DIY Slime for Your Kids this Summer

Kids of all ages around the country have been obsessing over DIY slime, so we’re tapping into the trend! We’ve gathered safe and simple recipes for your kids to try this summer. They will love the endless DIY slime possibilities with different colors, textures and molds!

Basic Slime

Let’s start out with a basic DIY Slime recipe safe for kids all ages. This recipe is borax-free, which is the usual ingredient for slime, especially store-bought slime. We’re trying to avoid using more chemicals than needed. Check out this video on how to make it:


Give your kids options with various colored food dye for their basic slime. If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, we’ve got options for that too.

Fluffy Slime

Fluffy slime takes a little more arm work, but this recipe is still doable for all ages. With its marshmallow-y texture and bounce, fluffy slime is all the craze. And get this: you only need four ingredients, including:

  • White school glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Contact lens (saline) solution
  • Food dye

DIY Slime - Fluffy

To begin, empty the glue into a large bowl and let the kids add a few drops of their preferred food dye. Add the shaving cream in slowly (a little less than a full canister) until you can’t see or feel the glue any longer. Then, add a half cup of contact solution at a time until the whole bottle is gone and mix with a spatula. Now the mixture should begin to feel like slime. When the mixture is no longer sticky, start to knead!

Glitter Slime

Get fancy with some glitter DIY slime perfect for a rainy days or birthday parties. This simple recipe will add a little flare to your kids’ afternoon or playdate. You’ll need:

  • Sta Flo Liquid Starch
  • Elmer’s Clear School Glue
  • Colored glitter

Glitter Slime

Make sure to pick up different colored glitter so the kids can personalize their slime. To actually make the slime, pour the bottle of glue into a bowl and fill the empty glue bottle with liquid starch. Then, add all the liquid starch to the bowl of glue. Let the kids add their choice of glitter to the mix.

Finally, the kids can get kneading. Keep in mind that the mixture will be very watery at first, but the more the kids work with it, the more it will turn to slime.


Not only is this DIY project fun and quick, but the ingredients are easily accessible. For a start, check out Michaels and other craft stores. If you have younger children, just make sure to supervise them while they make their gooey creation.


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