Introduction: 3 Ingredient Slime (No Borax)

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Hello fellow makers! Today I will be showing you how to make this Slime.

Please vote for this in the 3 ingredient contest! It would mean a lot to me!

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

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Liquid Detergent (Any Detergent with perfume will not work)

White Elmer's Glue

Food Dye (I used icing dye because that's what I had)


A 1/4 of a cup measuring cup

Something to stir with (The toothpicks)

Something to stir in


An air-tight container

Ok lets go!

Step 2: Adding the Glue and Detergant

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Time to start!
First measure 1/4 of a cup of glue and pour it into the bowl. Now add a bit of Detergent. Start stirring the mixture together. After a bit you want to add your food coloring and stir that in as well. While stirring it check the consistency with your finger to see if it is to sticky. If it is too sticky add some more detergent. Continue stirring and adding detergent until you have the consistency you want.

Step 3: FAIL!

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Everything was going well as it seems. After stirring it enough and checking the consistency you have to knead it to mix it more. Apparently knead doesn't mean squish in your hands. That caused the slime to stick all over my hands. I didn't feel like starting over so if this happens attempt to put as much as you can back in the container and put in some more detergent in until the right consistency.

Step 4: Kneading and Finishing It Up

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After the fail I put it back into the bowl, added more detergent and boom. The slime was starting to actually feel like slime. Once you are able to put it in your hands without it sticking everywhere start kneading it. (Not squishing it) Roll it around in your hands. If it is still a little bit sticky you can dip your finger in the detergent and rub it around it. If you want the slime to be a bit darker you can make a little bowl in the middle and add coloring in it. Then after that you can knead it in.

Step 5: Finished!

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Yay! You have successfully completed this magic slime! Now you can knead it and play with it.

If this didn't work it was probably the detergent you used because not all of them work.

Also if you have a container you could place it in there. See you later!

Shoutout to tazmmenr for helping me with this project! Go check her insstructables out!


I_love_DIY3322 (author)2017-04-10

There is borax in this slime and I think that detergent isn't the best thing to use ether.

kh3347 (author)I_love_DIY33222017-08-27

instead of detergent you can also use contact solution and glue, and water. It might turn into a little bit of a putty type thing though.

BoondaPhD (author)kh33472017-10-29

That didn't work for me :(

BoondaPhD (author)kh33472017-10-28

That is REALLY HELPFUL my mom does my want me to use detergent. :D

BoondaPhD (author)BoondaPhD2017-10-29

Does not

BoondaPhD (author)I_love_DIY33222017-10-28

Huh. I sny see any borax in the ingredient list. Also somebody already told us how to substitute detergent...

VMarzeva (author)2017-06-17

I really like it, I am definitely trying it!

TommyJ12 (author)2015-12-24

How much of each item is to be added?

ilovekoalas (author)TommyJ122015-12-27

1/4 of a cup of Glue
Not an excact amount of Liquid Startch It just depends on the consistency you want and a few drops of food coloring

CaitD1 (author)ilovekoalas2017-05-07

Just tried the liquid starch and it was a major fail. We used Niagara liquid, not Sta-Flo because Sta-Flo was not in the store. I do not recommend the Niagara liquid starch.

margarets24 (author)2015-12-21

can you use something else besides glue

I don't think so... Not in this recipe.

can you use any type of white glue?

as long as it contains PVA, clear also works

I think so but I don't know. Tell me if you try it! :)

I don't think so... Not in this recipe.

1217 soccer (author)margarets242015-12-31

i have made slime withe tooth paste and liquid soap its cool try it out

ilovekoalas (author)margarets242015-12-27

I don't know. Maybe you could do some research.
And if you do come back with something please tell me

jeannehelena0808 (author)2016-02-02

I've made slime with dish soap and baking soda, and glue and salt, dish soap and salt, and a couple of other recipes. There is no borax in Korea.

how did you do the dish soap and salt one? I'm interested... ?

Hi- this will only work for some types of dish soap, if it doesnt work try with a different type of dish soap. So just take your soap and add a bit of salt, until it thickens. then put it in the fridge

so you take the dish soap and add a tiny bit of salt until it starts to thicken. dont add to much- then it will turn back to liquid... after that, out it in the freezer or 2-10 minutes depending on the amount of slime you made. then when you take it out, it should be holdable/touchable

Thanks, I'll try that???

Jadygirl (author)2017-04-08

I'm going to make this

ethancochran12 made it! (author)2017-04-04

I made it!




Ana2282 (author)2017-03-23

Do we need glue?

ilovekoalas (author)Ana22822017-04-04


rishi krishna s (author)2017-03-26

yes it was messy and watery

i'm sorry for it not working. You might not have had the right detergent or you added too much detergent.

KitKat03 (author)2017-02-09

sucked, it didnt even make slime it was all watery. i followed every step!

dfb6 (author)KitKat032017-03-23

Me too. I tried doing it again it still did not work.

ilovekoalas (author)dfb62017-04-04

i'm sorry for it not working. You might not have had the right detergent or you added too much detergent.

garcr0585 (author)KitKat032017-03-28


Coco Chloe (author)2017-04-04

loved the slim

29873 (author)2016-12-08

wow I like how you make it with no bora

garcr0585 (author)298732017-03-28

its borax

9089 (author)2017-03-21

c an you come to hazelwolf with the liquid detergent

rowellam (author)2017-03-08

yay! I made it!

Nahal keshtkaran (author)2017-02-16


shyannmeehan69 (author)2016-09-08

does it work with all white glue?

of cource

DanaM123 (author)2016-12-15

wow really cool

journeiastar323 (author)2016-12-11

i made it but not so well but if you into things like that you sould do it it's ok

Emilymtz17 (author)2016-10-15

This worked but after a while it got reeally hard?

29873 (author)Emilymtz172016-12-08

you should use water it really helps trust me

ilovekoalas (author)Emilymtz172016-10-16

I still have my slime still and it is still a bit soft. The only way to keep it soft is to put it in an airtight container. I used a play dough cup which is airtight. Also thanks for making this :D

Endyar (author)2016-11-29

It works really good defently would use this again in the future

Noodlepie1002 (author)2016-11-06

Can it work with woodglue?

Kyleigh1234 made it! (author)2016-04-26

This is aways awsome

1217 soccer (author)2015-12-31

ive made slime with toothpaste and soap ( liquid ) its cool

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