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3 Homemade Slime Recipes: How To Make DIY No Glue Slime

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There’s nothing more disgustingly wonderful than children playing with no-glue slime. These three homemade slime recipes will make the little ones’ eyes light up.

It’s a right of passage for kids to get messy and play with the stuff many people might find downright gross.  No-glue slime is a zero-mess way to keep the children entertained. Not only that, but they often love making it just as much as they love playing with it. Here’s our top suggestions for homemade slime recipes.

Why make a no-glue slime?

Most store-bought slimes are made with glue, as it has a reliable sticky factor. However, due to this, it can be very hard to remove once stuck to surfaces and fabric, leading to a tricky clean-up. Making homemade slime without glue also ensures that you know exactly what’s going into the mixture, and that your slime is vegan-friendly and toxic-free.

Homemade No-Glue Slime With Just 3 Ingredients

Get bubbly with this homemade slime recipe.
Get bubbly with this homemade slime recipe.
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This first recipe is quick, simple, and easy to dissolve when you are finished playing. It will simply disintegrate in water. It’s thinner than some other recipes but still just as much fun. Note that thicker shampoo or 2- or 3-in-1 body wash/shampoo/conditioner work best for this homemade slime recipe.


  • 1⁄2 cup thick shampoo (or 2- or 3-in-1 body wash)
  • 2 1⁄2 cups cornstarch
  • A few tbsps. water – depends on the thickness of the shamoo.


  • Measuring cups
  • Spoons
  • Large bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Airtight container


  1. Pour the shampoo into the bowl.
  2. Add the cornstarch and mix. It should form a crumbly paste.
  3. Add the water, mixing it in in tiny amounts at a time. You will see the mixture change from a crumble to a smooth paste, and finally to the slimy consistency you are looking for. Do this slowly, or you may risk adding too much water.
  4. Knead the slime until you can get some stretchiness from it.

The slime may keep for up to a week. When you see it drying out, or separating, you can dissolve it in water and simply make up some more. You can also add a touch of food coloring to brighten it up. The kids will love dissolving it at bathtime!

Homemade No-Glue Slime With Just Shampoo and Sugar

No-glue slime couldn't be easier.
No-glue slime couldn’t be easier.
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This recipe has just two ingredients and is super easy, but beware, the slime is COLD. So if your kids don’t like cold hands then skip this recipe.


  • 1⁄2 cup of shampoo (again thicker is best)
  • 1 tsp. sugar


  • Bowl
  • Fork


  1. Pour the shampoo into the bowl.
  2. Add the teaspoon of sugar and mix it all up. The mixture will thicken very quickly. If needed, add a bit more sugar, until you get your slimy consistency.
  3. Put the bowl in the freezer for around 2-3 hours. The slime will thicken but won’t freeze.
  4. Remove and play with your homemade slime.

Note that once the slime fully warms, it will liquefy again. But it’s fun and exciting all the same. Just pop it back in the freezer for another round.

Homemade No-Glue Slime With Shaving Foam.

Get creative with shaving foam.
Get creative with shaving foam.
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For this recipe, you get to play with shaving foam, which the kids will love.


  • 1⁄2 cup thick 3-in-1 shampoo
  • 1⁄2 cup shaving foam
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Mixing utensil
  • Bowl


  1. Pour the shampoo into the bowl.
  2. Add the shaving cream.
  3. Mix ingredients together until you have a uniform consistency.
  4. Add the salt, and mix until the slime is smooth.
  5. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove and play with your slime.

Happy slime adventures = happy children.

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