You don’t need a fancy recipe to make safe slime. But playing in the bathtub does help with the cleanup!
How Can You Make Non-toxic Slime without Borax?
Skip the Borax, and the Glue, and the Liquid Starch. All you need is a box of cornstarch and water, the easiest of all slime recipes!
Simply pour some cornstarch into a bowl, and add some water. Drizzle in water until it reaches the consistency you want, or why not let your toddler or preschooler experiment with how much water they want to add all by themselves!?!
If you want to be precise about measurements, a good rule of thumb is 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water. Our try our Oobleck recipe.
Two parts cornstarch, One part water..that’s it!
For some pizzazz, you can even add a few drops of all-natural food dye. Of course, food coloring works too, if you don’t mind the mess and/or your kids eating it!
Have fun with this sensory learning project. Start a conversation with your child: Does it feel cold? Gooey? Can you hold it in your hand, or does it slip through your fingers?
Let your little scientist have fun!
Can You Make non-Toxic Slime Glow in the Dark?!?
Yes!!!, you can use Tonic Water (for the quinine — which faintly glows in the dark, though it works best under a black light.) Schweppes Tonic Water and Canada Dry Tonic Water both work. So what’s the secret recipe for glow slime?
Two parts cornstarch, One part tonic water, and a black light!
You could also use neon food coloring, or glow-in-the-dark paint. Both are available at craft stores, and supposedly there are some non-toxic versions, like DecoArt. But do you really want your preschooler walking around with glow in the dark lips, or hair?
Our recommendation is to make your slime in a small container in the bathtub — for easy cleanup. If your in the mood, add-in a glow in the dark lightbulb. Focus your kids on simple sensory learning goals, and go get messy!