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!
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
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
At-Home Slime Camp Sample Schedule
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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).
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
Camp Slime Day 1: Borax Slime
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
Camp Slime Day 2: Laundry Starch Slime
Slime Recipe 1: Rainbow Slime
Snack: Edible Jello Slime
Slime Recipe 2: Glitter Slime
Activity: Slime Ribbons
Camp Slime Day 3: Edible Slime
Slime Recipe 1: Taffy Slime
Snack: Slime Punch
Slime Recipe 2: Starburst Slime
Activity: Slime Monsters
Camp Slime Day 4: Gross Slime
Slime Recipe 1: Unicorn Poop Slime
Snack: Snake Eggs in Swamp Slime
Activity: ABC Gum Slime
Book: A Little Book of Slime
Camp Slime Day 5: Fluffy Slime
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