How to Make Slime with Glue and Borax?

How to Make Slime with Glue and Borax

How to Make Slime with Glue and BoraxSlime is an interesting play material that attracted kids and toy industry since its introduction in 1976. It is a non-toxic squishy material that is viscous and oozy. you can hold it in your hands and feel it oozes down through your fingers but it won’t stick on your hands. Playing with slime is fun and it can easily be made from glue and borax. In this post we will see how to make slime with glue and borax. [Note that there are methods to make slime without borax and methods to make slime without glue].

Try it yourself

You need:

  1. Clear glue – 120 ml
  2. Warm water – 1 cup (depending on the consistency that you require)
  3. Food colour (your desired colour) – 2 drops
  4. Borax powder – 1 teaspoon
  5. Mixing bowl – 1

What next?

Step 1: Empty about 120 ml of clear glue into the mixing bowl.

Step 2: Mix a drop or two of food colour with the glue.

Step 3: Add 1 teaspoon of borax into the warm water and mix well.

Step 4: Slowly pour in the borax solution to the glue solution as you mix the solution. Continue pouring until you notice the slime is formed.

Step 5: Knead your creation and play with it as you like, but make sure that you don’t eat it or put it on your body parts. 

To make your slime more attractive, you can try adding glitters and different colours as you wish for the purpose.


How to Make Slime with Glue and Borax? Well, that question has been answered, but what is the logic behind this slime making? Clear glue or washable glue has polyvinyl alcohol. When we mix borax in water, it changes into Borate Ion. When we mix borax solution and glue, the polyvinyl alcohol in the glue will be attracted to the borate ions formed from the mixture of borax and water. This will form long chains to create the slime.

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