Inside: This easy mermaid slime recipe uses contact solution, baking soda, clear glue, and glitter. It’s perfect for birthday parties or just for fun sensory play!
Making slime is such a fun activity, once you start you’ll never want to stop!
Just a few weeks ago we made our first slime recipe in over a year and each week my kids keep asking for more awesome slimes to play with.
Today we’re sharing how to make this simple mermaid slime with contact solution instead of borax. It only takes 4 ingredients and will entertain your kids for so long you won’t know what to do with yourself 😉
If your kids enjoy this activity, be sure to check out all of our fun mermaid activities for kids!
Mermaid Slime Recipe Without Borax
- 1 cup Elmer’s clear glue
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1.5-2 tablespoons contact solution (must contain boric acid)
- Extra fine glitter in shades of blue and green (all ours came from this 30 piece kit)
- Fine purple glitter
Pour the glue into a large bowl.
Add the baking soda and contact lens solution to the bowl.
Mix with a fork until combined and the mixture starts to clump together.
Use your hands to knead the slime together until it forms the consistency you like. If it’s too sticky, feel free to add a tiny bit (1 teaspoon at a time) of contact lens solution then knead again.
Spread the slime out on a flat surface then shake the blue and green glitters onto of the clear slime. Mix the glitter into the slime until completely combined.
Sit back and enjoy your awesome mermaid slime!
If you’re wondering how much glitter to put into your slime, it all depends on how shimmery and reflective you want it. We added 5 different shades of extra fine blue, green and teal glitter and about 3 teaspoons of fine purple glitter.
All of the extra fine glitter we’ve used in our slime recipes comes from this glitter kit that we bought off Amazon. It’s been really awesome to have so many different choices of glitter right at our fingertips!
Slime Safety Notes
Please always have adult supervision when children are playing with slime.
Be sure your child knows that this type of slime is not edible. If any part of the slime is ingested, immediately call for medical advice.
Parents or another adult should always make the slime. This type of slime should not be used with children 3 and younger.
If your child has sensitive skin use gloves while playing with the slime or watch them to be sure the slime isn’t irritating to the skin.
Always have your child wash their hands after playing with slime.
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- Mixing bowl
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- Measuring spoons
- Pour the glue into a large bowl.
- Add the baking soda and contact lens solution to the bowl.
- Mix with a fork until combined and the mixture starts to clump together.
- Use your hands to knead the slime together until it forms the consistency you like. If it's too sticky, feel free to add a tiny bit (1 teaspoon at a time) of contact lens solution then knead again.
- Spread the slime out on a flat surface then shake the blue and green glitters onto of the clear slime. Mix the glitter into the slime until completely combined.
Your contact lens solution must contain boric acid in order to work properly, so check the ingredients before purchasing.