We have the BEST, most AMAZING homemade slime recipes around! Making homemade slime is easier then you think, if you have the right slime ingredients and the right slime recipes. I betcha you want to know how to make slime with glue and what’s the best glue for making slime.  We recommend Elmer’s glue slime and we have several easy slime recipes to share with you below! Learn how to make awesome homemade slime in no time!

HOW TO MAKE SLIME WITH ELMER’S GLUE

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HOW TO MAKE SLIME

If you’ve been trying to figure out how to make slime and how to make slime easily with your kids, then you have come to the right place! Learn how to make slime at home, without the hassle, frustration, or guesswork that comes with slime making.

I know you’re not looking for another Pinterest fail, because what fun is that…  Slime is our passion, and we have tons of experience with easy slime recipes we want to share with you!  Have a fun experience with slime every time!

WHAT’S THE BEST GLUE FOR MAKING SLIME? 

The world has been hit with a slime craze, and you might have noticed that securing slime ingredients has been a little tricky. I am surprised there isn’t a black market for Elmer’s washable school glue (or maybe there is)! If you want to make the best slime, Elmer’s glue is our go-to glue for slime making.

ALSO CHECK OUT: How To Make Slime With Elmer’s Glitter Glue

SLIME SCIENCE

When you learn how to make slime, you also want to learn about the science behind the slime! You can learn a little more about polymers and cross-linking. A polymer glue is made up of tons of long, repeating, and identical chains of flexible molecules. When you add any of the borate ions (slime activators) to the glue, it helps to link those molecules together.

Normally the molecules in the glue slide past each other in a liquid form just like when you use the glue for crafts…

ALSO CHECK OUT: Slime Science Experiments

But when you add one of our favorite crosslinkers to it, the molecules become thicker and thicker because they can no longer slide as easily.

The substance becomes more viscous and more rubbery as the molecules become more and more jumbled. This substance is the slime we know and love. If you notice, the mixture also becomes larger than the liquids you started with in the beginning. Read more about slime science here.

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HOW TO MAKE SLIME WITH GLUE

Choose your favorite slime activator, liquid starch, saline solution, or borax powder, and grab the glue for slime, Elmer’s glue to get started!

1. Liquid Starch Slime Recipe

  • 1/2 cup of Elmer’s Washable School Glue
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • 1/4 -1/2 Cup of Liquid Starch
  • Food coloring and glitter optional!

2. Saline Solution Slime Recipe

  • 1/2 cup of Elmer’s Washable School Glue
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • 1/2 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp of Saline Solution
  • Food coloring and glitter optional!

3. Fluffy Slime Recipe 

  • 3-4 Cups of Foam Shaving Cream
  • 1/2 cup of Elmers Washable School Glue
  • 1/2 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp of Saline Solution
  • Food coloring and glitter optional!

4. Borax Slime Recipe

  • 1/2 cup of Elmers Washable School Glue
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Borax Activator Mixture: 1/2 cup of warm water mixed with 1/4- 1/2 tsp of borax powder
  • Food coloring and glitter optional!

MORE FUN WITH SLIME

Once you have nailed down the basic slime recipe, you can add a ton of AWESOME mix-ins that make for a truly unique slime experience. You will find the cool slime recipes below can be made with any of the basic slime recipes.

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CAN YOU MAKE SLIME WITHOUT GLUE?

You bet! Check out our easy borax free slime recipes to make your own slime without glue.  We have tons of ideas for edible or taste-safe slime including gummy bear slime and marshmallow slime! If you have kids who love to make slime, you should try making an edible slime at least once!

EDIBLE SLIME RECIPES

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JIGGLY NO GLUE SLIME

BORAX FREE SLIME 

How to make slime without glue

MAKE AWESOME ELMER’S GLUE SLIME TODAY!

Click on the image below or on the link for tones of cool slime recipes!

21+ Amazing Homemade Slime Recipe Ideas for Kids

No more having to print out a WHOLE blog post for just one recipe!

Get our basic slime recipes in an easy to print format so you can knock out the activities!

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42 Comments

  1. Hey there! I’ve used your methods before and they are certainly more descriptive and more helpful than other sites. Every time I make slime from your website it works!
    I tried making glue stick slime from another site and it failed. 🙁
    Can you post a tutorial on how to make glue stick slime?

  2. Question – can slime be mixed in styrofoam bowls with no problem? I am doing a Harry Potter potions class at our local college’s comic con fundraiser, and will have two classes of about 30 people each. Styrofoam bowls is the cheapest way to go for me, but I wasn’t sure is there would be a funky reaction. I will be doing a slime recipe using saline solution. Any help would be most appreciated!

  3. I have never tried it! Maybe someone can chime in? How about the coated drinking cups or coated paper bowls?

  4. Kids who have sensitive skin ca/may experience a reaction. They would also be sensitive to other things potentially like laundry detergent, soaps, and other things that come in contact with the skin. We have never had a reaction to any of our slime recipes over the last 4 years.

  5. Thanks so much for compiling these recipes and sharing your slime journey! We made saline slime and it turned out wonderfully!

    You should put your blog address as a footnote on the slime recipe card so that people who want to see the awesome videos and tips you’ve added here can go back to it if they come upon the recipe card by itself!

  6. Thanks so much for compiling these recipes and sharing your slime journey! We made saline slime and it turned out wonderfully! You should put your blog address as a footnote on the slime recipe card so that people who want to see the awesome videos and tips you’ve added here can go back to it if they come upon the recipe card by itself!

  7. It depends on the ingridiant
    I use to get minnor skin reactions form detergent slimes (gain) but I also know that people get reactions form borax.
    You just need to be carful if yo don’t us houghs ingridients I just were gloves.

  8. We do not make detergent slimes as we find them to be itchy. Using gloves as a caution is a good idea for sensitive skin.

  9. The videos are great, but WHERE to we find the actual recipe? You throw in glue, water, glitter, baking soda, and saline solution, but the amount of each ingredient is not mentioned. That is key. If you don’t include that information then it is not a “how to” but watch someone make it. Far from a recipe!!!!!

  10. The video is merely for entertainment. If you read carefully, you will find links to all the recipes. This article features all of the ideas you can try with our 4 basic slime recipes.

  11. I have watched the videos and read this post and I think am now in a better position to make my slime. I have bookmarked so I can benchmark again in case am stuck with the process. I will love to make a good slime and thanks for the nice piece.

  12. 3/4 months ago my wife tried but she was not success 100%. today when i get this article i shared with her and she told me she will try it again this week. Thanks you so much for this informative article from my Wife 🙂

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