10 Unique Slime Recipes
Kids love slime. It’s a quick and simple substance that can be made in the house and later transported all over the house while your child explores the endless possibilities of slime. If your child is a little older, slime can help promote some problem-solving skills when they are trying to figure out why their sticky blob of muck does not match the pretty picture from the recipe you got online.
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***A Note About Borax
There are a few different types of recipes that families use for slime. Ones that use Borax, and ones that don’t. Many parents are concerned about using Borax in their slime, as there have been pediatricians that have claimed this could be harmful as Borax is a chemical and should not be used as a toy. Truth is–the amount of Borax in your kid’s slime is unlikely to cause any sort of toxicity, unless they eat a bunch of it. The amount that could be passed transdermally is not enough to cause a toxicity either. There have been numerous pediatricians and toxicologists who have refuted the claim that Borax in slime is harmful. Like most things in life, “facts” can be disputed and you need to do what you feel is best as a parent. If your child explores every new substance with their mouths, it may be better to stick to a formula that will be safe if your child ingests it.
Nevertheless, I included that warning because some of these recipes will include Borax.
If a recipe is not made with Borax, Liquid Starch is often used in its place. Pick up some Borax, Liquid Starch, and Elmer’s Glue for your daily slime needs. These recipes are a little more unique, and so they will probably require different or additional ingredients.
1.Mermaid Slime from Crayons and Cravings.
Do you see how pretty this stuff is?! It definitely reminds me of a mermaid. This recipe is super easy to follow, and you will have a ton of pictures along the way.
This glow-in-the-dark slime has a secret ingredient I found to be very interesting. I have always bought glow-in-the-dark glue when I have wanted glowing slime, but turns out there is an easier alternative–and it’s something you likely have around the house!
3. Birthday Cake Confetti Slime from Mom Luck
This slime is so pretty, I really wish it was edible. Little objects in your slime make for some good sensory play.
4. Butter Slime from Life’s Carousel
Sasha always seems to have another new slime recipe, and I have found we always have good results from her recipes! This butter slime is really stretchy, and it has a unique ingredient you don’t usually see in slime.
5. Magnetic Slime from Growing a Jeweled Rose
No unique slime recipe list is complete without magnetic slime! You will be using some rather unusual ingredients so make sure you prepare in advance.
6. 100% Natural Green Slime from Reuse Grow Enjoy (no Borax OR glue)
Okay, I will be the first to admit the color of this slime is a little odd. BUT–it’s completely natural! It is also edible, although it’s not going to taste very good. You can add food coloring if you want–the creator of this slime did not so she could keep it natural.
7. Homemade Floam from Crafts by Amanda
Floam is basically slime with foam balls in it. Foam balls are good to use in slime because they seem to do a pretty good job sticking, and it makes the slime feel nice and squishy!
8. Fluffy Slime from I Heart Naptime
Fluffy slime is great. It only requires three ingredients (four with food coloring) and it turns out so pretty.
9. Slime with Pompoms from Meraki Mother
Keep in mind, you can substitute anything you want in place of the pompoms. I just love recipes like this because sensory play is so important!
10. Fizzy Slime from Look We’re Learning
This stuff may weird your kids out a bit–as the fizz from the slime is caused by a chemical reaction. It can be a fun “science experiment” for your kids to play around with.
In my years of working with kids, I have yet to meet the kid whose eyes don’t light up when they are told that making slime is on the agenda for the day. Enjoy.
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