Homemade Slime Recipes - FamilyEducation

How to Make Your Own Slime

Try these easy homemade slime recipes for some ooey-gooey fun with your kids!

How to Make Your Own Slime

Kids love playing with slime. This ooey-gooey concoction can easily be made at home, so your kids can play with slime anytime they want!

The fun thing about making your own slime is that you can choose your colors and add anything you want, like glitter or confetti, to add some fun and texture. Try out your own fun combinations by trading regular glue for colored glue, glitter glue, or even scented glue!

How to Make Slime

To make a basic slime recipe, you will need four ingredients:

  • 6 oz bottle of glue
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup liquid starch
  • Liquid water colors in your favorite color

Steps to Make Slime

  1. Start by mixing the water and glue in a small bowl
  2. Add a few drops of your liquid water colors
  3. Add the liquid starch
  4. Mix well

Now that you have your basic recipe, try these fun variations!

Galaxy Slime

Make three separate slimes in red, purple and blue. Instead of regular glue, use glitter glue and add confetti stars!

Homemade Slime with Glitter and Confetti Stars

Magnetic Slime

Use black coloring and add in 2-4 tsp of black Iron Oxide powder. Now, your slime is magnetic!

How to Make Homemade Magnetic Slime

Glowing Slime

For a fun evening activity, make slime that will glow! Along with your glue, add 1/4 cup of glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint in your choice of color.

How to Make Homemade Glow-in-the-Dark Slime

Everyone likes to play with slime! Don’t be surprised when older children and the supervising adults can’t keep their hands off of it!

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