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This DIY Slime is so Natural and safe you could eat it – but I wouldn’t recommend, Blegh.

Whilst most store-bought slimes claim to be free from toxins, many contain fragrance, which can be made up of any number of chemicals. This article covers in more depth the safety concerns with both store-bought and homemade slime.

I did many searches trying to find a DIY slime recipe I could make for the kids that didn’t contain toxins. I tried all variations of No Borax slime, no glue free, toxin free slime and safe slime and although there are heaps of recipes, there were very few that contained safe ingredients. From all my scrolling I concluded that psyllium slime was the way to go.

Now I must disclose this psyllium slime is more like flubber than an actual slime that you can stretch and squish. But the little kids still had a blast with it. The older kids might feel a bit ripped off though. Whilst warm the slime it more stretchy and slime-like, but as it cools it firms up

DIY Slime – very stretchy and slime-like while still warm

How Do You Make Slime?

With just 2 ingredients Slime, 3 if you add colour, this slime is super easy to whip up and you can relax knowing it is totally safe and natural. If you want to colour it like we did, you can use any natural food colouring, like hoppers food colouring or fruit and veggie powders. For the DIY slime in the pictures, we used beetroot powder.

DIY Slime Recipe

Ingredients

1 Tbsp Psyllium husk
1 Cup Water
Colouring (optional)

What to Do

  1. Combine the psylium husk and water in a large bowl (so it doesn’t overflow in the microwave
  2. Add colouring if using
  3. Cook in Microwave for 3 – 5 minutes (I found 4 minutes best but it will vary depending on the microwave)


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