Want to make something your kids will love? These different types of easy to make slime recipes are absolutely fun to make and take only a few minutes!

What is Slime?

Slime is a sticky substance with a thick, glue-like structure. It has become a popular choice for child play because of its gooey texture, which makes it fun to stretch. Besides, squishing it between the fingers tend to relieve stress and anxiety among adults and children. Also, if your child is interested in science, slime making can be a fun activity to make them learn the reaction between borax and water.

Is Slime Dangerous?

Lately, parents have been worried about the negative impacts of slime on their children if they accidentally eat it. Since slime contains borax, it’s advisable to watch over your kid when s/he is playing with slime. High amounts of borax can cause sickness in many ways, like, irritation, allergy, diarrhea, vomiting, and even cramps. However, under proper guidance, kids are unlikely to eat the slime. Moreover, keep the slime away from infants and children up to 3 years of age.

Common Slime Ingredients

The most common ingredients used to make slime are borax, warm water, and glue. Mixing and kneading these three ingredients would get you an all-time classic slime in no time. However, they can turn out to be a little boring, that’s why you can add the below ingredients as well to make it look interesting.

Common Slime Add-Ins

  • Food Color
  • Glitter
  • Fake Snow
  • Confetti
  • Kool-Aid
  • Glow In The Dark Pigments
  • Foam Or Glitter Beads
  • Essential Oil

There are many other things you can add to slime to make it more interesting. Check out this article to find out.

Slime Activators

A slime activator acts as the primary ingredient to advance the reaction in the recipe to form the slime. Apart from using borax to activate your slime to attain the gooey texture, you can substitute it with the ingredients below:

  1. Liquid Starch
  2. Eye Drops
  3. Eye Wash
  4. Lens Solution

Easiest Homemade Slime Recipe

In a big bowl, add 8 ounces of clear glue, 2 tablespoons of contact lens solution, a tablespoon baking soda, and 3-4 drops of food color of your choice. You can adjust the amount of contact lens solution as per your need. The basic rule is- the more you add, the thicker it’ll become, and the less you add, the slimier it will be. Now you need to knead the slime solution until it holds together and your slime will be ready!

Different Types Of Slime

While you can always stick to the most basic and classic slime recipe, there’s no harm in being more creative. By creating different types of slime, you can DIY some interesting and fun-to-do recipes and enjoy some family time with your kids. Moreover, with every different type, there’ll be something new for your kid to learn!

  • Classic Slime

This slime is the most basic of all, which you can create with some clear glue, water, and borax. You get to experiment with the color of the slime to personalize it in your kid’s favorite color.

  • Glow In The Dark

This might be the coolest slime recipe that doesn’t require many efforts and is easy to make. All you need to do is to add some glow in the dark paint in your classic slime recipe to make it ‘glow’ in the dark!

  • Glitter Slime

As the name goes, you add some glitter while completing your classic slime, and you get to have a sparkly slime in no time. It’s yet another style of customizing your classic slime and upgrading it to look better.

  • Confetti Slime

What looks like a birthday cake but is not? A confetti slime! For this recipe, add white glue, shaving cream in a big bowl and mix them well for atleast two minutes by continuously stirring it. This will allow your slime to turn out more fluffy. Next, add any slime activator and kneed the solution until you achieve the texture you want. Finish it off by adding styrofoam beads and mixing it with the slime by smushing your fingers into the slime.

  • Magnetic Slime

To give magnetic properties to a slime, you need to add a synthetic magnet like iron oxide or electromagnet. Magnetic slimes are black slimes that react to any magnetic surface. It can be a fun way to make your kids understand the science behind magnets.

  • Color Changing Slime

Adding thermochromic pigments to regular slime recipe would make the slime to change color whenever the temperature changes around it. You can wrap it around substances and teach more about thermochromism to your kids.

Different Types of Slime Recipes

Here are some of the best and different types of slime recipes that we’ve collected from across the web. We’ve included the supplies required and the tutorial link for each recipe so that you can make it easier.

1. Liquid Starch Slime

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Supplies

  • 1/2 Cup of Elmer’s Washable PVA Clear Glue or White Glue
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup of Liquid Starch
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Food coloring, confetti, glitter, and other fun mix-ins

Easy to mold and buttery smooth, liquid starch slime gets done in 5 minutes flat. Click here for the details.

2. Fluffy Slime Recipe

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Supplies

  • 1/2 Cup of White Washable PVA School Glue
  • 3 Cups of Foaming Shaving Cream
  • 1/4-1/2 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • Food Coloring
  • A Tbsp of Saline Solution ( Should contain both sodium borate and boric acid as ingredients)
  • Bowl, Spoon, Measuring Cups and Spoons

Kids will love whipping up this soft and fuzzy slime during the weekend. Adding colors and sequins makes it all the more attractive. The recipe is here.

3. Saline Solution Slime Recipe

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Supplies

  • 1/2 cup Clear or White PVA School Glue
  • 1 tablespoon Saline Solution (must contain boric acid and sodium borate)
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Food coloring, confetti, glitter, and other fun mix-ins

Using saline as the activator, this slime recipe shows you how to create fluffy and ultra-stretchy slime with lots of glitters.

4. Easy to Make Slime Recipes – Gooey Green Slime

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Supplies

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Warm water
  • Elmer’s glue
  • 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened Kool-Aid or 4 to 8 drops liquid food coloring
  • Craft stickBorax

Gooey green slime is the stuff that creepy Halloween pranks are made of. Don’t forget to make some this season with the help of this post!

5. Star Wars Space Slime

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Supplies

  • 1c Clear glue
  • 1 c liquid starch
  • food coloring

This isn’t your ordinary mass of slime that sits around, rather it creates an intriguing story with its colors and caricatures. Get the tutorial here.

6. Watermelon Slime Recipe

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Supplies

  • watermelon (optional)
  • school glue
  • liquid starch
  • black beans (optional)

Running cool, slippery watermelon-smelling slime through your fingers seems to be like a fun summer activity. Make one with these instructions.

7. Bug Slime

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Supplies

  • 1 bottle white glue (4oz)
  • 2-3 oz liquid starch
  • Several drops of food dye,  liquid watercolors or acrylic paint

These reptilian slimy creatures are sure to evoke jump scares in your arachnophobic friend. Visit craftulate for the DIY!

8. Borax Slime Recipe

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Supplies

  • 1/4 tsp Borax Powder
  • 1/2 cup Clear or White Washable PVA School Glue
  • 1 cup of Water divided into 1/2 cups
  • Food Coloring, Glitter, Confetti (Optional)
  • Bowl, Spoon, Measuring Cups

For a neat gooey mass that holds shape and requires no prior experience whatsoever, check out this borax slime recipe.

9. Chalkboard Slime Recipe

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Supplies

  • 1/2 cup of  Elmer’s Washable Glitter Glue
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of Liquid Starch
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Chalk Markers

Making chalkboard slime with the kids is a truly effective way of teaching them the basics of Chemistry but without drawing yawns of course. Here’s the tutorial!

10. Gold Leaf Slime

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Supplies

  • 1/4 tsp borax powder mixed with 1/2 cup of warm water to make activator solution
  • 1/2 cup of clear Elmer’s Washable School Glue
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Gold Leaf Sheets

For a blingy touch to your sensory playthings, consider trying out this golden slime. It’s not just fun to play with but is definitely a unique slime idea to try with kids!

11. Oobleck: Liquid or Solid?

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Supplies

  • cornstarch, water, and a large bowl
  • Food coloring (Optional)

The thing with cornstarch solution is that it moves like a liquid and feels like a solid.  Have fun teaching this unique concept to your kids with this interesting oobleck recipe!

12. DIY Slime Made From Glue!

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Supplies

  • Plastic or glass container
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Standard highlighter
  • Water
  • Latex gloves
  • Mixing bowl
  • Jar (with lid)
  • Elmer’s School Glue Gel
  • Craft sticks

Borax

This dazzling green goo will teleport you to the land of the Wizard Oz. Check out this DIY to learn more.

13. Google Eye Monster Slime Recipe

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Supplies

  • 1/2 cup of Elmer’s Clear Glue
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Food Coloring and Google Eyes
  • A tbsp of saline solution

Eyeballs streaming in thick jelly may have looked gross in the Ghostbusters, but this time it’s totally cool because it’s slime! Know more here.

14. No Glue Slime Recipe

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Supplies

  • 1/2 tsp of Guar Gum
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp of saline solution
  • Food Coloring

This super jiggle slime recipe may not involve glue, but it’s just as stretchy and cool as the others on this list. Learn how to make it here.

15. Glow In The Dark Slime

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Supplies

  • Clear Washable PVA School Glue
  • Saline Solution (must contain sodium borate and boric acid as ingredients)
  • Water
  • Glow Powder
  • Baking Soda

Are you in for spells, chants, and spirits of the night? Well, then this glow slime might be just what you want to add to the spooky mood.

16. Smooth Butter Slime

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Supplies

  • 1/2 cup of PVA White Glue per slime batch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda per slime batch
  • Food coloring
  • 2 oz of soft modeling clay
  • 1 tbsp of saline solution

What do you get when you mix slime and clay? A silky smooth mess that kids can’t get enough of! We got inspiration from here.

17. Simple Lego Slime

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Supplies

  • Clear Elmers Glue
  • Liquid Starch
  • Small Lego Pieces

Believe it or not, Lego blocks actually increase the stretchiness of slime and make for a more cognitive and calming experience. To learn more, click here.

18. Easy to Make Slime Recipes – Rainbow Slime

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Supplies

  • Liquid Starch
  • School Glue
  • Liquid watercolor paint or food coloring

If ghoulish green monster-themed slime recipes are not quite your thing, we’re sure you’d like the rainbow version here.

19. Snow Day Sparkle Slime

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Supplies

  • Borax
  • Elmer’s clear glue
  • Glitter
  • water
  • liquid or gel food coloring

Making sparkly slime can lift your spirits when you’re stuck at home due to bad weather. The step by step instructions is here.

20. Crystal Clear Clear Slime Recipe

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Supplies

  • 1/2 cup Elmer’s Washable PVAClear Glue
  • 1/2 cup water to mix with glue and 1/2 cup of warm water to mix with the borax powder
  • 1/4 tsp Borax Powder {laundry aisle}
  • Measuring cups, bowl, spoon or craft sticks

Think of it as silky, stretchy glass that doesn’t hurt your fingers. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? This tutorial is even cooler.

21. Glitter Slime Recipe

Supplies

  • Elmer’s Washable Clear Glue
  • Liquid Starch
  • Glitter
  • Water
  • Container, Measuring Cup, and Spoon

This glittery blue slime is easily one of the coolest Chemistry experiments ever! We found this idea here.

22. Floam Slime Recipe

Supplies

  • PVA Washable White or Clear School Glue
  • Water
  • Liquid Starch
  • Polystyrene Foam Beads (white, colors, rainbow)
  • Liquid Food Coloring

Foam beads filled with slime come together to make popping sounds while stretching. Have fun making this crunchy foam slime recipe!

23. Golden Glitter Slime

Supplies

  • 1.5 cups Sta Flo Liquid Starch
  • 2 5oz bottles of Elmer’s Clear Glue

This is probably what the world’s biggest glitter investment looks like! See the tutorial here.

24. Chocolate Stretchy Slime Recipe

Supplies

  • Clear Washable School Glue
  • Sta Flo Liquid Starch
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Brown Food Coloring/Liquid Watercolors (optional)

This chocolate slime here has the texture of melted chocolate and looks just like chocolate batter. No wonder it does such a great job at teasing the taste buds.

25. Star Spangled Slime

Supplies

  • Liquid starch
  • Clear school glue
  • Star confetti

This galaxy-themed slime is a nice way to use up stray star confetti. The east steps are here.

26. Magnetic Slime

Supplies

  • Black Iron Oxide Powder
  • Elmer’s Washable White School Glue
  • Liquid Starch
  • Water
  • Measuring Cups, Bowl, Spoon or Craft Sticks
  • Neodymium Magnets

Watching the magnetic slime crawl and gobble up approaching iron bars is sure to give you hours of endless fun. Replicate it by following this post.

27. Glistening Gold And Silver Slime Recipes

Supplies

  • Clear Washable school Glue
  • 1 oz Bottle Gold Glue and Silver Glue
  • Gold and Silver Glitter
  • Liquid Starch
  • Water
  • Bowl, Spoon, Measuring Cup
  • Storage Container with Lid

Create a never-ending sea of glitter with this easy, five-minute recipe. You can personalize the glitter with some other color combination if you’d like.

28. Easy Fruit Scented Slime Recipe

Supplies

29. Polka Dot Slime

Supplies

  • 2 five ounce bottles of clear school glue
  • Liquid Starch
  • Pom poms

Picking out polka dots from the slimy mess is going to take all your might. Try it out for yourself by reading this article.

30. Alphabet Slime Recipe

Supplies

  • 2 cups of clear school glue
  • 2 cups of very warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of borax
  • 1 & 1/3cups  of very warm water
  • Translucent alphabet letters
  • Bowls for mixing

Anticipating and hunting out letters from slime may well build the cognitive abilities of your child. Here is a detailed post on it.

31. DIY Soap Slime

Supplies

  • 3/4 cup water
  • A packet powdered gelatin
  • 1/2 cup of liquid soap
  • liquid colorant (green)
  • fragrance oil
  • A teaspoon table salt
  • cups, jar, or a glass pan
  • spooky eyeballs or other creepy objects (optional)

Here‘s a beautifully weird Halloween decor to get you geared up for the holidays.

32. Homemade Sand Slime Recipe

Supplies

  • 1/2 Cup of Elmer’s Washable Clear  Or White PVA School Glue
  • 1/4 Cup of Liquid Starch
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Beach sand, play sand or craft sand

If you like to take home a little ‘beach’ with you after every vacation, we suggest creating this sea-and-sand slime here.

33. Color Changing Slime Recipe

Supplies

  • 1/2 Cup of Elmer’s White Washable PVA School Glue
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • 1/2 tbsp of Baking Soda
  • 1 tbsp of Saline Solution
  • 1 tbsp of Photo Chromic Pigment Powder

This recipe tells you that one secret ingredient that makes this slime change colors. Color changing slimes are a fun way to teach your kids about the science behind it.

34. Easy to Make Slime Recipes – DIY Rubber Slime

Supplies

  • liquid starch
  • glue (a bit stronger formula than the classroom glue)
  • food coloring (optional)

Rubber slime has a texture similar to silly putty, only it’s sturdier, so you can stretch, mold and bounce it all you want. Visit this site for the DIY.

35. Spaghetti Slime

Supplies

  • Kool-Aid or Food Coloring
  • A Box of Spaghetti
  • Oil (Vegetable Oil, Coconut Oil, or any oil of your choice)
  • Water

These colorful, scented, no-stain noodles are an instant hit with the kids. Get the instructions on this post.

36. Frozen Slime Recipe

Supplies

  • 2 cup of blue glitter glue
  • 1-2 cups of liquid starch
  • Extra glitter (optional)

Manipulating the temperature and texture of slime can give you amazing results, like this sparkly, icy-cold slime here.

37. Santa Slime Recipe

Supplies

  • 2 cups of red glitter glue
  • 1-2 cups of liquid starch

Christmas slime, fairy poop, reindeer flesh- it’s all the same, right? The whole recipe is here.

38. Edible Shark Fluffy Slime

Supplies

  • 1/3 cup white chocolate instant pudding mix 
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • Blue food coloring
  • Gummy sharks candy 
  • 1/3 cup water

Not only is edible slime super fun to make, but you can also devour it once playtime is over. Moreover, the recipe in the idea helps you add more treats to the slime with gummy sharks.

39. Squishy Slime

Supplies

  • Water
  • Liquid starch
  • White glue

Learn how to make super fluffy and squishy slime with this DIY slime recipe. You can make a huge batch and play outside, or make a smaller batch and play with your kids inside.

40. Cornstarch Slime

Supplies

  • 1/4 cup of glue
  • Food Color
  • A Tablespoon Glycerine
  • Cornstarch

Try out these amazing slime recipes with cornstarch. With the same base ingredient, you can create unique and different texture with the recipes. Visit here.

41. Frozen Inspired Elsa Slime

Supplies

  • 5 oz. of Elmer’s school clear glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • blue colorant (you can also use food coloring, paint, or pigment)
  • blue glitter
  • blue sequins
  • faux snow (confetti)
  • beads
  • ‘diamond’ beads
  • snowflake charms
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. contact solution

This Frozen themed slime is excellent for kids, because it helps the kids to identify and explore different textures, shapes, and unique accessories, while they are playing.

42. Drawing Slime

Supplies

  • 1/4 cup white school glue
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup liquid starch

This DIY helps you put a new spin to your beloved slime by letting your kids draw on it, and also erase their drawing in the most fun way!

43. Minnie Mouse Slime

Supplies

  • 5 oz. bottle of Elmer’s clear school glue
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp. contact solution
  • Red food coloring
  • Red fine glitter
  • small white beads

Another creative idea to spruce up your slime! Learn how to make this Minnie Mouse slime here.

44. Fake Snot Slime

Supplies

  • 1/2 Cup Boiled Water
  • 7 Tsp of Gelatin
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Syrup

Do you have pranksters at home? Well, then they would love this snot slime recipe. In addition to the recipe, this video tutorial lets you know how and why this snot slime works so well!

45. Ectoplasm Slime

Supplies

 

  • 1 teaspoon soluble fiber (e.g., Metamucil psyllium fiber)
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) water
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Glow paint or pigment (optional)

Even as it might look terrible to some people, this edible ectoplasm slime is the perfect way to add more thrill to your Halloween party! In addition to being simple, this slime recipe is non-sticky and easy to clean! So, make this cool slime today.

46. Spider Slime Recipes

Supplies

  • oz. bottle of Elmer’s washable white school glue
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. of borax
  • A cup of water
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Instant Snow
  • plastic spiders or black polymer clay to make your own

Play a fun prank on your friends and with this super cool spider look slime recipe.

47. Cool Electroactive Slime

Supplies

  • 3/4 cup cornstarch (175 mL)
  • 2 cup vegetable oil (475 mL)
  • Glass or tumbler
  • Refrigerator
  • 1x6x6 inch (25x150x150 mm) styrofoam

Check-out this DIY tutorial to make your own batch of electroactive slime to introduce your kids with the electroactive laws!

48. Soap Slime

Supplies

  • Leftover pieces from bars of soap (or you can use a whole bar)
  • Water
  • Jar

Moving on to another unique slime, learn how to create this playful soap slime, with this DIY. You can use leftover soap bars to make this slime or dishwashing liquid. Learn more about this slime here.

49. Halloween Slime

Supplies

  • 6 oz. bottle of Elmer’s black glitter glue
  • 6 oz. bottle of Elmer’s orange glitter glue
  • 3/4 cup liquid starch

Another slime recipe that is perfect for Halloween, know how to make this simple slime here. You can also add a little surprise to your slime and add spooky accessories to make it way cooler!

50. DIY Clear Galaxy Slime

Supplies

  • Clear Glue
  • Water
  • Slime Activator
  • Color

Get your own piece of the galaxy at home with this amazing DIY galaxy slime tutorial. This step-by-step video tutorial can help or guide you at each step to make the perfect slime!

51. Metamucil Flubber Slime

Supplies

  • 1 teaspoon Metamucil or similar soluble fiber
  • 8 ounces of water
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Microwave oven
  • Food coloring (optional)

Get your scientist cap on and create your own flubber slime with this tutorial.

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