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Easy Slime Recipe with Mod Podge (no Borax!)

Learn how to make slime without borax! This easy Mod Podge slime recipe only has four ingredients – you probably already have them on hand.

Mod Podge Slime Without Borax

Are you into the slime craze? It seems everyone is! Slime is a great craft idea for kids and keeps them busy! People are buying glue and food coloring by the gallon, amongst other supplies, to make all sorts of fun slime recipes.

How to Make Slime Without Borax

You might be wondering if you can make slime with Mod Podge that you already have on hand. After all, it is a glue (sealer and finish!). The answer is yes you can!

Glue, Baking Soda, and Detergent

A basic slime recipe uses white glue and liquid starch, which makes a slime that is . . . slime-y. It’s more wet, while we like making smooth slime around here.

There’s another recipe that uses Borax, which some people don’t like using because it can irritate the skin.

This slime is awesome because it’s a slime recipe without Borax and it’s not as wet. You’re going to use four ingredients – glue, baking soda, laundry detergent, and food coloring. The “glue” in this recipe is Mod Podge.

laundry detergent slime

Only Four Ingredients

This easy Mod Podge slime recipe only has four ingredients! You don’t need any additional glue beyond Mod Podge, and I have the best news for you: you probably already have all of these ingredients on hand.

Which means you can open the cupboard and start your Mod Podge slime recipe right now. Here’s how it’s done!

Slime Recipe Without Borax

Ingredients for slime without borax

Gather These Supplies

slime recipe without borax

In a large glass bowl, combine the Mod Podge and a few drops of food coloring until there are no longer any white streaks. Add two teaspoons of liquid laundry detergent and mix well.

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Add the baking soda to the mixture and combine until it’s dissolved.

Continue to add the liquid laundry detergent to the mixture, one teaspoon at a time until the slime stops sticking to the side of the bowl and starts sticking to itself.

how to make slime with laundry detergent
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Store your slime in an airtight container to play with again and again. Keep it stored in a cool, dry place for the best results.

how to make slime with glue and baking soda

If you find your slime is too sticky, add a little bit more baking soda and/or laundry detergent. Continue to mix until you get that smooth slime texture you’re looking for!

how do you make slime without borax

If your children are obsessed with slime recipes, this is going to be a fun one for them. I couldn’t get enough of this Mod Podge slime. It’s so fun, and you can dye it a variety of colors. I think next I’m going to try a few different colors and see what happens!

If you want to see a video of this easy slime recipe in action, check it out in the how-to card below. We added glitter and it’s just so fun to play with.

Yield: 1 1/3 cups

Slime Recipe Without Borax

how to make slime with glue and baking soda

Learn how to make slime without borax - using this easy recipe! You'll use Mod Podge instead.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2

Tools

  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Glass bowl
  • Fork

Instructions

  1. In a large glass bowl, combine the Mod Podge and a few drops of food coloring until there are no longer any white streaks. Add two teaspoons of liquid laundry detergent and mix well.
  2. Add the baking soda to the mixture and combine until it’s dissolved.
  3. Continue to add the liquid laundry detergent to the mixture, one teaspoon at a time until the slime stops sticking to the side of the bowl and starts sticking to itself.
  4. Store your slime in an airtight container to play with again and again. Keep it stored in a cool, dry place for the best results.

Notes

If you find your slime is too sticky, add a little bit more baking soda and/or laundry detergent. Continue to mix until you get that smooth slime texture you're looking for!

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If you’re interested in another slime recipe, check out this Play Doh slime over at DIY Candy!

Play Doh Slime

Hannah

Monday 23rd of August 2021

It also did not work for me but I added lots of flour and it is still kind of fun for my toddler🤷🏻‍♀️ Bummed that I used all my mod podge though

Sharon

Thursday 24th of June 2021

If I was using this for a fake cocktail for display what would I have to put on top of it to seal it?

Amy

Monday 28th of June 2021

Hi Sharon! I'm not sure how that would work so I'm not sure how to answer your question! I don't think you would need to seal it.

Janet

Saturday 12th of June 2021

This does not work. I made glue soup and wasted my household items. Disappointed little girl at my house today.

Navy

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Wow,this was so.... BAD i have mixing it for legit 30 minutes but NO RESULT. I am so irritated right now, my mom is sick i just wanted a stress reliever and i used up the last of the supplies i am so disappointed.

Teresa

Friday 19th of February 2021

This did not work for me at all😔 I spent more time than I'd like to admit trying to fix it but it never started sticking together.

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