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It's no secret that slimes are one of our favorite sensory materials here at Fun at Home with Kids.  During the Slime Week we ran on our Facebook page, I learned that liquid starch is not available in the UK and parts of Canada (and probably some other places as well!).  At the time, I didn't know of an alternative to borax or an alternative to liquid starch for making slime, but it motivated me to do some research and see if I could come up with a different non-toxic ingredient that would make slime.  S was soooo thrilled to learn UK folks can now make slime (she was crushed to learn that you couldn't) that she named this slime "England Slime".

How to make slime using laundry detergent!  A NEW recipe for slime making from Fun at Home with Kids that uses neither borax nor liquid starch.  You can find the necessary ingredients in the UK and Canada as well as in the US.
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I minored in chemistry back in college - many years ago (and before a lot of sleep deprivation, hahaha) - but I knew the answer would be in the reaction between glue and liquid starch or borax.

How to make slime using laundry detergent!  A NEW recipe for slime making from Fun at Home with Kids that uses neither borax nor liquid starch.  You can find the necessary ingredients in the UK and Canada as well as in the US.

After doing a bit of research, I discovered that anything containing a borate ion would react with the polyvinyl alcohol in washable school glue.  A little more research, and I'd found out that borax and boric acid both produce the borate ion when added to water.

How to make slime using laundry detergent!  A NEW recipe for slime making from Fun at Home with Kids that uses neither borax nor liquid starch.  You can find the necessary ingredients in the UK and Canada as well as in the US.

So I needed to see if there was a source of borate ion (either borax or boric acid) that was readily available in the UK.

How to make slime using laundry detergent!  A NEW recipe for slime making from Fun at Home with Kids that uses neither borax nor liquid starch.  You can find the necessary ingredients in the UK and Canada as well as in the US.

I knew that borax is traditionally used in laundry detergents, so I started there.  It isn't as easy as one would hope, however, to find the ingredients in laundry detergents.  Because they aren't food, the manufacturers aren't required to disclose the ingredients on the labels.  So I looked up the MSDS sheets (these are available on brand websites) for several brands of laundry detergent that were widely available.  I also only looked at brands that were classified as non-toxic.

How to make slime using laundry detergent!  A NEW recipe for slime making from Fun at Home with Kids that uses neither borax nor liquid starch.  You can find the necessary ingredients in the UK and Canada as well as in the US.

UPDATE 11/19/15 - Though this has worked for over a year, I'm suddenly getting several reports that the 7th Generation is no longer working.  The website hasn't updated the ingredient list since May of this year, at which point the ingredients were still the same.  Update 11/22/15 - I was able to find a bottle of the new 7th Generation Free and Clear and the bottle no longer lists boric acid - the needed ingredient.  :(  Older versions of 7th Generation should still work, but the new formula won't work.

Eventually I hit gold with a few different brands, but most of the laundry detergents were scented and/or strongly colored, making them poor candidates for slime-making (pheeeew the smell was pretty overpowering with some of them).  At last I found the perfect laundry detergent (links for several International listings are at the bottom of the post).  Now mind you, you need to use this EXACT laundry detergent to make slime (not a different type of Tide).  Please keep in mind that not any laundry detergent will work, and not even every type of laundry detergent from this very brand will work.

How to make slime using laundry detergent!  A NEW recipe for slime making from Fun at Home with Kids that uses neither borax nor liquid starch.  You can find the necessary ingredients in the UK and Canada as well as in the US.

To make your slime, you will need a PVA-based glue.  In the US and Canada this is a washable school glue like Elmer's.  You can use either clear or white glue.  We like using clear.  Add two bottles of glue (about 10 oz total, but this is very flexible) to a container and slowly add Liquid Tide Free and Gentle about a Tablespoon at a time, stirring each time.  Depending on the concentration (2x, 4x, and 8x concentration), you'll need to add anywhere from a few tablespoons to 1/4 cup or possibly slightly more.  Once your slime is no longer sticking to the sides of the container and is holding together in a big clump, you're done!  To see photos of what the process looks like, you can check out our How to Fix Slime That Didn't Work Out post - the process looks the same when you use the laundry detergent.  If your slime is at all sticky, add a teeny bit more laundry detergent and knead it in.  Though the ingredients are non-toxic, I only recommend this slime recipe for kids who aren't going to try tasting it.  We have edible slime recipes here if your child is still likely to taste.

Here are links to the correct laundry detergent for various countries:

US
Amazon US

UK
With the help of lovely Sarah - I was able to research another brand and found the correct ingredient in Almat Laundry Gel Non-Bio.  I am not sure if the Bio works as I couldn't find the ingredient list online, so for now, I only recommend using the Non-Bio.  **Update: Lovely Heidi from the UK has tried all three Almat Gels for us and confirms that they all make slime! And Debbie K. has tried Persil Gel and reported that it also works!**

Aldi UK (Almat Laundry Gel Bio)
My Supermarket UK (Almat Laundry Gel Bio)
Thank you to lovely Lucy for doing the legwork to find a CLEAR PVA glue for UK folks.  She confirms that this brand works with Aldi to make clear slime!!  So rad - thank you, Lucy!!!
Pritt PVA Clear Craft Glue

UPDATE FOR THOSE ENCOUNTERING DIFFICULTY WITH THE ALMAT GEL SLIME:
  Sarah Hawthorne has generously given permission for me to use a photo of what the Almat Slime looks like (I can't find any way to get the materials shipped to me in the US, so a BIG thank you to Sarah for providing this):


Sarah also suggests the following for anyone struggling with the Almat gel:  "Put approximately 5 dessert spoons of glue in a bowl, add coloring and mix.  Add dollop by dollop, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Almat Laundry Gel, stirring firmly until the mixture comes together.  If the goop is too sticky add some more gel a drop at a time until it is firm enough to play with."  Thank you so much, Sarah!!!!

Sharon Vanstone from the UK experimented with making the slime with regular PVA glue and Almat and some clear craft glue she found in small tubes and glitter and Almat.  She reports that the clear glue slime is a bit firmer and not as stretchy as the PVA glue slime.  Here's a photo comparing the two (PVA on left; clear glue + glitter on the right), used with permission.  Thank you, Sharon!!!!


Estelle Maidstone from the UK gave Lidl's Formil Bio Gel a try and reports that it also works!  Hooray!!!

Kelly Irons tried both Bio and Non-Bio Almat gel and found that they both worked the same.  Here are her photos (shared with permission) of each of the slimes:


Canada
Amazon.ca (Canada)

Germany and Ireland
German and Irish readers - can you get the Almat Gels at your local Aldi store?

Australia
I have not yet been able to locate an online store that carries Liquid Tide Free and Gentle, but I suspect there is one.  If you find one please let me know!  :)
And Aussies, Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning found an Aussie brand of liquid starch that works in this post.

South Africa
According to my online research, Ultra Ariel Liquid Detergent has the correct ingredient.

Malta
According to my online research, Liquid Universal Dixan, Blue Dixan Power Gel, and Multicolored Liquid Dixan all contain the correct ingredient.  I now have photo confirmation from a reader that Multicolored Liquid Dixan works to make slime!  Hooray!

To make the slime you see pictured, we threw in a TON of extra ingredients - turquoise, silver, and green liquid watercolors and about seven different colors and shapes of glitter (about 3/4 of a cup of glitter in all, as we are very serious about our glitter).  If you don't have liquid watercolors, food coloring works as a substitute.  The slime will keep in an airtight container (tupperware or ziploc bag) for several weeks.  Oh and in case you wondered, yes, we actually are weird enough to have a slime photoshoot in our driveway.  :)

Brazil
Thank you to Zoe for trying out Ariel Liquid Detergent for us!  It works!!!!  :)

Other International Locations
I am happy to research whether your country has a laundry detergent that will work.  If you'd like me to look into it, please email me a list of the brand names of liquid laundry detergents commonly found in your stores at funathomewithkids@gmail.com.  Finding out what brands are readily available in some international locations is almost impossible for me, so sending me a list of names helps tremendously!  :)


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  1. Amazing!! I panicked when I saw the detergent as I didn't know where to get it but you gave a link so I am going to get some and give this a go!! :-)

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    1. It works great! Have fun with it!!! :)

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  2. I was thrilled with this but when I checked the Amazon link I noticed that the laundry detergent is shipped from America and shipping is nearly £50 so sadly won't be making this slime either :-(

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    1. Shoot, Swiftlymorgan - the less expensive listings must have been bought up already. :( Hopefully Amazon will restock soon. I am also working on a second alternative method, but the products are shipping to me from overseas so I won't have them for another 2 weeks.

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    2. Swiftlymorgan - a lovely reader helped me track down a UK brand with the correct ingredient and since it's a local brand it's WAY cheaper. I've updated the post with new links!

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  3. I would love to know an alternative brand of laundry detergent for Belgium... :)

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    1. I will add Belgium to my list of countries to investigate! I'll let you know if I find anything! :)

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    2. would you be so kind and add one for Germany too? If it's not a lot to ask. :)

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    3. I would be happy to add Germany! If you could email me the brand names of locally available laundry detergents, it would make it faster for me - my email is funathomewithkids @gmail.com

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  4. Thanks Asia! I've not seen that brand around in Australia so I'll have to keep my eye out for it. I'd be keen to continue the research and see what other non-toxic detergents we have available in the supermarkets that have the right component in them as well. I'll let you know if I find any :D You're the chem queen! x

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    1. Yes! It's much easier to research from the country itself as you know which brands are common. There's also a liquid starch in Australia that apparently works - I'm adding that link to the post right now - it's from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning.

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  5. WOW! You're Amazing! Ha, but I'm from Singapore. mmm... would you be able to help? If you have the time. otherwise, I shall just drool over the slimy effects...haha... Really wonderful work here!

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    1. I will try my best to look into Singapore!!!! :)

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    2. Any news for Singapore :) ? Thanks !

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    3. I haven't been able to find any in Singapore. There may be some that work, but most of the brands I've looked into don't list ingredients anywhere for me to look over. So I can't tell for sure one way or the other. So sorry! I wish I could be of more help!!!

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    4. Thank you for trying !

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  6. This is absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for going to all that trouble so that us UK people can at last make our own version! Will be giving this a try over the Summer holidays!

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    1. Yay! So glad to hear it, Grace! And so happy to be able to help!!! :)

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    2. Help....using Almat mine has gone all lumpy like it has curdled.....any ideas how to fix it? Has never looked like getting to proper consistency either....(i'm using washable white pva glue). Thanks Dawn

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    3. Hi Dawn! Have you checked out "How to Fix Slime" post? It sounds like there was too much Almat. Check and see if your slime looks like the "too much liquid starch" photo. If it does, add a little bit of glue and knead it. That should fix it! Let me know if you need anymore help - you can always send me a photo at funathomewithkids@gmail.com and that makes it a little easier for me to figure out what's going on. :)

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    4. Hi Asia, yes there probably is too much Almat in it, but I kept adding it thinking it would thicken up and start to look like the photos.....but it didn't. Yes I looked at the How to Fix, but it doesn't look like that, there is no loose looking liquid, just white lumps of what I assume is glue!!! Any ideas? Thanks Dawn

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    5. Are you using Almat Non Bio? I am not sure without seeing it myself, but I suspect you need to add some glue until you get the lumps to stick together. Are the lumps of glue rubbery? Or liquid? If you can send a photo, it will help!

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    6. Hi Asia.....think I am giving up now!! My friend's little girl who is 12 and been making slime for years tried this for me too with the Almat bio gel (the green one) and she couldn't get it the proper consistency either....it just always looked so wet and didn't clump together like in your description....Anyway worth a try! Dawn

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    7. Shoot!!!! Did you ever get a chance to try the Non Bio? That's the only one I could verify had the correct ingredients. I wish I knew what was going on because lots of folks have said it works great and then a handful of you have this happen. :( I think I need to fly to the UK to check it out! I'm so sorry it isn't working for you. :(

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    8. Hi Asia yes I will try the non bio and see how that goes!! I saw Sarah's post too, noted! Can I also just ask please....
      1.I see Amazon do have Dylon liquid starch would that do?
      2. What is the ingredient that is in the liquid starch specifically so that I an check other products in the UK and will report back any success!! Thank you :)

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    9. I can't find the full ingredients on my end for the Dylon Liquid Starch. I would definitely check before trying it - I've found lots of liquid starches that did not have the correct ingredient. You are looking for something with borax, sodium tetraborate, or boric acid. Hope that helps and let me know if you find anything else!!! In the US, there's a central place for all of this info (the MSDS), but abroad there doesn't seem to be a similar organization. Lots of companies seem to have the option of listing out their ingredients or not - which makes it harder to research!

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    10. I'm in the UK and I couldn't find the ingredients for the Dylon liquid starch either, so i bought some from Amazon Uk and sorry to say it doesn't seem to work, sob!

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    11. Nooooo! The worst! The amazing Sarah Hawthorne is working on another recipe though - she found something we thought might work and she tried it out and it worked! I will post the recipe once she's got it - Sarah to the rescue!!!! :)

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    12. I haven't found ingredients for this starch but it says it can be used for making 'gunge' http://traditional-starch.co.uk/traditional.html….do you think this kind of dry starch would work as well as liquid starch, is the difference just water?

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    13. YES! That is the one Sarah tried!!! It will work, but she's trying to put together amounts. If you're up for playing around with it, give it a go. Just dissolve the powder in water first.

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    14. OOh i look forward to that recipe! in desperation i just made some translucent gelatinous slime goo which is lovely and tactile with agar flakes, water and tapioca starch, stirred up and in the microwave for a minute….slurp!

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    15. Ooooh! Very clever! Great idea to use agar!! I'll post as soon as I hear back from Sarah! :)

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  7. Thank you so much for researching and testing a liquid starch free slime. The boys and I have wanted to try making slime for quite a while now but are unable to find the starch.

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    1. Hooray! I'm so glad you can make slime now! I hope you all enjoy the slime as much as we do!!! :)

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  8. Hi how many ml of glue did you use? Also will it work with food colourings as liquid watercolours are not readily available in the uk thanks helen

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    1. It's very flexible (the amount of glue). Use as much as the amount of slime you'd like to end up with. We used 10oz which is 295 mL of glue, but you can use whatever amount you'd like. And yes, you can color it with food coloring or paint, whichever is easiest! :)

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  9. How about Poland? Could you please put my country on your list as I'd like to make slime as well with my boys and don't know how to start
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    1. I can do my best! If you can email me a list of local brand names of laundry detergents at funathomewithkids@gmail.com I can see if I can dig up ingredient lists online and let you know if one will work!

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  10. Awesome! Thanks for the article! I am curios if you will find an alternative for Belgium, I live in The Netherlands and usually there common brands for BE and NL.

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    1. I'd be happy to look into it for you - if you can email me a list of local brand names of laundry detergents at funathomewithkids@gmail.com I can see if I can dig up ingredient lists online and let you know if one will work!

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  11. I've made the borax version here in Australia you can buy borax at bunnings in the cleaning section were they keep the cleaning vinegar and bicarb soda.

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    1. Oh perfect, Melanie! Thank you so much for letting me know! I know you can't find borax at all in the UK, so it's good to know that it is available in Australia.

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  12. Hi do you know where a brand of detergent that I can get in New Zealand? Thanks

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    1. I don't - but I'd be happy to look into it for you if you can email me a list of the brand names of laundry detergents that are readily available in your stores. My email is funathomewithkids@gmail.com

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  13. I'd love some help in NZ! I've tried borax but I got a hard ball - not a bit of slime in sight! We would love to make it for our Playcentre children.

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    1. I took a quick look earlier and it looks like the laws are different in NZ - brands don't have to disclose their ingredients on the MSDS. The few I looked at said "proprietary ingredients". :( Unless someone lists them somewhere, the only way to figure it out would be to test a bunch of them, which would be really pricey.

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    2. Did you have any luck finding the right stuff in NZ? I am a Kiwi too and would love to make this for the kids but not sure what to use.

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    3. I wish I could help! Since there's no way of seeing a list of ingredients online nor is there anyway for me to get my hands on lots of NZ detergent to test in the US (without spending $100s in shipping anyway), I can't make much headway. :( I haven't heard from anyone who's tested any detergents there. If you have any US brands available in your stores, I could tell you more!

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  14. In the Uk you can get borax substitute cheaply from amazon, or ebay (although you have to search for sodium tetra borate) this is how we get it for school when we make flubber or slime, I just liked the idea of trying the laundry detergent version as a chemist myself :D

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dripak-Borax-substitute-500g-packaging/dp/B00F8A7X0M/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1406186360&sr=8-4&keywords=borax

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1kg-Borax-Sodium-Tetraborate-decahydrate-High-grade-/140437856777?pt=UK_BOI_Medical_Lab_Equipment_Lab_Supplies_ET&hash=item20b2bfa209

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    1. Hi Helen! :) Oh that's great to hear you all can get borax from Ebay. Do you know if the Borax Substitute has the right ingredients, though? I couldn't find a complete ingredient list online, but it didn't seem to have a borate ion...

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    2. the substitute worked at school for flubber ... more of a gak mixture, the sodium tetraborate is the real thing on ebay and is about 4.99 for 500g 6.99 for 1kg way more than needed! I've just tried with almat bio and its kinda slimy but not thick like yours in the pic so may have to go back to borax lol!

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    3. Oh that's interesting! Good to know!

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  15. Hi, don't know if anyone has pointed this out to you yet but we have Aldi stores in Ireland too so we can get the Almat detergent - no need to find an alternative for Eire! :)

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    1. Oh I would so love if you could confirm for me that the correct laundry gel is available there! I found the Aldi site for Ireland, but the online version doesn't list the laundry gel (and the UK Aldi's does), so I can't verify that the Ireland stores do have it. If you were willing to check and let me know, I'd be so thankful!!!

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  16. Thanks so much for taking the time to investigate how we can make it in the UK! I can't wait to get our slime on!!

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  17. Hey there Asia,
    Thank you so much for this post - I hit a brick wall after trying spray starch and Borax substitute with glue and neither working so was so excited to read it still might be possible to do here in the UK!
    So after buying the Bio, Non Bio and Colour Almat Gel yesterday I can now confirm that ALL of these products produce some really cool slime! I used ordinary PVA glue but found I only needed a very small amount of the gel (for a small tub I only used about 1 tsp so this stuff must be strong!).
    I have had a look online and think that the same ingredient can be found in Ariel liquid gel, but I've yet to buy it and try so can't confirm it definately works (this is a UK brand that is available in all supermarket stores) - plus I'm no scientist so I could be completely wrong!
    Anyway thank you again SO MUCH...can't wait to share this with friends!!!!
    From the very happy UK Baileys! :)

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    1. YAAYYYY!!!! Thank you soooooo much for trying those and reporting back! I am having a tough time tracking down the full ingredient lists for some of the brands and it's fantastic to hear that there are more types of Aldi that work!!!!! I will update the post with that super helpful info once I'm back from vacation (on mobile I'm terrified I'd accidentally delete the post or something horrid). Would you be willing to give Ariel a go? You've already helped a ton, so no pressure, but that one is available in a few additional countries, so it would be rad if it worked! Thank you again so much for your help and research!!!! And one last thing - what is your name so I can thank you in the post when I update it?

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    2. I will try the Ariel detergent and let you know. I live in Germany and I'm struggling to find something that works.

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  18. Thank you so much for posting an option for South Africa!! I will try it out and let you know how it goes. Thanks again!!

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    1. Fantastic! Thank you so much, Erin!

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    2. I'm also from South Africa- couldn't find the ultra ariel liquid detergent so tried the normal one. It just makes the glue runny thiough. I also bought a tub of borax powder which makes the glue clump together if used in its own. After some experimentation with the two, I found that dissolving a small amount of borax in water and adding a small amount of that to the detergent gets some decent slime. Not sure of the measurements that I used but found that youdneed very little borax to avoid lumps. Thanks for the great ideas on your blog.

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    3. Unfortunately only the Ultra Ariel will work. :( That's great you were able to find borax, though! That's the right thing to do - just dilute it with some water and add it slowly. So glad you found something that would work!

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    4. Hi
      I'm in South Africa as well.
      But having trouble with the glue, is there is a South African equivalent to Elmer's Glue?

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    5. I'm not sure what it would be called there, but you're looking for a glue that contains PolyVinyl Alcohol. Some countries call it PVA glue. If you use a liquid glue that school children typically use to glue paper, that *should* have the correct ingredient. Hope that helps!

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  19. Hi again Asia!
    Just to say that sadly Ariel didn't work :( ...the consistency changed slightly but the more I added the runnier it then became..what a shame!
    If I try any others that work though then I will surely let you know!
    And you are so welcome about using the other types of Almat...I was excited to experiment and it was the least I could do after you provided me with the UK answer to making awesome slime!!
    From one mum to another..you are fab!
    Heidi Bailey

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    1. Argh! Well thank you so much for trying it!!! Did it happen to be Ultra Ariel Liquid Detergent? That seems to be the only version of Ariel that has the right ingredients. Not sure if it has something else in it that undoes the reaction though. I SO appreciate you being my UK Slime Intel Officer, Heidi! You rock!!!!!

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  20. Haha...no way - you are an inspiration with all that you are exposing your children!! The type I tries was Ariel Actilift, so no I musn't have had the right stuff. Here is a link to the list of ariel products sold by our biggest supermarket here in the UK http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/search/default.aspx?searchBox=ariel&newSort=true&search=Search ...is it one of these? Anyway, if you find any others that may have it in I'm happy to give it a go..I won't have to buy any washing detergents for the next year at the amount I now have in the cupboard!! :) Heidi

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    1. Shoooooot. Nope, it's none of those. I wonder if it's something they make for another country. It looks pretty similar, but instead of the world "actilift" it says "ultra". And hahahahahah, I know how you feel with all the laundry detergent! Thank you SO SO much for all of your help!!!

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    2. we used to have ariel ultra in the uk its now all been rebranded as actilift etc.

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    3. From what I found online, they must have also changed the ingredients. :( The ingredient lists I found for Actilift didn't include any form of borate ion...

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  21. Well I can say spray starch doesn't work :( I'm in Newmarket Ontario and can't find liquid starch anywhere. I'm going to try to find that seventh generation stuff but I tried using spray starch and ended up with one funky looking mess! Boo. Kids were not impressed with me lol. Ah well, hopefully I can find the right laundry soap.

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    1. Oh nooooes. Yeah, only certain brands of liquid starch seem to contain the necessary ingredient (borax). Let me know if you can't find 7th Generation Free and Clear - I hear that it's at grocery stores in CA (as well as on Amazon.ca).

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  22. Lol, I could have saved 5 bucks if I'd read the above comment regarding spray starch not working. Duh! ;)

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  23. I just can't tell you enough how much you rock for your research and dedication to assisting so many moms! Really, you could say "here's what to look for, good luck!" so I just think you are a rock star.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer Tammy! You are so sweet to say so. :)

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  24. This site is AMAZING! I can't wait to try this slime. I was wondering if 7th generation baby will work. That is just what I happen to have on hand. Thanks in advance!!

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    1. Thank you so much! And yes! If it's the Seventh Generation Baby Laundry Detergent it will work! :) :) :)

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  25. Hi, I've been looking to make slime with my kids but couldn't get hold of the liquid starch in the UK so thank you I will be making a trip to ALDI this weekend. Do you know if you can mix iron oxide powder in with this version to make it magnetic still? Thank you

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    1. Though I haven't tried it myself, I can't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to! Let me know how it goes!

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  26. Hi there, many thanks for all of your UK research in to slime making! I am off to ALDI today to stock up on detergent. I actually have a glue question. I can only seem to find white PVA glue readily available, would this make opaque slime? I really want the transparent slime so if this is the case do you know of an alternative to Elmers? Lucy :)

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    1. Oooh, that is a great question. I don't know of a clear glue in the UK...it would be a glue for children - that's the best I can offer. Not sure how common clear glue is since it is three times the price of white glue here - it might be a bit of a specialty item. If you know of anything in the UK that sounds like that, let me know, but I haven't heard of any... :/ The slime is still really neat, even if it's opaque.

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    2. So I've found a clear PVA by Pritt in ASDA and going to have a go with the Almat detergent from ALDI. Il let you know how I get on :) http://groceries.asda.com/asda-webstore/landing/home.shtml?cmpid=ahc-_-ghs-sna1-_-asdacom-dsk-_-hp#/product/1000000395657

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    3. THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!!!! I am 99% sure that will work, Lucy! GREAT detective work. We can't wait to hear how it goes. Once I have confirmation it works, I'll add it to the post! Thank you!!!!

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    4. Yep it works!!!! and its fab, only comes in 135ml tubes but its worth it. Il email a picture if you want it :) Thanks for all the information on it, il be making this all the time now xxx Lucy in the UK

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    5. YESSSS!!!!!!! Thank you, Lucy!!!! Ooh, yeah, I would love to see a photo (funathomewithkids@gmail.com). Adding the info to the post! You rock!!!!

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  27. HELP! lol I hope you can or one of your lovely followers from the UK.
    I so wanna make slime for Halloween so I had a practice yesterday doing tiny batches with different glues but none of them seemed to work. I am in the UK so used Almat laundry gel. I couldnt get hold of the clear Pritt glue so I used normal kids white PVA first then tried Craft Planet glitter glue, Sainsburys glitter glue then Glitz pearlescent glue. The Craft Planet glitter glue worked better than the others but it still didnt look like the slime in your pictures. I could feel the mixture thicken as I was stirring then it would soften again if I added any more laundry gel, as though it had too much in it. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong or is it the type of glue. I have ordered Elmers white school glue to try that. Hoping that will be more successful. Will it work with dry laundry starch if I add water?
    You may want to share with the UK followers that Fred Aldous Arts & Craft shop are online and Elmers white school glue is just over £2 (they don't have clear). The delivery is £3.95 but I think you can order more products. Also its free to collect from the store. Hope someone can give me some tips. Thank you in advance

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    1. Did you use the correct type of Almat gel? That would be my guess. It sounds like they aren't reacting correctly, but any type of PVA glue *should* work. So my guess is that you are trying a slightly different type of Almat that doesn't have the correct ingredient. If we can verify that you are using the right type, I'd next refer you to our How to fix Slime post that has photos and see if you can match up what your slime looks like. Let me know what type of Almat and we can work from there!

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    2. Hi, thanks for taking the time to reply and help solve my slime issue. Yes it is the Almat gel, they have little choice at Aldi and I think that is the only gel detergent they sell. I was using the non bio one but I have now got the bio one to try instead. It is green so should make a great slime for Halloween. I have also purchased today the Pritt clear glue so fingers crossed it will be successful this time. I'll let you know how it goes

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    3. Oooh, that does sound like the perfect Halloween slime! My fingers and toes are crossed for you! If it's not working still, send photos to funathomewithkids@gmail.com and I should be able to help you fix it! :)

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  28. I used the almat biological an it didn't work so I went back to borax! I'm uk as well I also tried three brands of ova and no difference.

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    1. How strange! I was able to verify that the Almat Non-Bio has the correct ingredients - that didn't work for you either, Helen? Not sure why it is working for some of you and not others....

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    2. Nope neither worked for me but my good old borax recipe with a few drops of glycerine to plasticise it worked fab so my son was happy with that?!

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    3. So strange! So glad that you have access to borax!!!

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    4. Where did you get the borax Helen pls? Would the substitute work as well?

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    5. Well I gave up on the first few tests and the best one I put in a plastic bag. When I looked at it the next day it had turned into ok slime. I was really chuffed.
      I have now tried another batch with the clear pritt glue and Almat bio and was convinced it would work but its not working again. I will be sure to send you some pictures when I get a min. I'm really disheartened and ready for giving in lol. Who ever knew slime making would be so difficult :0( Maybe its just not my forte ha ha

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    6. Oh nooooo! Yes, please send photos. Did you have a chance to check out the post I wrote on Fixing Slime? If yes, did the slime look anything like any of those photos?

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  29. On eBay daryll it's about a fiver, link is further up page in comments but if you search sodium tetraborate you will have enough for slime flubber an crystals galore

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  30. Hi. Yes I looked at the post on fixing slime but I suppose the nearest it looks like is the one needing more starch. Mine looks more like very soft chewing gum. But sometimes when I added more gel it goes even softer. I had another go today and it was more successful. Mine seems to be very temperamental. I have only been testing tiny amounts so I'm going to have a go at making a bigger batch and see if I find that easier. With the laundry gel though you can't get a transparent slime as the soap makes it opaque even if you use clear glue. I'll also see if I can get the ingredients to try the psyllium husk method. Many thanks for your help, I'll persevere but no doubt I'll be in touch again lol. I love this site!

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    1. That is so strange! I can't say for sure without seeing it...I'd try adding some more gel and letting it sit for 15 minutes to see what happens. I wish I could get my hands on the ingredients to check it out for you!!! :/ Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help!!!

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  31. Oh great, thank you Helen, I'll be buying some

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  32. Tried this with Unibond PVA adhesive and Tesco Laundry Gel Non Bio and it worked a treated.

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  33. Used the green Almat bio liquid, as when I looked at this post you said you weren't sure if the non-bio would work, and it simply isn't working :( it's just getting runnier and runnier, not thickening up at all! I don't understand how others have had such luck :( I was very excited when I found this post, now I'm sad, I've been looking for slime recipes for ages, i hope we can resolve my problem!

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    1. Hi Helen! I wish I could offer more insight, but I can't get my hands on the ingredients. :( The photo above that I added to the post shows slime made with both Bio and Non-Bio Almat from Sarah Hawthorne. She did say you have to very slowly add the gel very slowly - I added her insight to the post above a few days back. Have you tried her method as she outlines above? If you're willing to give it one more go, I'd try that. Because Almat is carried only by Aldi's and not by independent sellers on Ebay UK or Amazon UK, I can't buy any and get it shipped to the US. :(

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    2. I will definitely have to give it another go! I will try sometime this week as I was hoping to use it at the weekend for a sensory 'Frozen' activity, really hope it works!

      P.S. your girl is soooooo cute!

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    3. My fingers and toes are crossed that it works for you this time!!! And thank you! :) :) :)

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    4. Could it be that it only works with Almat Gel and not Almat liquid?

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    5. YES! Totally that could be it, Christina! I didn't catch that there is a liquid Almat and a gel Almat. They very well could have different ingredients and the liquid may be missing the boric acid! Awesome catch!!!!

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  34. This recipe worked first time for me with the non bio version. My 4 year old loved playing with it. Thanks for all the tips.

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  35. I just made this using Tesco non bio liquid gel, first time I made it so can't compare to any other brands, however it went down a treat.

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  36. I feel I should leave a quick note of thanks for finding a clear glue in the UK. Although I'm not making slime I needed clear craft glue for a nail art project and was getting into all sorts of mess that I couldn't find one (apart from importing an excessively priced one from the US on Amazon).

    So I have to say thanks to yourself and Lucy for pointing me towards the Pritt version :D

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    1. That's awesome! All the credit must really go to Lucy though - I'm so thankful she was willing to research for us and then let me know what she found so I could share it!!! :) :) :)

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  37. Hi - I have tried this mixture (regular PVA glue and the Almat Bio liquid gel) twice now and not even got close to the consistency shown in the videos/pictures - it's staying very thin and not thickening up at all. Is there anything I might be doing wrong? Hoping to use this with my year 4 class as I am a teacher but if I can't do it, they won't be able to either!

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    1. Gah! I wish I knew what it was that was going funky for some of you! If you still have some supplies, would you be willing to shake your Almat well and then try again? I can't get the supplies because Aldi's doesn't ship to the US, but if I were there, I think I would try shaking the Almat well, then putting several ounces of glue in a bowl and adding the Almat just a small dollop at a time and stirring well for an extended period of time (maybe 1-2 minutes each time) watching carefully for any clumping (that would be the slime forming). With US ingredients, it gets all stringy when you add too much detergent, but I think that the UK ingredients might look the same at either end (both when there's too little and when there's too much). So my best guess is that it might be a delicate balance and you might have to be very slow and careful to catch that correct ratio? Let me know if you're able to try again and the above works!!! So sorry I can't give more insight - I just have no firsthand experience with the Almat gel!

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  38. Hi, This is Kevin from Ireland, I can confirm almat gels are on sale here in Aldi, just abiut to make my first slime now.....

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  39. Persil non bio liquid seems to work. But it's quite slimey (no mention of Borax in the ingredients but it works). Helen Waddington's ebay purchase borax powder was the best for me - diluted in water then just added - small amounts at a time to PVA glue. Didn't seem as harsh on my hands and as smelly as the Persil. Thanks for all the tips and for posting this Asia. I'm trying it out with some kids tomorrow in a workshop - but we're keeping it small scale - hand size blobs!

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    1. Very interesting!!!! Thank you for taking the time to report back to me and hope the slime workshop is awesome! :) :) :)

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  40. My 3yr old and I made this today using the seventh generation and pritt clear PVA (we are in the UK). It didn't turn out right at first but we read the post about what to do when slime goes wrong and we figured it out. It was fantastic! We worked out that the kneading was quite important, and the slime came out opaque rather than clear (is that usual?) But it was still awesome! Thank-you! Amber and Forrest from London

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  41. I'm not a chemist but just wondered if it is safe for kids to have something in their hands that contains laundry detergent or boric acid ? Does this react with the glue to make it inert so safe to play ( obviously wouldn't eat it but to touch). I have a little girl who loves gloop and love to play with thisbut hesitant as the ingredients in it is things you put out of reach so they can't play with it. Also she has eczema so will this be ok to use ?thanks in advance.

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    1. Yep - all the ingredients are non-toxic. I don't ever recommend using it with a child who might eat it because, despite being non-toxic, a tummy full of glue and detergent is not a good idea. I don't know how her eczema will react - that's a tough one. The 7th Generation is free of dyes and scents, so I'd guess that's your best bet, but as with anything, it could upset her eczema - I just couldn't tell you. Sorry!

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  42. Thought i already sent this but its not showing up. I am looking to mak. Crystals on pipe cleaners and was wondering if you know of a non toxic alternitave to borax that is avsilable in the uk?

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  43. Very excited to find this mixture. I teach a lot of different groups, and allergies are always a factor. My skin also does not react well to a lot of things, so I'm excited to find a free&clear recipe. We're going to test out a few different detergents tonight to see which works the best. The kids are very excitied! If it works well, I'll bring it into the classroom later. Thank you!

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    1. Awesome! So glad to hear it. And just be sure you're trying detergents that work (contain boric acid in some form) or they won't make slime when mixed with glue. :)

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    2. Hi there. Love your posts! Just to let you know I failed miserably 5x yesterday. Using cheap pva glue. But today I used almat bio and pva glue from school. And it worked!! The trick is to add a teeny bit of almat at a time. Rachel. Uk.

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    3. Hooray!!!!!!!! Is that your slime success photo I see on our Facebook wall? It looks PERFECT!!! So glad to hear that your persistence paid off! :)

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    4. Yes!! I couldn't work out how to put the photo here! (You are welcome to, if you can) it's so cool. Fast flowing ooze! Thanks asia. Rachel.

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  44. This is great, thank you so much! We're in the UK and I was worried when I started researching this and saw I needed Borax! I used Almat fragranced laundry gel, PVA glue from Wilkinsons and then added magnetite to make it magnetic - awesome!

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    1. That is SOOOOO COOOL Karen! I love it!

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  45. I found PVA and Almat Bio Gel didn't work. It just wouldn't thicken, no matter how I skewed the proportions. However, because I am stubborn I kept faffing with it to see if I could rescue the ingredients I'd already wasted. I'll recount what I found, in case anyone else wants to try!
    I kneaded small amounts on a silicone mat - small improvement with much work.
    So I beat it in the food-mixer to save my hands and time - lovely froth, but sticky and thin.
    I accidentally kneaded a small amount in my hand, trying to get the sticky bits off - it turned into very thick slime, like silly putty. Progress!
    I kneaded a larger amount on a board - no improvement.
    I decided the only difference between my palms and the board was natural oils, so I started adding olive oil. Big help.
    Leaving a thin smear of sticky goo to dry on a silicone mat helped too - I suspect there was too much water in the mix - maybe from glue.
    I added cornflour to counteract the water - that helped too.
    Eventually, with the oil, cornflour, leaving it to dry, kneading in small batches and far, far, far too much time, I rescued the entire large batch. It isn't right - not stretchy enough, the detergent smell is too strong and it leaves a strange soapy, oily film on your hands. But it is fun to play with. And it didn't beat me, though I do wish I'd just given up and thrown in away in the first half hour...

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    1. Oh man, I'm so sorry it caused so much trouble!!! :( I'm not sure what it is about it that works well for some and not for others. :( :( :(

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  46. Thank you! I was panicking that I couldn't find Borax to use in my school for Science week. Your blog saved me-Almat from Aldi both non-bio and bio worked well. Lots of happy children with bouncy putty balls!

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  47. I need help finding a laundry detergent in New Zealand that wil work. We have brands like Persil, ecostore, earthwise, Fab, Dynamo, Reflect and surf

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    1. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find one that for sure works in New Zealand. Many of the brands don't disclose ingredients (so they might work or might not) and the ones that do don't have the correct ingredient. :/

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  48. its excelent!!but i don't know what laundry detergent i could used in Spain...could you help me? please...Thank you!!! ;)

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    1. Hi Marta! If you email me a list of the names of detergents you have in your stores in Spain, I will look into it for you! :) Send the list to funathomewithkids@gmail.com

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  49. for spain please!!!!thank you!!! ;)

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  50. can you put amsterdam too?

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    1. If you email me a list of the names of detergents you have in your stores in Amsterdam, I can look into it for you! Send the list to funathomewithkids@gmail.com

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  51. It worked for us! Adding a teaspoon of Dixan Classico (Nuovo) at a time to normal PVA glue. We are in Malta... Kids have been playing for over an hour! Woo hoo :)

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    1. YESSS!!!!!!!!! So excited! Is it OK if I add that to the post with your name as credit?

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  52. Hi, can you use home made liquid starch made with cornflour and water? I am planning to make Troll Slime for a Harry Potter party! I live in the UK and have found the Elmer's glue (glitter and clear) on ebay with free delivery.

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    1. Nope, unfortunately that won't work. You'd either need to use the Almat gel or the Seventh Generation Free and Clear detergent. Sorry!

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    2. Ok thanks. I found some seventh generation laundry detergent but it is not labelled free and clear. There is blue eucalyptus and lavender or baby laundry detergent - do you know if either of those would work? Or there is also free and clear powder - could I mix that with water maybe? Thanks again for your help! Alice

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    3. The Seventh Generation Baby Laundry Detergent will work! :)

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  53. Great, thanks! Have ordered it and will let you know how the slime goes! If anyone is looking for it you can get seventh generation baby laundry detergent in the UK at nombox.co.uk with reasonable delivery charges...

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    1. Oooh, great advice! And happy slime making!

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  54. Hi, yes you can get almat bio laundry detergent/gel, but i am habimg problems with my slime. When i mix the glue and the almat the mixture thickens a bitmbut after that is dosent change at all. It might be the glues fault as im using craft glue (dont know if its pva or not). Please answer, Thanks!

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    1. Oh it may be the glue! Most washable school glues are PVA based, but I'm not sure about craft glues. I hope that helps.

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  55. Hi, I got new glue, works alot better! It's just that it's very sticky and I have added nearly as much detergent as glue...

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    2. I tried it but it all that happened was the almat gel slightly separated ...still sticky

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    3. Shoot. Maybe try adding slightly more glue?

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  56. Hah, yeah I should try that. Thanks

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  57. Fantastic, this is such useful information. I will know some very happy kids. Thanks for all the chemistry help!

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  58. Almat non bio worked extremely well for me. Very strongly scented though!
    -SJ

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    1. Oh bummer! I love that the US detergent is unscented - too bad I can't find an unscented UK detergent!

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  59. Hello, I'm from Colombia and i'm pre school teacher. i tried to do that so many times, with so many productos but none worked :c it's so sad, because i used so many things and i had to discard it everything, and i really want to do this slime to do an activity with my kids.

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    1. What detergents did you try, Claudia? Are there any that you haven't tried? If you email me a list of liquid laundry detergents available in Colombia, I can try to find one that might work! You can send the list to funathomewithkids@gmail.com

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  60. Hi! I'm from the UK and just made my own slime for the first time following these guidelines and it turned out great - just like on the pictures!!

    What I used was the Almat laundry gel (non-bio) from Aldi and Wilko's "Let's Create" PVA glue.

    It's important to slowly add the detergent, small bits at a time until you get the texture you're after.

    Glue (only 50p!):
    http://www.wilko.com/glue-tape+corrector-fluid/wilko-pva-glue-120g/invt/0300196

    Detergent (I used the blue one):
    https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/product-range/exclusive-to-aldi/household-products/award-winning-household-product-range/ps/p/almat-laundry-gel/

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    1. Awesome!!! Thank you for the glue link and for the tips. Thrilled it worked for you!! :) :) :)

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  61. Really struggling with Aldi almat bio gel and blutack pva glue. Tried adding drop at a time but still really sticky and no clumps at all.

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    1. Shoot. I wonder if there's another ingredient in the blu-tack that's making it not react correctly? I'm so sorry! I wish I could help more, but I can't get my hands on all these brands to try/troubleshoot directly. :(

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  62. Hi
    When using white glue with almat is there any water added

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  63. I tried Elmers school glue and the Seventh Generation from the US link above for Amazon, but it's not congealing. Any ideas?

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    1. Ack!!! Hmm, maybe give the 7th Gen a few good shakes first? I'd also try adding about a tablespoon of glue to a container and then adding several teaspoons of 7th gen. If that doesn't congeal - send me a photo at funathomewithkids@gmail.com and I'll see if I can figure out what's up. Hope that helps and sorry it wasn't working for you the first time!

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    2. Glad I posted. Seems other had the same issues. I've ordered the Tide as well and will see if that makes a difference. No matter how I worked out the proportions, it just wouldn't be anything but white liquid goop.

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    3. Yes, I'm so glad too! Otherwise I would have been oblivious until our giant supply of 7th Gen ran out and I went to the store to buy more! :) :) :)

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  64. I'm in the same boat as Keith and also tried giving the 7th gen (I got the 4x) some good shakes. We keep adding 1 teaspoon (Elmer's clear glue) and mixing, teaspoon and mixing and it looks like it is getting thicker but it never quite gets there. We've mixed it for about an hour without effect two times, which is really frustrating. Any chance you could do a video to show us how to do it with this with these products? I can't seem to find any on YouTube (and am wondering if I am doing something wrong) @@
    Maybe one of the companies changed their formula somehow?
    Will keep my eyes peeled here to see if anyone can find an answer...

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    1. Oh no! That makes me worried that they changed their formula and just haven't updated online... I'll try to get ahold of a new container this week and try it to make sure it works. All you do is pour a little glue and add the laundry detergent a bit at a time and stir until the slime forms. If you're willing, can you email me what about a teaspoon of glue with about a tablespoon of laundry detergent stirred into it looks like for you? It would really help me get to the bottom of this. My email is funathomewithkids@gmail.com. Thank you!!!!

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    2. I just checked the MSDS (ingredients) available online and it was updated in May and the ingredients are the same as when I wrote this... Another possibility could be that a batch went through without the boric acid added to it? Not sure. I'll still try and check with a trip to the store.

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    3. Sorry for the delay. Crazy busy week. I can't promise anything, but I'll try putting a teaspoon of each together this weekend to see what happens and will email you about it.

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    4. I actually ended up hearing from several others (in different locations in the US/Canada) and I think that 7th Gen must have switched the formula and just hasn't updated their website. :( SO sorry I didn't know sooner! The good news is that you aren't doing anything wrong and that Tide Free and Gentle works. Again sorry for the trouble with the slime - I had no idea they'd switched the ingredients -- but I appreciate you and the others letting me know so we realized that that was probably what's been happening to everyone!

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    5. I was just about to try one teaspoon of each but glad I checked here first. No worries! I appreciate the time and effort you put in towards trying to get this to work with the 7th gen. It did say boric acid on the label (which is odd) but there are so many variables and subtle changes that could have been made that have an impact on the final product. I'll try out the Tide Free and Gentle then! Thanks for the substitution idea and for letting us all know how to make this slime! :)

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    6. How interesting! Maybe yours still will work! The new bottles no longer have that listed as an ingredient (I just checked at the store). If you're willing to try again, give yours a good shake ahead of time. If the label says boric acid, it should work!!! :)

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    7. The Tide substitute worked great! Yippee! Thanks again for suggesting that. Now to make some slime! :D

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    8. So glad we were able to figure out what the heck was going on!!! :)

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  65. Hello I'm from the uk and I've tried to make the slime using the persil detergent that supposedly works but I'm having trouble getting it to work, it is very runny and I can't get it to solidify, is there anything I can add to it to help?

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  66. Could eye drops be a suitable alternative?

    'Optrex Refreshing Eye Drops
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    Active ingredients, Purified Water, Witch Hazel, Borax, Boric Acid, Glycerine and Benzalkonium Chloride.'

    ~ http://www.wilko.com/eye-care/optrex-refreshing-eye-drops-10ml/invt/0209843

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    1. I tried a different brand of eye drops (also with boric acid) and the slime formed and then a minute later turned to goo. :( I think there was another ingredient working against me. These might be worth a try, but it may be a common eye drop ingredient that made the slime come apart. I just don't know enough of the chemistry involved anymore. It's been WAY too many years since my last chemistry course, hahahaha.

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  67. Bonjour

    Je vis en France, impossible de trouver du liquid Starch,

    Est-ce que de l'amidon en poudre pourrait fonctionner :
    http://www.amazon.fr/AMIDON-FABULOUS-200-Gr-STARWAX/dp/B00IFY3VFY/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1453286757&sr=1-4&keywords=amidon

    Merci par avance de votre aide, ma fille rêve de faire cette glue fantastique depuis qu'elle l'a découvert sur YouTube !!

    Virginie

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    1. Salut Virginie, je vous remercie pour l'écriture. Non, je ne pense pas que l'amidon va fonctionner. La raison de notre amidon fonctionne est qu'il a le borax en elle. Si l'amidon de riz n'a pas borax en elle, la boue ne fonctionnera pas. Pouvez-vous me faire parvenir une liste de détergents à lessive en France ou pouvez-vous trouver de la poudre de borax il?

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  68. PS : it is a rice starch powder ...

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  69. Bonjour

    Merci d'avoir pris le temps de me répondre :))

    A priori la vente de Borax est très réglementée en France, seuls les professionnels peuvent en acheter..

    Voici la liste des lessives vendus en france : Ariel, Dash, Omo, Skip, LeChat, Xtra, Persil, Mir, Super Croix.
    http://www.coradrive.fr/arcueil/tous-les-rayons/entretien/soin-du-linge/lessives.html?parpage=20&page=6&type=grille

    Merci pour votre aide ;)
    Virginie

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    1. Malheureusement, je ne peux pas trouver les listes d'ingrédients pour la plupart des détergents dans la liste. En Amérique marques ont à la liste de leurs ingrédients en ligne, car il est la loi. Mais dans certains autres pays, vous ne disposez pas d'énumérer les ingrédients. Il semble que vous ne disposez pas de les énumérer en France. :( Il est possible que l'un des détergents a l'ingrédient correct (acide borique), mais je ne sais pas pour sûr sans voir la liste des ingrédients. Je voudrais pouvoir aider plus!

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  70. Merci beaucoup pour votre message et votre aide. J'essaierai de trouver un site avec les ingrédients des lessives et peut être que par chance j'en trouverais une avec du borax ��
    Bonne soirée !
    Virginie

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  71. I'm from Singapore! And I have found out that Easy On starch spray works, however, if you're expecting a more flubbery slime, then this might not be your cup of tea. Any starch spray should work, I've seen some on Youtube using another brand. Another method that worked for me was to use the Renu contact lens solution. But do note only those that contains borax works. So do rmb do look at the list of ingredients for the product.

    Hope it helps!
    Dawn.

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    1. Awesome! Do you have any photos of the slime I can see? My email is funathomewithkids@gmail.com Thank you so much for the information. :) :) :)

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  72. Hi, I've used Almat non-bio and it worked eventually! Wasn't right at first but with a little time and kneading it started to improve. I was then adding one drop of gel at a time and massaging it into the surface of the lump I'd kneaded! I could then add more glue and get the right consistency. I also found it he helped the stretchiness of it to add a bit of water. This also made it feel really slimy so giving the kids some water for them to dunk it in and play with too. However, I have one concern. Is Almat toxic? I know originally you looked for non toxic ones but I don't think Almat fits this criteria. Anyone know of a non toxic one?

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