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Soda Pop Slime - DIY Taste-Safe Recipe - NO Borax,Glue, Liquid Starch, or Contact Lens Solution!

This Soda Pop Slime recipe is a super simple DIY activity for kids! This recipe is also safe and taste-safe and only requires two super simple ingredients. NO BORAX. NO GLUE. NO CONTACT LENS SOLUTION. NO LIQUID STARCH {or any other crazy chemical ingredients}. As an added bonus, it also smells amazing! My kids absolutely LOVED making this safe DIY Soda Pop Slime recipe.

Hi friends, has the DIY Slime making craze hit your house yet? Chances are if you have a tween in the house,  you know all about the DIY Slime making frenzy! My daughter asked me a few times if we could buy the ingredients to make  DIY Slime, and I just hadn't gotten around to it. Then, on the weekend I noticed that 3 of the stores that I went into actually had Slime Making Supply Centers set up, in-store. One retailer actually had printed free supply lists and instructions that you could grab alongside all of the suggested supplies. 

One of the ingredients that I kept seeing over and over again, was Borax. I just couldn't wrap my head around using it to make something that would undoubtedly wind up touching the common surfaces in our home.  My first thought was about my younger children. What if they touched it, then touched their mouths or eyes? Then I caught an article on the Parents Magazine website that totally justified my concerns. Some kids have gotten chemical burns from using Borax to make DIY Slime. But it doesn't stop there! There have also been reports of children seeking emergency medical attention for respiratory distress, seizures and a long list of other medical issues after mixing/handling their DIY Slime.  CRAZY! After reading the article, I immediately decided against making the traditional DIY slime recipes. 

My kids still wanted to try their hand at DIY Slime making though, so I set out to make a recipe that was chemical-free, simple and taste-safe {just in case my toddler gets curious}. This super simple recipe only requires 2 ingredients, and it comes together fairly quickly too.

Grab my simple supply list and instructions below, to make your own taste-safe Soda Pop Slime!

Soda Pop Slime - A DIY Taste-Safe Recipe 

Recipe yields: 1 cup prepared Soda Pop Slime
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Cool time: 15 minutes

What you'll need:
  • A microwave safe mixing bowl (a deep bowl is best)
  • Crush Singles To Go Drink Mix (single serve drink mixes or 1 TBSP of another drink mix that is sugar free or artifically sweetened)
  • 1 TBSP Metemucil 
  • 1 C. warm water

How to:

  1. Add 1 TBSP. Metemucil to the mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 C. warm water, and stir well. 
  3. Add 1 full packet of Crush Singles To Go Drink Mix (or 1 TBSP of another drink mix that is sugar free or artificially sweetened. Stir well.
  4. Place mixing bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes. Mixtuer should be bubbling at the end of the two minutes. Stir quickly. 
  5. Place mixing bowl back into the microwave for 1 minute. Stir mixture well, again.
  6. Place mixing bowl back into the microwave for another 2 minutes. 
  7. Remove carefully from the microwave and allow he mixture to sit / cool for 15-20 minutes at room temperate. 
  8. Remove your finished DIY Soda Pop Slime from the mixing bowl, and have fun with it!
  9. Store prepared Soda Pop Slime in a zip top bag or an air tight container, at room temperature.

This is a super fun kitchen experiment to do with the kids this summer, and I love that I don't have to worry about chemicals while my kids play with it!

Happy {safe} slime making, friends!