If you keep up with the latest crafting crazes, you know that DIY slime is all the rage right now. Somehow the crafters have figured out how to turn glue, borax, and food coloring into something that kids can have hours of fun with. However, recent reports have suggested that the ingredients aren’t exactly safe for kids. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun. If you’re looking for a super slimy but safe DIY project to keep your little ones entertained, you need to know how to make slime without glue.
According to Parents, the recent slime craze has made glue pretty hard to find on the store shelves. Additionally, Borax can be dangerous to young users, causing eye and skin irritation, and can be even more harmful if kids try to taste it.
But fortunately, some crafting geniuses have found some safer alternatives that are just as colorful and fun for the users. Using items you probably already have at home such as chia seeds, hand soap, and even bananas, you and your kids can make slime without worrying about any of the dangerous consequences.
So, if you’re looking for a rainy day activity that your little Ghostbusters will love, give one of these safer slimes a try.
Chia Seed Slime
Chia seeds, cornstarch, water, and food coloring are the main ingredients in the Chia seed slime recipe from A Little Craft in Your Day. The mixture is totally fun and totally safe for little ones who may try putting it in their mouths. And just in case they do, this slime is gluten free.
You probably have to fight with your kids to put on lotion after a bath (if you can get them to bathe at all). But it won’t take much to convince them to use their lotion to make this shampoo and lotion slime from Keke Brown. Mix the two ingredients and freeze for sweet-smelling slime in minutes.
Usually, when moms mix bananas and flour together, the result is something suitable for a bake sale. But this banana slime recipe from the Toys Channel on YouTube is a delicious take on ordinary slime.
Hand Soap Slime
This hand soap slime idea from Boogie Kids will let your kids have hours of good, clean fun. Just add salt until you get the desired slimy consistency. Refrigerate and add the food coloring of your choice. If you can’t decide on one color, add them all.
Toothpaste isn’t just for keeping your teeth clean anymore. Now you can turn toothpaste into slime with the help of a little salt, thanks to this safer alternative recipe from Anita Stories.