It’s so easy to learn how to make lotion slime! A few slime add-ins transform sticky, gooey slime into the softest, stretchiest slime ever! It’s easy to learn how to make slime when lotion is involved.
We’ve made over 50 slime recipes, and each recipe has it’s own unique twist! Today’s recipe is how to make slime with lotion and baking soda.
This soft, stretchy slime is the perfect thing to make with older kids, or for younger kids who want to play with slime, but have a hard time keeping their hands clean. The lotion added to the slime makes this slime less sticky than other slimes, which makes it last longer!
How to Make Lotion Slime
This lotion slime recipe has more ingredients than some of our simpler slime recipes, like our best fluffy slime or liquid laundry starch slime, but the results are well worth it!
Lotion slime is my oldest daughter’s favorite slime. She prefers baking soda and lotion slime, which comes out with a texture that is similar to a fluffy cloud, but is still soft and stretchy!
Before we get to the DIY lotion slime, I want to make sure you have everything you need for slime success!
First, what you need for the lotion slime recipe.
DIY Lotion Slime Supplies
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- Clear glue
- Soap colorant, food coloring, paint, or pigment
- Baking soda
- Contact solution
- White glue
- Foaming hand wash
- Shaving cream
- Vaseline lotion
- Baking soda
- Slime container
- Slime charms
Get our slime guide to lean all the ins and outs of making slime!
Why is My Slime Watery?
Watery slime usually means you messed up the ratio, but it’s usually completely fixable. If your slime is too watery, try this:
- Add more activator. It could be you just didn’t add enough activator!
- Pour off excess liquid. It could be that you added too much water or activator and need to pour off some access.
If that doesn’t work, try adding a bit more glue.
Why is My Slime Sticky?
Sticky slime usually means you don’t have enough activator. Try adding a bit more.
If that doens’t work, you may need to add something dry, like cornstarch, to help reduce how sticky your slime is. I like to add either cornstarch or shaving cream to eliminate stickiness.
How to Make Slime with Lotion and Baking Soda
Follow these steps to make your baking soda and lotion slime a success!
What is the Best Lotion for Slime?
We like to use vaseline lotion when making our lotion slime recipe. We’ve found that Vaseline lotion produces the most consistent results, and it also feels great on your hands!
Follow the recipe below to learn how to make slime with Vaseline lotion.
How to Make Lotion Slime
There are two parts to this baking soda and lotion slime. First, the clear glue part is made with lotion and water. You mix the coloring, glue, and water, then add baking soda and lotion. This is the base recipe for how to make slime with lotion and water.
Contact solution is added to activate the slime.
The second part of this lotion slime is a slime mixture with soap and lotion. It is also a slime with lotion and glue, except it has a few extra ingredients. A mixture of white glue, foaming hand soap, shaving cream, lotion, corn starch, and baking soda are mixed along with a coloring (or nothing, if you want to keep it white).
Then, contact solution is added to activate the slime.
How to Fix Slime with Too Much Borax
You may not know this, but contact solution actually contains a bit of boarx! That means if you add too much to the lotion slime, it will become breakable or turn into a stringy mess.
But you can fix it!
All you have to do to fix slime with too much borax is to rinse it with water for 30 seconds. Then, let the slime rest for 5 minutes and knead it again.
Nine times out of 10, this fixes the issue!
How to Fix Watery Slime
If your slime is too watery, there could be a few issues at play.
First, you may not have enough glue. Pour off some of the liquid and try adding more glue and see what happens.
If it is still watery, you probably haven’t added enough activator. Try adding a bit more activator and see if that fixes the issue.
For this particular slime recipe, you can also try adding a little more baking soda or corn starch to soak up any excess moisture. Just be careful, as adding too much can make your lotion slime crumbly.
The recipe below has all of the exact measurements that you need to learn how to make lotion slime.
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