Kids love slime, even though it is a parent’s worst nightmare at times! Buying slime from the store can become expensive over time, with each new batch becoming stuck in the carpet or your youngest child’s hair. If you want to avoid having to buy new slime and are looking for a fun activity to do at home, here are the best slime recipes for kids!
This incredibly simple slime recipe only uses a few ingredients and is easy for the kids to do!
- 2 bottles of white school glue
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of a saline solution (such as contact lens solution)*
- 1 to 2 drops of food colouring
- Pour the school glue into a bowl and stir in the food colouring. It doesn’t have to be mixed too thoroughly as you will still be mixing it with other ingredients later on.
- Add the baking soda to the coloured glue and stir till the mixture is smooth.
- Pour in 2 tablespoons of the contact lens solution to start. The mixture will start hardening.
- Keep mixing the slime until it forms a ball.
- Remove the slime from the bowl and knead it by hand. If it is too slimy, you could add in another ½ tablespoon of contact lens solution.
To make glitter slime, you just follow the above simple slime recipe, but add in ¼ cup of glitter when you add the food colouring to the glue. You could add in more or less glitter depending on how shimmery you want your slime to be.
It is best to do this step outdoors as glitter tends to get everywhere, and once it is on the furniture it is really hard to get off!
Fluffy slime is so much fun to play with, and this easy recipe introduces your kids to new textures to explore. You can colour the fluffy slime however you want!
- 2/3 cup of white school glue
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup of water
- 2-3 cups shaving cream (not shaving gel)
- 5 tablespoons contact lens solution*
- Food colouring
- Add the white school glue to a bowl, and pour in the baking soda and water. Mix well.
- Pour the shaving cream into the glue and mix it together.
- Add in one drop of food colouring at a time and mix until you are happy with the colour.
- Slowly pour in the contact lens solution, mixing as you go. Add in 1 tablespoon to start and knead the slime by hand for 5 minutes. You can add in the remaining ½ tablespoon after if the slime needs it – the last ½ tablespoon of lens solution will remove the stickiness.
- Repeat the above recipe with different colours to make unicorn slime or other fun colour combinations!
*The contact lens solution needs to contain boric acid and sodium borate. If the contact lens solution does not contain these ingredients, the slime will not form.