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How to Make Slime – 3 Ingredient Recipe

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This three ingredient slime recipe uses no cleaning chemicals and no food coloring! Here is how to make slime that is safe for kids and a ton of fun!!!

I love doing fun activities with my kids; like making this fun slime recipe so I don’t have to hear those dreaded three words “Mom, I’m Bored“.  Some of our other favorite crafts to make are Homemade Playdough, Wacky Sacks and Ribbon Wands.

Easy Glitter Slime Recipe

My daughter learned how to make slime at a friends house earlier this year and her world was forever changed! I, however, was not a huge fan of the recipe she was given. Not only did it use an ingredient that I later found out wasn’t super safe for kids, it also used shaving cream to make it fluffy – and shaving cream is either super smelly for the cheap stuff or kind of expensive! I was sick of having my home smell like a barbershop, so I set out to find a new easy recipe.

Blue and pink sparkly slime twisted together made with this easy homemade slime recipe.

Best Slime Recipe

We tried several homemade slime recipes, and we all determined that THIS one was our favorite! This slime is soft and stretchy, but not sticky, smelly or dangerous for little kiddos and was easy to make.  And the thing that my daughter loves most about this slime recipe is that it sparkles!

This activity is so much fun, it’ll keep my kids busy for hours.  This recipe will make enough slime for two children to play with so if you have more children, adjust the ingredients accordingly.  If you’re more of a visual learning like I am, there is a simple video at the end of this post that will show you how to make this easy recipe.

For this particular slime recipe, we used glitter glue. I would think any liquid/clear glue would work, but we went the the glittery stuff because my daughters were DYING to try it and it was also on sale! 🙂 This slime recipe is simple and quick, plus is is essentially mess-free!

Slime Ingredients

  • 1- 6 fl oz bottle of glue
  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon contact solution*

* I don’t use contact solution on a regular basis, so I am not sure if there is a difference between the different brands of solution. I bought the cheapest one from Target which was the Up &Up brand.  I’ve used it several times for this recipe and we’ve never had a problem with it!

A child showing how to make blue slime at home while sitting at the kitchen counter.

How To Make Homemade Slime

  1. Pour the entire bottle of glue into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the baking soda to the bowl of glue and stir until combined.
  3. Add the contact solution to the bowl and mix well. When the slime begins to get firm, you can use your hands to knead it and combine all the ingredients really well.
  4. Add a squirt of more contact solution if it is too sticky.
  5. Continue kneading and adding contact solution as needed. A little solution goes a long way, so don’t use too much!

Items I Used To Make This Slime Recipe

Storage Tip

If you want to keep this glitter slime and save it for later, be sure to place it into an airtight container for storage.  Each of my kids like to keep theirs separate from their siblings so I’ll have them put their slime in a small plastic deli container and then have them write their name on it.  I don’t want to be making it every single day, so I usually store it for a few days before tossing it.  It can keep longer if stored properly but half the fun is actually making the slime to play with.

Now you know how to make sparkling slime at home!

This easy slime recipe seriously provides hours of entertainment and creative fun in the palm of your hand!

A young boy playing with homemade slime and putting it on his face. Learn how to make this easy slime recipe using just three simple ingredients.

… or face. 😉

There are a ton of ways to play with slime!

Blue and pink sparkly slime twisted together made with this easy homemade slime recipe.
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Easy Slime Recipe

Using only a few ingredients and no chemicals, this slime recipe is the easiest you will ever make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Slime Globs

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Bottle of glue We used glitter glue
  • 1/2 Tbsp Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Contact Solution See note

Instructions

  1. Pour the entire bottle of glue into a small mixing bowl

  2. Add the baking soda to the bowl of glue and stir until combined

  3. Add the contact solution to the bowl and mix well

  4. When the slime begins to get firm, you can use your hands to knead it and combine all the ingredients really well

  5. Add a squirt of more contact solution if it is too sticky

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I don't use contact solution on a regular basis, so I am not sure if there is a difference between the different brands of solution. I bought the cheapest one from Target which was the Up &Up brand.  I've used it several times for this recipe and we've never had a problem with it!

how to make slime that glitters and is safe to play with. A child's hand is holding pink slime with glitter.

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