Mess-free toddler slime recipe

This “slime” for toddlers isn’t slimey or gooey—it’s squishy and bouncy! (No joke, if you roll it into a ball it will actually bounce!) This recipe is perfect for littles who want to be just like their slime-making big siblings but aren’t quite ready for the real deal. Their hands won’t be stained after playing with it, and when you accidentally step in it with bare feet because your kid gets distracted and abandons it on the kitchen floor for his trucks, you won’t almost barf. It feels like a squishy bouncy ball. Not gross at all.


  1. Mix 1 bottle of clear glue, green food coloring, and lots of glitter in a large bowl.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup warm water with 1 tsp. borax until completely dissolved.

  3. Add borax mixture to the glue mixture, little by little, until desired consistency is reached.

  4. Stick it in a plastic jar (we used baby food jars!), paint the lid black, add a pair of creepy googly eyes—and call it Franken-slime.