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Summer Slime Recipes-Turn Your Blah Summer into a Yeah Summer!

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Do your kids love slime? My kids cannot get enough of slime, and they ask to make it almost every day. During the summer, we like these fun summer slime recipes!

Summer is the perfect time to break out the fun slime recipes, because kids are off of school and there is more time to play.

I love making slime with my kids because making slime is a wonderful screen-free activity for kids, and they love being creative and transforming everyday craft supplies into sticky, oozy slime.

Make your summer slime filled with these amazing summer slime recipes! Learn how to make foolproof slime with these satisfying slime recipes for summer. Make slime with liquid laundry starch, slime with contact solution, and slime with borax in these slime recipes perfect for summer! #slimerecipes #slime #slimer #summerfun #summeractivities #screenfreeactivities

There are so many fun summer slime recipes to make!

Add these slime recipes for summer to your summer bucket lists.

THE BEST SUMMER SLIME RECIPES FOR KIDS

Slime recipes for summer include fun themes like ice cream, red white and blue, and ocean slime! Kids will have a blast making these tested and foolproof summer slime recipes that are safe for kids and tons of fun.

Make these slime recipes for summer and have a blast with your kids over the summer!

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WHAT ARE SUMMER SLIME RECIPES?

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A summer slime recipe is just a fun summery twist on traditional slime recipes. Whatever you think about as a summer theme, you can use to turn it into slime! Here are a few themes we’ve tried:

  • Ocean slime
  • Ice cream slime
  • Beach slime
  • Sand slime
  • Pirate slime
  • Solar system slime
  • Patriotic slime
  • Galaxy slime
  • Unicorn slime
  • Mermaid slime

Find the full list of summer slime recipes below!

WHY MAKE SUMMER SLIME RECIPES?

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.

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But here are some reasons you SHOULD make slime:

  • It’s a wonderful sensory activity
  • It’s a fun screen-free activity for kids
  • It gives you something to do at home with kids that’s fun for all of you!
  • It’s a fun chemistry science activity
  • Kids LOVE it
  • It makes a fun gift
  • 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!

HOW TO MAKE SUMMER SLIME RECIPES

Slime recipes for summer include fun themes like ice cream, red white and blue, and ocean slime! Kids will have a blast making these tested and foolproof slime recipes that are safe for kids and tons of fun. These easy slime recipes will keep kids busy and active in screen-free activities all summer long! #slimerecipes #slime #slimer #summerfun #summeractivities #screenfreeactivities

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.

Elmer’s glue also has a new magic slime liquid, that is even easier to use than laundry starch. It makes beautiful slime and you don’t even need to use water!

THE EASIEST SUMMER SLIME RECIPE EVER

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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Slime Supplies List

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ELMERS 2024691 Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Clear, Washable, 32 Ounces - Great for Making SlimeELMERS 2024691 Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Clear, Washable, 32 Ounces – Great for Making SlimeElmer’s Glue Slime Magical Liquid Activator Solution, 8.75 fl. oz. Bottle - Great for Making SlimeElmer’s Glue Slime Magical Liquid Activator Solution, 8.75 fl. oz. Bottle – Great for Making SlimeSlime Supplies Glitter Powder Sequins for Slime,Arts Crafts Extra Solvent Resistant Glitter Powder Shakers,Bulk Acrylic Polyester Craft Supplies Glitter Loose Eyeshadow,Assorted Colors,12 Pack GlitterSlime Supplies Glitter Powder Sequins for Slime,Arts Crafts Extra Solvent Resistant Glitter Powder Shakers,Bulk Acrylic Polyester Craft Supplies Glitter Loose Eyeshadow,Assorted Colors,12 Pack GlitterFood Coloring Liqua-Gel - 12 Color Variety Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 12 Color Variety Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) Bottles

Can’t find glue? Get a complete ready-to-go slime kit!

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summer slime recipes

The secret to making perfect slime is mixing the coloring, glitter, and glue first.

Then you can add your magic slime liquid or laundry starch. What we love about the magic slime liquid is that it doesn’t take water! But, if you’re making a big recipe of slime, then you will want to use laundry starch because the magical activator is more expensive.

THE BEST SUMMER SLIME RECIPES

Challenge your kids to learn offline this summer with these screen-free slime recipes. Make slime learning fun and easy with these summer slime recipes. All of these recipes have been tested and are easy slime recipes that produce satisfying slime. Make your summer full of slime! #slimerecipes #slime #slimer #summerfun #summeractivities #screenfreeactivities

Try these fun slime recipes for summer and make your summer slimetastic this year! So many fun slime themes that kids will love!

If your kids have been asking to make slime, now is the time to let them! You’ll have fun making summer memories that are screen-free and you can do them together with your kids.

You can even learn a bit of science at the same time.

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Super Fun Summer Slime Themes to Try at Home

The best fluffy galaxy slime for slime lovers. 3 ingredients and easy enough for kids to make alone! Super satisfying and stretchy!

How to Make Fluffy Galaxy Slime (Just 3 ingredients!)

Make slime educational by making this slime model of the solar system! The solar system slime recipe is a fun way to combine space learning and slime play in one! Make learning the planets fun with this educational slime activity for kids. It's the perfect activity for a space theme! #space #planets #spacetheme #thematicunit #theme #slime #slimer #slimerecipe

Solar System Slime

Learn how to make unicorn poop slime that will wow your friends and gross everyone else out! It's so easy, and a blast to make!

Unicorn Poop Slime

Slime is tons of fun. This version teaches you how to make slime with baking soda and is a completely borax-free slime! Non toxic slime for the win!

Borax Free Baking Soda Slime

If you're a slime lover, you'll love this fun slime recipe that looks just like real ice cream! This fun ice cream slime is a super fun ice cream activity!

Ice Cream Slime

You've heard of unicorn slime, now try dark unicorn slime! This slime recipe is inspired by Princess Luna from My Little Pony and would make a fun birthday party favor for any My Little Pony birthday party! Princess Luna slime is fun to make and play with and uses an easy slime recipe. #slime #slimerecipe #slimeer #slimerecipes #kidsactivities #mylittlepony #sensory #handsonlearning #summerfun #summeractivities #birthdayparty #partytheme

Dark Unicorn Slime

Love slime? You'll love this simple slime recipe using borax. This sparkling ocean slime recipe is perfect for summer fun and summer activities for kids!

Ocean Slime Recipe

Do you love slime? Do you love LOL Dolls? Make this super fun LOL Doll slime that kids will love! This LOL Doll slime recipe makes a fun LOL Doll party favor and kids will love this new twist on LOL surprise dolls! There is so much fun with slime and LOL surprise dolls! #slimerecipes #slimer #kidsactivities #slime

LOL Surprise Doll Slime

Take slime to the next level! Make volcano slime that really erupts using these easy directions for making dinosaur volcano slime! This volcano slime recipe uses fluffy slime and is perfect for setting up volcano science experiments at a science fair! Make slime educational! #slimerecipes #slime #slimer #scienceexperiments

Volcano Slime

Slime lovers will adore this fluffy version of rainbow slime! This fluffy rainbow slime recipe is super easy to make and it's less messy than many other slime recipes out there. Rainbow slime that is fluffy is fun and you'll learn how to make fluffy rainbow slime in no time! #slimerecipes #slime #rainbow #kidsactivities

Fluffy Rainbow Slime

Want to know how to make the best fluffy slime? This recipe shows you how to make slime fluffy and it's so easy and fun! This fluffy slime recipe will make the best slime ever! Easy fluffy slime is the perfect sensory activity for kids. #slimerecipe #slime #sensory #kidsactivities

Ultimate Fluffy Slime Recipe

Slime is fun! Learn how to make tie dye slime in this fun variation on the classic liquid starch slime recipe. The perfect summer activity for kids!

Tie Dye Slime Recipe

If you're stumped on how to make slim with liquid starch, look no further! This simple laundry starch slime recipe has all the tips to make perfect slime!

Liquid Starch Slime

Transform ordinary sand slime into a thing of wonder with this beach sand slime recipe! Kids will love playing with this slime made with laundry starch.

Beach Slime

Did you know that by adding sand to slime, you can make sand slime? Learn the best way for how to make sand slime in this super simple slime recipe!

Sand Slime Recipe

Little pirate lovers will adore this fun recipe for pirate treasure slime! This slime recipe is the perfect sensory activity for a pirate thematic unit!

Pirate Treasure Slime

This super easy slime recipe is the ultimate guide in how to make galaxy slime. Kids will love this DIY version of slime they can make at home!

Galaxy Slime Recipe

Love slime? You'll love this patriotic and fluffy twist on regular patriotic slime! Red white and blue slime is a fun slime recipe!

Fluffy Patriotic Slime

Want the best borax slime recipe? Look no further than this easy slime recipe that doubles as a chemistry experiment! Kids will love this classic slime!

Original Borax Slime

Slime has never been this mythical before! The mermaid tail slime is perfect for mermaid-loving kids.

Mermaid Tail Slime

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