Summer is a magical time for kids, and there are so many options for 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, make your own fun at home with a backyard summer camp!
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.
DIY Slime Summer Camp
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 SlimeFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesPurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OunceOriginal Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color Set
DIY Slime Summer Camp Sample Schedule
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Your 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).
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
Day 1: Borax Slime
Slime Recipe 1: Clear Borax Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Snack: Slime Filled Cupcakes from Happiness is Homemade
Slime Recipe 2: Glitter Borax Slime
Slime Recipe 3: Classic Borax Slime
Activity: Slime Bouncy Balls
Day 2: Laundry Starch Slime
Slime Recipe 1: Rainbow Slime
Snack: Edible Jello Slime from Kids Craft Room
Slime Recipe 2: Glitter Slime
Activity: Slime Ribbons from Homegrown Friends
Day 3: Edible Slime
Slime Recipe 1: Taffy Slime
Snack: Slime Punch from Simplee Thrifty
Slime Recipe 2: Starburst Slime from Sugar Spice and Glitter
Activity: Slime Monsters from Mama Papa Bubba
Day 4: Gross Slime
Slime Recipe 1: Unicorn Poop Slime
Snack: Snake Eggs in Swamp Slime from Come Together Kids
Activity: ABC Gum Slime
Book: A Little Book of Slime
Day 5: Fluffy Slime
Slime Recipe 1: Shaving Cream Fluffy Slime
Snack: Gummy Bear Slime from In the Kids’ Kitchen
Slime Recipe 2: Rainbow Fluffy Slime
Slime Recipe 3: Fluffy Red, White, and Blue Slime
Activity: Fish in a Bag Slime from My Frugal Adventures
Book: The Book of Slime