As you can probably imagine there are hundreds of ways to learn how to make slime recipes out there! Of course we think our variety of homemade slime recipes are the best. We have everything from slime made with glue to edible slime to goop. Recently I was asked how to make slime without glue. That means back into the kitchen science lab for some experimenting! Check out this no glue slime recipe we made!
HOW TO MAKE SLIME WITHOUT GLUE
If you have wanted to make jiggly slime without glue then you have come to the right place. This slime recipe is super jiggly and wiggly and a much different consistency than our slime recipe with glue. I think your kids are going to love the texture too!
Everyone wants to learn how to make slime without glue, and we have some great options. Note this slime recipe is NOT borax free! It is also NOT edible. Although we use an edible ingredient this slime without glue still uses one of our main slime activators.
We have made this recipe several times now, 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!
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 then 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 keep in mind that the slime consistency will be very 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, no glue slime uses an 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.
What is the unique ingredient in this no glue slime recipe?
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 the page.
GUAR GUM SLIME INGREDIENTS
We found Guar Gum in the specialty aisle of our local supermarket. You may also find it in the baking aisle. It is available on Amazon. This slime is NOT edible. For edible slimes and more no glue slime recipe ideas, see the bottom of this page.
1/2 tsp of Guar Gum
1 cup of warm water
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp of saline solution (we like Target Brand read more about this below)
Watch Step by Step Video (below)
SLIME RECIPE WITHOUT GLUE
Follow the photo steps below and read through the step by step directions as well. This guar gum slime recipe comes together in a snap making it a quick sensory activity to whip up anytime. Plus it leaves little mess to clean up afterwards!
Always wash hands after playing with this slime recipe and wipe down surfaces throughly. You can read through more of our slime safety tips here.
Start with a warm water base and thoroughly mix in the guar gum powder. No lumps!
Add several drops of food coloring if desired. We always enjoy the neon green food coloring for classic slime color.
Time to add your slime activator ingredients, the baking soda and saline solution.
Stir it up and watch your no glue slime form!
Once you feel your slime is thoroughly mixed, go ahead and pick it up!
This slime does not stick to hands!
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!
Kids will have fun pouring it from the bowl. It also has some great jiggly slime sound effects.
GUAR GUM SLIME RECIPE STEPS
Watch us make this slime from start to finish and see just how jiggly it really is. We made two colors and you can easily mix them together for some cool effects. You should definitely add a red jiggly slime to this bowl.
Start by adding 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.
Add a drop or two of food coloring if desired.
Next, add the 1/2 tsp of baking soda and mix well.
Finally stir in 1 tbsp of saline solution and mix until slime forms!
Enjoy your new jiggly slime experience!
Note: I have attempted to store this slime overnight and it simply 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!
MORE SLIME RECIPE IDEAS WITHOUT GLUE
We have a few other ways to explore slimy activities and make goopy and oozy activities with the kiddos. However if you want to achieve the classic slime consistency that you see everywhere, glue is a helpful ingredient. Click on the links in blue below to see our popular no glue slime recipes. Some are even edible!
Make oobleck for a no glue slime or goop experience. It’s also a great science lesson for Non-newtonian fluids.
Check out another jiggly slime made from fiber gel.
We have even more cool taste safe and edible slime recipes all without glue here.
HOW TO MAKE SLIME WITHOUT GLUE FOR AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
If you want to make the coolest slime with glue, we have those slime recipes too! Click here or on photo below.