Play with chocolate? Well now you can with our awesome chocolate slime recipe. We have tons of awesome slime recipes to go with all the holidays, seasons, and play themes! But did you also know that slime is science? Enjoy science and sensory play with this simple chocolate scented slime.


Learn how to make chocolate slime with kids using basic homemade slime recipes! Slime making is easy when you have great slime recipes to use. Hot chocolate slime is perfect for a winter slime theme. Slime making is also science and a great chemistry demonstrations. This chocolate theme slime is also great for scented sensory activities.Pin


Try something a little different and make chocolate slime. The kids will think it’s pretty cool. Though make sure you save a couple hot chocolate packets to drink too. I used the last one.

Let’s start off by saying that although this slime looks and smells like chocolate, it’s not edible at all. Do NOT eat this slime! We have a bunch of edible slime recipes if you need those instead!

ALSO CHECK OUT: Edible Chocolate Slime

Slime making is a serious matter with kids, and I know everyone is looking for the best slime recipes around. Our chocolate slime is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make!

Oh and slime is science too, so don’t miss the great information on the science behind this easy slime below. Watch our awesome slime videos and see how easy it is to make the best slime!

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All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday slimes use one of five basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime recipes!

I will always let you know which basic slime recipe we used in our photographs, but I will also tell you which of the other basic recipes will work too! Usually you can interchange several of the ingredients depending on what you have on hand for slime supplies.

Here we use our Liquid Starch Slime recipe. Slime with liquid starch is one of our favorite sensory play recipes! We make it ALL the time because it is so quick and easy to whip up. Three simple ingredients {one is water} are all you need. Add color, glitter, sequins, and then you are done!

Where do I buy liquid starch?

We pick up our liquid starch in the grocery store! Check the laundry detergent aisle and look for the bottles marked starch. Ours is Linit Starch (brand). You might also see Sta-Flo as a popular option. You can also find it on Amazon, Walmart, Target, and even craft stores.

But what if I don’t have liquid starch available to me?

This is a pretty common question from those who live outside of the United States, and we do have some alternatives to share with you. Click on the link to see if any of these will work! Our saline solution slime recipe also works well for Australian, Canadian and UK readers.

Now if you don’t want to use liquid starch, you can absolutely test out one of our other basic recipes using saline solution or borax powder. We have tested all these recipes with equal success!

NOTE: We have found that Elmer’s specialty glues tend to be a bit stickier than Elmer’s regular clear or white glue, and so for this type of glue we always prefer our 2 ingredient basic glitter slime recipe.


I always thought slime was too difficult to make, but then I tried it! Now we are hooked on it. Grab some liquid starch and PVA glue and get started! We have even made slime with a small group of kids for a slime party! This slime recipe below also makes a great slime to use in the classroom! 


We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here! Slime is 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 slime science all about? 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…

You add the borate ions to the mixture,  and it then 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 rubbery like slime! Slime is a polymer.

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! Experiment with making the slime more or less viscous with varying amounts of foam beads. Can you change the density?

Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?

It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Find out more below…



Remember, this recipe is not edible!


  • 1/2 cup White Washable PVA School Glue
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup Liquid Starch
  • 1 x Hot Chocolate Pocket
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Bowl, Spoon, Measuring Cups


STEP 1:  In a bowl add hot chocolate packet and water. Mix well together until the lumps are gone. 

STEP 2. Add 1/2 cup of glue and combine.

STEP 3: Pour in 1/4 cup of liquid starch. You will see the slime immediately start to form. Keep stirring until you have a gooey blob of chocolate slime. The liquid should be gone!

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STEP 4:  Start kneading your slime! It will appear stringy at first but just work it around with your hands and you will notice the consistency changes. You can also put it in a clean container and set it aside for 3 minutes, and you will also notice the change in consistency! 

SLIME MAKING TIP:   We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency. The trick with liquid starch slime is to put a few drops of the liquid starch onto your hands before picking up the slime.

You can knead the slime in the bowl before you pick it up as well. This slime is stretchy but can be stickier. However, keep in mind that although adding more liquid starch reduces the stickiness, and it will eventually create a stiffer slime.

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You will love how easy and stretchy this chocolate slime is to make, and play with too! Once you have your desired slime consistency, time to have fun! How big of a stretch can you get without the slime breaking?

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Slime lasts quite awhile! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. We use reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli-style containers I have listed in my recommended slime supplies list.

If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups, we have used condiment containers and labels as seen here.

I love the way our chocolate slime flows and stretches. Your hands will not be brown after!

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We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your chocolate slime! Make sure to go back and read the slime science above too!

No more having to print out a WHOLE blog post for just one recipe!

Get our basic slime recipes in an easy to print format so you can knock out the activities!





Did you know we also have fun with  science activities too? Click on the link or on the image below for more chocolate science experiments to try.

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