Safe Slime Recipe by Andrea Hicks - Urban Acres Real Estate

Andrea’s Safe Slime Recipe

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that slime is all the rage with the kiddo crowd. The end caps of grocery stores are filled with gallon-sized jugs of glue, glitter, foam balls, and saline solution. In addition, many of these slime recipe items are trending daily on

At my house, my kids love making it, handling it, and sharing it with friends. The variety of colors, textures, and mix-ins are endless and kids are filling every teeny-tiny Gladware container with new concoctions daily. The catch? Many slime recipes found online contain borax, which can be harmful to skin and lungs if inhaled. Don’t fret! You can make safer slime easily at home. Combine the following slime ingredients in a plastic bowl and watch your kid’s imaginations come to life.

Andrea’s Safe Slime

1/2 Cup Elmer’s non-toxic glue (the same amount in a standard bottle)
1/2 Cup water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
A few drops of food coloring (I suggest Urban Acres orange!)
1 Tablespoon saline solution (sold near contact solution at any drug or grocery store)

Combine until the slime mixture has a nice consistency. You might need another tablespoon or two of saline if it doesn’t firm up quickly.

Easy peasy and hours of fun for the kids—and adults!

Give it a try and post your own slime making adventure photos to Facebook and tag me (

Looking for more kid-friendly activity ideas? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best things to do around the Iowa City area this summer in our 81 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer article. Better yet, get the complete list in our FREE downloadable guide!

Andrea Hicks

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