Kids LOVE slime recipes!
There is nothing more fun than making and playing with gooey, stretchy slime!
Take on slime all year long with these satisfying slime recipes for every holiday and season! You’ll also find plenty of alternative slime recipes beyond the basics of borax slime.
Kids will love these easy slime recipes and you’ll love that these are foolproof slime recipes that have been tested over and over again ensuring you don’t waste your time and money on slime recipes that don’t work.
These slime recipes are oh-so-easy and give you plenty of ideas for different slimes to make for holidays and every day!
Learn how to make satisfying slime below.
THE BEST SLIME RECIPES KIDS WILL LOVE!
These sticky slime recipes are perfect for sensory play, learning activities, and just for fun! Learn how to make satisfying slime!
Why Make Slime?
There are 101 reasons to make slime, but one big one not to. The big reason NOT to make slime is that it can be messy. However, I think the benefits far outweigh the mess! And, there are plenty of low-mess slime recipes that you can do if you’re really not wanting things to be a mess when making slime.
But here are some reasons you SHOULD make slime:
- It’s a wonderful sensory activity
- It promotes STEM awareness
- It’s a fun chemistry science activity
- Kids LOVE it
- It makes a fun gift
- There are so many fun slime recipes to try
- It can build hand strength and pre-writing skills
- It can be therapeutic for kids with sensory needs
Whatever your reason for making slime, we have all the recipes for slime you’ll need to make your slime making experience epic!
SLIME MAKING PRINTABLE
Slime is easier to make when you use our slime troubleshooting printable!
How to Make Slime
There are a million ways to make slime, and part of the fun is how much variation there is to try! All slime will need a base (PVA glue is usually used) and a chemical reactor that will thicken the slime. We’ve made slime from soap, glue, sugar, xanthan gum, and cornstarch, but you can make it from almost anything!
Experiment with different materials and ratios to make a slime that is unique to you! Slime forms when the two materials mix and create a chemical bond known as a polymer chain. This is a stretchy substance that is fun to play with!
Our favorite slime uses a mixture of laundry starch and PVA glue. You can find the recipe for that in our unicorn poop slime post.
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Foolproof Slime Recipe
When making slime, we like to use a ratio of 1 part water, 1 part laundry starch, and 1 part glue. Our slime comes out perfect every single time! We like to use gel food colors because they create vibrant colors that really pop!
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The secret to making perfect slime is to mix the water and glue together with the food coloring first. Then, add in your starch. Lastly, let your slime sit for about 5 minutes before playing with it. The rest phase really helps those bonds form and create a stretchy slime that is mess-free.
THE ULTIMATE LIST OF SLIME RECIPES FOR KIDS
Try making these satisfying slime recipes with your kids and make fun memories while having the best sensory experiences in the world! You’ll soon have a slime addict on your hands!
Basic Slime Recipes
Start here if you’ve never made slime before!
Slime Recipes without Borax
These slime recipes don’t require the use of borax.
Glue-Free Slime Recipes
Try these slime recipes without glue! No need for glue to make these fun slime recipes!
Taste-Safe Slime Recipes
These slimes are so good you can eat them!
Creative Slime Recipes
Try these fun slime recipes for a twist on classic slime recipes.
SEASONAL RECIPES FOR SLIME
Make these slime recipes to celebrate every season! There’s something for every season!
Winter Slime Recipes
Our favorite Winter Slime recipe is so simple and easy to make!
Mardi Gras Slime
Make this adorable Mardi Gras slime recipe to celebrate Mardi Gras!
Valentine’s Day Slime Recipes
You’ll find our complete collection of Valentine’s Day slime recipes here, but don’t miss our Valentine Glitter Slime, Slime Valentines, Pink Bouncy Ball Slime, Conversation Heart Slime, and Valentine Confetti Slime.
Slime Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day
Check out our complete list of St. Patrick’s Day slime recipes and then make our Rainbow Slime, Rainbow Bead Slime, Coin Slime, Green Bouncy Ball Slime, Fluffy Rainbow Slime, or Clear Glitter Rainbow Slime.
Spring Slime Recipes
Slime for Easter
Earth Day Slime Recipes
We like making this Baking Soda Earth Day Slime on Earth Day. It’s borax-free so it’s perfect for saving the planet!
Slime Ideas for Cinco de Mayo
If you want to make slime on Cinco de Mayo, you’ll love our Cinco de Mayo Mexican Flag Slime.
Slime Recipes for Summer
If you are looking for a slime recipe for summer, check out the complete list of summer slime recipes! Our favorite summer slime recipes include Solar System Slime, Ice Cream Slime, Pirate Slime, Tie-Dye Slime, Ocean Slime, Beach Slime, and Galaxy Slime.
Slime Recipes for 4th of July
If you’re ready to celebrate the birth of a country with slime, then check out this list of patriotic slime recipes! Our favorite Red White and Blue Fluffy Slime will be just the thing to celebrate!
Slime Recipes for Fall
Slime Recipes for Halloween
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. And we love celebrating with seasonal slime! Check out the complete list of Halloween slime recipes here, or visit our favorites: Bubbling Eye of Toad Slime, Sticky Spider Web Slime, Creepy Zombie Slime, Gross Eyeball Slime, Spooky Ghost Slime, 3D Blood Model Slime, Boiling Blood Slime, and Skull Slime.
Thanksgiving Slime Recipes
We even make slime at Thanksgiving! Preschoolers and toddlers will have a blast with this Taste-Safe Cranberry Slime.
Christmas Slime Recipes
Christmas is a fun time to break out the slime! We have so many Christmas slime recipes that we had to collect them all into one post! But for our favorites, check out Minty Slime, How the Grinch Stole Christmas Slime, Taffy Slime, Christmas Lights Slime, and Santa Slime.