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No-stick Slime Recipe for Sensory Play

No-stick Slime Recipe for Sensory Play

What kiddo doesn't love slime!?  Slime is a super fun substance to incorporate into sensory play.  It can help stimulate the senses, build fine motor skills, and inspire creativity. 

Some types of slime are too sticky or complicated to make, but not this one!  Here, we are sharing our favorite no-stick slime recipe for sensory play.


  • 1 cup clear glue
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Borax


  • liquid watercolor
  • glitter
  • shaving cream

    Child playing with non sticky slime at a sensory table

     Additional Supplies:



    1. Pour 1 cup clear glue into a bowl
    2. Add ½ cup warm water to the bowl and mix
    3. Add any color liquid watercolor or glitter and mix
    4. In a separate cup or dish, create the “activator” by mixing ¼ teaspoon Borax into a ½ cup of water
    5. Add the “activator” slowly to the glue bowl and mix well
    6. When it starts pulling away from the edges of the bowl, take it out and knead on a flat surface for 2-5 minutes
    7. At this point if you would like make a fluffier slime, add a squirt of shaving cream to your slime

    All done! 

    Makes 16 oz of non sticky slime.


    Girl playing with slime at a sensory table


    You can view the how-to video here. 

    Some other fun ways to play with slime:

    • Fit the slime into different sized containers, like the Potion Board™ or Cup Board™

    • Have fun watching the slime drip through the Funnel Board™

    • Demonstrate color mixing with various slime colors

    • Practice measuring and mixing when you make the slime with your child

    • Stretch the slime over the Light Table Board™  and see how much light shines through

    Plus so many more!

    girl playing with non sticky slime in a playroom

    Do you have a favorite slime recipe?  We'd love to know about it!  Share it in the comments below and we will try it out!

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