Are your kids in the middle of a slime craze? Everywhere I look I see kids posting about making cool homemade slime recipes.  So here are some of the best DIY slime recipes I could find for you to try!  These recipes are sure to provide your kids with happy hours of fun!

We also love all things squishy like kinetic sand and playdough at our house! Materials like these are also great for sensory play.


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Grab a bottle of glue and get ready for fun. From slimy goo to the Newtonian fluid called oobleck one thing is for sure kids love squishy stuff.

Most of these recipes don’t use borax powder as the activator.  Most people feel that contact lens solution or saline solution is a somewhat safer alternative to borax solutions even though it does have boric acid.

These recipes are the perfect kids’ craft because they use minimal ingredients and are fun to make. Your kids are bound to have hours of enjoyment with them – just be sure to wash hands after playing with these recipes.

Slime Recipes

Our favorite of all is our fluffy slime recipe – this type of slime recipe is easy and fun to make! No borax – this one is made with contact solution as the activator and shaving cream to make it extra fluffy. Believe me, after two gallons of glue, my daughter has some tips to share! We show you exactly how to make slime!

slime recipes

I personally prefer this two-ingredient gak.  It couldn’t be any easier: just mix equal parts liquid starch and white glue together. You might not know it, but liquid starch can also make awesome DIY marbleized paper.

slime ingredients

Make this super cool clear slime without borax by following our step by step instructions. So clear you can see through it. It is perfectly transparent! What you see in the photo are only air bubbles.

diy slime

DIY Galaxy Slime – These colors lend themselves to the imagination! Your kids will love seeing the colors and sparkly glitter move while they play with it.

galaxy slime

Unicorn Poop – No matter how gross, silly or funny it is, the fact is making rainbow anything is awesome, so I am happy to find this recipe for your enjoyment.

best slime recipe

DIY Gold Slime– Use just three ingredients to make this gorgeous golden goo, the kids will play with this for hours.

gold slime

How to make butter slime (with 3 ingredients).It really does look like butter don’t you think?

easy three ingredient butter slime

Glow In Dark Recipes

Glow in the Dark Slime is the perfect cool and fun activity. We are loving things that glow!

glow in the dark slime

Glowing Rainbow Slime– Fluorescent paint makes bright colors that glow in the dark! Totally amazing.

glow in the dark rainbow slime

Glow In Dark Stars Space Slime– We added a bunch of glow in the dark stars to add to the fun! We played in a dark room with it!

space slime

 Science Inspired

DIY Mood Change Recipe– Combine mood ring science and slime in this fun and easy color change chemistry project.

mood change slime

Take this gooey play to a whole new level with this amazing magnetic slime.  This recipe only takes five minutes to make and requires just a few materials, making it an easy way to WOW the kids!

magenetic slime

This gooey bubbling slime will bubble for hours, even entertaining the pickiest of kids.

bubbling slime


Glitter slime is a sure way to wow your friends and it is really simple to make. You can make it in so many colors. Use a basic recipe and glitter glue to make it super easy.

glitter slime

Make the most amazing Rainbow Slime, simply take the time to create other colors then combine to make something really colorful and fun. You can create this rainbow one quite easily.

rainbow slime

DIY Sunset Slime –  We made some small batches and tinted them the colors of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve seen.  Pink and purple, mixed with blue and orange and yellow.  And then let the sunset mixing fun begin!

sunset slime

Make DIY spaghetti and your kids will have a blast playing with it. These are the best couple of dollars you will ever spend!

spaghetti slime

DIY Sensory Slime

Crunchy slime is full of texture and fun to make! You will love playing with this one for hours.

crunchy slime

For those of you with older children, here’s how to make your very own batch of ULTRA fun Polka Dots. This is such a creative way to add color and increase the fun.

polka dot slime

Here is how you can make your own cute fish in a bag.  Give this a shot – the kids will love it for summer vacation.

slime recipes

Because of the shaving cream, this fluff one has a nice scent and leaves your hands feeling soft and conditioned!

fluffy slime

Don’t have a glue bottle? Learn how to make it without glue or borax. It only takes two ingredients you probably already have at home to make our Two Ingredient Slime Without Glue. This is a super simple glue-free recipe, and we don’t even use shaving cream or baking soda like traditional recipes.

how to make slime without glue

Here are our best slime recipe tips and tricks on how to make slime less sticky! Usually, if it is too sticky add more contact solution and this will do the trick, but we have some other ideas.

less sticky slime

Tips & Tricks to make your DIY slime recipes turn out great!

  • Slowly add food coloring to the water, glue or glue, and water mixture to help mix it in easily.
  • Start small! A 1/2 cup of glue makes a lot, so we typically always start with 1/4 cup glue.
  • We have found not all-white school glue is created equally. Some off brands don’t produce that great of results as slime ingredients.
  • If one of your recipes calls for sodium tetraborate, that is the fancy word for Borax.

Now it’s your turn to make one or all of your favorite goos. Be sure to share with me what ones you like best and any tips you have. I would love to compare notes.

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