2 ingredient homemade slime recipe (UK)

2 Ingredient, UK friendly, borax free slime recipe via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

2 Ingredient, UK friendly, borax free slime recipe via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

***EDITED :: I’ve had such a mix of positive and negative comments about this recipe, so in order to make this easier, I’ve made a video tutorial which you can find below or head to my YouTube channel for more!! I get daily tweets, Instagram mentions and messages on here to tell me this has been super fun and seemingly equal amounts for people it hasn’t worked for BUT if I could just point out that I have only shared (in both video format and written) what has worked for us – frequently – and I accept NO responsibility for it not working for you and can only say I really hope it does but won’t be made to feel bad for trying to share something fun by people telling me I’M responsible for making their kid’s cry.***

Let’s talk slime.

You remember that putty like stuff that you used to play with obsessively as a child? The one that literally EVERY party bag ever known to man contained? Well, you can make it with just two ingredients and one of them I’m willing to bet you already have.

I keep seeing these amazing slime recipes from on Pinterest, but they have all been done using US products that cost a fortune to buy over here or are just plain hard to get. Borax? No. So I was pretty much skipping when I discovered that the amazing Asia from Fun At Home With Kids has translated her super popular slime recipe for us Brits. You can imagine I was even more excited when I realised that the ingredients are available at Aldi (yes, the super cheap supermarket) and cost about £2. We have been playing with our slime pretty much none stop and the boys have been begging me to make some more. Even Edie got in on the action!

It’s such a good sensory play tool, like play doh but more fun because it’s gross and what toddler doesn’t love that.

2 Ingredient, UK friendly, borax free slime recipe via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

Here’s what you need:

  • PVA Glue – I’ve used several brand from ASDA, The Works, The Range (you can see I use two different types in the video)
  • Aldi’s Almat Bio Gel

For each portion of slime you want roughly 250ml (10floz) of glue. Pour the glue into a bowl and add a teaspoon of the bio gel. Mix it up and add more gel, teaspoon by teaspoon until you can knead the slime/putty without it sticking to your fingers. If it does stick it should peel away when you touch it to the blob of slime – just like the stuff we used to use. We added some food colouring to ours too to make Reuben’s favourite colour, yellow.

2 Ingredient, UK friendly, borax free slime recipe via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

2 Ingredient, UK friendly, borax free slime recipe via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

2 Ingredient, UK friendly, borax free slime recipe via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

2 Ingredient, UK friendly, borax free slime recipe via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

2 Ingredient, UK friendly, borax free slime recipe via Toby & Roo :: daily inspiration for stylish parents and their kids.

This is just so easy. It’s the ultimate in an afternoon of sensory fun – plus it’s not toxic so you don’t have to worry if your little one tries to eat it (though it’s vile and 100% not advisable – it is unlikely to make them really poorly… Think washing your mouth out with soap!) Toby spent hours coating his dinosaurs and animals in the stuff, and Reuben couldn’t get home fast enough after school to have a play. The only thing I would say is be careful that the kids don’t get it on their clothes if you are going out or anything – while it washes off easily, it sticks quickly, not unlike play dough. Lastly, it sticks in hair, which we discovered after Reuben decided to splat some on Edie’s head. Who wouldn’t love a big brother?!

Have fun!

H x

Had fun with this post? Maybe it didn’t work for you? Try my 2018 FLUFFY slime recipe using 3 ingredients here!!


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    February 16, 2019 / 8:57 am

    Another uk recipe

    Spray starch (you can get this in savers stores for a pound)
    Bicarbonate of soda.

    You need to play around with the amounts as I’m afraid I’m one of those mums who never measures.
    Use the glue in a bowl. Add paint or food colouring if needed.
    Use about 2 tbls of bicarbonate of soda and mix
    Now add spray starch. This is in an aerosol can so its trial and error. Cover the mixture in the starch and then start mixing. Please note you will have to keep adding the starch until you get the desired consistency.

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    September 21, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    I don’t want to use blu tack contact solution or borax what do I do ???

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    April 9, 2018 / 11:18 am

    I looked in Aldi and there is no gel with the green top anymore! ‘sad face’

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    January 15, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Another one here who can’t get it to work, I’m just getting a runny consistency. I’m using pva and green almat as suggested and it’s not thickening. Getting fed up of trying now, the kids have lost interest!

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      February 11, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      you can use contact lens soloution and pva glue and it works i tried it earlier

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        I’ve tried it about 1,000 times and it works so well my kids love it so I’m gonna make a pink one for me now??

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        kerry wilson
        February 18, 2018 / 8:59 pm

        ive tried everything from diffrent types of contact lense solutions to laundry gel with and without the baking soda spent around 60 pound in the last 2 months and nothing works at all dont know what im doing wrong .we watch all these you tube videos with kids even blindfolded puttting ingredients in any way and squirting loads of solotion in and theres seem to work ive totally given up hope of making slime now

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          Kerrie Blennerhassett
          March 29, 2018 / 8:58 pm

          Hi Kerry,
          Have you tried the PVA glue and Kershaws Laundry starch. You can get Kershaws from Lakeland and it lasts for ages. Mix 1 table spoon of Kershaws into a mug of water (warm) and mix until the Kershaws is disolved (it doesnt’ technically disolve, technically it is just suspended in the water). Put this to one side. Put some pva glue into a separate bowl (at this point you can add colourings – try coco powder for poo slime or beetroot juice for lovely pink unicorn poo) and then pour some of the kershaws solution into the PVA. You don’t need a lot. Add and then mix. You will see the glue come together. Pour of any remaining water. Massage your glue (now slime), it should now have slime consistency. If your slime becomes a bit sticky while you are massaging, return it to the bowl and add a bit more of the kershaws solution and mix and massage. Pour of any water again. You can continue to add as much as necessary. If you find that you have added too much solution and your slime breaks, simply add a small amount of moisturiser and massage in. Hope this helps. Have fun. If you have solution left, you can place in a labeled container for future use. You will see that the kershaws will sink to the bottom. You just need to stir it again and get the kershaws distributed in the water again.

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          May 6, 2018 / 10:42 pm

          well my kids have tried it and if ypu refrigerate it foe 10 mins it turns thicker just for some advice

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        June 29, 2018 / 2:08 pm

        Which contact lense solution did you use?

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          lesley renshaw
          July 15, 2018 / 9:19 pm

          We’ve used various contact lens solutions and none of them worked expect Optex and that’s because it contains borax which works as an activator. Hope this helps!

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          August 6, 2018 / 10:31 am

          As long as it contains boric acid, any

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      January 9, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      This worked for us for months but suddenly, with new bottle of almat this month, it didn’t work. From the new look bottles coming into store ina week or so, I’m thinking they may have changed the ingredients…!!! Have tried 2 new bottles …so now going to have to hunt again for another uk recipe…daughter is gutted. ( I dispair lol)

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        March 3, 2018 / 9:09 pm

        Oh! We had the same problem!!! Used Almat to make loads of slime in the summer… just had to buy a new bottle of Almat and it DIDN’T WORK 🙁 Gonna have to try contact lense solution which looks more expensive… eeeek

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      Debbie O
      March 8, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      i got pva glue, aroma therapy laundry gel (by esscents) and spray starch (all for £3 from the pound store) and it worked perfectly.. i didn’t buy food colouring so i added some eye glitter makeup in purple and now my daughtet has been occupied for the last 2 hours… ( if its not thick enough add more spray starch and put in freezer for about 30 mins) works a charm!

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      Debbie O
      March 8, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      i got pva glue, aroma therapy laundry gel (by esscents) and spray starch (all for £3 from the pound store) and it worked perfectly.. i didn’t buy food colouring so i added some eye glitter makeup in purple and now my daughtet has been occupied for the last 2 hours… ( if its not thick enough add more spray starch and put in freezer for about 30 mins) works a charm!

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    November 24, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Tried tonight and worked perfectly! You just need to keep adding the gel (Aldi Almat green top Bio gel) a bit at a time and it eventually becomes the right consistency! Thanks for the recipe ???

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    I got the exact Almat you told me to the green top Almat and it didn’t

    IT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!!

    • Harriet October 21, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Oh Beth… it does. Not just for me, but for loads of other people. So sorry it doesn’t work for you. A few people who have struggled with it have made alternative suggestions above but you can’t argue with the video – it clearly DOES work.

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        October 22, 2017 / 1:26 pm

        Made it today with my little one using the green lid Almat and it’s worked first time. One very happy girl as all the other recipes we’ve done haven’t worked!! Yay

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      Impossible Room
      November 13, 2017 / 4:14 pm

      Had the same problem as everyone when it didn’t work.
      Just add bicarbonate of soda a teaspoon at a time to the glue and detergent!
      Worked perfectly.

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      Christine Hardcastle
      November 18, 2017 / 11:17 am

      It has the be non bio (it dies state that) and the non bio HAS a BLUE top!

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    September 29, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe and video. I have tried lots of other recipes including shaving foam and contact lens fluid etc but this is the first one that has worked for me. I used Lidl super concentrated bio liquid and The Works PVA glue. It worked first time. Amazing!!!

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      October 8, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      What type of Lidl Liquid I don’t want to buy the wrong one !!

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        It’s Aldi’s Almat not Lidl

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    September 29, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    blu tack slime is very easy all you need is blu tack and hand locion

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    This is amazing! cant wait to try it out!

    • Harriet September 19, 2017 / 10:47 am

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy!

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    August 13, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    This isn’t working for me either, tried a huge 250ml batch expecting it to work but it did not so I’ve tried a smaller amount for a second time and it’s gone like a thick liquid consistency, thicker than the initial glue consistency but not slime, I don’t want to keep adding almat if I’m wasting it but don’t want to stop in case I’m nearly there – ideas?

    • Harriet August 15, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Is the bottle you have “stain lift tec” on the front? If so, it won’t work.

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        September 12, 2017 / 2:17 pm

        Aldi only sell Almat with stain lift in all the stores I’ve been in … I also have had this problem & wasted so much glue & so much bio gel ☹️

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        October 21, 2017 / 10:01 pm

        Sadly didn’t get it to work, ended up with liquid slime. Incredibly messy but the kids loved it anyway! May try it again, but when the weather is better so they can play with it outside!

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          December 17, 2017 / 1:53 am

          U could try formil from Lidl. Both bio and non bio work.

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            June 10, 2018 / 4:02 pm

            HI are you sure formal works

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      September 17, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      Hi there!
      My daughter and i have just done the following..
      A blob of pva glue which i bought at the works.. i presume a pva from poundland would work too..
      Then i added almat green top bio stain lift gel and then i added a few drops of contact lens solution and it worked! .. keep on added the contsct solution until u have the right consistrncy.. i am using the superdrug all in one contact lens solution and its done the job and daughter is super happy!!

      • Harriet September 19, 2017 / 10:47 am

        Awesome to know you found a way for it to work with the stain lift!

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    July 26, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    This recipe has work really well for me in many tries, however brought the same almat gel the other week and tried again sorry to say it didn’t work. I feel that aldi has changed the ingredients in the almat gel ( green bottle ) do it doesn’t work any more. Anyone got any other ideas ????

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      July 27, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Glad its not just me, had to throw a big batch of it away! Have made it for nursery, and has always worked. Unfortunately tried it at home and ended up in bin . I know lidl do a bio liquid .might gi e that a go.

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      September 6, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Eye bath in superdrug with glue… 🙂

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    June 17, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    This is awesome. We tried it twice. Both times we used Polybond Universal PVA (from a DIY shop) and the first time we used Aldi Almat Non-Bio Super Concentrated Liquid Wash, and the second time with Aldi Almat Bio Super Concentrated Liquid Wash. Both worked, but the slimes were different. The Bio makes a classic stretchy gooey slime, whereas the non-bio makes a ‘drier’ kind of slime which is less sticky and more like silly putty. When you stretch the non-bio slime, it snaps. The non-bio is also white, which makes it easy to colour with food colouring. The bio is a pale blue. Oodles of fun!

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    June 11, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Is there anything that works now pls as my daughter is mad on trying to make this. The whole thing seems to rely on pva glue and then anything with some kind of borax/borate or similar in it to react. Does the aldi gel still have this in. It’s so hard to get anything with this in as its banned in the uk?

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    June 10, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    We had to use quite a lot of almat (probably 10 teaspoons) but it worked great, thank you!

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    May 31, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    We’ve tried with the green almat gel bio and ova and it’s not working

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    May 13, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Do you have to use the green almat? Because from what I heard the reciepe had changed. Which one would you recommend becuase I tried the blue coloured one and I wasted all my glue and it didn’t work 🙁

    • Harriet May 14, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Yes green almat, I’ve heard the recipe has changed too but then I’m using a new bottle and it has worked fine.

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        May 27, 2017 / 5:49 pm

        Hi Harriet this recipe for slime is brilliant but do you have any other slime recipes

        • Harriet May 30, 2017 / 7:09 am

          I do! I am going to do a follow up post at some point – toothpaste and glue OR contact lense solution, shaving foam and glue. x

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        May 30, 2017 / 12:48 pm

        Which almats gel works best? The blue,green or purple one??

        • Harriet May 30, 2017 / 10:32 pm

          Only the green Amy 🙂

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        June 26, 2017 / 7:16 pm

        I used half a bottle of green almat and it didn’t work ? any suggestions?

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          July 7, 2017 / 9:01 pm

          it didn’t work I tried it 5 times

          • Harriet July 10, 2017 / 7:18 am

            Oh no! Do you have the BIO gel, green top? Not the one with stain lift technology? I think they have that one in some stores and some in others.

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      May 16, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Yer the recipe has changed i made it once with Almat then ran out then went back for more, the recipe changed – slime : fail ?

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      June 1, 2017 / 10:23 am

      But you can also use Lidl’l formil bio gel as well as it works just as well. I have also heard that the new recipe is unable to make slime.

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      June 1, 2017 / 10:25 am

      But you can also use Lidl’l formil bio gel as well as it works just as well. I have also heard that the new recipe is unable to make slime.

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    May 13, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Do you have to use the green almat? Because from what I heard the reciepe had changed. Which one would you recommend becuase I tried the blue coloured one and I wasted all my glue and it didn’t work 🙁

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      April 11, 2018 / 12:54 am

      Same thing but it still was worth a try
      And this time lets buy the green one.
      But I’ve seen other YouTube videos using the blue lid one it works for them
      P.s I just want to make slime and play
      At least let’s make fun

  19. Avatar May 3, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    Glue and shaving foam in pretty much equal quantities and then contact lense solution to take away the sticky-ness works to make slime. The kids i babysit for make it to sell at school. Looks good…smells well like shaving foam prob isn’t non toxic either but if your kids are older would work.
    I am going to try this recipe with them next time i sit for them though!

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      May 8, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      my friend is always right.

  20. Avatar April 29, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Great videa, my daughter has had great fun for months making slime but recently Aldi have changed their bottles and now she cant get it work. We checked the ingredients and they have changed slightly, but we have always used the purple bottle so after seeing your video today were back to Aldi to try the green bottle. wish us luck xx

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      May 3, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Hi, my daughter and friend have been making Almat slime using the non bio for months and they have had so much fun using pva glue and glitter glues but tonight they bought some more Almat and it no longer works. They must of changed the ingredients, it has a different smell. I think this might explain why lots of people are having trouble.

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      May 6, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      We tried today and Aldi have definitely changed their ingredients. Fortunately I had some bicarbonate of soda and spray starch – but would not recommend another site of toxic state! Will try the shaving foam and contact lens solution next 🙂

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    April 28, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Worked wonderfully and kept my little boy entertained for hours! The only downside was him wanging it all over the house being Spider-Man ? which was totally due to a lack of parental control rather than the slime… I experienced all of the issues others are describing initially-the slime was just a soggy mess until I kneaded it for a while then it came together perfectly. Now it goes super slimy I think I’ve added too much Almat so I add a little more PVA and knead again and it seems to mop up the excess. Amounts wise I just use ‘some’ West Design PVA glue from Amazon depending on how much slime we need and add tiny bits of Almat (just a little splodge at a time) then knead it to check to consistency. Thanks very much X

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    April 19, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Just to add: I don’t think a speeded up video is helpful because you can’t actually see how much mixing you do etc. a real time one would be better.

    • Harriet April 21, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Thank you Caroline, I will take your criticism on board.

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    April 19, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    You can add me to the list of people who were unable to make this. I have loads of horrible slop and wasted time and energy not to mention the actual ingredients just being thrown away. My son managed with a tiny amount to make a small ball of slime but I couldn’t get the full recipe to work. Could you not give SOME idea of quantity?? You say add a teaspoon and then keep adding but at one point should one throw in the towel? I got to 20 teaspoons and it seemed to start thickening but not enough to handle and at about 22 it sort of split. I’m sure that was way too much but it really wasn’t working. Do I need to mix it for longer, like beat it or something? You can’t knead liquid! When I was clearing up, some bits that had dripped seem to become more solid I’m not sure why. Anyway, anyone else making this I recimmednd doing it without a child present (mine is in tears now) and using a smaller amount as a test.

    • Harriet April 21, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Oh Caroline, I’m so sorry to hear that – I’ve never experienced my little one being upset when it hasn’t worked as it always does for me. I genuinely can’t be more specific because it seems to vary each time. I have said a teaspoon as that is what I start off with (you can clearly see that is roughly the amount in the video). It’s really frustrating to keep receiving messages from some to say how fun it has been and how awesome it has been and then other’s from people blaming me because it hasn’t worked for them. It works for us EVERY time. EVERY time without fail – different glues, same gel. I’ve never had to use more than a tablespoon or 2 of green top almat to a full bottle of glue (250ml). I showed in the video that when you first pick it up it is still really sticky, but that after working it around it gets less so. I’m not the only person to share this recipe either, I just have no idea why it works for some and not others.

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        January 30, 2018 / 12:51 pm

        I really don’t understand why people are blaming you??! It’s not like you’ve sold a recipe so therefore would expect a perfect outcome…. you’ve simply found a method that worked for you and kindly shared for others to try.
        Thankyou for sharing, we’re going to give it a try and have FUN doing so not matter what the end product is.

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      January 1, 2018 / 5:43 pm

      try using corn flour to thicken it up any works 🙂

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    April 17, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    We have tried today following your exact recipe using Aldi’s bio gel and wilko’s pva glue. We got slime (very nice smelling I hasten to add) but a bit on the runny side. I wonder if the variations people are experiencing are explained by the glue; do different brands of pva glue have different strength compounds and therefore different levels of the active ingredient needed? What brand of pva glue are you using?

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      April 17, 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Btw cornflour has worked to thicken it up, I’d say it is a slimey, stringy snot sort of consistency. It’s not as firm and squishy as some of the slime you get in pocket money toys but it is slime none the less!

      • Harriet April 18, 2017 / 9:04 am

        Oh that’s good to know Jo!

    • Harriet April 18, 2017 / 9:06 am

      I don’t know 🙁 I have used Asda’s glue, 2 types from the range and 2 types from The works. Every time it’s been fine. In fact in the video I actually used 2 different types in one batch. The volume of bio gel makes a HUGE difference and the amount you work the slime too. It does need to be kneeded.

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      April 19, 2017 / 11:59 pm

      My slime never clumps together, I am using the green Almaty bio gel from Aldi and elders fly ethat I got off Amazon …. any ideas why??

      • Harriet April 21, 2017 / 5:40 pm

        I have no idea – is Elder’s Fly PVA glue? It’s not a brand that I know… Have you tried kneading it with your hands once it started to clump together?

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    April 14, 2017 / 7:09 am

    It’s not working.
    What brand of PVA do use and where do you purchase it. If the Almats right… can only think that it must be my pva glue??

    • Harriet April 18, 2017 / 9:11 am

      I’ve used so many different brands! They all work. You really need to keep mixing it for a while and the amount of bio gel makes a difference to the consistency – too much it goes stringy and sloppy, not enough and it goes tacky and just stays sticky!

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    April 5, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    This did not work for me! I put in the EXACT amounts, to the ml. It was way too sticky and would barely come off my hands! It was the correct almat and everything as well. None of the comments help with this issue. I even tried shaving foam to make it fluffy. At 13 failed attempts, me and my daughter have lost total interest. Any other recipes we could try? Never mind, she is just terribly upset and alone in her room crying. If no other recipes, any fun activities to make her feel better?? Thanks in advance, Ashleigh

    • Harriet April 5, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      Ohhh I am SO cross that this hasn’t worked for you. Honestly I don’t know what to tell you – I have done snap chat and Instagram stories of it before, it works for me every time!! It’s so frustrating getting messages from people to say it isn’t working – so many it works for and so many it doesn’t!! I wish I had another craft for her to do, I’m literally the least crafty mum which is why I like this. I’m the mum that sticks them in the kitchen neked and let’s em make a mess with paint because I’m not good with the pinterest style crafts and this just works for us every time!! ARGH!!! I can only think of something like salt dough play doh? Or maybe edible bath paints – both of those are on the blog 🙁 I’m so sorry mama!

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        Paula mcelderry
        May 19, 2017 / 6:00 pm

        It’s the almat that has changed not causing the same reaction with the glue!

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      Unicorn rocks
      April 16, 2017 / 3:22 pm

      It didn’t work for me either. Only the blue one works(non bio) also u probably Have the wrong glue. I think I had the wrong glue

      • Harriet April 18, 2017 / 9:08 am

        I’m really surprised you’ve said the blue non-bio gel works as it’s the specific ingredients in the bio gel that activates the glue… as long as it’s PVA it should work. The volume of bio gel makes a HUGE difference to the consistency and you have to keep mix mix mixing it!

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      Unicorn rocks
      April 16, 2017 / 3:22 pm

      It didn’t work for me either. Only the blue one works(non bio) also u probably Have the wrong glue. I think I had the wrong glue

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      April 16, 2017 / 6:34 pm

      Does the Aldi Non-Bio Gel (with the blue cap) work?

      • Harriet April 18, 2017 / 9:07 am

        No, it’s got to be the green top 🙂

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    March 29, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Well I’ve been to Aldi twice and used two bottles of the stuff with 6 bottles of glue and yet again another recipe like all the others which does not make Slime 🙁

    • Harriet March 31, 2017 / 10:10 am

      Oh Angela, I’m really sorry it hasn’t worked for you, but it works for me and a lot of other people. If you’ve used a whole bottle of the GREEN top bio gel, that’s miles too much. As it says in the post, it’s the smallest amount to start. I’m going to do a youtube tutorial as I really can’t understand why some are having problems!

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        April 17, 2017 / 11:16 pm

        Hi. My slime turns out very wet and leaves my hands covered in sticky wet goo.
        The slime is a perfect consistency just wet.

        • Harriet April 18, 2017 / 9:01 am

          Hmm… If you leave it for 24hours (uncovered) and then try really working it over that might help!

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        April 17, 2017 / 11:16 pm

        Hi. My slime turns out very wet and leaves my hands covered in sticky wet goo.
        The slime is a perfect consistency just wet.

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        Horsey hels
        April 20, 2017 / 3:23 pm

        Unfortunately, the video does not give clear instruction and despite using the correct ingredients and trying this time after time, this does not make slime….just wet slippery stuff that is nothing like the substance shown in the video.

        • Harriet April 21, 2017 / 5:31 pm

          I’m really sorry you feel that way Helen. I made the video to try and be helpful – the instructions along with the video really should be easy enough to understand. I can’t for the life of me work out why so many seem to find it works, but so many don’t! It’s so frustrating!

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        May 3, 2017 / 8:13 pm

        I’ve just tried it and almost gave up as it was so sticky but be patient, keep adding small amounts of gel and keep going. I’m quite pleased with the end result but although not sticky, it’s still quite “wet” and my daughter assures me that EVERYONE else’s is dry to touch. Any tips?

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    February 27, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    We tried using Morrisons own Bio Gel with a green lid but not working so off to aldi

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    Such a good recipe, and easy to do.
    Even now, at the age of 5 my boy likes playing with a bit of slime with his friends – the boys pretend it’s all kinds of yucky stuff much to their amusement!

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    Chrissie Hayward
    January 27, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I have used the green top Almat Bio gel (it says with Stain Lift technology). We’ve added nearly the whole bottle and still no slime! Any tips?

    • Avatar February 17, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      U have to ad contact solution

      • Harriet February 17, 2017 / 8:44 pm

        No you don’t. I have added around 2-3 tsps. of bio gel (it should be green lid ONLY and is blue and slimy in consistency?) to normal PVA glue. It’s always worked fine for us. Perhaps I should put a video for this on my youtube!

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          February 19, 2017 / 1:21 pm

          We have been trying to make this for ages with my girls. Just seen your post so of to aldi to get the liquid. Any chance you have got a video to see. As dads aren’t the best doing this. Lol. Thanks.

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            February 19, 2017 / 4:33 pm

            Just made some the girls love it. Thanks. You have made there day.
            One question was wondering how and if we can make it more stretchy

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        Random Orbit
        March 21, 2017 / 8:27 pm

        Yes you do now, because Aldi have changed recipe and this no longer works, saline contact solution works because it contains boric acid. Essencial .

        • Avatar April 17, 2017 / 9:01 pm

          Thank you for telling me this so that I don’t waste my money, though it would’ve been easy for me to get in contact with the gel because adding is my regular store.

          A slime addicted user

          • Harriet April 18, 2017 / 9:04 am

            So pleased it’s worked!

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            May 3, 2017 / 8:15 pm

            I’ve just used the Aldi bio gel. Works

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      February 21, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      Same happened to us – we had used a bottle of PVA that had been around a while… turns out it had gone off! Bought a new bottle of PVA and it worked within seconds :0) have a sniff of the PVA – if there’s not much smell to it, it’s gone bad. Good luck.
      So glad I found this, my daughter and I made slime and she’s loves it!

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      February 22, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      If it’s any help webused the blue one and glue from hobbycraft it was called ‘school glue ‘ and was £1.50 a bottle. Worked really well. Just make sure you pull it and knead it a lot to get it the right consistency

  31. Avatar January 21, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    Hey is it possible to use a small amount of paint rather than the food colouring?

    • Harriet January 23, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Yes, I think so Kate!

    • Avatar February 20, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Yes I have made this with paint and it works

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    January 21, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Hey! 🙂
    Is it possible to use a small amount of paint rather than the food colouring?

  33. Avatar January 15, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Do not understand had pva glue and the correct almat bio gel with green top and it hasn’t worked. Gutted.

    • Harriet January 16, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Oh no Claire, perhaps I need to do a video on this? It really is a case of mixing the two together and that is it. I just used bog-standard PVA glue from The Works, and the Aldi bio gel (perhaps a dessert spoon full?)

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        February 15, 2017 / 6:59 pm

        I used spray starch (sprayed in a pot make liquid) with pva glue, I also added small polystyrene balls.

        • Harriet February 15, 2017 / 9:35 pm

          OOhh how cool would polystyrene balls be?!

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    January 7, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    How long does it take take to change into slime ❓

    • Harriet January 8, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      Seconds Julia – literally seconds.

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    Sarah Hinchley
    January 5, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    This looks amazing. My son wants a ghostbusters party so I’m interested in making this as party gifts. How long does it last in air tight containers?

    • Harriet January 6, 2017 / 11:23 am

      Oh Sarah, agesssssss! I wrapped mine up and we still had it a month later. x

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    Gabbie Martinez
    December 31, 2016 / 1:03 am

    Can you make it without changing the colour of the slime⭐️

    • Harriet January 4, 2017 / 9:08 am

      It will have a vague blueish tint but yes, you do have to add the food colouring and can have just plain 🙂

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    December 29, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    We don’t have a Aldi sadly do u know of anything that works? Xx

    • Harriet January 4, 2017 / 9:08 am

      I’m afraid not Rhea, you could order Borax online?

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      January 17, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      you could use persil bio laundry gel it works

      • Harriet January 17, 2017 / 7:18 pm

        Oh FAB!! Thank you so much for sharing that!

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    siobhan peterson
    December 28, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    can you put shaving foam in it or not(to make it fluffy)

    • Harriet January 4, 2017 / 9:08 am

      I’ve never tried Siobhan – let me know if you do!

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        January 10, 2017 / 5:52 pm

        yes it does work

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          March 12, 2017 / 8:40 am

          Yes we put shaving foam in it to make fluffy slime. We also put air dry clay in one batch to make butter slime.

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    December 23, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Will it work with non bio gel?

    • Harriet December 26, 2016 / 7:02 pm

      No, it needs to be the bio, green lid only 🙂

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    December 13, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    Just worth knowing-I bought the non bio Almat for this by mistake but….it works-I’d describe what I’ve got as more of a silly putty than slime but it’s great ?

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    December 7, 2016 / 8:06 am


    We just trued two (of the three) available Almat in our Aldi and unfortunately none of them worked 🙁

    Can you confirm which one you used and if it looked like these:

    I believe we’re searching for the elusive green topped one as the others didn’t work.


    • Harriet December 8, 2016 / 11:58 am

      Hi Paul, I’m afraid so it HAS to be the green one – it literally will not work without as that is the only bio one and has the required ingredients! Sorry!

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        Emma Dunne
        December 9, 2016 / 12:53 pm

        I am using the green one and it is just not working for me. Any tips?

        • Harriet December 11, 2016 / 8:35 pm

          Oh no Emma!! So it should be the green ALMAT bio gel? If it is, are you using the PVA glue? I have no idea why it wouldn’t work – what happens instead of goo?

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          December 22, 2016 / 8:38 pm

          use the almat no bio gel i did it and it worked

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    October 27, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Where do you find these things

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    October 24, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    Can you store it? We made very successful glitter slime in 3 colours, now i appear to have mason jars full of glitter glue. Can i add more almat to thicken it? Or does it need to go in the bin?

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    October 24, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Can you store it? We made this in 3 glitter colours, it is amazing… Now i have mason jars full of sloppy glitter glue type stuff. Could i add more almat do you think or does it go in the bin?

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    October 23, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    Does it have to be Aldi Almaty bio gel or can it just be Almat bio gel

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    October 10, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    Was yours wet at all & if slow how did you get rid of that feeling??

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      October 15, 2016 / 11:50 am

      Just made it – it was wet at first, but as we kneaded it, it dried out – only took a couple of minutes!

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    September 13, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Thank you so much! I had a trial run this morning before I collect my son. He is going to love this!

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    Can you use washing up liquid instead of Almat bio jel?????

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      Sorry used same comment twice?

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      October 27, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      I tried and it didn’t work !

  49. Avatar September 3, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Can you use washing up liquid instead of Almat bio jel???

    • Harriet September 3, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      Ahh no unfortunately not! It has to be the specific Almat bio gel x

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        March 24, 2017 / 5:01 pm

        Can you use non bio as thats the one i have? x My friends have tried it and it works. x

        • Harriet March 27, 2017 / 11:30 am

          As far as I know, no, but you can try it!

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    August 9, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    I have the Almaty bio gel however do you have the specific type of glue you used? Name, brand because I’ve wasted quite a lot of money trying to find the right pva glue and I just can’t seem to get any working

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      August 9, 2016 / 4:16 pm


    • Harriet August 9, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Oh Shayma, I’m so sorry to hear that! I’ve done this with a few different brands and never had an issue. It is the green top Almat isn’t it? There are 3 different types of Almat. I used PVA glue from Baker Ross last time 🙂

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    Chris Sewell
    July 3, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    How much gel on average did u end up using. I’ve been mixing for 25mins

    • Harriet July 5, 2016 / 9:27 am

      Oh no, I’m sorry to see this Chris. Not a lot at all, but you can keep adding it until you get the right consistency, it shouldn’t take any amount of mixing really – 5 mins max. Have you got the exact brand and product in the brand range? It won’t work with anything else.

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    June 22, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    hey, I’ve got everything I need except I have the aldi almat gel (not the non-bio one) will it still Work?
    thanks in advance

    • Harriet June 23, 2016 / 8:37 am

      No Rachael, it has to be that one specifically sadly – it won’t work with anything else!

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        June 23, 2016 / 3:37 pm

        thanks Harriet, il have to go buy some more then haha 😆

  53. Avatar January 26, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Ok so I’m a little hesitant, I’ve added the 250 ml of glue and I’ve already added about 10 teaspoons of the bio gel BUT it’s still not going to slime, how many teaspoons do you end up adding, roughly?

    • Harriet January 27, 2016 / 8:22 am

      Oooh less than 10 teaspoons Danielle, it’s almost instant the change after the first 1-2 teaspoons. So it needs to be PVA glue, and it can only be the ALMAT BIO GEL, it has a green top and it blue in colour. If it isn’t that, it will most certainly not work.

      Did you stir it fast?

  54. Avatar January 25, 2016 / 1:48 am

    Thank you so much for this, I’m a childminder and I’ve been trying to figure out how to make this without the borax (I bought some borax online but look after a LO who likes to put things in his mouth but borax is a total no no, they will be supervised but still don’t want to chance it), will take a trip to Aldi tomorrow and try it on Tuesday 😀

    • Harriet January 26, 2016 / 10:59 am

      Great, I’m so pleased you are going to give it a go. Just to bear in mind Danielle (another lady has pointed this out) the ALDI ALMAT contains borax in a less concentrate manner – so its borax free as in, you don’t use neat (and harmful) borax… bit like using washing up liquid (which contains borax in the same way the ALMAT does) in a craft. 🙂

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    Hannah Butler
    January 20, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Can you use any washing up liquid? Mines not working? Thanks

    • Harriet January 20, 2016 / 3:31 pm

      No sadly not Hannah, it just to be Aldi’s ALMAT BIO GEL, specifically because of the chemicals in it.

      H 🙂

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        Hannah Butler
        January 20, 2016 / 4:17 pm

        Haha well that’s why it’s not working. I shall try again another day thanks.

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