Borax may not be something that you keep around your house for daily purposes, but it's most definitely something that will be used in slime recipes all over the planet. The slime craze that we are experiencing has reached new levels, and that means many people are currently experimenting with the way that they are making their slime. Some people will just use the first recipe they find on the internet, which is completely fine! Whatever makes you happy and lets you have fun is going to be the right option.
While having fun is what making slime is all about, avoiding Borax may be something that you should seriously consider. Much like Asbestos or Mercury, Borax is a naturally occurring mineral that we use for a plethora of things. Borax is known to kill ants and has even been the culprit of poisoning both pets and children, which is why avoiding it might be on your “to-do list”.
Avoiding Borax, But Not Slime!
Making slime without Borax is possible, you've just got to think outside of the box. You can many different types of slime without using Borax, such as “edible slime” or even “starch slime”. However, today we're going to dive even further into the depths of simple slime, as we're going to make baby powder slime!
The ingredients you're going to need would be:
- A 1/2 cup of white glue (PVA)
- Food coloring of your choice
- A 1/2 cup of baby powder
With just a little bit of baby powder and some glue, you'll be making homemade blobs of your very own slime in absolutely no time. If you have children, this is a foolproof way to go about not only keeping them busy, but it's also happy.
Making Baby Powder Slime
If you haven't gone through the slime creation process before, don't fret. Making baby powder slime is incredibly straightforward, so much so that anybody reading this right now could do it.
1) Pour a 1/2 cup of glue into your mixing bowl
2) Add your food coloring
3) Mix the two together until combined
4) Add a 1/2 cup of baby powder (talcum powder), add more until the desired consistency has been reached
5) Knead and play with your slime as you please!
Borax Isn't Always Best
You don't always need to count on Borax to give you the best possible slime, as there are simply way too many other kinds of slime to be made. Regardless of why you want to avoid Borax, you should be educated on how to make slime with Borax at this point. If you're interested in learning more about slime (and how you can make it for yourself), check out some of the other content on the site!
For now, take some time out of your day and play with the baby powder slime you've made. There is most definitely a soothing sensation to playing with slime, but it's also nice to make use of something you've created yourself.