No Borax or Starch Flubber/slime/putty





Introduction: No Borax or Starch Flubber/slime/putty

I've been looking for a no starch or borax flubber for a long time
Some recipes had tide, cornstarch, lotion, clear glue and other ridiculous ingredients
Today, I found a recipe on YouTube on flubber and sounded very believable
I tried it out and a total fail
I then viewed the videos comments and one said just use glue, eye drops and baking soda
I tried it out with using the same ingredients in the video and the same ingredients the comment suggested it turned out great
But it smelled horribly like bleach and it was very wet
It was also very airy and not that stretchy
So I just used the recipe the comment suggested

Step 1: Materials

Any kind of glue (glitter glue, white glue, clear glue...)

Baking soda

Any type of eye drops

Step 2: Steps

Grab a bowl and add in a some glue
How ever much glue you add in that is the size of the flubber
Add in a few drops of food color and mix
Add in a few drops of eye drops and mix
Then add in a pinch of baking soda and mix quickly
The baking soda foams up the glue
It will form a putty when fully mixed
Take the putty out of bowl and play with it
If it is too sticky, add a drop of eye drops

Step 3: Results

This is a great alternative to the regular flubber with borax
I love this flubber and it is fun for kids
It also can do anything regular flubber can

4 People Made This Project!


  • Pocket-Sized Contest

    Pocket-Sized Contest
  • Pro Tips Challenge

    Pro Tips Challenge
  • Paper Contest 2018

    Paper Contest 2018

We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.




Eye drops often contain Borasic acid (that's why it works.) Elemers glue is PVA.

The Borax or Borasic acid polymerizes the Poly Vinyl Acetate. Making it thicken.

You would get better results from Borax and it is cheaper.

Dear rickharris:

Actually, the borax is not the same as boric acid (not borasic) .The borax is disodium tetraborate (boric acid salt). What you say about polymerization of PVA is correct,

Wikpedia dixit: " The gelation process entails formation of a borate ester that crosslinks the chains of the PVA. Borate esters form readily by condensation of hydroxyl groups and the B-OH groups". Best regards.

My punctuation could be better perhaps, Borax and Boric acid will both cause the effect. I didn't intend to indicate they were the same thing.

Borax is much easier to find, although not in UK supermarkets for some reason.

Hi, rickharris!!
it's all ,good!!!. my comment was only a clarification. Sure, borax or boric acid is practically the same for the purposes of your instructable. your instructable is very good, what matters is the result and the intention. In my country, it's the same, borax is very easy to find, but boric acid is not so common. Best regards!!

Do you think that Wikipedia is a credible source because of it's fancy words? just wondering

If you think about what Wikipedia says, it makes sense. Any polymer chemist could verify this, unless you propose that every expert in the field is incorrect. Fancy wording is necessary to describe this form of chemical interaction. There is no reason to lie about this, anyhow.

Ah sorry it may be the way I typed it, I was hoping to indicate that the effect was similar. I assume because of the Boron connection of both chemicals it seems that most boron salts have the same effect..

However it's good to see I got the polymerization right. :-)

I used school glue, pinch of baking soda, lotion (for strechiness) shaving cream (for fluffiness) mixed it together then added multi-purpose contact lens soultion till it was not sticking to the sides of bowl then worked it with my hands.

Borax is less toxic than glue

As if your going to eat it!

supose got to be carefull of small children