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.

20 thoughts on “How to make slime using Cornstarch

  1. Jeanette says:

    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!

  2. Lila says:

    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!!! 🙂

  3. Fel says:

    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. Kawehi says:

    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. Misfit Mama Bear Haven says:

    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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