Bursting with color, this gorgeous multi colored slime hits the nail on the head for a must-try slime making activity.  How do you get so many colors into one slime? We show you how! Everyone needs to try making homemade slime at least once, and this is it!

MULTI COLORED SLIME RECIPE

Easy to make multi colored slime recipe.

MAKING SLIME

Slime making is a serious matter with kids, and I know everyone is looking for the best slime recipes around.  Our multi colored 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!

BASIC SLIME RECIPES 

All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday slime uses 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!

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, or 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.

HOST A SLIME MAKING PARTY AT HOME OR SCHOOL!

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! 

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SLIME SCIENCE

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 form 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 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…

MULTI COLORED SLIME RECIPE

I always encourage my readers to read through our slime ingredients list and How To Fix Slime Guide before making slime for the first time. Learning how to stock your pantry with the best slime ingredients is easy!

To get our multi colored slime, we made 3 separate batches – one yellow, blue and red. Feel free to half the quantities below for each color if you want to make a smaller amount of slime.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Cup of Clear PVA School Glue
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup of Liquid Starch (Sta-Flo brand may need more)
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Food coloring

HOW TO MAKE MULTI COLORED SLIME

STEP 1:  Add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of glue to a large bowl and mix well together.

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add food coloring. Mix one color into the glue and water mixture.

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

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 change.

STEP 5: Repeat the process for each color.

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!

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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.

You will love how easy and stretchy this slime is to make and play with too.  Once you have your desired slime consistency, time to have fun!  Let’s mix the slime together to make one awesome multi colored slime!

Oh, if you get slime on clothes, in hair (It can happen!) check out our tips… How to get slime out of clothes!

STORING YOUR MULTI COLORED SLIME

Slime lasts quite a while! 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.

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

MORE EASY SLIME RECIPES

EASY TO MAKE MULTI COLORED SLIME

Try more fun homemade slime recipes right here. Click on the link or on the image below.

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