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
After spending half the day trying to make this and never getting the slime to thicken, I finally figured out the contact solution has to have boric acid in it to make it form properly. Hope this helps some of you
<p>is it optional to use eye drops please say yes</p>
<p>I really want to do this, but I don't know if I have any eye drops. I've tried lots of diffrent kinds of slime, but they never work, but from your pics, i think this is gonig to work pefect.</p>
<p>Can we not use glitter if we don't want it with glitter because I don't have glitter and it falls</p>
<p>well it did not reall work it was just really watery</p>
Just add more eye drops
<p>i tried to use the white elmer's glue and forgot the baking soda so always us the baking soda plus it takes ten to fifteen eye dops</p>
<p>I'm glad you tried it :)</p>
Only one Issue. It dries super quickly and stops stretching in about 30 minutes. Do you think you could change the recipe a little so it works a little better?
I made mine and at first i was upset with it because i made another small batch in like a minute and when i went to pick it up it was hard and didn't stretch anymore. But then I started to mess around with it and made it really soft and fluffy..... Heres what i did.... 1) Mixed glue and eye drops together 2) put about 2 and a half pinches of baking soda.... This was when i was about to throw it away but then just messed around and started to add pieces at a time of play doh and kneaded for a while and then it became like fluffy slime!
<p>Thanks for sharing a new recipe for fluffy slime </p>
<p>Yess!!! Thanks! I have everything at home, and it's soooo simple! </p>
<p>You're welcome :)</p>
<p>i am playing with mine right now thks</p>
<p>I'm glad you you made it :)</p>
<p>I made it with kids PVA glue and Baking powder (optional food die)</p>
<p>Eye drops often contain Borasic acid (that's why it works.) Elemers glue is PVA.</p><p>The Borax or Borasic acid polymerizes the Poly Vinyl Acetate. Making it thicken.</p><p>You would get better results from Borax and it is cheaper.</p>
<p>Dear rickharris: </p><p>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,</p><p>Wikpedia dixit: &quot; The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gel" rel="nofollow">gelation</a> process entails formation of a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borate#Borate_esters" rel="nofollow">borate ester</a> that crosslinks the chains of the PVA. Borate esters form readily by condensation of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroxyl" rel="nofollow">hydroxyl groups</a> and the B-OH groups&quot;. Best regards.</p>
<p>Do you think that Wikipedia is a credible source because of it's fancy words? just wondering</p>
<p>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..</p><p>However it's good to see I got the polymerization right. :-)</p>
<p>this does not work if this works for you please tell me the ingredients u used </p>
<p>well I used as shown in the photos glitter glue or any clear glue. I'm sorry I should have wrote clear or glitter glue. I will fix the mistake right away.</p>
<p>why did you want no starch and no borax? They sare em like pretty simple and common ingredients. </p><p>Also does it eventually dry out and dry up if left out?</p>
<p>In defense of this project, not all countries are like U.S., where borax and starch are pretty common. I live in Azerbaijan. I had tried to do this kind of experiment, but finding borax here is pretty complicated.<br><br>I have to try this instructable. Looks great!</p>
<p>Borax has some toxicity - I believe it's a lot harder to find it in the UK too, in any kind of weight</p>
<p>Yes? Specially when I am an English speaker in a country where everything is written in Russian or Azerbaijani and have names and processes different to American ones?<br><br>Don't get me wrong. Azerbaijan is a country with great advances in some areas and every day more and more open to the world. But you can believe me when I tell you it's very hard to find traditional Alka-Seltzer in a drugstore, but very easy to find medicinal leeches.</p>
<p>Water has some toxicity.</p><p><a href="http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/visine.asp" rel="nofollow">http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/visine.asp</a></p>
<p>where did you hear that?</p>
<p>Thanks langer. You answered the question perfectly</p>
<p>You are welcome!</p>
<p>when i tried this recipe it ended up into a total fail and just made the glue liquify . </p>
Most eye drops are toxic if ingested, too, though, aren't they?
<p>No. Check your facts.</p><p><a href="http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/visine.asp" rel="nofollow">http://www.snopes.com/medical/myths/visine.asp</a></p>
<p>Please O please find another source.</p><p>Snopes has little credibility with some of us internet savvy folks ;)</p>
<p>Might want to check YOUR facts lol. @kkinney<br>Copied straight from your linked article..<br>&quot;Pfizer's cautions to users of Visine include: &quot;If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center RIGHT AWAY!!&quot; In view of the above list, that advice should not be taken lightly.&quot;</p>
The article you linked me to said this:<br><br>&quot;The active ingredient in Visine eye drops is Tetrahydrozoline HCl 0.05%. Swallowing this substance can result in a number of nasty effects, including:<br>Lowering body temperature to dangerous levels<br>Making breathing difficult, or even halting it entirely<br>Blurring vision<br>Causing nausea and vomiting<br>Elevating and then dropping blood pressure<br>Causing seizures or tremors<br>Sending the ingester into a coma&quot;<br><br>That does seem to indicate toxicity, although only in drops with that active ingredient. Perhaps just checking the active ingredients on your drops before using them to make this would be a good idea.<br>
<p>I saw this on CSI, so it must be true. ;)</p><p>But seriously, take care around children.</p><p><a href="http://www.wired.com/2013/03/just-an-eye-drop-of-poison/">http://www.wired.com/2013/03/just-an-eye-drop-of-p...</a></p>
<p>I dunno about &quot;any&quot; type of glue... there are hundreds of different types of glue. I doubt this would work with two-part epoxy or contact glue for example :) I suspect it would have to be PVA based glue?</p>
<p>Fantastic! thanks for sharing :)</p>
<p>You're BOTH right. the Snopes thing says that it is NOT true that Visine causes diarrhea (rumour that servers in restaurants slip it into the food or beverages of obnoxious customers). If you read further, though, to says that ingesting Visine CAN cause </p><ul><li>Lowering body temperature to dangerous levels<li>Making breathing difficult, or even halting it entirely<li>Blurring vision<li>Causing nausea and vomiting<li>Elevating and then dropping blood pressure<li>Causing seizures or tremors<li>Sending the ingester into a coma</ul><p>So - if you think you might be tempted to eat your 'flubber' maybe use a different recipe. </p>
<p>Going to try it now. My preschoolers will love this. Thank you</p>
<p>Wow! I've been looking all over for slime/putty that doesn't include anything like that! Thanks so much!</p>
<p>Will it fly?</p><p>zapp</p>
Borax is less toxic than glue
<p>what glue is polyvinyl acetate and is non-toxic borax is actually mildly toxic. That's why it lost favor with Housewives over the years. Is toxicity is so low however that it remains a controversial subject. The word toxic has an inherent ambiguity to it.</p><p>Why do people say things at the top of their head just to say things? I've never understood that I would suggest you look things up on Google before you act like an expert</p>
No it does not leave sticky residue
Does this goo leave sticky residue on your hands after playing with it
Yes,it does,dry,out,when left to dry
looks great !!!

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