DIY Slime Without Borax


Fluffy Slime

Slime requires an "activating" ingredient to transform it from a gluey, goopy mixture to a malleable solid. In lieu of a laundry booster, the secret activator in this slime recipe is saline solution, which can be found at your local pharmacy.

fluffy slime no borax




We used this solution to make Slime Valentines for kids. Fluffy slime will last 1 to 2 days in a sealed air-tight container. To reactivate it once dried, run slime under warm water.


  • White glue (Pictured: Elmer's Washable School glue, $3.50 for 7.6 oz.,

  • Shaving cream

  • Saline solution

  • Baking soda

  • Food coloring

  • Mixing bowl


  1. Measure 1 cup of white glue, 1 cup of shaving cream, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of saline solution, and food coloring in separate bowls; set aside.

    fluffy slime no borax step 1A
  2. Empty glue into large mixing bowl. Add baking soda and mix with a spatula until well combined.

    fluffy slime no borax step 2
  3. Add shaving cream to mixture and combine until consistency is thick and fluffy.

    fluffy slime no borax step 3
  4. Add drops of food coloring, stirring to blend, until desired color is achieved.

    fluffy slime no borax step 4
  5. Add saline solution, mixing to combine. (This removes the stickiness from slime.)

    fluffy slime no borax step 4B
  6. Knead with your hands until slime mixture becomes dense and formed, adding saline solution until desired texture is achieved.

    fluffy slime no borax