40 Easy Slime Recipes for Kids

40 Easy Slime Recipes for Kids

Have you ever met a kid who didn’t like slime?

My kids can’t seem to get enough of the stuff! Whether it’s a fun homemade version we made together or a kit we found at the store, they never seem to get sick of slime.

If you are looking for a great slime recipe to add to your list or you are looking for a unique slime recipe to change things up a bit, you are in the right place. These are the best slime recipes out there for any and all of your slime needs.

Easy Slime Recipes for Kids

Easy 3-Ingredient Fluffy Slime

From Sugar Spice & Glitter

This slime recipe is fluffy, stretchy, easy to clean up, and a complete sensory delight. It is super easy for kids of all ages and chances are you’ll have everything you need at home already!

Clear Glue Slime

From Mom Dot

Using clear glue instead of the white glue is a fun way to add colourful rhinestones, glitter, or even rubber bands. Plus, the texture of this slime is a great sensory experience for young kids.

Unicorn Snot Slime

From Left Brain Craft Brain

Who doesn’t love unicorns?! This slime is glittery, sparkly, slimy, and filled with unicorn rainbow boogers. This unicorn snot slime will surely keep kids occupied for an extended period.  

Oobleck Slime

From Red Ted Art

This simple slime recipe doesn’t need any fancy materials. You won’t need Borax for this one! Oobleck is super fascinating; it is a great sensory activity for the kids, as it continually moves between being a liquid and a solid.

Beach Sand Slime

From Sugar Spice & Glitter

If you recently had a beach trip and your kids brought back home some sand with them, or you’re living by the beach, here’s the slime recipe for you. The texture of this slime is squishy and stretchy, a great sensory experience for the kids.

Finding Dory Slime

From Red Ted Art

Here’s one for the kids who love Finding Nemo. It is a safe and fun slime recipe to make and then doubles as a sensory exploratory play for kids.

1 Ingredient Slime

From The Soccer Mom Blog

Yes, you read it right! 1-ingredient slime for four different ways! These slime recipes are all unique and fun recipes for a whole lot of messy fun.

Magnetic Slime

From Frugal Fun

This recipe is a unique little DIY slime recipe that’s sure to bring some joy to your kids when they hold a magnet near the slime, it oozes, “swallows” up the magnet if they let it go! So fun and cool!

Hot Chocolate Slime

From Fantastic Fun & Learning

When I first saw the photo for this craft I honestly thought it was a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows! This hot chocolate inspired slime is a fun craft to make and then doubles as a motor practice for kids.

Snow Slime

From Frugal Fun

This snow slime would be a great recipe if you have kids that love the winter. This is very simple to make and you can easily use them to encourage imaginative play.

Jungle Slime

From Buggy and Buddy

This jungle slime recipe is a fun recipe to make and then doubles as a great sensory and imaginative play activity for kids.

Stretchy Butterfly Slime

From The Chaos & The Clutter

Another easy, clear slime recipe, we love these bright and colourful butterflies and glitters. A great sensory play recipe for kids.

Earth Day Slime

From Preschool Inspirations

This holiday-themed slime recipe is a fun craft to make and then doubles as an educational activity for kids. While making the slime, you can teach them about the Earth and ways they can help to keep it clean.

Edible Slime from Starburst Candy

From Teach Beside Me

All kids love candies and this slime recipe is made out of Starburst Candy! Who wouldn’t want to make some rainbow, stretchy, gooey, and completely edible slime?

Harry Potter Model Magic Butter Slime

From Steam Powered Family

This Harry Potter Butter slime is a magical recipe that’s sure to bring some joy to your kids. What makes it magical is Model Magic! This slime can be used for sculpting and creating shapes to keep kids concentration for an extended period.

Swedish Fish Edible Slime

From Teach Beside Me

Another edible slime recipe. This Swedish fish edible slime doesn’t need any fancy materials and is deliciously fun!

Color Changing Slime

From The Soccer Mom Blog

This color-changing slime is a unique recipe that’s sure to bring some smiles to kids when they see the color changes over and over again!

Christmas Nativity Slime

From The Chaos & The Clutter

Another holiday-themed recipe. This is very simple to make and you can easily use them to encourage imaginative play. Plus, it provides a calming effect!

Geology Crystal Slime

From Steam Powered Family

Here’s for the kids who love to collect stones and gems. This gemstone geology slime is a fun craft to make and then doubles as a sensory exploration for kids.

Glow in the Dark Slime

From Mom Dot

I used to love anything glow in the dark as a kid! Who doesn’t love anything that glows, right? This glow in the dark slime sparks the interest of your kids and is a super fun slime they can play in the dark!

Ocean Slime Recipe

From Buggy & Buddy

This slime recipe would be a great recipe if you have kids that love the ocean. This is simple to make and you can easily use them to encourage imaginative play.

Polar Bear Fluffy Snow Slime

From Natural Beach Living

This cute polar bear slime is a great project to let your little ones get a little messy. This slime is super fluffy and fun for your child’s imagination as well.

Edible Mud Slime

From The Tiptoe Fairy

Another edible slime recipe that uses candy rocks for an “off-roading” experience added to this mud slime. A super fun way to let kids get messy, sensory playtime.

Scented Pineapple Slime

From Fantastic Fun & Learning

This slime recipe smells amazing!! We love this bright and sparkly pineapple slime. A great relaxing way to spend some fun time.

Dr. Seuss Slime

From Little Bins for Little Hands

If your kids love reading Dr. Seuss stories, here’s the recipe for you. This is a cute, easy slime recipe that doesn’t need any fancy materials. Why not think of some other Dr. Seuss stories and make another batch of slime inspired by it.

Gold Glitter Slime

From Natural Beach Living

All kids love getting messy and play with glitters. This beautiful gold glitter slime recipe is super stretchy and very easy to make and you can make this in less than 5 minutes!

Floam Slime

From The Best Ideas for Kids

This floam slime recipe is crunchy and it looks so cute with these unicorn colours! The texture of this slime is a great sensory experience for young kids

Easy Homemade Slime

From Spaceships & Laser Beams

This homemade slime recipe is super easy for kids of all ages and chances are you’ll have everything you need at home already!

TMNT Sewer Ooze Slime

From Happiness is Homemade

This slime recipe is for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lovers. It’s oozy just like the green goo that mutated TMNT in a half shell. It’s a whole lot of sensory fun, and once you start squishing, you’ll never want to stop!

Fortnite Slime

From Because Mom Says

For the kids who enjoy playing Fortnite, here’s the perfect slime recipe. An easy slime recipe to make after playing their favorite video game!

Put Me In The Zoo Polka Dot Slime

From Little Bins for Little Hands

Another Dr. Seuss inspired slime recipe. A fun, classic slime recipe that uses pom poms! We have tons of these all over the house so I’m sure we’ll be giving it a go.

Aladdin’s Genie Slime

From Because Mom Says

A Disney inspired slime that your kids will love. The blue sparkle looks so magical, and you can easily use them to encourage imaginative play. Imagining there’s a real genie to grant their wishes!

Buildable Rock Slime

From Left Brain Craft Brain

This buildable rock slime will be a great recipe if you have kids that love playing rocks and legos! It holds its shape and the coolest building activity for kids.

Pirate’s Booty Slime

From The Farm Girl Gabs

If you have kids who love playing pirates or if you are a fan of Capt. Jack Sparrow, here’s the slime recipe for you. This Pirate’s Booty slime is filled with gold and gems, very simple to make, and a complete sensory delight.

Shamrock Slime

From Happiness is Homemade

This St. Patrick’s Day themed slime is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. Shamrock slime recipe is super easy, and in just a few minutes, you will have a lot of gooey fun.

Patriotic Party Slime

From The Farm Girl Gabs

Yet another holiday-themed slime recipe. This Patriotic party slime is super easy for kids of all ages and will keep the kids busy for hours. It’s a great take-home party favor too.

Halloween Spider Slime

From The Tiptoe Fairy

All kids love everything Halloween. This Halloween spider slime is full of purple glitter and confetti spiders — a fun sensory activity for the kids!

Princess Slime

From The Best Ideas for Kids

A beautiful Disney inspired slime. This is a magical recipe perfect for making with your little princesses. Why not think of some other Disney Princess you can make then have your kids pick the decoration for the slime.

Glitter Slime

From Preschool Inspirations

Another glittery slime, we love this bright and gorgeous glitter slime. The perfect glitter slime for sensory play!

Best Ever Slime

From Spaceships & Laser Beams

The Best Ever slime is a simple, fun way to relax and create as a family together. This cute recipe is a cartoon character inspired slime and super easy for kids of all ages.

Looking for more crafting inspiration?! Check out our post on great kid-friendly watermelon crafts and seashell crafts next. Or for a whole lot of messy fun, check out our post on scented playdough recipes!

Sophie Marie

Sophie Marie is passionate about providing the very best for her kids and her family. She spends half of the year living in an isolated community in Far North Queensland so online research and finding the best products is a skill she's perfected over time.
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