Dragon Scale Slime is one of our favorite homemade slime recipes. Kids will love creating this colorful and unique slime that has a very unique texture and a sparkly deep color that shimmers in the light. It is an easy slime recipe that is unique in many ways.

Dragon Scale Slime Recipe for kids - large lump of purple and green shimmery dragon slime with reflective particles shown on a white background - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make dragon slime!

Dragon Slime Recipe

This easy slime recipe requires 5 ingredients and the slime results look like magical dragon scales.

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You can get a variety of colors in cosmetic powder and sparkles to give your kids the creativity to make the dragon scale slime in their favorite shades.

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Supplies Needed for Drago Slime

Directions to Make Dragon Slime Recipe

Step 1

Step 1 Dragon Scale Slime Recipe - teaspoon over clear bowl adding baking soda to start slime recipe
Let’s start making slime!

Pour the clear glue into a medium bowl and add the 1/2 TBSP baking soda. 

Step 2

Step 2 Dragon Scale Slime Recipe - cosmetic powder in purple added to clear bowl with clear glue and baking soda already added
Let’s add some cool colors using cosmetic powder.

Mix in the ½ TSP of cosmetic powder which is usually an eyeshadow loose powder.

Tip: We used purple eyeshadow powder here, but try different bright colors like teal, blue, green or go with a completely mono-tone like white.

Step 3

Step 3 Dragon Scale Slime Recipe - mixture is now blended with sparkly holographic glitter on top with a craft stick stirring
Look how pretty the slime colors are blending!

Add in 2 TBSP of water and 1-2 TBSP of Holographic Glitter

Step 4

Step 4 Dragon Scale Slime Recipe adding the saline solution from a clear cup into the mixed slime recipe
Let’s add the saline solution to the slime recipe.

Add in 1 ½ TBSP of Saline Solution (add half in first, continue to mix, and if needed, add second half).

Step 5

Step 5 Dragon scale slime recipe - craft stick mixing slime from above on white background
Our slime is so pretty!

Use craft stick to initially mix ingredients and as soon as it starts to form…

Dragon scale slime desired consistency before kneading (Step 5 next)
This is what your slime will look like.

When the consistency looks like this (above), then go on to next step.

Step 6

Step 6 Dragon Scale Slime Recipe - pulling slime out of bowl with hands
It is now time to knead your slime.

Take the slime out of the bowl and knead, knead and knead until desired slime consistency.

Finished Dragon Scale Slime REcipe

finished dragon scale slime recipe shown in a ball in front of white background
Time to play with your own slime!

My kiddo loves how this slime appears to be different colors depending on the light. Sometimes it’s purple; sometimes it’s green.

Dragon scale slime recipe being held between two hands and stretched
It is stretchy!

You can continue to knead it.

Dragon scale slime recipe shown in hand squeezing it on white background
Your slime is squishy!

You can squeeze and squish your homemade slime.

Dragon scale slime put in airtight container for storage.
You can store your slime for future play.

Storing Your Slime

Push your homemade slime recipe into an airtight jar or plastic bag for storage.

2 airtight containers full of slime shown here
Make more slime!

Homemade Slime makes a Great Gift for Kids of All Ages

  • Make homemade slime at a kids party and provide airtight containers so kids can take them home afterword.
  • Give the gift of homemade slime for a birthday or holiday.
  • Give the gift of the supplies to make slime as a DIY slime making kit.


How did your dragon scale slime recipe turn out?

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  1. I would love to make your slime with the exact same powder and glitter, do you have brands or exact names for them? Thank you!

  2. I run an after school center with approx. 100 kids. I am always trying to find projects the kids can do on their own once shown how to do it. What can you suggest? I need help. Mimi