We have been on a mission to find the very best slime recipes, goopiest goop recipes, gravity defying oobleck recipes, stretchiest Gak recipes and the most silly of all the silly putty recipes that can be made at home. Kids of all ages can get involved in helping or making these best slime, goop, gak and silly putty recipes!
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Homemade Play Recipes for Kids
We think when you make homemade play recipes, then you get to start the fun with the making process!
Related: We wrote the book on slime, 101 Kids Activities that are the Ooey Gooey-est Ever!
Let’s make slime!
Best Slime Recipes
1. Homemade Rainbow Glitter Slime Recipe
Glitter is something we often avoid as it can find itself everywhere, but mixing glitter into goo is a great way to contain the sparkle. Love this rainbow slime recipe. via Modern Parents Messy Kids
2. DIY Glitter Slime Recipe
Watch the video above to see one of our favorite slime recipes – glitter slime! Check out the step by step instructions for a variation of this best slime recipe that we can unicorn snot slime which is how to make slime with glitter!
3. Homemade Magnetic Slime Recipe
Try making magnetic slime for a scientific magic slime experience! Grab a magnet and pull your slime in different directions.
4. Homemade Fluffy Slime Recipe
Fool-proof fluffy slime recipe. If you have struggled making slime in the past, then this is the recipe for you. It’s easy to make with glue, shaving cream and liquid starch. We have a variation of fluffy slime we call snow slime.
5. DIY Unicorn Slime Recipe
One of our favorite borax-free slime recipes is to make unicorn slime with all sorts of lovely pastel colors.
6. Homemade Galaxy Slime Recipe
When it comes to favorite slime recipes, don’t forget this starry and sparkly galaxy slime recipe. The easy recipe for slime will have you and your kids playing for hours.
Related: More DIY slime recipes
Best Goop Recipes for Play
7. Homemade Stringy Slime Goop Recipe
Oh. My! Look what happens when you fill a strainer with goop. This goop slime recipe is extra goopy! via Juggling with kids
8. DIY Glitter Glop Recipe
This gloop is so gloopy we call it glop. Try our DIY glitter glop recipe for crazy squishy sensory fun. It all starts with a very unusual slime ingredient!
9. Homemade Edible Goop Recipe
This edible slime recipe resembles more of a slime goop. We made this one special for Valentines, but it could be made, played with and eaten year round.
10. DIY Goop Sludge Recipe
You can make goo from toilet paper! This stuff has a fun texture – it’s perfect for digging and clumps together nicely. via Pickle Bums
Best Oobleck Recipes
11. DIY Oobleck Recipe
We love the non-newtonian fluid known as oobleck! Make this easy oobleck recipe and play with all things solid vs. liquid.
12. DIY Seuss Inspired Oobleck Recipe
Dr. Seuss is a fun and silly author. This batch of oobleck captures all the goofiness of many of his characters. via Modern Parents Messy Kids
13. Homemade Rainbow Oobleck Recipe
This colorful oobleck recipe will have you questioning if it is a solid or if it is a liquid…because it is awesome oobleck! via Fun with Mama
Related: Try an oobleck experiment with your kids
Best Gak Recipes
14. Best 2 Ingredient Homemade Gak Recipe
This gak slime is 2 ingredient slime recipe that is super easy to make and really fun to squish and stretch. It is more dense than average homemade slime.
15. DIY Chocolate Gak Recipe
Bigger is better, right? How about bigger, better and smells really, really yummy? This Chocolate Stretchy Goo is fabulous! via Fun at Home
16. Homemade Bumpy Gak Recipe
This recipe for slime not only is a blast to play with, it is also edible and chemical-free! via Fun at Home with Kids
17. Make DIY Gak Bubbles
If you have ever wondered how to make a bubble with slime, we have the solution with these easy and silly gak bubbles!
Best Silly PUtty Recipes
18. Easy Silly Putty Recipe
If you have ever wondered how to make silly putty, then we have you covered! All the fun!
MORE HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPES FOR KIDS TO MAKE
- More ways how to make slime without borax.
- Try making this awesome DIY slime, unicorn slime!
- Make pokemon slime!
- Somewhere over the rainbow slime…
- Inspired by the movie, check out this cool (get it?) Frozen slime.
- Make alien slime inspired by Toy Story.
- Crazy fun fake snot slime recipe.
- Make your own glow in the dark slime.
- Check out this cool homemade Infinity Gauntlet slime!
–>Another traditional kids activity we love: make paper dolls
What best slime recipe are you going to try first?