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How to Make Foam Slime Without Contact Solution- Just 4 Ingredients!

It’s not as difficult as you might think to learn how to make foam slime without contact solution! Keep reading to learn what our favorite foam slime recipe is, and just how easy it is to make! This foam slime is part of our slime recipes without contact solution series.

One of the most difficult aspects of creating slime is that so many of the recipes require contact lens solution. In this house, we don’t wear contacts, and not every brand of contact solution will allow slime to “gel.”

So I’m always on the lookout for slime recipes that don’t include contact lens solution so that my kids can produce slime without getting upset. And foam slime is a hit with my entire family, from teenagers to preschoolers!

how to make foam slime without contact solution

Another issue with contact solution slime recipes is that they’re stringy and untidy.

If you’ve ever spent more than an hour scrubbing slime out of a sofa, like I have, you don’t want to take that chance.

P.S. Don’t be concerned if this happens to you. Slime may be scraped straight out of cloth with a little warm water, soap, and a scraping tool (I used the backside of a butter knife).

What are Some Alternatives to Contact Solution for Slime?

You can replace contact lens solution with one of three slime activators. The following slime activators are among our favorites:

Each of these activators produces a slime with a distinct texture. The thickest slime is made with borax powder, which also reduces slime stickiness and mess.

Liquid laundry starch makes slime that is always consistent and has the texture of classic slime or gak.

Elmer’s slime activator is a mix of borax slime and liquid laundry starch slime that works nicely with any form of glue.

How to Use Different Slime Activators to Make Slime

Slime activators are the “gels” that make slime pliable. It reduces the slime’s stickiness and messiness. Contact solution is one of the most popular slime activators, but if you don’t want to use it, there are alternatives!

Here’s how to make some of our favorite slime activators without using contact lens solution:

  • uid soap: Liquid soap must be frozen before it turns into a slime activator.
  • Cornstarch: Mix enough cornstarch into the glue to absorb the cornstarch and make a slime texture.
  • Baking soda: Add baking soda in a ratio of 1 to 1. If the slime is still too sticky, add more baking soda.
  • Epsom Salt: Add one teaspoon of Epsom salt to 1 cup of warm water and stir.

Slime Shopping List to Make Foam Slime

Here is what you’ll want to have on hand before attempting to make this creative foam slime recipe!

The Best Materials for Making Slime

Here is what you need to make every basic slime recipe on STEAMsational!

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Elmer’s White Glue

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Elmer’s Clear Glue

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Liquid Laundry Starch

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Borax Powder

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Slime Activator

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Soft Clay

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Biodegradable Glitter

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Craft Aprons

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Instant Snow

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Scentless Lotion

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Mixing Bowls

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Sharpie Markers

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Slime Containers

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Removable Labels

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Stirring Spoons

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Soap Dye

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Shaving Cream

You can find these slime ingredients at any local store, but for me, it’s often easiest to purchase my slime supplies in bulk and have them delivered to my house.

How to Activate Slime and Make it Less Sticky

Slime activator is the “gel” that gives slime its elastic texture. As a result, the slime becomes more elastic and less sticky. If you don’t want to utilize contact solution, which is one of the most popular slime activators, there are other options.

Learn how to make foam slime without contact solution the easy way! Just 4 ingredients and in less than 10 minutes, you will have DIY foam slime!

Here’s how to manufacture a handful of our favorite non-contact slime activators:

  • Borax powder: Add one teaspoon of powder to 1 cup of warm water and stir.
  • Liquid laundry starch: Use exactly like contact solution in your slime recipes.
  • Liquid soap: Liquid soap must be frozen before it turns into a slime activator.
  • Cornstarch: Mix enough cornstarch into the glue to absorb the cornstarch and make a slime texture.
  • Baking soda: Add baking soda in a ratio of 1 to 1. If the slime is still too sticky, add more baking soda.
  • Epsom Salt: Add one teaspoon of Epsom salt to 1 cup of warm water and stir.

How to Make Foam Slime without Contact Solution

Learn how to make this fun foam slime recipe in the video included in this post (if you like the colors, here is the circus slime showcased in the video), and get the full directions at the bottom of the post.

All-in-One Slime Kits

These slime craft kits include everything you need to make slime creation even easier!

All of these slime craft ideas show up right on your doorstep in just a few days!

But of course, that eliminates some of the fun of customizing your own slime like you can with this foam slime recipe. It’s fun to play with different additives in slime and you won’t find that in a slime kit!

pink foam slime

More Creative Slime Recipes without Contact Solution

Here are some of our favorite creative slime recipes that my kids love to make over and over.

I try to make slime time more educational and scientific, so I made a science lesson for it, which you can download for free by clicking the link below!

slime stem activity

Finally, here’s my tried-and-true recipe for foam slime! You can also print this recipe if you don’t want to risk getting your phone sticky!

How to Make Foam Slime Without Contact Solution

How to Make Foam Slime Without Contact Solution

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: medium
Estimated Cost: $10

This is the easiest way to learn how to make foam slime without contact solution. It creates fun, foamy slime that is so much fun to play with and less messy than many other slime recipes.


  • Liquid laundry starch
  • Elmer's white glue
  • Soap dye
  • Instant snow powder
  • Circus figurines


  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Metal fork
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • Plastic jars (to store your slime after play)


  1. In your mixing bowl, add 1/2 a cup of white glue, 1/2 a cup of shaving cream,
    1 tablespoon of water, and 2 tablespoons of instant snow powder.
  1. Add a few drops of blue food coloring and stir. Not too much, you want to create a pale blue slime!
  2. Next, add 1/2 a cup of liquid laundry starch and stir. You'll have to mix
    the last bit by hand. If it is too sticky, add more starch.
  3. Keep mixing until you have stretchy, pillowy, and soft slime.
  4. Add Disney figurines or fairy confetti like we did and your Disney World slime is complete!


The humidity of the room where you are making slime can change how much starch you have to add. To prevent this from becoming an issue, add half the starch you think you will need and stir before adding any more starch.

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