Ask any school age boy or girl about slime or a homemade slime recipe and they will talk your ear off. Slime is exactly that gooey, slimy, messy, squishy, fidgety fun.
Making homemade slime is the perfect cheap activity for kids. Plus with most of the homemade slime recipes below you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen or pantry.
What Is Slime Made Of?
Homemade slime comes in several different styles each homemade slime recipe will require different ingredients.
Slime Recipe Ingredients
How To Make Slime?
Making homemade slime is real simple and easy. Choose one of the homemade slime recipes below place all the ingredients in a bowl to combine. Knead your slime dough a few times and then play. Make sure to store your homemade slime in an air tight container to make it last longer.
Making homemade slime is a cheap, frugal, kid friendly activity that can provide hours of fun. Ensure that your work area is covered or clear of objects you don’t want slimed.
Make sure to mix slowly when adding food coloring to prevent splattering work surface or your clothes. Follow all safety instructions on chemicals and ingredients.
Types Of Slime
You will find homemade slime recipes below for clear slime, colored slime, fluffy slime. Slime made with borax. Slime made with glue and slime made with shampoo.
Making Slime With Glue
Homemade slime can be made with white or clear school glue. I have seen slime made with clear and then glitter added for more fun. Slime made with school glue also requires contact lens solution and baking soda. Live Science has a great step by step recipe for making homemade slime with glue.
Making Slime With Borax
Borax is a chemical generally found in the laundry room. Please note that borax is a soap and toxic handle as directed. PBS.org has a great slime recipe using borax.
It’s squishy, it’s stretchy and you can make it in a multiple of colors. Fluffy slime is classic slime made with shaving cream. The Best Ideas For Kids has a great unicorn fluffy slime recipe.
Basic Slime Recipe
Making Slime At Home
Making homemade slime is a great way to bust the boredom with the kids. You only need a few cheap ingredients and some time. You will want to clear your slime creation area to prevent anything from getting goop on it. Aprons and adult supervision are suggested.
Ingredients For Slime
7 Slime Recipes
How To Make Slime With Glue – Live Science
Floam Slime – The Best Ideas For Kids
Homemade Gak – PBS.org
Unicorn Slime – The Best Ideas For Kids
3 Ingredient Slime – The Kitchn
The Easiest Homemade Slime – I Heart Naptime
Fluffy Slime – Living Locurto
Easy Slime Recipe
If you are looking for a super simple, easy to make slime recipe for a kids activity the slime recipe from I Heart Naptime is the one you need. It only has three ingredients and takes minutes to make for hours of fun.
Best Slime Recipe
Everyone is going to have their own favorite slime recipe. I think the best slime recipe is the foam slime or the unicorn slime both from The Best Ideas For Kids. Call it a texture thing but I think both the recipes are full of hours of kid playing fun.
Making Slime With Kids
Let’s face it kids like things that are gooey, slimy, sticky and squishy. And DIY slime is all these things and more. If you are looking for the perfect Saturday afternoon activity or a kids craft to bust through the boredom making slime is the perfect frugal choice. It’s fun, cheap and will provide hours of entertainment.
Adding Glitter To Your Goo
Slime is great but glitter slime is better. You can add glitter, foam balls, beads, plastic bugs and so much more to your homemade slime to make it more interesting. It becomes a more sensory based activity the more you add. My son’s favorite slime additions are plastic bugs. I’m fine with a little bit of glitter in the goo.
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