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Backyard Slime Summer Camp for Kids Who Love Slime!

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Summer is a magical time for kids, and there are so many options for summer camp, usually! Not this year, though! This year, bring the summer camp to your own backyard when you make your own slime summer camp!

But if you’ve shopped around for summer camps, you know that some camps think parents are made of money.

Some summer camps are upwards of $5000 for just a couple of weeks, which is out of most parents’ budget, especially if they have multiple kids.

Instead of paying for pricey summer camps, or just skipping summer activities altogether, why not make your own fun DIY summer camp with a backyard summer slime camp!

Embrace the fun of slime with this super fun backyard summer camp theme featuring slime recipes! Slime summer camp will make wonderful summer memories.

Today’s at-home summer camp theme is slime. This DIY slime summer camp is perfect for elementary and middle school kids who cannot get enough of slime recipes. 

How to Host a Slime Making Summer Camp

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Use the ideas in this post to make your very own slime summer camp at home.

Kids who are slime lovers will have a blast trying out all these new slime recipes and will have a blast using different ingredients for slime.

Please note, most of these slime recipes do use a form of Borax to make the slime. If you are worried about skin irritation when making slime, try borax-free slime recipes like this xanthan gum slime recipe. 

There are nearly endless recipes for slime, so feel free to add your favorite color combinations to the list.

Supplies to keep on hand:

Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count - Great For Making SlimeElmer’s Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count – Great For Making SlimeFood Coloring Liqua-Gel - 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesPurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OuncePurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OunceOriginal Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color SetOriginal Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color Set

At-Home Slime Camp Sample Schedule

 This year, bring the summer camp to your own backyard when you make your own slime camp!

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Your slime camp can either run for half a day, or a full day, depending on your availability.

These camp samples are ideal for 3-hour camp blocks taking place one day a week for five days. Use the sample schedule included, or create your own!

I suggest using these little containers for kids to take their slime home in every day.  

You’ll also need to stock up on Elmer’s school glue, glitter, and other slime-ad ins in addition to your reactor (which is commonly Laundry Starch or Borax powder).

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Embrace the fun of slime with this super fun backyard summer camp theme featuring slime recipes! Slime summer camp will make wonderful summer memories.

Arrival: Free exercise (drawing, painting, experimenting)

Session 1: Slime Recipe 1

Session 2: Snack

Session 3: Slime Recipe 2

Session 4: Slime Activity

Session 5: Book

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Camp Slime Day 1: Borax Slime

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Slime Recipe 1: Galaxy slime

Snack: Slime Filled Cupcakes 

Slime Recipe 2: Glitter Borax Slime

Slime Recipe 3: Classic Borax Slime 

Activity: Slime Bouncy Balls

Book: Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold

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Camp Slime Day 2: Laundry Starch Slime

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Slime Recipe 1: Rainbow Slime

Snack: Edible Jello Slime 

Slime Recipe 2: Glitter Slime

Activity: Slime Ribbons 

Book: Quinny and Harper: Partners in Slime

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Camp Slime Day 3: Edible Slime

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Slime Recipe 1: Taffy Slime 

Snack: Slime Punch 

Slime Recipe 2: Starburst Slime 

Activity: Slime Monsters 

Book: Horrible Harry and the Green Slime

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Camp Slime Day 4: Gross Slime

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Slime Recipe 1: Unicorn Poop Slime 

Snack: Snake Eggs in Swamp Slime 

Slime Recipe 2: Zombie Slime 

Activity: ABC Gum Slime  

Book: A Little Book of Slime

Camp Slime Day 5: Fluffy Slime

Summer slime recipes

Slime Recipe 1: Shaving Cream Fluffy Slime

Snack: Gummy Bear Slime 

Slime Recipe 2: Rainbow Fluffy Slime 

Slime Recipe 3: Fluffy Red, White, and Blue Slime

Activity: Fish in a Bag Slime 

Book: The Book of Slime

More DIY Summer Camp Themes

Science Summer Camp

Art Summer Camp

Pirate Summer Camp

Math Summer Camp

Space Summer Camp

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