When we think of Thanksgiving and recipes, I’m pretty sure you aren’t thinking about Thanksgiving slime! Well, that’s our job around here, to think of cool new seasonal slime recipes for you to try with the kids! What do you know, we had a blast coming up with these slime ideas with a Thanksgiving theme. Homemade slime really can be for any time of the year.


Slime Making For Every Holiday

Over the last few years, we have become fascinated with making slime! Slime for all occasions, themes, seasons, and holidays is really our specialty.

At first, I thought this slime making thing was going to be super hard, and that I would never be able to get right. But then I tried it and loved it. Of course there was trial and error involved, but we were committed to making slime as easy as possible. Then we couldn’t stop!

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Fall doesn’t end with Halloween! I think a lot of people forget about the awesome month of November and rush on to Christmas. This year we wanted to make sure that we acknowledged Thanksgiving and the rest of fall with some super cool Thanksgiving theme slime recipes.

From fluffy slime to real pumpkin slime to taste safe slime, you will love how easy our basic slime recipes are to make. Once you learn the basics of slime making, there’s a world of possibilities when it comes to themes for holidays and seasons.

Yes, in case you are wondering, we have tons of Christmas-themed slimes already waiting for you here including videos that we are slowly adding to all our great slime recipes.

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Taste Safe Thanksgiving Slime

Below you will find the links to all our Thanksgiving slime recipes. I have also included a taste safe cranberry slime recipe from a friend of mine that I am sure you will love if you have kids who like to “sample” everything.

Our regular slime is NOT edible. The cranberry slime or the marshmallow slime is a much better option!

The base for any of these slimes uses our 5 basic slime recipes (click here) with the common slime activators; saline solution and baking soda, borax powder, or liquid starch. We even feature a couple of borax-free slime recipes below too!

The Basic Slime Recipes

Also have fun with Thanksgiving science and STEM activities like dancing corn!

Favorite Thanksgiving Slime You Can Make

Click on the links below to learn more about each recipe and the special mix-ins that we use to complete each theme.

Cinnamon Scented Slime

The sights and smells of fall can’t be beaten! Think pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and gingerbread. Our super easy cinnamon scented slime is perfect for Thanksgiving play!

Fluffy Turkey Slime

We love fluffy slime for its unique texture, making it not only science but super sensory play for kids who love a tactile experience! We dressed up a slime storage container like a turkey. You can get a little crafty with this Thanksgiving slime recipe.

Confetti Turkey Slime

Sometimes, all a basic slime recipe needs to be transformed into a holiday slime recipe is some fun color, glitter, and themed confetti! Here we have a totally turkey slime filled with turkey confetti!

Sparkling Leaves Fall Slime

Similar to our turkey confetti slime above, we have a gorgeous fall leaves slime recipe. We love making several batches of different color slime and combining them. Take inspiration from the colors around you when you are making slime!

Pumpkin Slime Made in a Real Pumpkin

Whoa! This is one of our coolest Thanksgiving slime recipes in my opinion because you actually make your slime inside a real pumpkin using real pumpkin guts as part of the recipe. Kids always find this cool!

Fluffy Candy Corn Slime

Candy corn is still popular through November! or create your own harvest theme fluffy slime. Check out the video too!


Edible Marshmallow Slime 

Think marshmallow and sweet potato casserole with this taste safe marshmallow slime recipe! If you have a kid who loves to try everything that is put in front of them, you may want to choose to make a taste safe slime instead. Check out the video too! We have two ways to make marshmallow slime and one is a no-cook version!


Bonus Thanksgiving Sensory Activities 

The next few recipes and play ideas are perfect for both Thanksgiving sensory play but are not true slimes like the above recipes. However, they are definitely worth including as alternatives to try!

Cranberry Oobleck

Give our basic oobleck recipe a twist with the addition of cranberry juice or cranberry sauce! All you need is a liquid to mix with the cornstarch to make this themed cranberry oobleck.

Cranberry Oobleck

Pumpkin Oobleck

Oobleck is a classic non-Newtonian fluids science activity that doubles as sensory play. The best part is that you have the ingredients for this recipe in your kitchen! It is a super simple 2- ingredient activity that is both very educational and fun!

Pumpkin Pie Cloud Dough

Pumpkin pie cloud dough can be another great taste safe Thanksgiving sensory play recipe for younger kids and uses basic pantry ingredients! This would be a perfect activity for a kid who wants to be a kitchen helper for pie baking but isn’t quite old enough to help!

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.

Printable Fall Slime Project Pack

Everyone’s favorite slime with themes just right for your kids! Plus, your kids will get to apply extra hands-on learning through writing, science, and math activities.

  • Easy to follow basic slime recipes for fluffy slime, borax slime, liquid starch slime, and saline solution slime.
  • Fun fall-theme slime recipes for extra creative slime time!
  • Combine slime and math with easy-to-use printable sheets.
  • Find fun ways to experiment with slime science, including science information and key vocabulary.
  • Excellent slimy theme activities perfect for centers, early finishers, or classroom party time!
  • Perfect for parties and groups!


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