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Easy DIY Neon Slime Recipe With Contact Lens Solution

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Inside: Make this easy DIY neon slime for kids with contact lens solution, acrylic paint, baking soda and glue!

With summer rapidly approaching, we’re stockpiling ideas for indoor play because it’s just so hot here in Arizona.

We love doing easy crafts for kids all year round, but sometimes we like to do more sensory play and just get a little messy. 

Slime is the perfect sensory activity for older kids! 

Recently we’ve made lots of new slimes and gathered them all on our easy slime recipes for kids page. Be sure to check it out and save some ideas for later. 

Today we’re sharing a no-fail neon slime recipe without borax everyone will love! 

How To Make Neon Slime For Kids

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yellow and pink neon slime

Slime Ingredients

neon orange slime with holes poked in it

Easy Neon Slime Recipe 

hand pouring glue into white bowl

  1. Pour the glue into a large bowl. bowl of slime ingredients
  2. Add the baking soda, contact lens solution, glitter (if using) and one of the neon acrylic paints to the bowl. hand mixing neon slime with a fork
  3. Mix thoroughly with a fork. hands kneading yellow slime
  4. Use your hands to knead the slime until it is no longer sticky. 
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each neon paint color you have. 

neon yellow slime being stretched

hand squeezing neon pink slime

You’re done! 

Can you believe how simple this slime recipe is?! 

It’s probably one of my favorites for a standard slime, because it’s not sticky at all!

When my boys were playing with it, they kept telling me how cool it was because it didn’t stick to their hands and it was still super stretchy!  

neon pink glitter, slime, and acrylic

hand pushed into neon slime

If you’re wondering if this slime is glow in the dark the answer is technically yes, but it doesn’t work too well. The acrylic paint we used said it was a glow paint, but it’s really way too subtle to call glow in the dark. I’m working on an insanely bright glow in the dark slime recipe now, so stay tuned! 

We played with this slime for a while separately, then we mixed them together to make the neon orange slime you see in the pictures. 

Slime Safety

Please always have adult supervision when children are playing with slime.

You also want to 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. 

pile of glittery orange slime

neon yellow slime with holes poked in it

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.

neon yellow and neon pink slime in an oval shape

Easy DIY Neon Slime Recipe

Yield: 1 batch
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this simple neon slime recipe that's not sticky and fun for kids to play with!


  • 1/2 cup Elmer's clear glue
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon contact lens solution (with boric acid)
  • 1 tablespoon neon acrylic paint
  • 1 tablespoon neon glitter (optional)


  • Mixing bowl
  • Fork
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons


  1. Pour the glue into a large bowl. 
  2. Add the baking soda, contact lens solution, glitter (if using) and one of the neon acrylic paints to the bowl. 
  3. Mix thoroughly with a fork. 
  4. Use your hands to knead the slime until it is no longer sticky. 
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for each paint color you have.


Your contact lens solution must contain boric acid in order to work so check the ingredients before purchasing.

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