Kids love slime! It’s one of those super gross activities that can keep them entertained for hours! Learn how to make your own slime at home with loads of seriously cool homemade slime recipes for kids. Plus some fun play ideas to keep them entertained… beyond making fart noises!
Different Types of Slime
There are so many variations of slime and goop that you can make at home. Homemade slime can be made in loads of different ways, most with simple ingredients you may already have at home.
The types of slime you make will allow you to do different things – whether you want sticky slime, stretchy slime or really thick gak slime. Best of all, you can make it pretty much any colour of the rainbow with loads of fun homemade slime recipes for kids to make at home.
Many homemade slime recipes use borax as a key ingredient, which may not be something you have at home. There are several recipes below that don’t use borax too!
Just like homemade playdough, it is best to keep homemade slime stored in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Containers with a tight seal will keep your slime fresh longer.
You will prolong the life of your homemade slime by keeping it in the refrigerator.
How Long Does Homemade Slime Last?
How long your homemade slime lasts will depend on the type of slime you make and how you store it. Some slime loses its stretchy consistency after a few hours of play. Other slime is more sticky and may stay similar for longer.
Slime with borax does not typically spoil, however you may find it goes mouldy or dries out instead. Stored well it should easily last several weeks, if not longer.
Fun Ideas For How To Play With Slime
Slime is a great sensory activity for kids of all ages. The slippery, stretchy texture will encourage them to stretch, squish, pour and squelch to their heart’s content!
Create imprints and patterns on the slime by using different plastic toys, number and letter shapes. Do a sight word search by mixing in letters. Slime can also be a great STEAM learning tool.
Sculpt, stretch, twist and pull the slime to see how far it will go before it comes apart. Add some slime to a small balloon to create a stress ball for squeezing.
With these seriously cool homemade recipes, you can learn how to make slime at home easy. With a variety of different slime ingredients and every colour and texture of the rainbow, your kids are going to love the sensory play that comes with slime, gak and floam!
This Glitter Bomb Slime is a great way to let your kids play with messy glitter, but without the mess of spreading glitter everywhere. This is contained mess because all of the ingredients stick together.