How to make slime without borax and only two ingredients!
Have you ever wondered how to make slime without borax? This gak / slime recipe is only two ingredients and is Borax free! Yep, only two ingredients and you will be able to really impress your kids and keep them entertained for hours!
How to make slime without borax
Updated! I saw on the Today Show how Borax can burn kids while making slime. I was shocked at the severity of the skin burns and checked to make sure my slime recipe was completely safe. Which it is! To be extra cautious always have kids fully wash their hands after playing with slime.
Borax Free Slime Ingredients
Whether you call it gak or slime it is still the same thing and easy to make. You might already have these simple ingredients at home! This slime / gak recipe is easy and really works!
- liquid starch
- white school glue
- liquid food coloring
- zip loc bag
How to make slime easy without borax
The best part it is a safe slime recipe. This recipe is borax free. Why? Sometimes Borax can cause skin burns, so just to be safe we opted for a different recipe! We can’t stop making this slimy stretchy concoction at our house. Make this super easy two ingredient recipe with your kids knowing it is safe. Read below for the gak recipe with step by step instructions on how to make.
To make simply mix equal parts of liquid starch and glue together. We placed 1/4 cup of liquid starch and glue into a sandwich bag and added about 3 drops of green food coloring.
Next, add in 1/4 cup glue into the bag.
Mix well. It will start to form a solid blob. There might be a bit of liquid that will not mix in, just remove the blob of slime and discard the bag with the extra liquid.
Take it out of the bag and have fun! Slime is so mesmerizing! It is hard to keep from touching it which makes it a wonderful sensory activity.
What does liquid starch do to slime?
Glue is a liquid polymer made up of long, repeating, and identical strands. This means that the tiny molecules in the glue are in strands like a chain. When you add the liquid starch, the strands of the polymer glue hold together, giving it a slimy feel. The liquid starch contains sodium borate and acts as a cross-linker that connects all the long strands together. They mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime!
Where do you buy liquid starch?
We find our liquid starch in the laundry section at the grocery store. We use Sta-flo starch like this.(affiliate link). Looking for more ways to impress your kids? Now that you have liquid starch for making slime you can also use the liquid starch to make the coolest marbleized paper.
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