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If you’ve been trying to find a slime recipe without Borax or glue then this is it! This all natural, non-toxic (actually edible) TWO Ingredient slime is flippin’ fantastic! It’s squishy. It’s Jiggly. It’s Safe. It was so much fun to make and my kids played with it for ages.
Non Toxic Slime
If you’re a parent and live on this Planet then your child has probably asked you to make slime at least once, or possibly one hundred times this month. I finally caved and spent a day making slime with my daughter last week.
So, we started with Google. As you do.
After reading through a TON of recipes we found that most slime’s (is that a word?) called for a toxic soup of borax, glue and shaving cream.
Um. No. I don’t think so.
No way was I going to let my child play with this for hours on end with just bare hands. Agh!
I couldn’t expect her to put on gloves either because … well … what’s the point? The fun is in the sensory feel of slimy goo squeezing through your bare fingers.
Natural Organic Slime
And so, we finally came up with this natural Organic slime recipe.
It’s amazing how simple it is to make, and now I look at all the slime recipes out there and think…why?? This is a Clean (it’s technically edible, but no, I won’t be trying this anytime soon!) slime recipe that’s perfectly safe for tiny hands to play with until their hearts content, without you having to worry about the usual, pretty nasty, chemicals usually used in slime.
It was super fun to make! Seriously! You can’t believe how awesome it is to watch this water mix turn into gooey slime in just a few minutes. It’s satisfying beyond belief, and kind of mesmerising :)
We ended up making it in red, blue and glitter (I consider it a color because it had a LOT of glitter in it).
This non toxic slime recipe calls for two ingredients. Yep, you read that right, TWO! If you’ve (like I did) been Googling around and have seen the vast array of slime recipes with lists of ingredients you’ll need to go to the hardware store for, my recipe might at first sight seem a little off to you.
But please…try it! It’s like something slightly miraculous happens!
My Slime Making Tips
- Use a non stick pot if you have one. It makes clean up easy.
- I don’t recommend the red color. It grossed me out a bit because it looks a bit like an internal body part. It would be perfect for a Halloween themed slime.
- Buy a small bag of Psyllium Powder because a little goes a long way.
- Get the fine Psyllium Powder. Our slime was a little grainy. It didn’t affect the slime but if you want a super smooth texture, then go with this one.
- Technically adding color is a THIRD ingredient to my two ingredient slime. But hey, who’s counting?
- Only add a teeny tiny bit of color. 3 – 4 drops worked perfectly.
- When the kids have finished playing for the day, pack it up in a plastic ziplock bag and store in the fridge. It’s been 4 days and our slime is still looking great.
Non Toxic Slime Recipe
The word recipe makes it sound as though you might need to carefully follow some set of instructions, but you’re not gonna believe how CRAZILY easy this recipe is.
- 1 Tablespoon Psyllium Husk Powder
- 1 Cup cold Water
- 3-4 drops of food coloring and / or glitter (OPTIONAL)
- Place both ingredients into a non stick pan and mix together. You can add a couple drops of food coloring at this point if you want colored slime.
- Heat up on the stove until bubbles start to form.
- Stir the entire time. I tried both my wooden spoon and silicone whisk and they both worked well.
- The slime will start to thicken and stick together. Remove from the heat once the slime is thick enough to lift up in a bridge to your spoon (see my picture below because I’m not quite sure how else to describe it.
- Allow to cool before playing with it.
Store in a Tupperware or zip-lock bag in the fridge.