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21 of the Best Slime Recipes – Cool Slime Ideas!

These are some of the best slime recipes to make with your kids. With glitter, gems, and more, these are such cool slime ideas!

The Best Slime Recipes to make - Cool Slime Ideas

Homemade slime recipes

We love to do simple and fun activities with the kids, Making slime is one of their favorites!

We’ve found some of the most fun and easy recipes for making slime at home. With just a few ingredients, you can create hours of entertainment for kids and adults alike.

How to make slime - homemade slime recipes

How to make slime at home

You’ve heard about how fun it is for kids to make and play with slime. But how do you make slime? This great hands-on activity combines sensory play with the stickiness and different textures of slime with a little bit of science.

Making slime is a popular DIY project for kids and the adults get into it, too! There are so many variations and additions to slime recipes that you can try. Get ready to have fun by making some of these easy slime recipes that will keep the kids entertained for hours.

How do you make slime? Epic and simple slime recipes for kids

If you’re always looking for fun and easy DIY projects for kids, slime-making is always a hit. Learn how to make slime with these step-by-step instructions that use 2-5 ingredients that you likely already have at home in your pantry.

Ingredients for slime

Most of the best slime recipes use similar ingredients. There are slime recipes with and without glue, borax, glitter, shaving cream, baking soda, and more. Here is a list of commonly used and popular slime ingredients:

  • white glue
  • borax
  • shaving cream
  • contact solution
  • baking soda
  • food coloring
  • water

Playing with slime - make slime at home

21 of the Best Slime Recipes

From glitter slime and butter slime to fluffy slime and even crunchy slime, here are some cool slime recipes, all with different themes and types of slime that you will enjoy making.

Purple blue unicorn slime recipe

Unicorn Slime by Crazy Adventures in Parenting

Add a little whimsy to your slime time with this epic purple and blue unicorn slime.

Cool slime ideas stretching magnetic slime

Magnetic Slime by Bitz n Giggles

This easy slime recipe combines science and slime for a great way to learn via play.

How to make Glow-in-the-Dark-Slime

Glow in the Dark Slime by Modern Mom Life

This slime glows in the dark for a squishy sensory experience for kids.

Colorful-Crayon-Slime recipe

Crayon Slime by Crayons and Cravings

This slime is made with crayons for a colorful way to play with slime.

How to make fluffy slime recipe pink with sprinkles

Best Fluffy Slime by Lovely Indeed

Kids love fluffy slime so it has become one of the best slime recipes. Fluffy slime is always a satisfying way to play!

blue mermaid slime recipe

Mermaid Slime by Crafts by Amanda

Make a splash with this mermaid-themed sequin and glitter slime recipe!

Kinetic Sand Slime recipe

Kinetic Sand Slime Recipe by Mom Dot

This DIY slime recipe is just like kinetic sand, holding shapes but it still moves like slime!

Apple-scented slime making recipe

Apple Scented Slime by Mom Brite

This ooey gooey slime smells just like crisp fall apples for a great way to play!


Hulk Slime by Thrifty Jinxy

Superhero fans are going to be green with envy for this Incredible Hulk slime recipe you can make at home.

Galaxy outer space glitter slime recipe

Blue Galaxy Slime by Two Kids and a Coupon

This blue slime recipe is a great one to make for a sparkly slime to share! Stir extra glitter in the bowl for a dazzling DIY project.

Valentine hearts slime recipe

Valentine Hearts Slime by The Farm Girl Gabs

This slime recipe uses clear glue and glitter hearts to brighten up your Valentine’s Day.

Blue ocean slime ingredients

Ocean Slime by Simple Everyday Mom

Bring the beach to your playtime with this vibrant and fun homemade slime recipe.

How to make Pirates Booty Slime with gems

Pirates Booty Slime by The Farm Girl Gabs

This recipe for slime sparkles with gems! It is a great option for a pirate-themed party favor.

Bug Slime An Easy Slime Recipe

Bug Slime by That Kids Craft Site

This is a creepy, crawly slime option that kids might bug out for!

Floam Slime recipe - cool slime ideas

Floam Slime Recipe by The Best Ideas for Kids

This cool slime recipe idea is a crunchy twist on regular slime!

White fluffy snow slime idea

Fluffy Snow Slime by Natural Beach Living

No need to wait for winter! With this recipe you can squish and squeeze a snow slime anytime.

Frozen Olaf Slime recipe

Olaf Slime by Savvy Mama Lifestyle

This slime is just the thing to make for anyone who loves the Olaf from the Frozen movie!

Easy bubble slime recipe

Bubble Slime by Sugar, Spice, and Glitter

This fun and unique slime recipe lasts for hours and you can blow bubbles with it!

Yellow unique slime recipe with jelly beans

Jelly Bean Slime by Team Cartwright

You can eat this jelly bean slime if you like! It is perfect for using up leftover Easter treats.

Easy slime recipe made with laundry detergent

Laundry Detergent Slime by The Typical Mom

All you need is laundry detergent and glue for this easy 2-ingredient slime recipe.

black slime recipe

Black Slime – Natural Beach Living

Learn how you can make black slime with this homemade recipe for slime using black paint.

What is the best type of slime?

Our favorite slime is non-toxic, so any recipe that uses safe ingredients is a favorite for us. Read the instructions carefully to see what ingredients are used in each recipe. We like the texture of fluffy slime as it is less sticky than the others and it can be easily manipulated.

Enjoy your making slime with your family!

We hope you have a blast making your slime projects with your family. If you don’t have the time or the ingredients needed to make homemade slime, you can purchase pre-made slime kits and have just as much fun!

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