Don’t want to use borax to make slime? No problem! There are other activators that you can use to make slime, like saline solution. I personally prefer to use borax or liquid starch to make slime, but I understand some people (maybe most of them parents) don’t want to use it because they think it’s not safe for kids. If you don’t want to use borax you can check out my other post “How to make Slime without borax“. You will find other options to make slime without borax, besides saline solution.
If you want to learn how to make saline solution slime, just follow these easy steps. Just make sure you buy the right saline solution! otherwise it won’t work. The saline solution must contain boric acid as an ingredient. You will need very little saline solution to activate the slime, and you will need to add baking soda to the glue first. To make it fluffy, just add 1/2 cup of shaving cream to the glue, before adding the saline solution. Have fun!
- 1 bottle of Elmer’s Washable Glue (4FL OZ/118ml), which equals to 1/2 a cup
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- saline solution (about 1 teaspoon or as needed)
- food coloring (optional)
- 1/2 cup of shaving cream (opcional)
How to make Saline Solution Slime
- Empty the glue into a bowl. Add the baking soda and mix well using a spoon or spatula.
- If using, add the shaving cream now and mix thoroughly.
- Add the food coloring and mix well.
- Now, to form the slime, add saline solution little by little, about 1/4 tablespoon at a time. Add more contact solution as needed and mix well until you get the desired consistency. When it begins to form, take the slime out of the bowl and knead with your hands.
- Keep kneading and adding eye contact solution to your slime until it’s not sticky anymore, but be careful don’t add too much or your slime will become stiff. If this happens, just add a little lotion to make it stretchy again.
- Keep it in an airtight container when not playing with it.