You searched for an AMAZING homemade slime, and you found us! I am so glad you are here because we truly care about making slime and showing you how to make slime the kids will love! Plus, slime is an amazing science experiment too.
Have you been wondering ” how do I make slime?” Wonder no more because the answer is our simple homemade slime recipe ideas, and why is that? Because our slime recipes really work, and we care about showing you how to make AWESOME slime every time!
HOMEMADE SLIME IDEAS FOR ANY TIME!
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THE BEST SLIME?
If you had told me that I would be making slime so easily, I wouldn’t have believed you! I never knew how easy slime was to make until I tried it! Pick up slime ingredients at the grocery store and make our homemade slime recipe right away!
Do you love slime or hate slime? Are you a teacher, caregiver, or parent? Have you already learned how to make slime or just learning for the first time? I want to hear all of your answers! Plus I want to know your slimiest questions.
WHERE DO YOU START?
There are a ton of recipes out there for making slime including a lot of YouTube videos of crazy slime recipes. I encourage you to be wary of this wide variety of recipes being made by very young kids.
Slime making is chemistry and involves a chemical reaction between the slime ingredients being mixed. I often hear terms like: I guess you can add this if you don’t have this… NO! Don’t mix things if you don’t know what will happen.
I use our slime recipes all the time, and I stand behind them as being accurate and easy to make if you follow the directions and use the recommended ingredients. Many of the slime failures I get from readers is due to the lack of attention to detail when reading through the recipes.
My mission is to be here for you in this slime making journey. I am available to help you make the best slime ever with your kids. You can message me through my Facebook page or email me, and I will answer your questions!
HOW TO MAKE SLIME FOR EVERYONE!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE SLIME
We have a great list of highly recommended slime supplies and ingredients for you to check out. The right ingredients plus the right recipes make the right slime. You can not have just one or the other.
Elmer’s Washable PVA School Glue in Clear and White (no affiliation) to work the very best! However, if you have a different PVA based glue it should also work. From mix-ins to colors to scents, there are lots of cool ways to make slime from our basic recipes that you can read about below.
Note: MOST of these slimes contain some form of borax, sodium borate, and boric acid, so if you are sensitive to these ingredients, please check out our BORAX FREE SLIME RECIPES.
THE BASIC DIY SLIME RECIPE
There are several basic recipes for making slime that is easy to master and fun to do with kids. We use each of these recipes all of the time!
SLIME SAFETY: Slime is a chemistry experiment and should be treated with respect. Do not substitute slime ingredients and do not change our recipes. If you have sensitive skin, consider wearing disposable gloves or trying a taste safe recipe instead. Read our SAFE SLIME GUIDE.
SLIME FOR NGSS: Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards? It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Check out NGSS 2-PS1-1 for more information!
21+ IDEAS FOR HOMEMADE SLIME
Once you have made the basics over and over again, there are so many ways to change them up and make them exciting. Slime projects are so much fun, and there are a variety of mix-ins and alternative slime recipes to try too!
Our newest slime recipe that’s a bit different! Check out two science experiments in one! The video is a must watch, click here.
This is our go-to recipe for making homemade slime. It’s quick and easy and pretty much a no-fail activity if you are in the mood to make slime. A start to finish video included with the slime recipe instructions.
This slime is a real hit with the kids because it’s just so cool and fluffy! We don’t make it all the time, but it’s definitely worth trying if you love making your own slimes. Start to finish live video included in recipe instructions.
Saline solution is another form of a slime activator such as borax powder and liquid starch. Your saline solution needs to contain active ingredients like sodium borate and boric acid. We prefer Target brand for sensitive eyes the best! Equate brand for a close second.
Although people label this type of slime is borax-free that is not entirely correct due to the sodium borate and boric acid in the solution!
However, it is a really cool slime to make because we find it ultra stretchy! Start to finish live video included in recipe instructions.
We love borax slime and think it’s one of the best slime making recipes out there. We have done a lot of experimenting to bring you the best slime recipe possible using borax powder.
One of our newest slime recipes made with chalkboard paint and chalk markers for super creative slime fun.
A fun twist on our perfect clear slime recipe using gold leaf sheets for a satisfying golden slime mixing experience!
No black light needed for this awesome glowing slime recipe! Try it two ways.
This slime recipe marries two neat sensory play materials together for a really cool easy to mold, buttery smooth slime!
This recipe is very similar to our borax slime recipe with one small change, but that change makes an awesome firm and therapeutic stress putty similar to thinking putty. This is a version you can make at home for less! Check out the video!
Before we tried the saline solution, we tested out eye drops! So if you open up the cabinets looking for saline and all you have is eye drops, no worries! This eye drop slime is super stretchy too.
Floam! Make your own homemade floam easily with one additional item. We turned our floam making slime project into a bit of a science experiment. Check out the video!
This homemade slime requires a couple of specialty items but it is so worth it! This is my son’s favorite slime recipe!
Soft clay butter slime is easy and the texture is amazing. This batch is still awesome 3 months later!
Make sparkling gold and silver slime for any special occasion. Glittering metallic slime is amazingly stretchy. Make just one or both. See the video too!
This homemade slime has an amazing fruity scent to it.
Another fun scented homemade slime that smells and looks like cotton candy.
See our complete collection of edible slime recipes including favorites like gummy bear slime and marshmallow slime!
Two science projects in one when you make color changing slime that is activated by the sun!
Instant snow is cool on its own but when you add it our slime recipe, you get an AMAZING slime experience!
2 simple ingredients and Elmer’s specialty glues make for some neat slime!
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