These non-sticky slime recipe ideas can give you the perfect textured slime at home with minimum efforts.
Slime recipes are not the easiest to follow, and there are more chances of a failed slime than a perfect slime when you start making them at home. Eventually, you might have the ideal slime and can make it without even looking at the recipe, but this can take a lot of time to work out. You would have to go to the phase of fixing failed slime for a long time before you can perfect the slime recipe.
After going through the whole recipe, the last thing you want is to end up with sticky slime. A sticky slime can ruin the clothes and furniture if spilled and not to mention the stubborn stains. The slime’s texture is the most important part of the sensory experience, and a sticky slime can hamper that. Therefore try any of these non-sticky slime recipe ideas to make the perfect slime at home with kitchen ingredients.
Non-Sticky Slime Recipes
Slime with Shaving Cream
- White glue
- Shaving cream
- Liquid laundry starch
- Food Color (Optional)
Mix 1 part each of white glue and shaving cream in a bowl. Prefer using Elmer’s glue or any other PVA glue. Now add ½ a part of liquid laundry starch to the mixture. You can wish to add a few drops of nature-based colors in your slime to give it a favorable hue. Take a spatula and mix the ingredients till it leaves the bowl. If the slime is too runny, add a little quantity of liquid starch to give it a dough-like texture. Liquid starch acts as an activator that reduces the stickiness and improves the stretchiness of the slime. Take out the slime on a clean platform and start kneading it with your palms. Keep it aside for 5 minutes, and your slime is ready for playing.
If in case you add too much liquid starch that renders your slime stringy, you can always fix it by adding more shaving cream. There are no fixed measurements for any of these ingredients, you have to make the decision yourself by seeing the texture of your slime.
Slime with Glue and Borax
- White glue
- Borax Powder
- Food Color
In a container, take 1 part of glue and 1/3rd part of water. You can also add food coloring to this mixture. Now, in a separate container, mix a teaspoon of borax powder with 1 cup of water. Let it sit for a few minutes. Pour the borax water into the glue mixture slowly and knead well. Once the mixture turns to a slime-like mixture, take it out and throw the excess water in the bowl. Knead it well for a few minutes, and the slime is ready for playing.
Keep in mind that borax powder is toxic and hence should not be a preferred activator for slime. Your kids can put the slime in their mouth that can risk your children the side effects of borax. If you are concerned, then try the other non-borax recipes.
Slime with Shampoo
- Thick gel shampoo
- Food Color
Pour ½ cup of shampoo in a bowl. Add food coloring of your choice and mix well. Now, add 2 ½ cups of cornstarch to the mixture and keep on stirring until well combined. Slowly add cold water to it, one tablespoon at a time, and constantly keep stirring. This will turn into a slimy paste as you keep on adding water. Once you have reached the desired consistency, take it out on a flat surface and knead well.
Reasons for Sticky Slime
Slimes turn out to be sticky because of the lack of enough activators in the recipe. Adding too little activator does not remove the stickiness of the glue or shampoo that you use. Additionally, kneading is also an essential step that, if not done well, can lead to the activator not spreading uniformly. Hence, it is vital to add an activator one tablespoon at a time and continue kneading it throughout. This step ensures that you get the desired consistency and stop when the slime starts turning stringy. Keeping the slime away from the sun and storing it in an air-tight container in a cool as a care routine for the slime.
We hope these non-sticky slime recipe ideas were able to give you the perfect consistency slime that you so desire! Let us know how each recipe turned out for you via the comment section.