To learn how to make slime you have to start with the right slime ingredients. Even the best recipe won’t work if you don’t use the right slime supplies. Ingredients for making slime are easy to find if you know what you are looking for! Stock your pantry for afternoons filled with slime making. Here’s our list of recommended slime supplies.
RECOMMENDED SLIME SUPPLIES
Has your kid asked you to make slime yet?
Would slime making be an awesome science demonstration for your class?
Looking to do something totally cool like homemade slime for camp with the kids?
Are you confused by which slime ingredients you need to buy?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you just have to try making slime.
THE RIGHT SLIME INGREDIENTS
It’s not enough to know how to make homemade slime, you need to have the right stuff! That’s precisely why I have put together an easy list (free printable included see bottom of post) of our recommended slime making supplies.
We have about a dozen must try slime recipes that have lots of cool variations you can try and some do need an extra special ingredient beyond the basic ingredients. Stock your pantry and never have a dull moment with the kiddos!
Click on the pictures below to check out these items on Amazon. These are affiliate links for your convenience. I receive a small percentage of any items purchased through Amazon which helps support this site! I am not compensated by the brands themselves (like Elmer’s), we just like using them!
NOTE: Not listed below is our favorite saline solution. We order ours from Target, Up and Up brand for sensitive eyes. Our grocery store also stocks Lin-it brand liquid starch, so we use that one.
We cannot guarantee results from products we don’t use.
*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 more on slime safety
BEST GLUE FOR MAKING SLIME
If you do not have access to this type of glue, look for a PVA washable school glue or a glue specifically made for slime.
The three main slime activators are borax powder, liquid starch, and saline solution/baking soda. You can read more here about these slime activators .
FUN SLIME ADD-INS
The items below are so of the basics we like to keep on hand for making homemade slime. Food coloring, glitter, and confetti are staples in our slime lab.
UNIQUE SLIME IDEAS
Our unique slimes use an extra special ingredient for a really cool texture or slime activity. Check out a few links to the exact recipes below, so you can see how we use these ingredients.
Not only does slime last quite awhile if stored properly.
TRY THESE SLIMY RECIPES
SLIME STORAGE & PARTY FAVOR IDEAS
Not only does slime last quite awhile if stored properly, it’s a great party activity or party favor.
INGREDIENTS FOR SLIME MAKE A GREAT SLIME KIT!
Make sure to check out our 5 Basic Slime Recipes to Get You Started. Grab a handy container and fill it with all the essential slime ingredients! Now you will be able to make cool slime recipes any day you want!
Make sure to start off your slime making journey with the best recommended supplies for making slime, and you are one step closer to making the best slime every time. Plus we are always available for questions and will answer them as best as possible.
BEST RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES FOR MAKING HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPES!