Slime Recipe

Slime Recipe....Hands up if your kids like playing with slime. Yeah all kids do at some point! And I've got 2 super easy recipes for slime for you to make at home.

a green slime recipe for the kids to play with.

If you are feeling confident that you can deal with a group of party kids having lots of fun and with a bit of mess, then these slime or goo recipes are going to be a winner. You can even color them to match the party decor.

I have 2 recipes. Recipe#1 uses Borax and Recipe #2 uses Cornstarch. The difference is that the borax provides a more solid slime whereas the cornstarch slime is solid only when you play with it. When you stop, it returns to liquid. Clever huh!

Please Note: Recipe #1 is not edible as Borax can be toxic if eaten in large quantities. It is therefore not recommended for children under the age of 3. For younger kids use Recipe#2.

Slime Recipe # 1 - With Borax


  • 1/2 cup white glue
  • 6 Tbsp. water
  • Food coloring
  • 1-4 tsp. Borax - usually found in the laundry detergent section of your grocery store
  • 1-4 Tbsp. water

What is Borax:  Borax is also known as Sodium Borate. It is a naturally occurring mineral compound resembling clear or white crystals. You might have seen it in various household cleaning products and detergents. 

How to Make

  1. In a large bowl mix together the glue, 6 tablespoons of water and your chosen food coloring. Stir until it is all dissolved.
  2. In a smaller separate bowl, dissolve 1 teaspoon of the borax with 1 tablespoon of water.
  3. Place the borax mixture into the bowl with the glue mixture. Let it stand for 1 minute. This should produce a nice blob of gooey slime.
  4. Take the blob of slime out of the glue mixture and put aside in a separate bowl. Now repeat the process by making another batch of the borax solution and again add this to your remaining glue mixture.
  5. Repeat this process until all the glue mixture is used up (usually about 3-4 times). With clean hands, knead the slime rather like kneading bread dough, for about 10 minutes. If the slime feels a bit thick, just knead in a few drops of water. The more water you add the slimier it gets.
  6. Place in an airtight container. NOT for eating!

Make Glow in the Dark Slime!  Add several drops of glow-in-the-dark paint during the mixing in stage 1.

Slime Recipe # 2 - With Cornstarch


  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • Food Coloring

How to Make

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add the cornstarch, then the food coloring while stirring constantly.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and cool it to room temperature.
  4. This makes a messy slime that goes from liquid to solid, and is great fun to play with.

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