If you want to make AMAZING slime then you need the BEST SLIME RECIPES to do it! We know slime, and we know kids want to make slime that stretches, oozes, crunches, glows, and even makes those funny farting sounds. I know my son is a big fan of that right now! Did you know that homemade slime is really easy to make, plus it’s a super cool chemistry lesson for kids?
BEST SLIME RECIPES FOR MAKING AMAZING HOMEMADE SLIME!
WHAT MAKES THESE THE BEST SLIME RECIPES?
Want to know how to make slime that is incredible stretchy? Or do you want to know what’s wrong with your slime when all it does is stick to the spoon or stays a liquid no matter what you do or add to it? Then you need the best slime recipes!
There is a recipe for everyone everywhere in the world. I know that some territories and countries can not get certain ingredients, so we have tried to put together an awesome list with slime ideas for everyone!
Plus, we are always working on more slimes to share. We make slime every week, so we are always testing out new things, creating new themes, and making sure our best slime recipes really are the best.
HOMEMADE SLIME IS SCIENCE TOO!
Check out the end of this page for AWESOME information on slime science, slime troubleshooting, slime supplies, and more slimy resources! We also have a AMAZING slime videos for you to check out. You will also find a printable slime recipe cheat sheet to keep handy! Keep reading!
Click on the bold blue links below to learn how to make each type of slime! Each of the recipes has full picture instructions, written instructions, and a video! NEW! Watch our live facebook videos for great slime making tips.
Our most popular slime recipe yet! Easy to make, stretchy, and safe for kids of all ages!
Fluffy slime is just so cool and a must make for a truly unique slime experience.
A simple, basic slime recipe also great for classroom use with a large group.
Crystal clear slime is the best way to showcase your favorite confetti for any holiday or season!
Beach sand, play sand, or craft sand! Homemade sand slime is especially fun for a summer theme! Make it outside even!
Make your own homemade floam! Often called crunchy slime as well, this homemade floam slime recipe is always a hit!
Smooth as butter slime is a popular slime recipe with the kids!
Whether you love fishbowl beads, crunchy beads, slushy beads, or sugar beads, this is a fun slime recipe the kids want to try!
This slime does not use borax powder or liquid starch, and it has an awesome stretch to it.
No black light needed for this super simple slime recipe that’s so COOL to try with kids.
Marshmallows, Peeps, Chis Seeds, Gummy Bears, oh my! All sorts of AWESOME taste safe slime recipes for kids who still want to put things in their mouth!
DO YOU THINK SLIME IS HARD TO MAKE?
I did until I tried it! You see all those awesome pictures on Pinterest and you think you will never get it to come out right. If you use our traditional slime recipe is our favorite and is really a no fail win for us! Make sure to buy glue by the gallon.
We also love to give out slimes for party favors or just because. Nothing will amuse a kid for awhile like slime! Check out our new emoji slime that kids will love to give and get!
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH SLIME?
One of our favorite things is to give our slimes themes for all the holidays, seasons, and even some of our favorite characters. It’s one of the activities we love to play with for each new holiday, and you will find we have tons of themed slimes no matter what month it is!
EASY SLIME RECIPE SCIENCE
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here. Slime really does make for an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!
What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!
The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…
When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime!
Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
ARE YOU READY TO MAKE SLIME YET?
I hope we have given you enough options to get you on your way to making awesome slime in no time. It’s true, sometimes slimes fail. It’s happened to all of us.
Read through he resources below to prepare you for your kids slime OBSESSION! We have all the resources you need to get started making AWESOME slime from the start. Need help, send an email to [email protected]lehands.com.
MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
Everything you need to know about making slime is below! Did you know we also have fun with science activities too? Click on all the pictures below to learn more about troubleshooting slime recipes, best slime making supplies we use, classic recipes, and of course readers questions answered!