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How to Make Glow in the Dark Slime without Contact Solution

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Follow along with this recipe and learn how to make glow in the dark slime without contact solution! This glow in the dark slime recipe is part of our slime recipes without contact solution series.

My kids loving making all types of slime recipes. They’ve created lotion slime, fluffy slime, floam slime, cloud slime, and everything in between! But one of my kids’ all time favorite recipes for slime is glow in the dark slime!

It’s a fun addition to our slime repertoire that the kids love making during school holidays.

low along with this recipe and learn how to make glow in the dark slime without contact solution!

One thing to note when playing with glow in the dark slime is that I only allow my kids to play with it in the bathroom, with clothes that are already ruined.

Because they will be playing with the slime in the dark, there is a higher chance of it getting into clothing and hair.

But, if you use washable glue, getting slime out of clothing and hair is straightforward. Simply use soap and warm water, soak for about 10 minutes, wash as normal, and the slime will come right out.

3 Ingredient Glow in the Dark Slime Recipe

Learning how to make glow in the dark slime without contact solution is easy! In fact, you only need three ingredients for it.

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To make glow in the dark slime, you will need:

That is all you need to make the perfect glow in the dark slime recipe!

Depending on what color of glow in the dark paint you use, you can create several different colors of glowing slime!

What Can You Use Instead of Contact Solution for Slime?

You can substitute contact lens solution with one of three slime activators. I’ve found that these activators produce the most consistent results:

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Each activator produces a slime with a unique texture. The thickest slime is made with borax powder, which reduces slime stickiness and mess.

The texture of liquid laundry starch slime is similar to conventional slime or gak.

How to make glow in the dark slime without contact solution! This tutorial to make glowing slime is an easy glow in the dark slime recipe!

Elmer’s slime activator is a blend between borax and liquid laundry starch slime that works effectively with any sort of glue.

But for glow in the dark slime, I like to use liquid laundry starch.

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!

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.

Directions to Make Glow in the Dark Slime

Glow in the dark slime is made like regular slime, just with the addition of glow in the dark paint instead of soap dye.

Charge the slime in the sunlight then bring it into a dark room to play!

I definitely advise dressing kids in clothes that are already ruined before allowing them to play with slime in the dark because it’s harder to keep track of where the slime goes when it’s dark so the potential for mess is higher.

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If you get bored of making the same slime recipes over and over…

More Fun Slime Recipes that Don’t Use Contact Solution!

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

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

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Here are the exact directions that you need to make glow in the dark slime in a step-by-step tutorial! P.S. You can also print it out!

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How to Make Glow in the Dark Slime (without contact lens solution!)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: $10

You don't need any dye at all to make crystal clear slime! This clear slime recipe is a favorite with my kids and they have made it dozens of times! If you follow along with our easy slime recipe, then you will learn how to make clear slime without contact solution in less than 10 minutes!

Materials

  • Clear Elmer's glue
  • Liquid laundry starch
  • Glow in the dark paint

Tools

  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Metal fork
  • Plastic jars (for storing your slime)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of clear glue.
  2. Add 1/4 of a cup of glow in the dark paint.
  3. Measure one cup of laundry starch.
  4. While stirring with a metal fork, gradually pour in half of the starch.
  5. Stir until fully mixed.
  6. If the slime is still sticky, add the rest of the starch and stir.
  7. The slime should form into a solid ball in the middle of the container.
  8. Pull it out and knead it gently to completely activate the slime.
  9. Let the slime sit in the sun for a few hours to strengthen its glow.
  10. Take the slime into a dark room and play!

Notes

If your slime is stringy or too sticky, let it rest for 5 minutes. This gives the slime activator time to fully develop and will resolve most slime issues. You can rinse off any excess water that remains after the slime rests.

Kids should wear clothes you don't mind them messing up when playing with slime in the dark.

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