If you want to learn how to make easy slime for Halloween and fill it with fun confetti for the holidays, we have the best homemade slime recipes for you to use! Halloween is an awesome time of the year for oozing, stretching, creepy crawly filled slime, and we have so many variations to share with you. Learn how to make a crystal clear slime right here and add your favorite holiday theme confetti like our fun bats! A slime fit for either Batman or a witch!
This easy to make Halloween slime is the perfect party activity and party favor for kids. Plus it’s fun to whip up and put together with really simple ingredients that you can pick up at the grocery store too. Packed into little plastic condiment containers, Halloween themed candy free slime party favor ideas are great to make and take or hand out at the end of the night.
Kick off Halloween with an easy slime recipe! Science is full of cool ways to create including homemade Halloween slime ideas.
Slime making is even more fun when you add in creative seasonal themes, and I know kids love the novelty of theme activities. Our Elmers Glue Halloween Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.
See how easy it is to make crystal clear slime below for your favorite holiday theme confetti. Or check out the 2nd video with an alternative Halloween slime recipe.
This slime recipe uses a different slime activator and we add color!
SLIME SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for exploring Chemistry with a fun fall theme. 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 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! 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!
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!
SIMPLE HALLOWEEN SLIME RECIPE
We made this Halloween theme slime recipe with clear glue. You can add glitter and confetti if desired and even food coloring!
If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime ideas all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. It’s the perfect accessory and comes with some great slime freebies as well!
What can you pack into your slime? Just check out the Halloween party aisle of your local dollar store, party store, or craft store. They make a confetti (or sometimes called table scatter) for every occasion. I have seen an assortment for Halloween including bats, jack o’lanterns, ghosts, and more!
- spiders and insects
- vampire teeth
- google eyes or plastic eye balls
- Halloween confetti
ELMERS CLEAR GLUE HALLOWEEN SLIME RECIPE TIPS
The base for this Halloween theme slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes (classic borax slime recipe) which is clear glue, water, and borax powder. HOWEVER: If you prefer to use our saline solution recipe as seen in the video above, that works too! You will not get a crystal clear slime, but you can add food coloring.
Our easy, “how to make” slime recipes will show you how to master slime in 5 minutes! We have spent years tinkering with our 4 now 5 favorite basic slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!
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HALLOWEEN SLIME INGREDIENTS
As I mentioned above, you can use any of our basic slime recipes for this fall inspired cinnamon scented slime, but we like our basic saline solution slime recipe with the Elmers white washable school glue. I will link the products we used here with Amazon affiliate links below.
1/2 cup of Elmer’s Clear Glue
1/2 cup of water
Borax Solution: 1/2 cup of warm water mixed with 1/4 tsp of borax powder until dissolved.
Food Coloring Glitter, Confetti as desired
Basic slime recipe cheat sheet printable (bottom of page)
HALLOWEEN SLIME RECIPE DIRECTIONS BELOW PHOTOS
For even more helpful tips and tricks with this slime including photo directions and a live video, CLICK HERE!
1: Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of borax powder into 1/2 cup of warm water in one of the three bowls. Mix this thoroughly.
BORAX SLIME NOTE: We have recently tinkered with our recipe and found that for a better oozing slime 1/4 tsp of powder is best (if using clear glue always use 1/4 tsp). If you like a firmer slime and are using white glue, we experimented with 1/2 tsp and 1 tsp. 1 tsp makes a much firmer putty like slime.
2: In the second bowl measure out about 1/2 cup of clear glue and mix with 1/2 cup of water until well mixed
3: Pour borax/water mixture into glue/water mixture and stir it up!
4: You will see it come together right away. It will seem stringy and clumpy, but that’s ok! Remove from bowl.
5: Spend a few minutes kneading the mixture together. You may have left over borax solution.
6: Store in clean container with cover. I love the deli style plastic food storage containers.
If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of borax solution. You can always add but you can’t take away. Adding to much activator will temporarily make the slime less sticky but will also make the slime more rubbery and brittle over time. Knead, knead, and knead some more!
NOTE: We have found that the Elmers Specialty Glues tend to be a bit stickier than their regular clear glue and we prefer our 2 ingredient slime recipe for this glue.
Halloween party favors can be so much more than candy. Even better it means that all kids regardless of allergies can enjoy the fun and excitement of Halloween. If you are throwing a Halloween party or even a Halloween play date, make slime with the kids. They will have a blast and so will you!
STORING YOUR SLIME
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 in my recommended slime supplies list here.
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 as seen in the pictures above!
Want to have all our basic recipes handy and in one place? Use the button just below to download your free slime recipes cheat sheet pages. We also have an awesome MASTER YOUR SLIME training series going on here.
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 even more great ideas for slime making.
MAKE EASY SLIME WITH YOUR KIDS TODAY!
Check out more cool slime recipes and information by clicking on the photos below!
Also check out our Halloween STEM Countdown Calendar filled with slime and science ideas perfect for Halloween!
Make our easy bat slime with these Amazon items. Amazon affiliate disclosure