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How to make slime using Cornstarch

My son has been asking me lately if we could make slime. So I thought I would post an easy slime recipe using Cornstarch since Borax can aggravate some people’s skin, especially among children.
slime with cornstarch
1 Cup Cornstarch
1/2 Cup Water
1 Bowl
1 resealable bag
Glitter for color (optional)
Pour Cornstarch into a bowl. Add water slowly while mixing the ingredients with your hands. Add color (optional). Transfer slime in a resealable bag. Store slime in the refrigerator. You may need to mix it each time before using.
*Also remember that you cannot dump slime down the drain because it can clog your drain.

33 thoughts on “How to make slime using Cornstarch”

  1. This is a great recipe – I had never made slime before as my recipe calls for Borax as well and it just never seemed mild enough for us. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Nonnewtonian. A newtonian fluid has a constant viscosity while a nonnewtonian fluid changes viscosity depending on the force applied to it.

  2. My son has very sensitive skin and he is allergic to an ingredient in borox. This recipe is better than any other and it does not irrtate his skin. Thanks!!! πŸ™‚

  3. This unfortunately is more “goo” than slime and is definitely not a replacement. Tried and was very disappointed. Maybe still acceptable for young kids.

  4. When I followed the instructions it disolved and looked like milk so I put it in the fridge will it turn into slime then or is it good now

  5. It may not all have the same consistency. I haven’t made this in a while because the older kids are too cool now…or so they think. It did work well for us when they younger because my daughter could not use a lot of the other recipes because of her skin allergy

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  6. Great job!! You made a lot of people happy, thanks. Every time I made slime, it would never work or I would run out of an ingredient by making too much slime. (Lol) Thus is wonderful

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