Slime is everywhere! It is on every store shelf, in every YouTube video and, if you have given into your kids demands for recipes and crafty crap, on 90% of the surfaces in your house! At least, that is what happened to me the first time I said yes to a slime kit. It was a slippery, slimy mess and I hated it. I also hated buying kits and putting chemicals into it. That’s why I am sharing this mermaid slime recipe WITHOUT Borax! It is also a little less of a sloopey, goopey stuck in your carpet type of slime.
Making Mermaid Slime Without Borax
Making mermaid slime is kind of like killing two, extremely popular, pop culture items at the same time. The slime making process can be fun, but it can also be very messy and frustrating. This mermaid slime recipe without Borax is a little less sloppy and a little more fun to make. Plus, it does look pretty, doesn’t it?
Supplies and Such
- 1/3 cup of Model Magic
- 1 cup of clear glue
- 3-4 tbsp contact solution
- 1-2 teaspoons baking soda
- 10-20 drops essential oils *optional (I like using coconut and vanilla. It smells very tropical to me.)
- 2-3 drops of purple, blue and/or teal slime coloring (I like the food coloring gels.)
- 1/2 cup chunky mermaid glitter (This set has everything you need to make the mermaid glitter and more.)
Mixing The Slime Base:
- Empty glue into a large bowl
- Add baking soda, scented oil and contact solution and mix with a wooden spoon until mixture comes away from the sides of the bowl.
- Add model magic and mix until smooth and pliable.
- Pick up from bowl and work with your hands until the consistency is smooth. If using more than one color, piece off into sections.
- Slowly knead the food gels and glitter into each piece, until you get the color and sparkle level that you desire.
The texture of this slime will be soft and fluffy at first. To get it to that “true slime” consistency, add a little shaving cream while continuing to knead and “play” with it. Stop whenever you get the slime that you want!
When they aren’t playing with their new mermaid slime, it should be kept in airtight containers.