Nanny to Mommy: How to Make Glow In The Dark Slime without Borax

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

How to Make Glow In The Dark Slime without Borax

My daughter is obsessed with slime videos and has been asking to make it for such a long time. I finally searched How to Make Slime and realized it was SO easy! Especially since Elmer's makes Glow in the Dark glue!

So since we had so much and it is still all the craze, I decided to share an easy Glow in the Dark Slime Recipe without Borax! Make sure to let me know in the comments if your kiddos like slime as much as mine do! And if you have any tips or tricks of your own in making it.

What You Need:
1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
1 TBSP of Contact Lens Solution
5 fl oz Elmer's Glow in the Dark Glue

What You Do:
1. Find a bowl, cup, or plate to mix your slime in.
2. Pour out the entire contents of glue into a bowl.
3. Add 1/2 tsp. of baking soda and mix thoroughly.
4. Add 1 TBSP of contact lens solution.
5. Mix until mixture gets harder to mix and slime begins to form.
6. Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.

Trouble Shooting: It was still super sticky. There were some solutions I found online to add a water/baking soda mixture and another that was suggested by Elmer's was to add more contact solution, but what we found worked was to just keep kneading in more baking soda until you get the right consistency. We also didn't care for the smell very much, so we added some essential oils - peppermint.

My daughter was over the moon to make slime. And it ended up being a very easy activity for us to do together. There are containers that you can buy to store your slime when you are done, but we just used a regular snack sized Ziploc baggie.

Slime supplies make great gift ideas, I think you could make a gift basket with all the ingredients including directions and kids would LOVE it! And it really was a fun activity that we got to do together. I also think the glow-in-the-dark makes it spooky for Halloween.

Have you ever made slime? What are your favorite things to add?

New to making slime? How did yours turn out?


  1. What a great idea! Showing this to my daughter who is Stranger Things obsessed!

  2. How fun! What a great DIY for kids!

  3. I love this slime, never thought of glow in the dark slime, the best part is her expression - half 'wow this is fun' half - 'hmm a little gross' so cute!

  4. Thank you so much for posting this! I have been wanting to make homemade slime for my kids but I never have Borax! I didn't realize that it could be so easy. :)

  5. My granddaughter has been wanting to make slime. This looks like it wouldn't be too hard to do.

  6. Never made slime before but looks easy. My daughter would have so much fun.

  7. This looks so fun and I know my children would really enjoy making it!


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