Slime is easy to make and provides hours of fun, sensory play. Both kids and adults love to play with slime. They also love to try new and exciting activities in their holidays. Making DIY flour and salt slime is a great activity for kids to try. While the most common recipe calls for glue and borax, there are other ways to make slime that don’t use glue.
Some recipes use simple ingredients, such as flour and salt. The slime made from these methods might not last as long as regular slime, but it’s easy to make and fun while it lasts. We mentioned several methods to make slime that are kid-safe, taste-safe, and worry-free.
How To Make Slime With Flour And Salt
You can make slime easily with flour and salt at your home. Take a bowl, add one cup of flour and a pinch of salt. Mix flour and salt with the help of a spoon. After that, add water to make a paste. Mix the mixture until lumps are gone and paste gets consistent. Keep mixing the mixture until it becomes smooth and non-sticky.
- Flour (1 cup (0.24 liters))
- Salt (1 pinch)
- Poster Colors (Optional)
DIY Slime With Flour And Salt
- First, take a clean bowl, add 1 cup (0.24 liters) of flour and 1 pinch of salt into it. Mix the flour and salt with each other.
- After that, add half a cup of water to make a thick paste.
- You can also add the poster colors that you want. This is totally optional.
- Mix the paste until it gets non-sticky and plan. And your flour and salt slime is good to go!
How to Store Your DIY Slime
Since these safe slime recipes are made with food ingredients, they won’t keep for weeks like glue-based slime. DIY slime recipes are usually inexpensive to make, and they are safer than glue and borax slime.
These edible flour and salt slime are best enjoyed the day they are made, but you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for a day or two. You may need to rehydrate before playing the next time.
Using Dish Soap And Cornstarch To Make Slime
- Add a good quantity of dish soap and cornstarch to make more slime. Consider using some colored or scented dish soap. Use green dish soap for a more traditional slime. You can use shampoo instead of dish soap.
- You can add some food coloring or glitter if you want to. It will make your slime more engaging. Add a drop of food coloring if you used clear dish soap. Add a pinch of glitter if you want sparkly slime.
- Stir everything together with a spoon.
- After that, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into a mixing bowl. This will make the dish soap paste thick and turn it into slime. You will need to use more cornstarch If you used more dish soap. Use cornflour instead, if you can’t find cornstarch.
- Keep stirring the paste for about 10 seconds. The dish soap and cornstarch will come together and react to form slime as you stir.
- Lastly, knead the slime by hand. The dish soap will pick up all the cornstarch. Once that happens, dig in with your hands and start kneading it with your fingers until everything is completely mixed. Add more cornstarch, If the slime is too runny. Moreover, If the slime is too thick, add more dish soap.
Using Yogurt And Cornstarch To Make Slime
Things that you’ll Need
- Food coloring (optional)
- Yogurt (1 tablespoon)
- Cornstarch (3 tablespoons)
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of yogurt into a bowl. Use unsweetened yogurt, as it is best for this process. You can use any type of yogurt you want, but make sure that it is smooth, with no chunky bits of fruit in it. Add more quantity of yogurt if you want to make more slime. Plan on using 1 part yogurt and 3 parts cornstarch.
- If you want to make your slime look more interesting, add some food coloring. Add in a drop or two of food coloring, then stir it in with a spoon.
- Add 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. The cornstarch will cause the yogurt to thicken up and turn to slime. You will need to use 3 times the amount of cornstarch If you used more yogurt. Use cornflour instead, if you can’t find cornstarch.
- You can start kneading it by hand once the ingredients start to leave the sides of the bowl. Keep stirring and kneading until the ingredients come together and form a glob of slime.
- If it doesn’t work, throw the slime away. It will clog the drain If you pour it down the drain.
- When you are not playing with slime, keep it in an airtight container.
- You can add some warm water and continue to knead it with your hands if you would like to make your slime more sticky.
- Be careful, don’t let the slime get on your carpet or clothes.
- You can also make slime with 1 cup (0.24 liters) of flour and 2 spoons of brown sugar; mix it, then add in a little water and keep mixing it till it is the right consistency. Let it freeze until you think it is perfect.
- If you’re looking for a version with things you might have in your bathroom, just use shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, and salt. Let it freeze for about 45-60 minutes.
- You can try using flour instead of cornstarch in some slime.
- Make your slime look more interesting by adding some glitter or food coloring.
- Make traditional slime by adding green food coloring.
In conclusion, Slime making is a favorite pastime of ours. There is no better way to make the kids smile at the end of the day than by telling them they will be making slime. Additionally, we don’t recommend tasting these slime after the first day of play. Since these glue-free slimes are perishable, always check for signs of mold before using on the next day.