Slime is a wonderful sensory tool. It is squishy, goopy, slimy, sticky and FUN! But, don’t let all of those words scare you.
This sensory material, once mixed properly, doesn’t stick to hands or much else. If the slime does manage to make its way onto couches, carpets, clothes, etc…there’s a tip for that below.
Fun Slime Recipes for Kids
Among these fun slime games and ways to play, are various recipes including slime with borax, cornstarch slime, edible slime, borax-free slime, and more!
Slime Games, Activities and Recipes!
2 Ingredient Glow in the Dark Slime // Inspiration Laboratories (pictured)
Galaxy Slime // Crayons and Cravings (pictured)
Jack-Jack Incredibles Slime // Really, Are You Serious? (pictured)
Dripping Slime Fine Motor Activity // Parenting From the Heart
Butterbeer Slime Recipe // Megan Get’s Real
How to Make Unicorn Slime // Sixth Bloom
Enchanted Rose Slime // STEAM Powered Family (pictured)
Chicka Chicka Boom Slime // Fun Learning for Kids (pictured)
How to Make Gold Slime // Fun-a-Day (pictured)
Dusty Crophopper Slime // Homeschooling My Kinetic Kids
Edible Frosting Slime // The Tiptoe Fairy
Reindeer Poop Slime // That Kids Craft Site
Fizzing Slime Volcano // Little Bins for Little Hands (pictured)
Fluffy Jello Slime Recipe with Mythical Beasts // Views From a Step Stool (pictured)
How to Make Taste-Safe Slime with 3 Natural Ingredients // Mama Instincts
Rock Slime for Boys // Homeschool Hideout
Ocean Slime Recipe // Buggy and Buddy (pictured)
How to Make the Best Fluffy Rainbow Slime // Schooling a Monkey (pictured)
How to Make Slime into a Groovy Pete the Cat Activity // Books and Giggles (pictured)
Winter Slime Recipe (and how to host a slime station) // Blissful Domestication
How to Make Snow Slime // Childhood 101
Fluffy Slime Recipe // The Best Idea for Kids (pictured)
3-Ingredient Moana Ocean Slime // Artsy Fartsy Momma (pictured)
Brown Bear Slime // Preschool Powol Packets (pictured)
Epic Construction Slime // 123 Homeschool 4 Me
How to Make Slime with Two Different Types of Glue // Teach Me Mommy
Edible Slime Recipe Kids Love // Encouraging Moms at Home
Moana Ocean Slime with Contact Solution // Views From a Step Stool (pictured)
Construction Site Slime Sensory Play // Fantastic Fun and Learning (pictured)
Edible Slime with Sweedish Fish // The Simple Parent (pictured)
Valentine’s Day Fluffy Slime // Natural Beach Living
Cornflour Slime // Learn with Play at Home
How to Make Slime with Liquid Starch Algorithm Coding Activity// J Daniel4’s Mom
Trouble-Shooting Slime Play
We’ve gotten quite a few questions in our slime-making days. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when making slime:
- if you get slime in your carpet, on your clothes, etc, soak in white vinegar and scrub, it comes right out!
- if your slime is too thick and is breaking, there is most likely too much activator (whether your are using contact solution, borax, etc) try adding more flue and working it in
- if your slime is sticking to your hands and isn’t shaping into a ball, add more activator (contact lens + baking soda, borax, etc.)
- if you want your slime stretchier, add more water
Slime is science!
Making and playing with slime is a scientific process, keep this in mind if you are getting frustrated with following a recipe and resulting in a slime fail.
Remind kids that they are scientists! They are mixing different ingredients together, and transforming them into something new and fun! Because this is science, and you are mixing materials, this does need to be done under adult supervision.
Enjoy making, and playing with, these fun slime recipes and activities!