How to Make Halloween Slime without Borax

If you are looking for the best Halloween Slime without Borax, this is it! I adapted this recipe from The Best Ideas for Kids, using Halloween colors. Slime has taken over the crafty corner of the internet. There’s Unicorn Slime, Fluffy Slime, Ocean Slime… the sky’s the limit! It’s an excellent rainy day or snow day craft for creative little ones.

With the fall weather (hopefully!) right around the corner, Halloween will be here before we know it! Generally, Kentucky begins cooling off around that time, and this is the perfect indoor activity for chilly weather. Halloween Slime without Borax is a great alternative to all the spooky and scary activities around Halloween. You can adapt this basic slime recipe to whichever colors you would like to use.

Halloween Slime without borax

Halloween Slime without Borax

This Halloween Slime without borax is super easy and only uses three ingredients! Stick to the list of ingredients below. If you substitute any ingredients your slime may not work.

Ingredients needed for Halloween Slime Made with Contact Solution

  • 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glitter Glue (6 oz) – For this slime recipe, you will need glitter glue in either orange or black. Elmer’s Glue has always been a popular selection. If slime is a hit in your home, you might consider purchasing the gallon size and then measure out for savings.
  • Baking Soda, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Contact Lens Solution, 1½ tablespoon – Renu Fresh or Equate are both good brands which contain Boric Acid and Sodium Borate. Do not substitute for other brands.
  • (Optional) – Add 2 tablespoons of water (up to 1/4 cup) if you’d like a stretchier slime.
  • (Optional) – extra glitter in your choice of color!

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Steps for How To Make Halloween Slime

  1. Pour the entire 6 ounces of Elmer’s Glitter Glue into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly. For stretchier slime, add 2 tablespoons or more of water (up to 1/4 cup).
  3. Slowly add in your contact lens solution (reminder: your contact lens solution should contain Boric Acid or your slime will not form). Add a few teaspoons at a time, while mixing. Knead and mix thoroughly before adding more as you do not want to add too much or your slime will not be pliable.
  4. Knead, knead, knead! Continue mixing until your slime forms and begins to harden. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. If it’s not the desirable consistency keep kneading. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.

Elmer's Glitter Glue Halloween Slime Project Stepmom

How to Make Halloween Slime without Borax

This Halloween Slime made with contact solution is the perfect alternative to using borax.

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Ingredients

  • 1 6 ounce Bottle of Elmer’s Glitter Glue
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Contact Lens Solution Renu Fresh or Equate
  • Optional – Add 2 tablespoons of water (up to 1/4 cup) if you’d like a stretchier slime.
  • Optional – extra glitter in your choice of color!

Instructions

  1. Pour the entire 6 ounces of Elmer’s Glitter Glue into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly. For stretchier slime, add 2 tablespoons or more of water (up to 1/4 cup).
  3. Slowly add in your contact lens solution (reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form). Add a few teaspoons at a time, while mixing. Knead and mix thoroughly before adding more as you do not want to add too much or your slime will not be pliable.
  4. Knead, knead, knead! Continue mixing until your slime forms and begins to harden. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. If it’s not the desirable consistency keep kneading. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.

Get creative with this recipe by adding sparkles, different glitter and even small toys! Let us know what you added in the comments…

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