How to make slime at home for kids

The tacky yet not so tacky world of Slime

Hey Mama’s, back again to the amazing world of sensory games for our children. One of the most loved play is with Slime.

  • It oozes between your fingers when you pick it up, yet it doesn’t stick to your skin.
  • It comes in a variety of colors.
  • It can be made to glow in the dark.
  • Amazing sensory play for all kids

5min Recipe to make slime at home for kids play :

Home made slime recipe for kids play

There are numerous ways to make it, but the end result is always a cool concoction that can provide hours of fun. You can easily make it at home in less than 5 mins.

Recipe 1. Using borax

  • Make a saturated borax solution by adding 1gm of borax to 25 ml of water. Stir thoroughly until the borax has completely dissolved.
  • In a plastic cup, add 50 ml of white glue and 50 ml of water. Stir thoroughly
  • Add a few drops of food coloring and stir again.
  • Add borax solution drop by drop to the glue water mixture and stir with a stirring rod. It will start collecting on the rod.
  • Continue adding borax solution until most of the glue water mixture has turned into slime.
  • Remove the slime from the stirring rod with your fingers and work it with your hands until it is no longer sticky.
  • Store in a ziplock bag.

The second recipe does not require borax.

Recipe 2. Liquid starch slime

½ cup of white / clear glue

½ cup liquid starch

½ cup water

2 bowls and a spoon

Food coloring

Here’s how to go about:

  • Pour glue into water and stir well
  • Then add color, glitter in glue and water mixture. Mix them well.
  • Pour in ½ cup of liquid starch. You will see the slime immediately starts to come together.
  • Mix and knead well with hands for few minutes.

Its ready to play! The more you play, the smoother it gets.

  • You can use scented food coloring or essential oils for added sensory input.
  • Kids can also make bubbles by blowing air through straw into the slime.
  • There are a number of types of slime one can make, as snow, fluffy, magnetic, rainbow, glow in the dark, color changing slime and so on.

You might love reading some amazing Sensory games for kids and also how to make Play Dough at home, click here .

Enjoy this soft, squishy and tacky thing!!

This lovely guest post has been contributed by Rimjhim, who is a SAHM, a mom of two beautiful and naughty kids. She believes in raising kids developing their creative side and is strong preacher of Positive Parenting!


Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

This Post Has 40 Comments

  1. I found so many cool ideas and inspiration in this blog. I hope many of your readers has also been inspired to do such for their kids.

  2. Cecilia Boateng

    This would be such a fun project to do with my sunday school kids! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Sreekar

    I keep buying slime and dough for my kid often. They do get hard in a few days. Will give this a try. Seems simple enough to make:)

    1. Jhilmil

      Yea, its very simple and the best part cheap:)

  4. Familyearthtrek

    Ohh wow I didnt know we could make our own slime! I loved them as kids…especially those slime arms that you can throw. I havent introduced slime to my daughter yet but I did buy the kinetic sand after I read your last post!

  5. fashionenzymes

    I am sharing this to my sister. She can play with her kids with help of this.

  6. Blair Villanueva

    Looks like a coold diy toy for kids, and a good way to destress for adults. Can you make a scented slime?

  7. Akamatra

    As soon as my daughter becomes of age for such toys I am making her a bunch of this in every color of the rainbow. What? I am doing it for her…lol

  8. David Elliott

    Slime is a lot of fun. I did it with kids at my library and they absolutely loved it. I would have loved it when I was a kid. We went with detergent and not Borax though.

  9. Toya

    I will have to share this recipe with my daughter! She is totally obsessed with making slime.

  10. Beola Lawal

    I would really love to make this and I am sure my kids will love it. Thanks for sharing recipes.

  11. Lorraine M

    Activities in my opinion with children are critical especially with us living with so much technology. I must ask who had the most fun making the slim?

  12. Slime wasn’t as much a thing when my child was young (no pinterest and internet just starting. Researched and made play dough though.

  13. Ruchie

    If I tell my daughter that read this she will be on my back to make for her…

  14. Sangeeta

    I’ve seen videos of this. It sounds quite fun.

  15. momsmethods

    My kids love slime and this is really an easy way to make it at home.. Thanks for sharing

  16. stephaniesherlock

    My granddaughter loves making slime. One of our friends had a science birthday party with different science stations, slime was one of the stations. Did you know that contact lense solution is diluted borax. This is an easy alternative. Also, glitter is sold in single serving bags, so you have less mess. These are a few slime ideas we discovered.

  17. anamika

    Such an amazing idea and very easy to make this at home. Will try this sometimes.

  18. Minakshi bajpai

    Very great and interesting tips to make slime at home. Will try it sure. Its seems a fun game for kids.

  19. Monika Sehdev

    This is Cool . Thanks for sharing Mumma. I’ll definitely try this for my kids.

  20. Snigdha

    This is really fun.. I have seen videos in this too..

  21. Laura Dove

    Oh this looks like fun! Slime is currently banned in our house though after my youngest got it stuck in his hair this week. It was a military operation to get it out!

  22. Mrinal Kiran

    Wow.. i have been watching slime making videos on YouTube.. but this is super easy! ❤

  23. makeupadda1

    it’s so simple and easy to easy to make.. Will share this with my mommy friends..

  24. Snehal Boricha

    This sounds so much fun! 😀 I feel like making one for myself! Steps are explained very well!

  25. worldofmakeupmagique

    This is such an easy recipe and so much fun too

  26. Nisha Malik

    Slime is all time favourite of my son. Even I like to play with it hehe. Thanks for the DIY

  27. Trystwithvanillagirl

    Loved reading this post please do share from where I can buy borax or liquid starch

  28. Sheetal Dorby

    These are pretty awesome tricks and tips ✌it would b really helpful for all parents

  29. joshitajj

    These are very innovative ways to make slime at home. I’m sure that kids will have a fun time!

  30. Taranpreet

    Wow such a fun activity. My lil messy player will love this

  31. Rakhi Parsai

    Wow this is such an in thing to make for kids. Will definitely give it a try

  32. thesparklenest

    This is a great idea, slime isn’t something I’ve thought of making for my children, we don’t usually do much messy play as for some reason my eldest isn’t a fan! I might give this a try – I loved slime when I was a kid!

  33. Oh my gosh i am oddly curious to try and make slime now!! I’ve seen so many people talking about it on YouTube and it looks so fun!

  34. Mayuri Saxena

    This is such an amazing project to do with my daughter. She loves slime and this looks like an easy DIY 🙂

  35. I like the sound of both recipes especially recipe 2. I will be trying both of them. Thanks for the information.

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