Slime is all the rage these days! Creating slime is actually very easy to do and kids love it! We’ve made so many slimes and many of them are quite simple to do! Today I’m sharing my two favorite recipes for life as well as 20 more easy ways to make slime.
Slime can be made with a combination of these key ingredients:
- Elmer’s glue
- baking soda
- saline solution (aka contact solution)
- shaving cream
- boric acid
- liquid starch
- food coloring
As always, make sure to only create slime if you don’t have sensitivities or allergies to these ingredients. And make sure children who put items in their mouths only play with edible slime.
Easy Slime Recipe
This is my go-to, easy slime recipe. You only need these 4 ingredients:
- 1/2 cup glue (I like using clear Elmer’s glue)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons contact solution (it must contain boric acid in the ingredients)
- optional: food coloring, glitter, or confetti
Here’s how to make the slime:
- Begin by pouring the 1/2 cup of glue into a bowl.
- Stir in a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
- Then add in the 1/4 cup of water.
- Stir in any food coloring or glitter. Make sure to only add a couple of drops of food coloring otherwise it may not turn out.
- Pour in one tablespoon of the contact solution, while stirring. Add in another tablespoon, while continuing to stir. You’ll start to see the slime form, but it will be pretty sticky. Add one more tablespoon of contact solution and stir or mix with your hands.
- Knead the slime until it’s a good consistency. I like to squirt a little contact solution onto my hands before kneading it.
Check out my video below to see slime making in action!
Here’s a list of some easy slime recipes.
Fluffy Slime from The Best Ideas for Kids
Edible Pudding Slime from The Soccer Mom Blog
Bubble Bath Slime from Teaching Mama
Unicorn Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Fall Slime from Teaching Mama
Fluffy Candy Corn Slime from I Heart Arts N Crafts
Geology Gemstone Slime from Steam Powered Family
Shamrock Slime from Happiness is Homemade
Hot Chocolate Slime for Fantastic Fun and Learning
Fluffy Pumpkin Spice Slime from Teaching Mama
Apple Scented Slime from Teaching Mama
Earth Day Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Lego Slime from Lemon Lime Adventures
3-Ingredient Slime from Steam Powered Family
Alphabet Slime from No Time for Flash Cards
Monster Slime Sensory Writing from the Imagination Tree
Holiday Slime from Teaching Mama
Edible Marshmallow Slime from Teach Beside Me
Peppermint Slime from Preschool Inspirations
Pirate Treasure Slime from Schooling a Monkey
Snowflake Slime from Teaching Mama
Another thing to note, slime can be sticky. So play around with it and knead it for a while until you get the desired consistency.
Let me know which recipe was your favorite!
How much does your recipe yield?
Angela Thayer says
It makes enough slime for one person.