This easy homemade slime recipe is one of my favorites because it is colorful and feels really weird and crackly. Kids of all ages can get involved in the slime making fun and play. This popular slime recipe is featured on the cover of our slime book…do you recognize it?

Snow cone slime recipe finished - hand pulling up the colorful slime recipe out of a snow cone with a straw in colors of yellow pink and blue

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Yep! You may recognize this slime recipe from the cover of our book, 101 Kids Activities that are the Ooey, Gooey-ist Ever!

Easy Homemade Slime Recipe for Kids

Today we are making something that looks colorful and fun when it is done, snow cone slime! Oh! And it is an easy homemade slime recipe which means afterward you will have some slime for play that has a crackly satisfying texture.

Related: How to make slime

Making this snow cone slime reminds us about our favorite days in Summer. Those nights we’d walk down to the nearest snow cone shack as a family and get all sugared up.

Supplies Needed to Make Snow Cone Slime Recipe

supplies needed for the slime recipe - snow cone containers, straws, food coloring...
Here are some of the things you will need to make snow cone slime recipe

Directions to Make Crackly Colorful Slime Recipe

Step 1

First, mix the glue and starch in a small bowl very gently. You don’t want to cause too many bubbles as you want the mixture to be clear.

Step 2

Next, if you plan to color your slime, you’ll want to separate your slime into 3 different bowls. We used red, blue and yellow food coloring for ours.

Step 3

Now, add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix well. You should now have 3 separately dyed slime colors.

book cover in the background of snow cone slime recipe for kids
Let’s make homemade slime!

Step 4

Now it’s time to add the plastic pellets. Add 1/4 at a time to each bowl and mix well with your hands.

Finished Snow Cone Slime

The slime will eventually turn crackly and it will be harder to add more pellets. That’s when you know it is ready for play!

You can mix the colors together or add them in a snow cone container and watch the colors naturally mix together!

This slime is loads of fun!

Yield: 1 batch

Snow Cone Slime Recipe

Snow Cone Slime Recipe

Make this homemade slime recipe that looks just like the frozen ice of a snow cone. The finished slime is colorful and fun and the slime texture is very satisfying for play.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $10


  • 1 5 oz. Bottle Clear Glue
  • 1 1/2 tsp liquid starch
  • 2 cups polypropylene plastic pellets or clear beads
  • Food coloring
  • Food extract (optional)


  • Mixing bowl
  • 3 separate bowls for coloring
  • Something to stir with


  1. Mix the glue and starch in a small bowl gently as to not cause too many bubbles.
  2. If you are going to color your slime like we did, separate into 3 different bowls and add one color to each bowl dividing the slime between them.
  3. Slowly add the plastic pellets and mix well until the slime is crackly and it is harder to add pellets.


book cover, 101 Kids Activities that are the ooey, gooey-est ever
This slime recipe is on the cover of our book!


Our book, 101 Kids Activities that are the Ooey, Gooey-est Ever! features tons of fun slimes, doughs and moldables just like this one to provide hours of ooey, gooey fun!

Awesome, right?

Psst… Come see our quick and easy slushy syrup recipe!

How did your snow cone slime recipe turn out?

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    1. Hi, Jena! Looks like it’s enough to fill one cone (well, depending on how full you fill it!).