Watch the video and make the slime! A super cool, super stretchy, and absolutely homemade Halloween slime recipe the kids will love. Feel free to customize the colors and creepy items to match your style too! This slime is super easy to make and you can whip up any colors you want in minutes. Homemade slime is a great kid science project and sensory activity in one!



We love making cool slime here, and this special Halloween slime even has it’s own video. Make sure to visit us often through the holidays because we will be adding lots of new slime making videos to give you inspiration and show you how easy it is to make  our slime recipes.

Slime is such a cool science activity and perfect for tactile sensory play at the same time. One of the things we love most about slime is how quick and easy it is to make and how easy it is to make up your own fun themes for holidays, seasons, and characters!

Learn more about the science below after you check out the awesome photos. Below you will also find a supply list, printable recipe page, link to full recipe, video to watch, and simple tips to make the best slime ever.

Halloween Slime Recipe for Kids Using Clear Elmers Glue


When you think of Halloween, what colors come to mind? Choose those for your own homemade Halloween slime recipe. Our favorite Halloween colors that come to mind are purple, oozing green, and of course orange.

Black food coloring would be fun too, and I have noticed that the supermarkets have black food coloring now! I always keep the regular food colors and the neon food colors kit handy for slime activities. We have also started using some new food coloring that comes in a wider variety of colors.

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Purple Halloween Slime Recipe


We used our stretchy saline solution slime recipe but you can also use our liquid starch slime recipe or our borax slime recipe. All have videos too!


  • 1/2 cup clear Washable PVA Glue
  • Food Coloring
  • Glitter {optional}
  • Creepy Crawlies {optional}
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Saline Solution {this should contain sodium borate/boric acid as ingredients}

NOTE: Most slimes made with saline solution are NOT borax free as many people claim. Please be aware that sodium borate, boric acid, and borax are all part of the boron family. These are key ingredients along with PVA glue to making slime!  Read more about slime activators.


STEP 1:  In a bowl mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of glue to combine completely.

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add the food coloring, glitter and Halloween accessories! 

TIP: Choose your own colors and glitter to make the slime really come alive. You can use silver glitter or add matching color glitter to  each of the slime colors.

Food Coloring Halloween Slime Recipe

STEP 3: Stir in 1/4- 1/2 tsp baking soda.

Baking soda helps to firm and form the slime. You can play around with how much you add but we prefer between 1/4 and 1/2 tsp per batch.

Halloween Slime Recipe Adding Glitter

STEP 4: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of the bowl.   This is exactly how much you will need with the Target Sensitive Eyes brand, but other brands may differ slightly! Saline solution is preferred over contact solution.

Mixing Halloween Slime Recipe

STEP 5: Once you notice the slime pulling away from the sides and bottom of the bowl and becomes harder and harder to stir, it’s time to knead.

TIP: Squirt a few drops of solution on your hands to easily pick up your slime as it may be sticky at first. Once you give the slime a good knead, it will become much less sticky!

Easy Halloween Slime Recipe

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You can store your Halloween slime recipe in reusable plastic or glass containers. Go ahead and mix the spiders and bats right into it for even more creepy crawly fun.

Stretchy Halloween Slime Recipe Orange Slime

Don’t for get slime is totally a cool science demonstration for kids! Read all about the chemical reaction that makes slime, slime!

Halloween slime recipe with saline solution

Feel free to mix the colors together. Just keep in mind that they will eventually form one not so pretty colored blob depending on the colors you have chosen!

Playing with Halloween slime recipe

Love making slime? Check out all our slime recipes!

Kids will love this super simple but oh so stretchy and a little creepy, Halloween slime recipe! Slime is a must try any time of the year but especially for Halloween!



Just in time for Halloween! Click on the image below or on the link for more ghostly Halloween science experiments for kids.

Halloween + science = AWESOME Halloween science experiments and STEM projects! Easy Halloween experiments using simple supplies make for creative STEM projects for all ages. When you aren't out pumpkin picking and cider donut eating this fall, try out a couple Halloween science activities. Make sure to join us for 31 Days of Halloween STEM Countdown.

  • 1/2 cup clear washable PVA glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp saline solution
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • food coloring, glitter and Halloween mixins
  1. In a bowl mix the water and glue to combine completely.
  2. Add the food coloring, glitter and Halloween accessories.
  3. Stir in 1/4- 1/2 tsp baking soda.
  4. Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of the bowl.
  5. Once you notice the slime pulling away from the sides and bottom of the bowl and becomes harder and harder to stir, it’s time to knead.

If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. Start by squirting a few drops of the solution onto your hands and kneading your slime longer.