To say that I’m a little late to the DIY Slime party is quite the understatement. But here it is: my recipe for DIY Slime with Bubble Bath!
This recipe is made without glue/borax/enter crazy ingredient here or any of those other strange ideas I’ve been reading about online.
This safe slime recipe is made using simple ingredients. The only “non-natural” ingredient in this tutorial is the bubble bath, but you can customize and choose whatever brand you like.
The recipe I’m sharing here is based on my DIY 2-ingredient Bubble Bars. The point of these homemade bubble bars is to add just enough flour or corn starch to turn the mixture into a firm dough.
To make DIY Slime with Bubble Bath however, you have to find that sweet spot between adding just enough corn starch to not make it sticky but not add too much however so the mixture goes hard.
At first the mixture will look like a soft ball of play dough. This is fun on its own, as you can turn it into any shape you want. Much like my DIY Soap Play Dough Bars.
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To turn this mixture into a gooey slime, you just need to add water!
Once you’ve made your DIY Slime with Bubble Bath following the recipe below you can store it in an airtight container until you’re ready to use it. Or you can add a cute label and give it as a gift.
The idea behind this DIY tutorial is that you don’t introduce any water into it before you turn it into slime. That’s why I’m using powdered cosmetic mica to color my mixture. You can also use edible glitter dust. Not because it’s edible, but because its better to pour down your drain than regular plastic glitter. You can also use biodegradable glitter instead.
To turn the mixture into slime, just take the play dough with you in the bath tub or add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.
As you start to knead the dough it will first go sticky and slimey and then it will go gooey and stringy.
I don’t recommend re-using the bubble bath slime once it’s been in contact with water. But you can make many, many more batches for some serious slime fun!
If you prefer video tutorials, here’s a quick video from my YouTube channel. This video has all the instructions you need AND can be watched without sound if you want:
Or if you’re more of a reader here’s the written recipe!
DIY Slime with Bubble Bath
Add 1/4 cup of the corn starch and 1/4 cup of coconut oil into a large mixing bowl. Mix together with a spoon until it starts to look like a smooth, buttery mixture.
Add the other 1/4 cup of corn starch to the mixture. Mix together with a spoon to form a dough. Pour the bubble bath on top. Mix with a spoon to combine all the ingredients.
- Scatter about 1 heaping tablespoon of corn starch on a clean surface. Scoop the bubble bath mixture on top. Scatter 1 more heaping tablespoon on top of the mixture.
- Mix all the ingredients together with your hands until the mixture no longer sticks to your fingers. Add more corn starch or bubble bath until you get the right consistency.
The mixture now looks like a soft play dough. Scatter about 1 teaspoon of coloring on top of the ball of soap dough. Knead the ball with the coloring until it has an even color.
To use your DIY Slime:
- Take the play dough with you in the bath tub or add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to the dough.
If you like this DIY than don’t forget to put a pin on it!