It’s easy to learn how to make sherbet slime! And best of all, this sherbet slime recipe doesn’t use contact solution. Follow along with one of our favorite slime recipes without contact solution!
One of the most difficult aspects of creating slime is that many of the recipes require contact lens solution. We don’t wear contacts around here, and not all contact solutions will allow slime to “gel,” which sets kids up to be disappointed.
As a result, I’m always on the lookout for slime recipes that don’t include contact lens solution so that my kids can make slime without feeling frustrated or failing. This sherbet slime recipe is a hit with my entire family, from teenagers to preschoolers!
Another issue we’ve encountered with contact solution slime recipes is that they’re often sticky and a bit gross.
If you’ve ever spent over an hour cleaning slime out of a sofa like I have, you don’t want to take that chance.
P.S. Don’t be alarmed 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 back side of a butter knife).
How to Make Pretty Sherbet Slime that is Cool to the Touch, Just like real Sherbet!
Here is how to make sherbet slime! The cool thing about this sherbet slime recipe is that once you make it, the instant snow powder actually makes the slime feel cold to the touch, much like sherbet itself!
What Can You Use Instead of Contact Solution for Slime?
You can substitute contact lens solution with one of three slime activators. The following activators are our favorites!
Each activator produces a slime with a distinct 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.
Elmer’s slime activator is a cross between borax and liquid laundry starch slime that works nicely with any sort of glue.
The only one of these activators that has to be made is borax powder. Mix one teaspoon of borax powder in 1 cup of warm water, and you’re slime activator is ready!
Slime Shopping List to Make Sherbet Slime
Here is what you’ll want to have on hand before attempting to make this creative sherbet 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.
How to Make Activator for Slime Without Contact Solution
The “gel” that gives slime its stretchy texture is called a slime activator. The slime becomes more stretchy and less sticky as a result of this. There are various ways to activate slime if you don’t want to use contact solution, which is one of the most popular slime activators. Here’s how to make a few of our favorite slime activators that don’t use contact solution:
- 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 Sherbet Slime
Watch the video above to learn how to make this fun sherbet slime recipe, and get the full instructions at the bottom of the post.
Using this sherbet slime recipe will ensure that your sherbet slime turns out perfect every time!
Don’t Want to Hunt Down Ingredients? Try These Slime Kits!
Of course, you can also purchase ready-made slime-making kits that eliminate the need to hunt down supplies from anywhere! All of the supplies for slime show up right on your doorstep!
- Beginner slime making kit
- Unicorn slime making kit
- Ice cream slime making kit
- Mermaid slime making kit
- Neon slime making kit
But of course, that eliminates some of the fun of customizing your own slime like you can with this sherbet slime recipe. Other slime recipes don’t feel cold to the touch like sherbet slime does!
More Unique Slime Recipes to Try!
Here are some of our favorite creative slime recipes that my kids love to make over and over.
- Easy to Make Glitter Rainbow Slime Recipe with Clear Glue
- Easy to Make (and low mess) Circus Slime Recipe
- Glow in the Dark Fluffy Slime
- Creative Ways to Make Slime at Home
I prefer to make slime time more informative and science-y, so I created a science lesson for it, which you can get for free by clicking the link below!
And now here is the printable recipe for how to make sherbet slime.
- Clear Elmer's glue
- Liquid laundry starch
- Glow in the dark paint
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups
- Metal fork
- Plastic jars (for storing your slime)
- In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup of clear glue.
- Add 1/4 of a cup of glow in the dark paint.
- Measure one cup of laundry starch.
- While stirring with a metal fork, gradually pour in half of the starch.
- Stir until fully mixed.
- If the slime is still sticky, add the rest of the starch and stir.
- The slime should form into a solid ball in the middle of the container.
- Pull it out and knead it gently to completely activate the slime.
- Let the slime sit in the sun for a few hours to strengthen its glow.
- Take the slime into a dark room and play!
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.