Glow in the Dark Slime! (No Borax Detergent)




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I finally figured out a simple recipe for slime / putty that worked for me and doesn't need borax detergent, but another, much easier to find product that contains borax:

Borax Glycerin, that can be found at any pharmacy!

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Step 1: Things You Need:

- Any school glue (I don't know if my glue is PVA, as most slime recipes need)

- Borax glycerin (find it at any pharmacy, it's in small quantity but you don't need too much anyway)

- Glow in the dark powder or food dye (but those are optional)

- Something to mix in (a cup or bowl, depends on how mush you will make)

- Something to stir with

Step 2: Mixing:

Add the glue into the cup (the glue is greenish from the glow powder)

Then add 3 - 5 small drops of borax glycerin (depending on the type and how much glue you use)

Start mixing and in few seconds the mix should start getting slimey and will stick to the mixing stick

That's when it's ready to take it out and start mixing it with your hands, it should feel wet and sticky but as you mix it won't stick to your hands

The glow in the dark powder can be added while you knead it but I recomend to mix it first with the glue before adding the borax glycerin so you avoid the mess

Step 3: Thats It!

The easiest way to make slime / putty I found that actually and finally worked for me

I can't find borax detergent anywhere where I live... And when I found that other products contain borax and were easy to find I had to try it!

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    1 year ago

    For me, it's not hard to find "20 Mule Team Borax" -- I use it in the laundry so I can always get a little if I want to make slime. I never heard of glycerin with borax! What's it used for? Having it in liquid form does save a step, and makes it easy to experiment with different amounts.

    I think if you use tonic water instead of plain water, it will glow under a UV ("black") light.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Borax glycerine, from what I know, is used as a weak antiseptic for mouth cavity, like small injuries, burns, white spots (I think the are called thrush)... Yeah, tonic water glows under UV black light, but when I tried to mix the glue with water I noticed I need a very small amount because it wouldn't mix and most of it just stayed separated from the slime.


    1 year ago

    I have had a box of borax that I have had for years--my nephew loved when we made slime. What I don't have is glow in the dark powder. Where do you find it?

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    Reply 1 year ago

    It depends where you live, if you have a craft store near you, there should be some glow powder there or even glow paint you can probably mix in the slime.
    I had to order mine from but there is a too, you can try there! Good luck!