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So right out of the gate, I’m here to tell you that when making slime at home, experimentation is the best way to go. My daughter, Vivian (7) LIVES for making slime. We had to set some parameters when this craze started in our house, just for my own sanity. 😉 

I’ll share the ingredients with you with the suggestion to give your littles the list but encourage them to explore and see what happens.

At Shattered Glass STEM-tacular we used Borax in place of contact lens solution which, as I’m told by my 7 year old, that is called “Fish Ball Slime” and provides an entirely different experience. Vivian prefers fluffy slime (via contact lens solution) but had a great time experimenting with the differences and testing different combinations to see which she liked best.


2/3 cup of Elmer’s White Glue – we like to buy this gallon size of white glue as it’s a lot cheaper and you can continue to use it to make more batches.

Note: we made this with Elmer’s white glue. Do not substitute with other glue as the make-up may not be the same and the recipe may not work

– 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

– 1/4 Cup Water

– 2-3 cups Shaving Cream – hint: Do not use the gel! Old fashioned foaming cream works best.

– 1.5 Tablespoons Contact Lens Solution –  *Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime. We recommend only using Renu fresh or Equate brand. Do not substitute with other brands.

Thanks to Best Ideas for Kids for their original recipe posted at the link. Additionally, their recipe contains affiliate links and you can click their link above for their disclosure policy and additional information.


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