How to Make Super Simple Slime

Super Simple Slime Recipe: Using Just 3 Ingredients!

There’s a reason why slime has gotten so popular over the years!

Slime is an easy way to occupy littles for a while. The texture is mesmerizing. Even to me as an adult, I feel like the texture is almost therapeutic in a way.

Once it’s made, there’s minimal mess as long that they don’t squish it into the carpet, that is! And yes, I’m speaking from experience.

I’ve seen slime kits with various colors, glitter, and other add-ons available on the market. Those look really awesome for older kids, but for my 1 and 3 year-old, plain ole’ regular slime will do for now.

I’ve Tried Out Several Types of Slime

I’ve tried out several other popular recipes for slime and doughs using lotion or conditioner. While those were fun textures and quite affordable to make with the things I already had in our home, the smell of the conditioner or lotion lingered in the slime. It just wasn’t very pleasant after a while. My 3 year-old wasn’t really into it either.

Super Simple Slime Recipe

This Super Simple Slime Recipe is the Best!

I found this super simple slime recipe, and I love it! The texture is that of “traditional” slime, and there is no smell. You can keep it white with no added food coloring, or you can add some color for more fun!

It is only 3 ingredients (without color) and it takes just a few minutes to put it together.

And it’s also quite affordable, which is a definitely win in my book!

How to Make Super Simple Slime

Materials Needed:

Step 1

Pour glue into the mixing bowl. We used white Elmer’s glue. And since they come in 4 oz bottles, I just squeezed one whole bottle into the bowl.

Step 2

If you want to add color, add 2 drops of food coloring into the glue. I would recommend not using too much food coloring.

I accidentally added 4 drops of gel food coloring (this stuff is awesome!), and while it ended up being super pigmented and beautiful, it also did rub off on our hands when we played with it.

Mix using a silicone spatula. I’ve used a spoon to mix before, but I think a silicone spatula does the best job at mixing. And you are able to scrape off the glue that sticks to the sides of the bowl quite easily.

Step 3

Once the color is thoroughly mixed in, add baking soda and mix until completely smooth and there are no lumps. The last thing you want is pockets of baking soda when you’re playing with slime!

Step 4

Add contact solution and mix. This is what’s going to “hold” the slime and give it a little bit of shape.

Start with 2 tbsp of contact solution, and feel the texture (with the spatula) as you mix. When you think it’s kind of holding together, use your hands to mix it in even further.

If it’s still too sticky/stringy, add a bit more contact solution until you feel like it’s held together better.

And That’s it!

Once it’s the texture you like, you’re done!

Super simple slime is so easy to make, the color options are endless, and it’s just a lot of fun!

I hope you get to try it out and that it occupies your littles long enough to let you finish your coffee while it’s still hot 😉

Super Simple Slime Recipe
Super Simple Slime Recipe

Super Simple SLIME

This super simple slime recipe is so easy, and I love it! The texture is that of "traditional" slime, and there is no smell. You can keep it white with no added food coloring, or you can add some color for more fun!

Materials

  • 4 oz white glue (Elmer's Glue)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 tbsp contact solution
  • 2 drops food coloring of choice (optional)
  • silicone spatula
  • mixing bowl

Instructions

Step 1

Pour glue into the mixing bowl. We used white Elmer's glue. And since they come in 4 oz bottles, I just squeezed one whole bottle into the bowl.

Step 2

If you want to add color, add 2 drops of food coloring into the glue. I would recommend not using too much food coloring.

Step 3

Once the color is thoroughly mixed in, add baking soda and mix until completely smooth and there are no lumps. The last thing you want is pockets of baking soda when you're playing with slime!

Step 4

Add contact solution and mix. This is what's going to "hold" the slime and give it a little bit of shape.

Start with 2 tbsp of contact solution, and feel the texture (with the spatula) as you mix. When you think it's kind of holding together, use your hands to mix it in even further.

If it's still too sticky/stringy, add a bit more contact solution until you feel like it's held together better.

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8 thoughts on “Super Simple Slime Recipe: Using Just 3 Ingredients!”

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amy! I think they’ll love it! The texture is actually really therapeutic for me too 🙂

  1. About four years ago, my daughter was into everything about slime; so this blog post is very close to home for me. Thanks for sharing.

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