Learn how to make slime and bring the fun of playing while learning to the next level. This list of homemade slime recipes is perfect for all ages!
How To Make Slime | Collection Of 40+ Of DIY Slime Recipes
Providing opportunities for children to take part in sensory play can help them stay calm and take control of solid emotions while playing and learning. With the upcoming busy holiday, I’m sure some kids will easily get overwhelmed. So join the slime craze and help your kids take full control and keep them busy for hours as you prepare your home for the festivities. This list will provide you two or more slime-filled ideas for – call it sensory experience, call it science, call it children’s party activity, or simply call it fun!
A handful of DIY slime can make a big difference in changing the art of having fun on a budget. Incredibly inexpensive but totally magnificent! This list on how to make slime will give you not just one but twelve amazing choices of slime recipes – bubblegum slime, glow in the dark, cheese, and whole lot more squeezy slime.
2. Apple Sparkle Slime
3. Ghost Slime
It does not need to be Halloween to give kids some spooky thrill. This gooey ghost slime is a must-try recipe at any time and season, especially for children who do not say no to slime. It’s the googly eyes that make everything perfect!
4. Galaxy Slime
Time to have an out of this world experience! What kid who does not love outer space? I bet, even the kids at heart will give this breathtaking galaxy slime a squeeze.
5. Heat Sensitive Color Changing Slime
Slime is a remarkable sensory experience and science experiment, but this heat sensitive color changing slime takes everything up to the next level. Incredibly amazing!
6. Snow Slime
While this icy cold to touch and sparkly snow slime is perfect in winter, but I think it would also be great to do it in the heat of the summer. A fun way to cool down when the temperature is rising.
7. New Year Silver And Gold Slime
No other sparkly slime can beat how glittery this New Year gold and silver slime is! I’m sure you have just found a perfect activity to welcome the New Year, but it’s perfect any time of the year.
8. Peppermint Slime
I bet this slime smells perfectly minty! Just in time for the holiday, or whenever you fill like teaching your little ones about the five senses.
9. Sparkly Queen Princess Slime
We adore our little ones and we always find ways to make them feel special. If you want a slime fit for any royalty, this is it! The kids would love adding bling and sparkles to this. Perfect for a fairytale theme expedition.
10. Spider Slime
I’m not remotely fan with spiders. But I have to admit this one had me. I’m now thinking of having this spider slime in our upcoming trick-or-treat!
11. Mud Slime
Our children are bound to get into some dirt — might as well make the most of it! Break out this pretend mud and dirt experience with toy insects, worms, trucks, cars, and more. You’ll find this useful during pretend mud pie making, construction, and gardening time.
12. Bubbling Slime
This super awesome slime will blow you away — it bubbles for hours and hours! And the best part? You can have your precious little scientist involve from start to finish. This super fun bubbling slime is made from edible ingredients, so no worries if this will find its way inside their mouths.
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13. Candy Cane Slime
Just in time for Christmas, learn how to make slime that mimic the holiday classic: red and striped candy cane. This brilliantly colored candy cane slime will provide your kids a festive and swirling sensory play.
14. Hot Cocoa Slime
Keeping warm when the chilly weather strikes has never been this fun! Surely this hot cocoa slime recipe is a must try and a sure hit this winter. Can’t wait to hold this edible, magnificent, gooey, and chocolatey mess in my hand. Yes, it’s also edible!
15. Star Wars Space Slime
Learn how to make slime using basic slime ingredients, but include gold glitter and black gel food coloring to give it a galaxy vibe. Time to give your Star Wars miniature hero a whole new adventure.
16. DIY Rubber Slime
Want to learn how to make slime that isn’t too slimy? This DIY rubber slime may not be too slimy but the entertainment value it provides for both young and old is priceless. It’s amazingly stretchy and bouncy!
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17. Spaghetti Slime
I know the saying – we should not play with our food. But who you could say no to a traditional slime with a unique twist? This spaghetti slime may be an insane idea but the kids will surely have a total blast playing with it.
18. Rainbow Slime Recipe
Invite the rainbows in after a cloudy day. Making this rainbow slime is perfect when you’re teaching kids about colors or fun activity to fill in the Saint Patrick’s Day gathering.
19. Alphabet Slime
Having fun while learning, it’s on everyone’s list! Kids will not only love toying with this gooey slime, but they can practice alphabet recognition by using the “Eye Spy” game. Yes, alphabet letters are in the slime, and kids will have endless fun hunting them.
20. Star-Spangled Slime
This star-spangled slime is perfect for the 4th of July or anytime you wish to teach children about patriotism. It only requires 3 easy to find ingredients: star confetti, liquid starch, and a clear school glue.
21. Ocean Swirl Glitter Slime
What’s cooler than straight-up slime? To achieve this fab ocean swirl glitter slime, you’ll need to create 4 batches of slime in green, silver, blue, and turquoise. Plus, don’t forget to add plastic ocean creatures inside to complete the underwater environment.
22. Watermelon Slime
Give your traditional slime recipe some joyful spring-summer twist, instead of a bowl, use a hollowed out watermelon to mix your slime ingredients. It provides a delicate watermelon scent to the slime and with the pinkish juice from the rind added to the starch and glue, you’ll have a light pink slime. You can use black beans as the seeds to complete the fun!
23. Bug Slime
This awesome sensory recipe of bug slime will give your kids hours of oozing and gooey entertaimnet. Simply mix food dye, liquid starch, and white glue to create your slime, then add plastic leaves, rocks, and little critters to complete the bugged-out fun!
24. Summer Slime
A never-ending bright and sun-shimmering fun slime that is bound to be a big hit this summer. This brilliantly colored summer slime will definitely help you teach kids about the beautiful colors around them.
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25. Edible Slime Or Gak
This borax and chemical free slime can go inside your precious one’s mouth without any worry – it’s edible! Wow, that’s every parents dream: for kids to have fun without any danger. Wait, there’s a lot more to this incredible slime recipe – you can whip it up in less than 5 minutes, it’s no-cook, and super easy!
26. Oobleck: Liquid Or Solid
This fully entertaining hands-on science experiment will teach children to identify whether Oobleck is a liquid or a solid. Let the fun begin using only a large bowl, water, cornstarch, and food coloring.
27. Jungle Slime
You’re free to call this gooey and glittery slime by any other name – monster slime, rainforest, whatever you think it suits it will still be just as entertaining. It’s a tried and tested quick boredom buster that is fun and inexpensive, and oh-so perfect for kids sensory play.
28. Two-Ingredient Slime
What so hard about this two-ingredient slime? Oh, that’s handing it over to your kiddos. Well, I’m just guessing because I can’t think of anything, really! It’s a borax free slime that I’m sure you have the one ingredient immediately available at home or probably you have both. Wondering what they are? Water and the natural fiber supplement: Metamucil.
29. Professor Figgy’s Glow Slime
This professor Figgy’s glow slime is the best way to gross your kids out. It makes an awesome science experiment or simply an afternoon fun craft to keep kids well entertained.
30. Magnetic Slime
If you still don’t believe you can make magnetic slime, here’s the little secret: adding iron powder is the trick! If you think playing with slime is fun, wait until you try the aweso-mazing magnetic slime.
31. Soap Slime
If you haven’t decided what spooky slime to make this Halloween, here’s another hair-raising option: creepy soap slime! Though the recipe requires a bit of your attention because it involves dissolving a powdered gelatin in boiling water, the result won’t disappoint you. Promise!
32. Cotton Candy Slime
This is such a beautiful pink cotton candy slime. I’m sure every princess can’t wait to squeeze it. I love the cotton candy fragrance added to the slime! It actually smells like the real thing!
33. Edible Starburst Slime
What kid wouldn’t want to try making this edible Starburst slime? Your only trouble when making this delectable slime is, your kids might eat all the starbursts even before you make your slime. I can now picture you stopping your kiddos from eating them!
Still got time for one more terrific slime recipe? Here’s how to make slime and goo booger balls from KTR Toy Videos:
Slime, slime, slime – that’s all that’s bouncing around my head right now! Well, let me just leave you an important reminder my fellow crafters, though some of the slime recipes are edible, this doesn’t mean that it’s totally safe for your child to snack on them. It’s more like taste-safe, so if only a little bit is ingested, that’s still harmless. Please don’t leave your kids completely unattended when playing with tons of slime. Play safe and happy crafting!
Which of these how to make slime ideas will go directly to the crafting list you share with your kids? Will you be making one this weekend? We’re excited to know! Let us know in the comments section below.