I usually use borax to make any type of slime, but today I wanted to show you how to make slime with Liquid Starch (Sta-Flo), so if you prefer not to use borax for slime try this recipe. It’s a very easy recipe and you can add any food coloring you like. I made this beautiful lemon poppy seed slime using white glue, yellow food coloring and Sta-Flo. I put some yellow sprinkles on top that look like lemon zest. To make the poppy seeds I used black glitter. I love how it turned out! Now all I have to do is add some lemon extract so it smells just like a lemon poppy seed muffin!
There are two things that I noticed when using liquid starch instead of borax to make slime. One is that you will need a lot more amount of activator when using the liquid starch than when using borax. And another thing is that the slime is more fluffy when using liquid starch.
- 1/2 cup of Elmer’s White Glue
- Liquid Starch (I use Sta-Flo)
- food coloring (optional)
How to make Slime with Liquid Starch
- Empty the glue into a bowl. You can use as much glue as you like. The more glue you use the bigger your slime will be.
- Add Liquid Starch. If you put too much your slime will become stiff, that’s why I don’t like to give an exact amount for the activator in my recipes. Just keep adding liquid starch little by little while stirring, until the slime forms. You might need to use as much liquid starch as glue, but it’s only an estimate so keep adding little by little.
- When the slime begins to form take it out of the bowl and knead with your hands.
- Keep kneading and adding more activator as needed, until the slime is not sticky anymore.
- Keep it in an airtight container when not playing with it.