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Making Slime for Kids

There are a few different recipes available for making your own slime for the kids to enjoy. This is a page about making slime for kids.


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September 15, 2014

Winter is coming up too fast. This is a great thing for kids to do when stuck inside! I have also done it for Halloween parties.

Source: Can not remember. I have been doing this for years!


  • water
  • food coloring
  • borax
  • white school glue, like Elmer's


  1. Mix the borax with one cup of water. Now you have to stir until it is all dissolved.
  2. In another bowl, mix 4 ounces of glue (1/2 cup) with 1/2 cup water. Add food coloring, mix it well.
  3. Then mix the 2 bowls together. Mix with a spoon then use your hands. It is fine if there is a little bit of colored water left in the bowl. Just dump it out.

Now you have slime, or Flubber if they watched that movie recently! Keep in a zip lock bag in refrigerator.

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October 21, 2011

The perfect Halloween craft for kids, glow-in-the-dark slime! Also makes a great Halloween party favor for kids. Free gift tag printable.


Approximate Time: 20 minutes



  1. First mix together the Elmer's glue and the 1 cup of warm water.

  2. Stir in the paint and food coloring.

  3. In a separate small bowl mix together the 1/3 cup warm water and 2 teaspoons of borax. Stir until the borax is dissolved.

  4. Now add about 2 tablespoons of the borax solution to the glue solution. You WILL NOT use all of the borax solution. The more borax you add the stiffer the slime will be. So if you want the slim to be more runny, then add less borax solution.

  5. You can add more green food coloring while stirring these solutions together to get your desired color of slime! It should start sticking together and you've got green glow-in-the-dark slime!

  6. Print out labels and cut them with the 2 inch circle craft punch. Glue or tape them to the package that you have chosen to put them in.

  7. This recipe can make 2 small half jar fulls of slime or your could package a smaller amount of slime into favor baggies.

By Domestic Charm from AZ

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November 6, 20120 found this helpful

I have a class experiment about how to make borax slime. Does anyone know how to make this?

By Kristy from New Iberia, LA


August 20, 20140 found this helpful

The recipe for it above is easy and makes a perfect slime! We substituted the glow in the dark paint for some iron oxide powder and was able to make a "magnetic" slime. (It is attracted to strong magnets like neodymium magnets.) It works just as well with the iron oxide powder and will not stain once it is incorporated into the mixture.


I added it to the glue and water mixture and stirred well before mixing into the borax mixture. It's a lot of fun to play with either way! We are going to try it next with glitter glue!

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