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How to make slime without glue

Posted by  ·  April 26, 2018  ·  Last Updated: December 3, 2018

Learn how to make slime without glue or borax.  It only takes two ingredients you probably already have at home. You will want to try out all our slime recipes!  I keep thinking the slime craze will end soon but it seems to keep on going! For more gooey fun you might like this Newtonian fluid called oobleck or try making your own moonsand.

how to make slime without glue

Two Ingredient Slime Without Glue

This is a super simple glue free slime recipe! You only need two ingredients. We don’t use shaving cream or baking soda like traditional slime recipes.

  • salt
  • 3 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner/Body wash (the thicker the better)
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • bowl
  • spoon
  • freezer

How to make slime without glue

Mesure about 1/4 cup 3 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash into a bowl.  Add in 1/8 teaspoon salt. Stir well. You will see it forming into a ball. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes. Remove from freezer and begin playing.

slime without glue

Slime Without Glue Tips

  • This slime smells amazing.
  • It does start to disintegrate a bit when you are playing with it. It would be super fun bathtime slime. It would be fun and also make a bubble bath.
  • If the slime is too sticky add a few more grains of salt.  It doesn’t take much.
  • If your hands are really hot this slime tends to melt.
  • No need for food coloring since the shampoo gives it a nice color

This is not a stretchy or fluffy slime. It is a more bouncy giggly slime.  Check out the slime video to see the consistency of the slime without glue.

Edible Slime

How about making slime without glue that is edible and yummy? The best part it uses Gummy Bears! Delish!

Empty one package of gummy bears into a microwave safe mixing bowl. We found glass is the easiest to clean up. Melt gummy bears for about 10-15 seconds until they lose their shape.  Stir in 1 tablespoon powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch and mix well.  Stir and knead in powdered sugar and cornstarch in equal amounts, until it forms a slimy consistency. The more you add, the less sticky the slime will be, but also the more you add the thicker and less stretchy it will be. Try adding in a tiny bit of oil (about 1 teaspoon) for a super stretchy slime. This is for sure a type of slime your kids will love.

More DIY Slimes!

We are all about how to make slime at our house. Here are some of our faves.

How to make slime! All the tips and tricks to make borax free safe slime.

how to make gak (borax free)

Glow in the dark slime  This one is super fun to play with in a dark room.


Butter Slime Adding just a bit of modeling clay makes this super stretchy slime holds it shape. Use yellow clay and it looks just like butter!

easy three ingredient butter slime

Borax Free Fluffy Slime Recipe This is probably the recipe we go back to over and over. The girls find this one so satisfying.

kids playing with slime

Clear Slime This one takes a few days for the bubbles to settle down and become clear. Too cool!

clear slime

You might also like this magnetic slime.


Don’t forget to make the Oobleck I mentioned above. While it too is edible it would taste horrible.  You mix about a cup of cornstarch with a 1/2 cup of water and mix.  This concoction is beyond entertaining.  Be sure to check out how to make oobleck. I have a fun little video to show you what it is about.


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  1. Dara Martsching
    Monday, July 16th, 2018
  2. Thursday, April 26th, 2018
    We will definitely be trying this! I didn't even know this was possible. Thanks for sharing!