How to make slime without glue or activator

When making slime at home with your kids, you will come across recipe after recipe that uses glue and an activator, and these ingredients are not always safe for children. But luckily, there are several ways to make slime without glue or an activator with items that are already sitting in your home. Here is how to make a glue and activator-free slime.

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One way to make slime without glue or an activator is with shampoo. For this, we recommend Garnier Hair Care Fructis Pure Clean Shampoo so you can get an excellent clear slime. For this method, you will put your Garnier Hair Care Fructis Pure Clean Shampoo in a bowl, add a dash of handsoap, pinch of baking soda to activate it, and some salt to bring everything together. Once you add the salt, you will need to let the mixture sit for at least half an hour to let it dry out a bit.

How to Make Slime with Toothpaste

Another glue and activator-free way to make slime is with toothpaste. You can use any toothpaste you have in your house already, but we think Crest Pro-Health Advanced Antibacterial Protection Toothpaste is the best for this. Crest Pro-Health Advanced Antibacterial Protection Toothpaste is perfect because it is a solid white color that you can customize with food coloring. Put however much toothpaste you want into a bowl, add a pinch of salt, and mix thoroughly to make the slime. Once it’s mixed, add corn starch or regular flour in a 1:1 ratio with the toothpaste and mix. Once thoroughly incorporated, you will have slime!

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How to Make Slime with Hand Soap

Making slime with handsoap is very simple. Put some handsoap into a bowl and add salt until you get the desired consistency. The handsoap we recommend for making slime is Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap because it is a gentle, cruelty-free, and beautifully scented soap that makes excellent slime.

How to Make Slime with Baby Powder

To make slime using baby powder, first, put some baby powder into a bowl; we recommend using Johnson’s Baby Powder. Next, mix water and food coloring in a separate bowl and then add it to the Johnson’s Baby Powder and mix together thoroughly. If the mixture gets too wet, add more Johnson’s Baby Powder; if it gets too dry, add more water. You will want a texture similar to wet sand, then you can add a touch of baby oil to bring everything together and get that slimy texture.
There are tons of ways to make a slime that is safe for your children to use with no glue and no activators, and many of the methods can use everyday items already lying around your house.
With the exception of banana slime, homemade slime of all kinds will be able to last for a couple of weeks if stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Yes, you can use colored shampoo to make slime, but if you prefer a slime that comes out clear for your kids to customize with food coloring and glitter, then Garnier Hair Care Fructis Pure Clean Shampoo works the best.
A homemade toothpaste likely would not work for making slime because it would not have the same texture as regular toothpaste.
Yes, banana slime is made of only banana and flour, so it is completely safe for consumption. Banana slime is perfect for kids who may be too young to realize that you shouldn’t eat slime.
Yes, homemade glue of all kinds is very easy to make, and something children will be able to handle themselves under supervision.
Woman using a gluestick
Woman using a gluestick

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