40 of the Best Homemade Slime Recipes

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.

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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:

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.

Dr. Seuss Green Eggs Slime recipe finished with fork
Let’s make green eggs and ham slime!

2. Purple Glowing Slime Recipe

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

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Let’s make purple slime!

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.

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oooo! Glow in the dark slime is so fun!

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.

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This green gak is awesome.

5. How to Make Glitter Gak

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

glitter gak held by a child from Little Luna
Glitter gak is even better gak!

6. Chocolate Slime Recipe

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

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Chocolate slime recipe!

7. Ninja Turtle Sewer Slime Recipe

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

Ninja Turtles Sewer Slime from Little Bins Little Hands - two ninja turtles shown with ooey slime coming out
Oooey! Gooey! Slime.

8. DIY Colorful & Sparkly Slime

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

Galaxy Slime - finished and stretched with stars shining through the colorful stripes on a white background
Let’s make a galaxy slime recipe!

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!

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Let’s make snow cone slime!

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

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This slime is borax free!

11. Homemade Sand Slime

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

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Sand slime is gritty fun.

12. DIY Silver & Gold Glitter Slime

This shiny slime is really beautiful. via Fun A Day

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Oooo! Look how this gold glitter slime shimmers.

13. Color Changing Slime Recipe

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

heat sensitive color changing slime from Left Brain craft brain - red slime shown with yellow hand prints

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

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Crazy edible slime!

15. How to Make Fake Snot

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

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one of our favorite slime recipes…ever!

16. DIY Dragon Scale Slime

This gorgeously dark purply dragon slime is so fun.

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Sparkly, colorful dragon slime recipe.
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Kids will love learning How to Make Slime at Home!

17. Homemade Unicorn Slime Recipe

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

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Pretty and colorful unicorn slime to make at home!

18. Homemade Glitter Glop

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

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This glitter glop has the craziest ingredient!

19. Minion Slime Recipe

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

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What fun yellow slime!

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

Homemade Flubber Recipe from A Thrifty Mom
Let’s make homemade flubber!

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.

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This slime recipe can be manipulated with a magnet!

22. DIY Scented Slime

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

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This slime smells so good!

23. Treasure Slime Recipe

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

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Let’s find treasure in our homemade slime!

24. Homemade Maleficent Slime

Blue and glittery and totally Disney. via Lolly Jane

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Love the color of this slime recipe!

26. Let’s Make Rainbow Slime

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

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Let’s make rainbow slime!

27. DIY Alphabet Slime

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

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This alphabet slime is cool!

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 

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Frozen slime inspired by one of our favorite Disney movies!

29. DIY Slime Kit

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

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30. Fortnite Slime Recipe

Let’s make Fortnite slime and avoid the storm.

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Fun slime recipe inspired by Fortnite.

31. LEGO Slime Recipe

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

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Let’s play with LEGO slime!

Homemade Slime for Special Occasions

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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.

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Boo!

34. DIY Bat Slime

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

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Spooky scary bat slime recipe!

35. How to Make Santa Slime

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

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Christmas time needs glitter!

36. DIY Christmas Tree Slime

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

Christmas tree slime recipe from Kids Activities Blog
Christmas tree slime if fun to play with and give too!

37. Light & Fluffy Snow Slime Recipe

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

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Oh what fun to play with slime…

38. Snow Slime

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

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This slime is STRONG.

39. Lion King Slime Recipe

This Lion King craft makes this coolest grub slime.

creepy crawly slime recipe from Kids Activities Blog
This slime creeps and crawls!

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!

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Let’s make Encanto slime!

Homemade Slime

Materials

  • 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

Tools

  • Small bowl
  • Craft stick to stir

Instructions

    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.

Best 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 I make slime kid friendly?

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.

Our favorite 2 ingredient slime recipe is Rainbow slime or try 2 ingredient gak recipe.

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What was your favorite slime recipes? Which popular diy slime recipes are you going to make first?