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Clear Slime Recipe For Kids [Video Tutorial]

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Learn how to make this awesome clear glue slime for kids. It’s a fun sensory play idea for children.

We’ve been making slime at our house at least once a week and we can’t seem to get enough! Each new version is just as exciting and novel as the last one so we don’t see an end in sight. 

Although we’ve shared lots of our favorite slime recipes, we’ve never shared our basic clear slime recipe. This recipe is super simple and only uses 4 easy to source ingredients. 

It’s a great starter slime recipe and one that you can easily adapt to any theme you’d like by adding food coloring, scents, glitter or other fun additions. 

Btw, if you want to see all our slimes, be sure to check out our easy slime recipes for kids collection. There’s tons of fun slimes for kids there. 

Read on below to see how simple it is to make for your kids! 

Easy & Basic Clear Slime Recipe

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Slime Ingredients

  • 1 bottle or 1/2 cup Elmer’s clear glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1-2 tablespoons contact lens solution (must contain boric acid) 
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup

How To Make Clear Slime

clear slime ingredients

Pour the Elmer’s clear glue into the mixing bowl and add the water and baking soda. Mix the water mixture well until the baking soda is dissolved.

Add 1 tablespoon of contact solution to the mixture in the bowl. Mix well until the slime forms. If the consistency of the slime is still too sticky add another tablespoon of contact solution.

Knead and mix until fully combined.

That’s really all there is to it!

This basic clear slime recipe is nearly foolproof if you follow the directions closely and kids love it!!!!

Why Is My Clear Slime Cloudy?

If you want crystal clear slime there are few things to consider. 

First, when you’re making the slime be sure to mix all the ingredients slowly so you do not make air bubbles. Bubbles will cloud the slime so the less agitation you add when mixing, the clearer your slime will be. 

And remember, since we want clear slime, we can’t use white glue.

When you play with the slime it will naturally “cloud”. You’ll still be able to see through it, but it won’t appear crystal clear. The picture above is how the slime looks after it is mixed up. 

To get the slime back to it’s completely see through appearance, you’ll need to store it in a container and wait about 12-24 hours for all the bubbles to rise to the surface.

Once the bubbles have separated from the clear part of the slime, pull the bubble layer away from the clear layer. If you try to mix the bubble layer back into the slime it will just cloud it back up again so don’t do that! The picture above is after we let our slime sit for about a day. 

Honestly, the bubbles in the clear slime are my kids favorite part about it. They love mixing them and trying to pop them all, so don’t worry too much about them! 

How To Make Clear Slime Stretchy 

One question we get asked a lot is how to make the slime extra stretchy! 

After lots of failed attempts using lotion and other products, we’ve found the easiest way to make any slime recipe extra stretchy is two fold.

First, you want to be sure to add the water to the slime. The added moisture really makes the slime bouncy and stretchy so don’t leave it out. 

Second, make sure you’re only adding the minimum amount of saline solution necessary to reach the consistency you want. Whenever you add too much contact lens solution to your slime it causes it to become stiff and to break, instead of stretching. 

If you accidentally added too much contact solution already there are a couple of ways to try to fix it. 

  1. Soak the slime in some hot water for 5-10 minutes. Once the time is up, rework the slime with your hands. If it’s become too runny, slowly add more contact solution until you reach the consistency you like. 
  2. Try adding lotion to the slime. We’ve tried this approach a few times and have had moderate success with it. If your slime is only slightly too stiff, this option will work. If you’ve gone way overboard and your slime immediately breaks instead of stretching, we suggest you try option #1 or start over with a new batch. 

Slime Safety Tips

All slime should be made by adults. Adult supervision is needed when a child is playing with the slime. 

This slime is not intended for children under 3 or for any child who may attempt to eat it. If any part of this slime is ingested, contact your doctor immediately. 

If your child has sensitive skin, have them wear gloves while playing with the slime. 

Children and adults should wash hands after playing with or touching the slime. 

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Clear Slime Recipe For Kids

Clear Slime Recipe For Kids

Yield: 1 batch
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This easy clear slime reicpe is borax free and uses Elmer's glue, contact solution, water and baking soda!

Materials

  • 1 bottle or 1/2 cup Elmer's clear glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1-2 tablespoons contact lens solution

Tools

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup

Instructions

  1. Pour the Elmer's clear glue into the mixing bowl and add the water and baking soda. Mix well until the baking soda is dissolved
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of contact solution to the mixture in the bowl. Mix well. If the consistency of the slime is still too sticky add another tablespoon of contact solution.
  3. Knead and mix until fully combined.

Notes

The contact lens solution must contain boric acid, so check the ingredients before purchasing.

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