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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Ingredients for Slime
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:
- saline solution, contact solution or contact lens solution
- slime activator
- shaving cream
- white glue, clear glue or Elmer’s glue
- drops of food coloring
- sodium borate, Borax laundry detergent
- cup of water
- airtight container
Homemade Slime Safety & Precautions
Making homemade slime is a safe activity with adult supervision. If your child tends to put things into his/her mouth or eat non-food items, then I would wait to make slime until they are older. The harm of slime making is when ingested so be aware of that around pets as well!
Ooey Gooey DIY 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
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!
How to Make Easy Slime at Home
10. How to Make Slime at Home with Kool-Aid
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 Day
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
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.
Kids will love learning How to Make Slime at Home!
17. Homemade Unicorn Slime Recipe
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
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. LEGO Slime Recipe
The Lego lovers will love this one. via Lemon Lime Adventures
Homemade Slime for Special Occasions
32. DIY Fall Slime
Fun and festive for the Autumn. via Little Bins for Little Hands
33. Homemade Ghost Slime
I love this fun ghost slime that works great as a gift or trick or treat idea.
34. DIY Bat Slime
Perfect for a fun Halloween activity! via Little Bins for Little Hands
35. How to Make Santa Slime
This is a great one to make around Christmastime. via Growing A Jeweled Rose
36. DIY Christmas Tree Slime
Such a fun and festive way to play with holiday colors by making your homemade Christmas slime.
37. Light & Fluffy Snow Slime Recipe
Follow the simple step by step instructions to make your own snow slime!
38. Snow Slime
This one is lots of fun in the winter months. via Epic Fun for Kids
39. Lion King Slime Recipe
40. Encanto Slime Recipe
If you have seen the movie Encanto, then you know why we were inspired to create this fun Encanto slime recipe!
- 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
- Add the glue and water into a small bowl and stir together until well combined.
- If you want to color your slime, add a few drops of food coloring until you reach a little darker than your desired shade.
- Pour in 1/4 cup of liquid starch and stir to combine until it starts to separate from the sides of the bowl.
- Remove it from the bowl and knead it with your hands until it is no longer sticky and stretches easily.
Best Slime Recipe FAQ
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Totally! It’s just a little harder to clean.
Related: Looking for borax-free slime recipes?
Because it’s ooey and gooey and sticky! It also allows them to use their creativity to make different colors and textures!
Usually anywhere between 4 years and 12 years.
Slime play can be very calming because it helps kids focus on their senses and be in the moment.
For younger kids, starting with an edible slime recipes is the easiest way to make sure that your slime recipe is kid-friendly. The main issues of safety in slime making usually center around the ingredient Borax which is generally considered safe, but if you have concerns, there are many slime recipes that do not include that ingredient!
How Do You Make 3 Ingredient Slime?
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.
Our favorite 3 ingredient slime recipe is gross slime!
How to Make Easy Slime at Home 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.
Looking for Slime You Can Buy?
- Check out this big list of favorite slime shops.
- We think we have found the best slime kits.
- How about a slime advent calendar?
- Need a slime kit that has everything you need to make slime at home…check out this one from Elmers.
- Or if you would rather have everything done for you, check out this pre-made slime kit from Elmers.
What was your favorite slime recipes? Which popular diy slime recipes are you going to make first?