This soap slime is part of our slime recipes without contact solution series. Keep reading to learn how to make slime with glue and soap!
Did you know that you can add all sorts of things to slime? Once you dive into the world of slime, there are nearly endless options. Since we’ve done well over 200 different slime recipes, at my house, I’ve found that adding soap to slime gives it a fun texture and helps reduce stickiness.
Slime made using contact solution is often stringy and messy.
If you’ve ever spent more than an hour scrubbing slime out of a sofa, 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 instrument (I used the backside of a butter knife).
Make Slime Less Sticky with Dish Soap!
The addition of dish soap to a borax slime recipe makes it much less sticky and, therefore, easier to clean up! That’s why we love teaching other people how to make slime with glue and soap so they can enjoy the fun of slime recipes without the stress or mess!
Get a science lesson to learn the science behind slime when you get our free slime science lesson!
Before you start making slime, explore the most common slime activators and their strengths below.
What Can You Use Instead of Contact Solution for Slime?
You can use three different slime activators instead of contact lens solution. The following are some of our favorite slime activators:
Every one of these activators produces slime with a distinct texture. The thickest slime is made with borax powder, which also helps to reduce slime stickiness and mess.
Liquid laundry starch makes a consistent slime with the texture of classic slime or gak every time.
Elmer’s slime activator is a cross between borax slime and liquid laundry starch slime that works with any form of glue.
Slime Shopping List to Make Dish Soap Slime
Here is what you’ll want to have on hand before attempting to make this soap slime recipe.
You’ll also find the same supply list in the printable directions at the bottom of this post.
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 Slime with Dish Soap and Glue without Baking Soda
Watch the video included in this post to get step by step directions for how to make slime with glue and soap below!
And if you don’t want to keep having to look at your phone, make sure you grab the printable instructions on how to make slime with glue and soap.
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
If you get bored of doing the same slime recipes over and over…
Try Our Other Slime Recipes without Contact Solution!
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 created a science lesson to make slime play more educational and scientific, which you can get for free by clicking the link below!
Get the printable recipe for the slime made with glue and soap below!
- Borax powder
- Elmer's white glue
- Blue soap dye
- Dish soap
- Jar or bowl
- Measuring cup
- Mix one teaspoon of borax powder with 1/2 a cup of water.
- Mix 5 ounces of glue, the blue soap dye and 1/2 a cup of water to a second container.
- Add one teaspoon of dish soap to the glue mixture and stir carefully so you prevent the slime from getting too frothy.
- Add the borax water to the glue mixture and stir until completely mixed.
- Stretch and mix the slime until it stretches.
Borax slime breaks a little easier than laundry starch slime, so you'll need to be careful not to stretch it too quickly or it will break into pieces.