How to make slime with clear glue

*Please note that children should be supervised when playing with and making Borax slime. Borax (sodium tetraborate) can be toxic if inhaled or ingested. Adults should prepare this recipe just to be safe. Wearing plastic gloves is also an option to prevent any possible skin reactions when making it and playing with it. 

Green Borax Slime with Clear Glue

So you want to know how to make slime with Borax and glue? You’ve come to the right page!

When I worked as a teacher we used to have an annual “slime” science project with the kids.

I always secretly looked forward to making our easy slime! In fact, that is how I was first introduced to Borax.

Whether you’re looking for a fun project to do at school or at home, making slime with Borax is sure to please even the pickiest audience! Borax slime also makes an awesome homeschooling science project!

How to make slime with Borax and Clear Glue 1

Clear Slime Ingredients and Supplies:

  • 1 Medium or Large Bowl
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) warm water
  • Stirrer
  • Food coloring, glitter, sequins, or whatever else you want to capture inside your Borax slime.
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) of clear glue (we used Elmer’s Clear Glue)
  • 1 Teaspoon Borax 20 Mule Team
  • Measuring Cup
  • Gloves (optional)

Gak (solid colored slime) Ingredients and Supplies:

  • 1 Medium or Large Bowl
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) warm water
  • Stirrer
  • Food coloring, glitter, sequins, or whatever else you want to capture inside your Borax slime.
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) of white school glue
  • 1 Teaspoon Borax 20 Mule Team
  • Measuring Cup
  • Gloves (optional)

Note that the ingredients for clear slime and solid slime are the same except for the glue. All other ingredients and steps are the same. 

Gooey Slime!

Green Slime with BoraxSlime Instructions:

Now it’s time to make some slime!

1. Mix 1 teaspoon of Borax into the cup of warm water. Mix it until it’s fully dissolved. The water should appear clear and not cloudy.

2. Place the Borax solution aside. You will need it again shortly…

3. Grab your mixing bowl. Add your 1 cup of clear glue into it.

Elmer's Clear Glue4. Add a few drops of food coloring and/or glitter to the clear glue and stir gently to combine.

5. Slowly… add your Borax solution into the clear glue mixture. Add only small amounts at a time while stirring thoroughly, or your slime will harden and you’ll end up with a rubbery mass! You probably won’t need it all. Only add enough until the slime isn’t sticky anymore.

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6. Knead and squish the slime with your hands to finish mixing.

Once you realize how fun your slime is to play with, you’re probably done mixing!

Congratulations, you just made slime with Borax and clear glue!

You can pull, twist, stretch, and squish your slime. Just don’t eat it because the Borax is toxic.

How long does Borax slime last?

Borax slime will typically store for 2-3 weeks if you keep it inside an airtight container after your done playing with it. The less air it’s exposed to, the longer it will last.

Don’t worry if it doesn’t last too long though, because now you know how easy it is to make another batch!

Clear Glitter Slime 1

Slime Ingredients

It doesn’t take many items to make slime. Just a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry and you can make super stretchy fluffy slime!

You will need:

  • washable school glue
  • food coloring
  • Baking Soda & Contact Solution

Baking soda will combine with the boric acid in contact solution to make borate, the same crosslinking solution that Borax contains. This mixture becomes the slime activator. The saline solution needs to contain active ingredients like sodium borate and boric acid. So yes, even this slime has a touch of borax.  Borax powder and liquid starch can also be used as the slime activator

  • shaving cream – this will make your slime super fluffy

Slime Recipe

Now let’s learn how to make fluffy slime the safe way.  This borax free slime recipe that is perfectly slimy! Your kids will be playing with it for hours and making slime over and over again. All you need are simple ingredients found in your pantry. There is no need to add water.

  • 1/2 cup washable school glue
  • food coloring
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup shaving cream
  • 1 tablespoon contact lens solution

Measure glue into a bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring.  Once it is the desired color add a few more drops. The shaving cream will make the color lighter. Mix in baking soda then shaving cream, Stir in contact lens solution and mix. The mixture will start to come together. Remove mixture from bowl and knead with hands. The slim will be sticky. The more the slime is played with the less sticky it becomes.

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How do you make slime?

Let us show you how to make slime in six easy steps. This is amazing homemade slime that is safe and borax powder free.  We make slime with shaving cream to make it fluffy.

1. Measure 1/2 cup glue

safe slime add glue

2. Add color. Add more food coloring than you think you need. The shaving cream will make it lighter.

safe slime add coloring

3. Add in 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda and mix.

safe slime add baking soda

4. Next, add 1/4 cup shaving cream. This slime ingredient makes this fluffy slime!

safe slime add shaving cream

5. Stir in 1 tablespoon contact lens solution.

safe slime add contact lens solution

Mix all the ingredients until mixture starts to come together.

safe slime mix with spoon

6. Remove from bowl.  The mixture will be sticky.

safe slime mixing sticky

Keeping working and will become perfectly slimy and not sticky the more you work with it.

slime stretching

The girls added a bit more color so it would be really bright! It is best to add the color with the glue.  It was more difficult to mix in the color at the end. Now you know how to make slime!

safe slime

Have your children experienced the slime craze? We can’t get enough slime. We have made green, purple, blue, pink……………………..one gallon of glue worth of slime at our house has been used. Don’t stop with plain school glue. Glitter glue makes a great galaxy slime!

Tips for Homemade Slime

  • We have found that using different glues only produce slightly different textures of slime. So try different glues….. like clear glue and glitter glue!
  • Use food coloring, liquid or gel to make colored slime. We have even used glow in the dark paint!
  • Don’t worry if it is sticky at first.  The more you work with it the less sticky it becomes. How do you make slime less sticky? We have found adding a bit more of the contact solution does the trick.
  • The food coloring will stain hands. We have found that it comes off in about a day.  If this is worrisome just wear gloves.
  • Be creative! This is a great kids activity that allows them to experiment with great results.
  • Children’s hands can be sensitive. Always wash hands after playing with slime.
  • Is your slime too sticky? Don’t worry here are all the ways to make slime less sticky.

How to make slime 5 different ways!

Look! Slime you can see through. Changing the type of glue you use can make slime so clear you can see through it.

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Clear Slime Recipe

clear slime

Mesmerize kids with this slime that glows in the dark. This recipe uses glow in the dark paint. Now, though you can also purchase glow in the dark glue.

Glow in the Dark Slime

glow in the dark slime

This slime/gak uses liquid starch. While liquid starch contains a bit of borax it is much more friendly to the skin. I was shocked to see on the news where kids were actually getting burns from the borax. This two-ingredient slime should be just fine.

How to make Gak

how to make gak

It only takes 3 ingredients to make this butter slime. The addition of clay makes this slime hold its shape.

Butter Slime Recipe

3 ingredient butter slime

If you don’t have glue you can make slime without glue. This slime uses 3 in one shampoo. It isn’t as stretchy as regular slime but is still fun to play with. Warm hands do cause this slime to melt.

How to make slime without glue

how to make slime without glue

We are always looking for more recipe variations and are going to try this 3 ingredient slime that uses salt. It is as much fun to watch this goo being made as it is to make so check out this video.

Now you know how to make slime! If your kids love slime they will LOVE oobleck. Have you ever made it?

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CLEAR GLUE FOR SLIME

Clear Glue is the type of glue you need to make clear slime. Some types of slime, like Jelly Cube Slime, Avalanche Slime or Glitter Clear Slime are made with clear glue. When making Clear Slime using clear glue there are some things you need to know:

  • Clear slime is not easy to make. When adding the activator, the slime always becomes cloudy. This is because of the air bubbles that form into your slime. You will need to let it sit for a few days until it becomes clear.
  • When using clear glue you get a thicker slime, so you might need to add some water to your slime.
  • To make crystal clear slime is better to use borax.
  • Clear glue is great for making slime with brighter colors, or when you want to show off the confetti or glitter on the slime.

How to make clear slime

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