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Homemade Borax-Free Slime

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One thing we always stand by here at Women of Today is using simple, organic and all-natural ingredients in recipes and DIY projects, as often as we possibly can. For this Halloween inspired, borax-free version of slime, we used an eye-catching red glitter glue and added in some spiders for good measure! We were so impressed with how everything turned out that we made multiple gooey batches. It’s a major hit with the kids! 

Remember, when doing fun DIY projects in your kitchen, for Halloween or other festive holidays, look out for toxic agents in the products you’re using. Borax can be a potentially harmful substance — It is found in slime, as a preservative in some beauty products, and in cleaners for whitening and getting rid of stains.  Need we say again that all natural is always the way to go? Enjoy the video below! 


Homemade Borax-Free Slime


  • 1 6 ounce bottle washable school glue
  • 1 handful mini spiders (or any other decoration you like)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp saline solution (i.e., contact solution)


  • Pour the glue into a medium bowl. 
  • Add in baking soda.
  • Add your spiders. You can also add glitter, natural food coloring, or other little trinkets like googly eyes at this time. 
  • Add the contact lens solution and stir slowly. The mixture should begin to harden. If the mix gets slimy, add more solution. 
  • Continue mixing slowly until a ball of slime forms.
  • Seal in an airtight container when finished. 
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DIY inspired by The Kitchn

Beijos xx
Women of Today 

by Camila Alves McConaughey