Homemade Slime

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Homemade Slime made with only 3 ingredients! This recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is sure to entertain your kids for hours!

Do you guys remember Gak? I remember playing with that stuff as a kid and LOVED it. I recently came across this slime recipe and knew I had to make some for my kids. They literally played with it all afternoon and had so much fun! Homemade slime made with only 3 ingredients! This recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is sure to entertain your kids for hours!

This is a fun activity to do for Halloween or for an indoor activity. I know we will be making this plenty of more times during the winter. The best part is, it only cost about $1 to make! Seriously, my kids couldn’t get enough of this stuff.
Homemade slime made with only 3 ingredients! This recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is sure to entertain your kids for hours!

We put it in these hefty quart size bags and drew monster faces on for a fun Halloween activity. My kids loved the different colors and are already begging to make blue and pink!

Homemade slime made with only 3 ingredients! This recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is sure to entertain your kids for hours!

Homemade Slime

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (4-ounce) bottle glue
  • 1/2 cup warm water (+ empty bottle filled with water)
  • 1 teaspoon Borax
  • Food coloring, optional

Directions:

Squeeze the bottle of glue into a plastic container. Fill bottle with warm water and then add to the glue. Stir with a plastic spoon.

Add your food coloring if desired, and stir until mixed.

Combine 1/2 cup water and borax, then slowly add to the glue mixture, stirring as you go. You do not need to use all of the solution, just until it starts to thicken.

Using your hands, knead the slime until it holds together. It will be wet and gooey at first, but just keep kneading.

Store in container with lid, or in a zip top bag.

If using glitter glue, add an extra teaspoon of Borax to the water.

Recipe adapted from PBS kids

Homemade slime made with only 3 ingredients! This recipe only takes a few minutes to make and is sure to entertain your kids for hours!While my kids were playing with the homemade slime, I made these fun little pumpkin snack bags. I’ve seen these around and knew my kids would love them! These would be fun for a school party too! Basically all you need to do is fill a bag with an orange snack (cheese balls, gold fish, oranges, carrots, etc) and then tie a green pipe cleaner around the top. You can also draw a pumpkin face on the bag with a sharpie if you’d like. Such a cute and simple snack idea!

Pumpkin Snack Bags - so cute and easy!

Hope you and your kids have fun making this homemade slime!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Paige posted on October 14, 2015 at 12:11 pm (#
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    Making slime is one of my little guys favorite activities! It’s so fun!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  2. Michelle posted on October 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm (#
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    I loved making slime as a kid! What a perfect activity for Halloween!

  3. Diewertje posted on October 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm (#
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    Hi, 
    Can u also leave the borax? Here in the Netherlands you cant buy it anymore….

    • Laura Capello posted on October 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm (#
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      I don’t think it will turn into slime without the Borax. :(

  4. Emily posted on October 16, 2015 at 2:35 pm (#
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    So fun made it!  Making more later thanks for sharing.

  5. pam posted on October 24, 2015 at 9:36 am (#
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    I have a class this year that would love this. How many kids would your recipe be good for? Thanks for sharing!

    • Laura Capello posted on October 24, 2015 at 10:21 am (#
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      Hi Pam! This recipe makes about a cup of slime, so you’d need to decide how much slime you’d want to give each child and double/triple the recipe as needed. Happy making! :)

  6. Kait posted on October 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm (#
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    After putting the glue in a plastic container,  how much water do you put in the bottle and mix with the glue?  Is this also a 1/2 cup?

    • Laura Capello posted on October 29, 2015 at 7:39 am (#
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      You should fill the glue bottle with warm water and add that to the glue – so it will an equal amount of water to glue, in that step. :)

  7. Catlin motley posted on September 25, 2016 at 10:15 pm (#
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    To the person in the Netherlands unable to use borax: an a
    Ternative recipe uses liquid starch. I’d if that’s anymore helpful though