40 of the Best Ooey Gooey Homemade Slime Recipes for Kids

Have you made homemade slime recipes with your kids yet? It is so much fun for kids of all ages. We have found our favorite slime recipes that are easy and fun to make together.


DIY Slime Kids Can Make

My kids love all things ooey and gooey. Don’t worry, not all of these recipes make a total mess…but many of them do!

Here is an enormous list of fun Ooey Gooey Slime Recipes to make with your kids.

Once you’ve tried one, you’ll want to keep making more. Hang onto this collection, because you’re going to want to come back!

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Homemade Slime Supplies

While each easy slime recipe is a little different there are some common supplies needed to make slime and some ingredients that often appear in supply lists:

How do you make slime?


  • 6 oz bottle of glue: school glue, clear glue or glitter glue
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of liquid starch
  • (Optional)Few drops of food coloring


  • Small bowl
  • Craft stick to stir


    1. Add the glue and water into a small bowl and stir together until well combined.
    2. If you want to color your slime, add a few drops of food coloring until you reach a little darker than your desired shade.
    3. Pour in 1/4 cup of liquid starch and stir to combine until it starts to separate from the sides of the bowl.
    4. Remove it from the bowl and knead it with your hands until it is no longer sticky and stretches easily.

Ooey Gooey Slime Recipes

1. Homemade Green Eggs & Ham Slime

Try making our easy and fun Dr Suess slime recipe that will have you rhyming all day.

2. Purple Glowing Slime Recipe

Super fun idea to make this 4 ingredient purple glowing slime with its own special chemical reaction.

3. Glow-in-the-Dark Slime Recipe

Kids love anything that glows in the dark! This would be fun craft for a sleep over. Let’s make glow in the dark slime! Here is another glow in the dark slime recipe.

4. DIY Two Ingredient Gak

This stuff is so fun to play with – this gak recipe is addicting and only requires 2 ingredients which is my favorite slime ingredients.

5. How to Make Glitter Gak

This slime is sparkly and really fun glitter slime recipe. via Lil Luna

6. Chocolate Slime Recipe

This looks just like melted chocolate and smells like it, too. via Fun At Home With Kids

7. Ninja Turtle Sewer Slime Recipe

Cowabunga – it’s sewer slime! via Little Bins for Little Hands

8. DIY Colorful & Sparkly Slime

This is cool…make galaxy slime together. It has all my favorite colors.

9. How to Make Snow Cone Slime

This colorful and fun slime recipe idea is one of my favorites and looks like a summer treat!

Slime Recipe Ideas that are Easy & Fun

10. How to Make Kool-Aid Slime

Use your favorite Kool-Aid packets for this good smelling smile. via Growing A Jeweled Rose

11. Homemade Sand Slime

Slimey and sandy at the same time! via Frugal Fun 4 Boys

12. DIY Silver & Gold Glitter Slime

This shiny slime is really beautiful. via Fun A Da

13. Color Changing Slime Recipe

The heat from your hands changes the color – whoa! via Left Brain Craft Brain

14. Edible Slime Recipes You Can Make

Try making edible slime! It is perfect for little ones that want to put everything in their mouth. Here is one more fun recipe via Fun At Home With Kids

15. How to Make Fake Snot

You can totally gross your kids out (which they’ll love) with this slime recipe with liquid starch.

16. DIY Dragon Scale Slime

This gorgeously dark purply dragon slime is so fun.


Your Kids Will Love This Homemade Slime!

17. Homemade Unicorn Slime Recipe

This amazing unicorn slime is the perfect way to spend a rainy day. Or try this unicorn snot slime.

18. Homemade Glitter Glop

Glittery and so much fun to make this glop recipe which is the best way to use a diaper…?

19. Minion Slime Recipe

Do your kids love the minions? So do mine! They will love this. via Little Bins for Little Hands

20. How to Make Flubber

Do you remember flubber? You can make it at home and this is the best way. via A Thrifty Mom

21. Magnetic Slime Recipe Turns into a Science Activity

Yes, this really is magnetic! So cool. Make this homemade magnetic slime recipe for fun or for a science experiment or project.

22. DIY Scented Slime

This stuff smells so good. Kids adore it. via Smart School House

23. Treasure Slime Recipe

Hide magic treasures inside this fun slime. via Growing A Jeweled Rose

24. Homemade Maleficent Slime

Blue and glittery and totally Disney. via Lolly Jane


26. Let’s Make Rainbow Slime

OK, rainbow slime is one of my favorite slime recipes of all time.

27. DIY Alphabet Slime

If you’re learning letters, this is the perfect fun activity to try. via Growing A Jeweled Rose

28. Homemade Frozen Slime

All the Frozen fans will love these pretty slimes. Here are two versions of Frozen slime, one from Kids Activities Blog and one from A Pumpkin and a Princess 

29. DIY Slime Kit

This kit is a fun hand out at birthday parties. via Mom Endeavors 

30. Fortnite Slime Recipe

Let’s make Fortnite slime and avoid the storm.

31. How to Make Mermaid Slime

Inspired by mermaids, kids will go crazy for this recipe. via Study At Home Mama

32. LEGO Slime Recipe

The Lego lovers will love this one. via Lemon Lime Adventures

Best Slime Recipes

Special Occasion Slime Recipe Ideas

33. DIY Fall Slime

Fun and festive for the Autumn. via Little Bins for Little Hands

34. Homemade Ghost Slime

I love this fun ghost slime that works great as a gift or trick or treat idea.

35. DIY Bat Slime

Perfect for a fun Halloween activity! via Little Bins for Little Hands

36. How to Make Santa Slime

This is a great one to make around Christmastime. via Growing A Jeweled Rose

37. DIY Christmas Tree Slime

Such a fun and festive way to play with holiday colors by making your homemade Christmas slime.

38. Light & Fluffy Snow Slime Recipe

Follow the simple step by step instructions to make your own snow slime!

39. Snow Slime

This one is lots of fun in the winter months. via Epic Fun for Kids

40. Lion King Slime Recipe

This Lion King craft makes this coolest grub slime.

DIY Slime Recipe FAQ

How do you make homemade slime?

There are lots of different ways to make homemade slime in different colors, textures and shapes. If you have never made slime before, start by using one of the basic slime recipes and then adding color, glitter and changing out the glue for different types of slime. You may want to try a different recipe later and then make changes.

How do you make slime with baking soda and glue?

The basic recipe for slime with baking soda is 5 oz of glue, 1/2 Tablespoon of baking soda and 1 Tablespoon of contact lens solution.

How do you make Elmer’s slime?

We made a basic Elmers slime recipe into Rainbow Slime by using Elmer’s Slime Starter Kit and Elmer’s Magical Liquid. It was easy and turned out colorful and fun.

How do you make easy slime?

I think the easiest slime recipe to make and remember is a simple combination of one 5 oz or 6 oz bottle of school glue, 1/2 cup of liquid starch and 1/2 cup of water. You can add food coloring to color your easy slime recipe.

Can you make slime without glue?

We have a really easy to make edible slime recipe that doesn’t contain glue. The slime ingredients are cornstarch, sweetened condensed milk, sugar and food coloring.

Can you make slime without Borax?

Totally! It’s just a little harder to clean.

Related: Looking for borax-free slime recipes?

Why do kids love slime?

Because it’s ooey and gooey and sticky! It also allows them to use their creativity to make different colors and textures!

What age do kids like slime?

Usually anywhere between 4 years and 12 years.

How can slime help kids with anxiety?

Slime play can be very calming because it helps kids focus on their senses and be in the moment.

How do you make slime with 3 ingredients?

There are quite a few slime recipes that use three ingredients. Our favorite is glue, water & liquid starch. We have also made it with glue, baking soda and contact solution.

How do you make slime with 2 ingredients?

There are several ways to make slime with two ingredients. We have made it with glue and saline solution or with glue and Elmers magical liquid.

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