Waiting up till midnight is probably not something I will ever make it to again as a mom! Instead we have the New Years Eve festivities early on in the day and evening. You can easily make your own ball drop, shoot off poppers, and make some noise long before bedtime. Of course, no New Years would be complete without glitter slime and our homemade slime is the best!


Make the best homemade slime for New Years! Our party slime is the perfect activity for a New Year's Eve kids party or New Years Day fun! We love making slime with any of our 4 basic slime recipes. Sparkling glitter slime is perfect for any occasion.


Now that we have our own son, New Year’s Eve is celebrated a bit differently. We stay in and enjoy the night as a family. That doesn’t mean that we can’t do fun things to celebrate the occasion! The older my son gets, the more he understands what the night is all about.

Last year we made a confetti filled New Years Slime along with some awesome confetti balls to celebrate with on New Year’s Eve.

Make sure to check out all our ideas for a fun and simple New Year’s Eve party or family night. From special treats to games, I put together 10 great New Year’s Eve activities for kids that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

We have a new slime video just for New Years Eve activities. Check it out and come up with your own creative ideas!


All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday theme slime use one of our 5 basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime making recipes.

I will always let you know which 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 recipes depending on what you have for slime supplies.

Slime is easy to make, but it’s important that you read the directions, use the correct ingredients, measure accurately, and have a little patience if you don’t succeed the first time. Remember, it’s a recipe just like baking!

Awesome homemade party slime recipe for New Years


What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activator  {sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid} mixes 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.

The addition of water is important to this process. Think about when you leave a gob of glue out, and you find it hard and rubbery the next day.

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 is thicker and rubberier like slime!

Read more about slime science here!

New Years Eve Party Slime Activity for Kids


Our party slime is quick and simple to make, and the kids can help too! Here we use our liquid starch slime recipe. 


  • 1/2 Cup of Clear PVA School Glue
  • 1/4 Cup of Liquid Starch (Sta-Flo brand may need more)
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Glitter (as many colors as you like)

Party slime mixing glitter into glue

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

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add glitter. You can never add too much! Mix the glitter 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. 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 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! 

Party Slime Recipe for Kids

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 party 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?

Party slime with glitter slime recipe!

Once you have your awesome party slime all whipped up, have fun stretching, squishing, bouncing it, and playing with it! Slime is also science. If you want to add a quick lesson about the science behind your very cool party slime.


Our party slime is a gorgeous, sparkling, glittering mound of sensory play! Everyone loves the feel of slime here. Plus if you stop it in a plastic container with a lid, this slime can last quite a long time.

I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. Usually we use a reusable container either plastic or glass. If you keep your slime clean it will last for several weeks. And…if you forget to store your slime in a container, it does actually last a few days uncovered. If the top gets crusty just fold it into itself.

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. For large groups we have used condiment containers as seen here.

Playing with party slime recipe

With all the glitter, our party slime reflected the sunlight beautifully. My son remarked that it looked like the glittery ball from television. We showed him the Times Square ball drop on YouTube from last New Year’s Eve.

When the ball drops he has his confetti poppers and noise makers. We make a mess. You can check out our mess here simple New Years Eve celebration with these ideas.

New Years Party Slime

We hope you enjoy all kinds of fun activities with your family this New Years!



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  1. What a wonderful idea for kids on New Years! We are always on the lookout for great sensory ideas, I have never made slime with liquid starch. We will have to give it a try, thanks so much for shairng!! I pray you have a blessed Christmas.

  2. Just need the specific measurements for the slime recipe ? Couldn’t find the exact recipe

  3. This is the first time I try to make the slime. It came together so quickly and the kids played with it for an hour! Today, the glitter is sticking to everyone’s hands. Is this typical? Did I use too big of glitter flake? Would something finer work better? This one is gorgeous, but I’m afraid of serious glitter hands. Appreciate what you do!

  4. I am glad it came together so well for you. Did you use too much glitter? It’s possible there’s just enough that it doesn’t all stay in. A finer glitter could also make a difference.

  5. Hi,

    My name is Bree and I work for a herbal supplement company, Sprigs. I came across your blog and really love all of the articles you have written. In specific, I loved the article “New Years Eve Party Slime Recipe for Kids” I would love to republish your article in our upcoming magazine, with full credit to you. I would also send you a magazine once it has been published. If this is something you are interested in, please let me know.

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  6. Hi there,
    I love your glittery sparkly party slime! Very cute! We would love to share it in our free holiday family packet that is available to families in our community from the FInday-Hancock County Public Library. Some images and instructions from your page would be shared with other crafts and activities in a free packet that families can use through out the holiday season for family fun at home. We would love to share your craft. Please let me know if that would be okay, and if so, how would you like to be cited?
    Many thanks,
    Nicole Cramer
    Children’s Services Associate
    Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

  7. Hi Nicole, That would be great if you simply want to add a link to the activity and our website name! Thank you.

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