Homemade Slime Recipes

It wasn’t that long ago that my son was super-crazy into slime. He quickly learned how to make slime at home, and he was always trying a new slime recipe that was either online or circulating through his school.

There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of slime recipes and DIY slime projects on the internet.  On this page, we have worked hard to find you some unique and very special "how to make slime at home" recipes.

Some of these super-fun slime recipes include stretchy, mermaid slime, stress balls, Halloween slime, caterpillar slime, and Hulk slime!  Your child will learn slime science as well!  

In addition, you will find fun DIY slime projects to enjoy!

We have edible slime recipes, which those of you with little ones who like to taste-test everything they play with will certainly appreciate!

You will also find many slime recipes made with contact solution, which is a twist on the slime recipes with borax.  

Don’t worry though!  If you are looking for slime recipes with borax, we have lots of those too!

Edible Slime Recipes

When you have little kiddos at home, safety is number one, right?  We have great links to edible slime recipes that you can make with stuff right in your own kitchen!

These edible slime recipes are the best solution for the slime recipes with borax that are circulating.  Be sure to check out 20 Edible Slime Ideas from The Soccer Mom Blog below.

She started with a simple recipe that became very popular.  That simple homemade slime recipe can be found on her site, along with other yummy edible slime recipes that she’s developed.

If you are interested in other edible crafts, check out our candy crafts!

Contact Solution Slime Recipes

Another slime recipe that you will find is one made with contact solution.  The contact solution slime is stretchy and doesn’t contain borax, which many parents are concerned about using with their kids.

Take a look at Galaxy Slime, a great contact solution slime recipe with dark space colors of purples and blacks, along with glitter and stars.  Your kiddos will think it’s the coolest!

There are several other contact solution slime recipes on our list below.  Check it out!

Slime Recipes With Borax

The combination of school glue and borax slime recipes makes some great textured slime! The first ever homemade slime recipes were made with borax, and you will find it makes a wonderful slime!

The Hulk Slime recipe with borax is pretty amazing! It has a stretchy, gooey texture, awesome Hulk coloring, along with surprises like black sequins and green and black glitter.

The Homemade Borax Slime link will get you to a great slime recipe with borax  as well.  And, as a special bonus, if you read the comments, they are full of tips for getting slime out of hair and carpeting.  This will come in handy, trust me!

Research has found that playing with slime can help relieve stress and anxiety, help with eye and hand coordination, can build hand muscles and fine motor skills, and can teach kids a fun science lesson. 

It can be helpful for kids with ADHD or SPD as well.

For many more unique and interesting slime recipes, scroll on!

If you are too busy to make slime, you can always order some unique ready-made slime from Amazon or Etsy.  

Homemade Slime Recipes

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 Basic No-Fail Slime Recipe

Basic No-Fail Slime Recipe

It's as easy as 1 - 2- 3 to make slime with this slime recipe. In addition to being easy, the recipe is very versatile because you can add fun mix-ins.

Watch our video and read the instructions to learn how to make slime. In addition to the basic recipe, you will find links to a lot of other slime recipes.

So bookmark, pin and copy this post.

20 Edible Slime Ideas

20 Edible Slime Ideas

Here are edible slime recipes using simple taste-safe kitchen ingredients. The Soccer Mom Blog

Baking Soda Slime Recipe

Want to learn how to make slime with baking soda? Follow along with this easy tutorial. Steamsational

Beating Heart Slime

Beating Heart Slime

Blow your kids' minds with this cool slime recipe that resembles the circulatory system that mimics veins, blood, and a beating heart. Finding Zest

Borax Slime Recipe

This quick and easy borax slime recipe provides hours of entertainment for the kids. Eating Richly

Borax Slime Recipe

A classic borax slime recipe around with either white or clear glue. Little Bins for Little Hands

Butter Slime

This easy butter slime with clay is super fun and really simple to make for a great activity for the kiddos. One Crazy Mom

Butter Slime How-To

Butter slime is almost like a stretchier version of PlayDoh. Here is how to make it! Raising Smart Girls

Butter Slime Recipe

Learn how to make this buttery slime using the free recipe and instructions here. Life Carousel

Caterpillar Slime

Caterpillar Slime

Are you kids fascinated with bugs? Do you want to switch things up with an unusual slime? Try this colorful slime recipe. Finding Zest

Cloud Slime

How to make cloud slime with instant snow. Little Bins for Little Hands

Cloud Slime Recipe

Cloud Slime gets its name because it looks like puffy, stretchy clouds on a summer day! Make some today! Slime Recipe

Contact Solution Slime

How to make slime with contact solution. Natural Beach Living

Craft E Mat

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This mat is perfect for any messy activities like playdough, slime, finger paints, kinetic sand. Size: 21 1/4" x 18" Affiliate Link to Amazon

Edible Slime

Kids love slime! So why not use this recipe to make edible slime? Slime Recipe

Edible Slime Recipes

There are plenty of cool recipes for edible slime. This article shares some. Little Bins for Little Hands

Elephant and Piggie Slime Jar

Elephant and Piggie Slime Jar

Kids will love making these slime jar crafts inspired the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems. Finding Zest

Elf Snot Christmas Idea

Elf Snot Christmas Idea

Giving gift cards doesn’t have to be boring! Stick your gift cards in Elf Snot this year and your kids will love it! Down Red Bud Drive

Fluffy Cloud Slime

Fluffy cloud Slime is a softer, fluffier slime that kids will love to make. It only takes a few ingredients and provides hours of fun! Tatertots and Jello

Fluffy Slime Recipe

Fluffy slime is really just regular slime made with shaving cream added. Learn how here! The Best Ideas for Kids

Fluffy Slime Tutorial

With only three ingredients, make some soft and stretchy slime. I Heart Naptime

Galaxy Slime

Galaxy Slime

The dark colors and glitter combine for DIY slime that is truly out of this world! Crayons and Cravings

Googly Eye Halloween Slime

Googly Eye Halloween Slime

This googly eye slime recipe is borax-free, so it’s safe for kids to make and play with. Lots of Halloween fun for kids. My Poppet

Halloween Slime

Halloween Slime

Just in Time for Halloween! Do you want something to do with the kids with a Halloween theme, try this Halloween slime. Dad Life Lessons

Hanukkah Slime

This Hanukkah-themed slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes with the added feature of decorative Dreidels and/or Hanukkah Confetti. Little Bins for Little Hands

Homemade Borax Slime

Learn how to make slime in the kitchen with glue, borax and a few household supplies. Our Best Bites

Homemade Slime with Borax and Glue

Have a science day with the kids? Make slime using this recipe. Savvy Saving Couple

Hulk Slime

Hulk Slime

Looking for an Avengers superhero slime recipe? This is the perfect slime recipe for someone who loves Hulk. ConservaMom

Jack-O-Lantern Slime Pumpkin Jar

Jack-O-Lantern Slime Pumpkin Jar

Halloween is creeping up on us. Ooey, gooey slime and pumpkins are the perfect combination for Halloween.
Watch our video or keep reading this post to learn how to make jack-o-lantern slime pumpkin jars. Staff

Jelly Bean Slime

Jelly Bean Slime

Jelly bean slime is the taste-safe sensory play for Easter. Team Cartwright

King Tut Slime

King Tut Slime

Inspired by the Egyptian Pharoah, King Tut, kids can make this gold glitter slime recipe with tiny jewels. Thrifty Nifty Mommy

Large Silicone Mat

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This extra large 27 1/2" x 19 1/2" mat stays in place when your kneading, poking, pulling, stretching and making slime and other crafts. Non-Slip/Non-stick!
Easy Clean Up. Washable with soap and water. Rolls Up for EASY STORAGE.
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Mermaid Slime

Mermaid Slime

Borax-free sparkly mermaid slime is an easy kids activity perfect for your mermaid party! Crayons and Cravings

Model Magic Butter Slime

Have gooey fun by making colorful, fluffy Butter Slime with Model Magic and School Glue. Crayola

Non-Stick Fluffy Slime

Use this recipe and tutorial to make this non-stick fluffy slime recipe that uses glue, water, food coloring, baking soda, shaving cream, and contact solution. This Delicious House

Shampoo Slime

Don’t have glue at home and wondering how to make slime without glue? You can if you have shampoo! Learn how here. Fun with Mama

Shampoo Slime How-To

Here’s how to make three-ingredient slime without glue. The Kitchn

Shampoo Slime Recipe

This article explains how to make slime with shampoo. Wiki How


How to make slime. Benjamin Franklin Crafts

Slime - Ready-Made Slime

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If you don't have time to make slime, unique ready-made slime items can be purchased at Amazon. Affiliate Link to Amazon

Slime - Ready-Made Slime

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Don't have time to make slime? Want some slime to give as favors at school or at a party? You can purchase unique ready-made slime at Etsy. Affiliate Link to Etsy

Slime Glue

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Lots of slime glue choices! From small container to gallon size bottles. Kids will have fun making all types of slime with these glues. Affiliate Link to Amazon

Slime Kits

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Slime kits are a super-convenient way to start making slime. Affiliate Link to Amazon

Slime Science and Recipes

Slime Science and Recipes

Do you know how slime works? Is slime a solid or a liquid? Learn the science of slime and how it actually works along with some slime recipes to try. Team Cartwright

Slime Stress Balls

Slime Stress Balls

Learn how to make no-mess slime stress balls and turn them into a cool Easter egg idea for kids. Courtney's Sweets

Slime With Contact Solution

This is a super easy slime recipe. The Best Ideas for Kids

Slime without Borax

These slime recipes make fluffy, gooey fun without borax. c/net

Stretchy Slime

Stretchy Slime

This easy super stretchy slime recipe is one your children will love. Saving You Dinero

Toothpaste Slime

Here is a slime recipe that takes about 10 minutes, makes enough slime for 3 and only needs 3 ingredients! Slime Recipe

Toothpaste Slime Recipe

A tutorial on how to make slime with toothpaste and glue. Instructables

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