughts? TIA!

  106. Perfection! It’s the same consistency as the prepared slime I bought at Target… and now homemade for cheap. One batch is enough for 2 kids, in my opinion. We used super fine glitter and didn’t even bother with food coloring – works really well.

  107. Right you need a saline solution that contains boric acid and sodium borate.

  108. Seriously, there is truly no reason to be rude or tell people not to listen to this person/lasy? as it appeasrs she is doing everything in her power to assist you, don’t let the power of a screen make you act like someone your not……..SLIME is fun~~!!!**

  109. I would love for you to email me and I can help you or you can watch us make it in a live video on out FB page. Please make sure you are using PVA glue, saline solution with boric acid and sodium borate as ingredients, and baking soda. This should not fail, and I am happy to troubleshoot.

  110. Please feel free to email [email protected]

    I am happy to help you figure out your ingredients which are probably causing the issue. You can also watch me make this live from start to finish on my Facebook page under live videos.

  111. Please tell me what product you used for the activator solution and did you add baking soda?

  112. Hi, I would love to help you with your slime. I am thinking we might need to check out your other ingredients! We also show this being made live on our FB page. Feel free to email me [email protected]

  113. Idk why so many had issues lol I made two batches with my daughter and they came out great! Make sure you read the ingredients esp the saline solution!

  114. Thank you! I appreciate the comment. It’s super important to read through everything carefully or listen to the video.

  115. My son and I made several batches of this today and it was perfect. We adjusted and experimented with slightly different measurements of the ingredients and it was fun to see how it changed the sliminess/thickness of the slime. However, when we stopped playing with it, stored it, and it rested, so much water came out of it. Every batch, regardless of the adjusted measurements, oozed water. At least 2-3 T, possibly more. It was a little frustrating because we wanted to keep it for longer. Any ideas?

  116. Hi! Did you use contact solution or saline solution? Contact solution will make a weepier slime! I have not had this issue with actual saline solution. We like target brand for sensitive eyes. Feel free to email me anytime [email protected]

  117. So happy to hear it and thank you for the positive comment! Glad you have a slime recipe to play around with now!

  118. This slime sucks. WAY too much water and now my kids are crying!! I’m using the same contact solution that I have made MANY other slimes with. Will not be using this recipe again!

  119. Hi, feel free to email me [email protected]

    Using the recommended supplies and following the recipe should have given you stretchy slime, but I would be happy to help. Did you watch the start to finish video. You may have needed different measurements then you have previously used. I also don’t recommend contact solution. Happy to help!

  120. Just made this recipe with my granddaughters and it turned out PERFECT! Thanks for sharing.
    *kneading is key*

  121. Please feel free to email me: [email protected] and we can walk through the process together. Did you watch the longer start to finish video where you can watch me make it and listen to my tips?

  122. To the many commenters who said it did not work, perhaps the fault is with you giving up too quickly! I say that because I thought it didn’t work at first either. I was about to have a class of disappointed kiddos, but we added more baking soda and contact solution (all I had at the moment!) and BAM! It worked perfectly! Kneading it really helped it get the perfect slime consistency. My students left school VERY happy!

  123. This was an awesome recipe! My little one had a blast! Thank you so much! Great quality and mess free!!!

  124. We love this recipe!!! We’ve made it over and over again!!! I followed the instructions and bought saline that had boric acid in it and we’ve had great slime! I love that you can make it as gooey or non-gooey as you want:)

  125. Love making slime with all ages! My grandnephew did not want to touch it so we made him the photographer and he was happy with that. We had success making the clear slime with glitter; also the marshmallow fluff/powdered sugar fluff. Thank you for all the fun ideas.

  126. It worked perfectly!

    We made 3 batches of slime at once! I used the Great Value off brand eye drops and I found I did need to add a little more to my slim. I just squeezed some solution on my hands and needed the slime.

  127. Great! Eye drops alone generally just have boric acid in them, so you do need more! Yay!

  128. Hello! This saline solution recipe worked great. I do have a question though.
    I made a version with water and without. The version with water was liquidy and the one without was perfect. Why was that?


  129. Fantastic recipe. Worked the first time for us! I made sure to tell my husband exactly what to look for in contact lens solution when I sent him to pick some up, and we read through the directions twice before even attempting. We have a dusky blue, glittery slime that has entertained my child for over an hour!

  130. Awesome! I hope you have many more successful batches. Try the fizzing slime too!

  131. This recipe is great! We checked our saline before we started. It had both ingredients, we just had to keep adding a bit more for our slime to form. My 7 yr old is thrilled! I can’t wait to make the fluffy slime with her! Thank you!

  132. This worked perfectly for us. we used elmers glow in the dark glue and equated multipurpose solution for soft contacts

  133. I think it will be helpful to list a few saline solution brand that works for the recipe. I tried 2 solutions with my daughter and neither had worked so far. WE will try target saline solution next but it will be great to know not all of them work even if it contains boric acid and sodium borate.

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