It’s always a good time of year to make slime. It’s a built-in science lesson, and kids love getting their hands sticky. This Halloween slime recipe has always been one of our favorites. (I have a daughter who has tried a LOT of recipes over the years.)
Kids can take the lead with this recipe, and encourage them to experiment along the way. What happens when you use just a little more Borax? How long does it take for the slime to form? Does warm water make a difference? Here’s the recipe for making this slime. You’ll need two bowls total.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup Elmer’s white glue
- Food coloring
- 1 1/3 cup warm water
- 4 teaspoons Borax
Mix Mixture A ingredients in a small container and set aside. Mix Mixture B ingredients in a larger container. Slowly pour Mixture A into Mixture B. Swirl contents around a few times and notice how the liquid is starting to gel together. Lift out and knead for 2 to 3 minutes. Now it’s ready for the container.
You can make this recipe plain (and you’ll get white slime for your ghosts), but you’ll need food coloring if you want to make owls, pumpkins, and Frankensteins like you see here. These are just a few suggestions for Halloween slime. Be sure to challenge kids to come up with their own as well. It’s really a matter of decorating the outside of a container.
If you want to make the same ones we did here, look for small, clear cups (with lids) on Amazon or at a party store. We hope you enjoy making this Halloween slime. You might also consider making this mud slime recipe here.