As you can probably imagine, there are hundreds of ways to learn how to make slime! Of course, we think our variety of homemade slime recipes is the best. Recently, I was asked how to make slime without glue. That means back into the kitchen science lab for some experimenting! Check out this fantastic no-glue jiggly slime recipe we came up with!


If you have ever wanted to make jiggly slime without glue, you have come to the right place. This slime recipe is super jiggly and wiggly and has a much different consistency than other slime recipes. I think your kids will love the texture of this no-glue slime. It’s fantastic for sensory play!

Note: this is not a recipe for slime without glue and borax! It is also NOT an edible slime. Although this no-glue slime recipe uses an edible ingredient, it still uses one of our primary activators.

TIP: We DO NOT make slimes with lotions, shampoo, conditioner, dish soap, salt, or body wash here, as they aren’t worth the time and money.

We have made this slime without glue several times, and it comes together quickly and easily. Read on to find out the best ingredients for making slime without glue and more great ideas for no-glue slime-making fun!

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Learn How to Make Slime Without Glue

The texture of this slime is AMAZING and not sticky at all. You will find that although it’s a much different texture than our traditional homemade slimes, it doesn’t leave a mess on your hands.

We call this JIGGLY slime and you can watch a video below to see how jiggly it really is!

However, you will want to remember that the slime consistency will be unique. It doesn’t have the same type of stretch you might be used to with our regular saline solution slime recipe. You will see in the photos that it is a very fluid material that will be lots of fun to play with just the same.

Because this homemade slime uses a unique recipe, I will go step by step with plenty of pictures! We do use our favorite slime activator which is a combination of baking soda and saline solution (not contact lens solution).

Unlike traditional slime recipes that use borax or liquid starch, this version of slime still uses a common slime activator (saline solution) that contains boric acid and sodium borate which are members of the boron family.

What are the unique ingredients to make slime without glue?

GUAR GUM! It’s a natural thickener!

If you don’t have Guar Gum but still want to make slime without glue, check out our other no glue slime recipes at the bottom of this page.

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Easy Slime Recipe Without Glue

This unique version of slime only uses a few simple ingredients. Grab them at the grocery store.


  • 1/2 tsp of Guar Gum
  • 1 cup of water (warm)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp of saline solution (We like Target Brand. Read more about this below)
  • Food coloring

We found Guar Gum in the specialty aisle of our local supermarket. You may also find it in the baking aisle. In addition, It is available on Amazon.

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How to Make Jiggly Slime No Glue!

Follow the photo steps below and read through the step-by-step directions as well. This guar gum slime without glue comes together in a snap making it a quick sensory activity to whip up anytime!

Always wash your hands after playing with this slime recipe and wipe down surfaces thoroughly. You can read through more of our slime safety tips.

STEP 1: Add 1 cup of warm water to a mixing bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of guar gum powder over the surface of the water. Mix well so there are no lumps left.

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STEP 2:  Add several drops of food coloring if desired. We always enjoy the neon green food coloring for a classic slime color.

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STEP 3:  Time to add your slime activator ingredients, the baking soda, and the saline solution.

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STEP 4:  Stir it up and watch your no glue slime form!

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Once you feel your slime is thoroughly mixed, please pick it up and give it a jiggle!

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This slime does not stick to hands!

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Squish it, jiggle it, and let it ooze through your fingers…

Hold it up high and check out the oozing, stretching capabilities of your no glue slime recipe!

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Kids will have fun pouring it from the bowl. It also has some great jiggly slime sound effects.

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Note: I have attempted to store this slime overnight, but it has not lasted for another day of play. We tried keeping it in the fridge as well. If you have found a trick to keeping this slime going longer, please let us know! However, it’s a slime experience you just have to try!

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More Slime Recipes Without Glue

We have a few other ways to explore slime, by making goopy and oozy fun with the kiddos. Some are even edible! However, if you want to achieve the classic slime consistency that you see everywhere, glue is a helpful ingredient!

Check out another jiggly slime made from powdered fiber.

Oobleck Recipes

Find out how to make oobleck, a no-glue slime or goop experience. Plus, it’s also a great science lesson for Non-newtonian fluids! You simply mix cups of cornstarch with water for a fantastic experience.

Taste-Safe Slime Recipes

If you also want to learn how to make slimes without activator, these recipes are for you.

We have even more cool, taste-safe, and edible slime recipes, all without glue and activators!

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  2. Definitely going to use this recipe. My granddaughter won’t stop making the glue slime.

  3. I made this slime (saline solution, guar gum recipe) about a week ago and it has been played with daily. I opened the container yesterday and it was a liquid. Is this normal or did I do something wrong? I want to make for party gifts but I don’t want it to turn to a liquid.

  4. This is normal. It doesn’t hold together like traditional slime for as long. I am surprised it lasted a week!

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