Making slime recipes without contact solution is one of our favorite things to do! But I don’t always like how many chemicals it uses or how much glue we have to use! When I feel like it’s time to be a bit kinder to the earth, we make eco friendly slime!
This earth-friendly slime recipe is made without glue, borax or chemicals.
How to Make Eco-Friendly Glue-Free Slime
If you don’t want to use glue or chemicals in your slime, eco friendly is the way to go! This slime isn’t exactly like traditional slime, but it is still a lot of fun to play with and much better for the earth!
We love making this as part of our summer slime recipes when we want to keep things a bit more earth-friendly.
What You Need to Make Eco Friendly Slime
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Is Eco-Friendly Slime Messy?
Nothing quite prevents the mess like the glue/borax mixture in regular slime. But if you’re open to mess and don’t want to use chemicals, environmentally friendly slime is the only way to go!
If things get dripped where you don’t want them, the best thing to do is wait until the slime dries. Then you can vacuum it up.
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Step by Step Directions to Make Eco Friendly Slime
Follow along with these directions to learn how to make your own eco friendly slime recipe.
The ingredients in this slime are super simple. It’s just cornstarch, vegetable glycerin, and natural soap dye.
Because humidity and how you measure your ingredients can change how this recipe looks and feels, you’ll need to adjust the recipe to make it work for your environment.
First, put about 1/4 of a cup of cornstarch into a bowl. Add in a squirt of natural soap dye (you can also use soap dye powder).
Mix that up, then add in about 1/8 of a cup of vegetable glycerin. Once that is mixed in, adjust your recipe from there.
If you only put a bit of glycerin in your slime, it will be thicker and stiff. If you put in a lot, it will be really runny.
Keep adding more glycerin and cornstarch until it is the texture you want.
We liked ours to be stretchy and *almost* drippy.
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