3 ways with homemade slime

Children love making and playing with slime! We've got three different versions that take minutes to make, keep for weeks and give hours of playtime fun.

3 pots of slime

Slime is fast-spreading across the nation as kids everywhere are taking up the hobby of making it. Similar to putty and playdough, it's great fun to mix up and play with. Why not spend an afternoon with your children making our three fabulous variations on slime with plenty of glitter, gloop and unicorn fluff to excite and delight them.

You'll only need PVA glue and a few other household ingredients, but do take care to remind little ones that the slime is NOT edible. Once made, it will keep for many weeks kept in an airtight container. 
 

1. Glossy clicky glitter slime

A pot of pink slime

Ingredients:

  • 500g PVA glue
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • food colouring of your choice
  • 4 tsp hand lotion
  • 2 tsp conditioner
  • 2 tbsp baby oil
  • 4 tbsp contact lens solution
  • glitter

Method:

1. Place the glue and bicarbonate of soda in the bowl and mix.

2. Add colouring if desired and mix through.

3. Add the lotion, conditioner and oil and mix again.

4. Lastly add the lens solution and mix through. You will see it start to come together – it will appear stringy and be coming away from the bowl.

5. Take the slime out and knead a little by passing between your hands. If it still sticks to your skin, mix in a dash of lens solution. You will know it's just right when it stops being sticky and the goo comes away from your hands completely.

6. Add glitter if desired and knead into slime.

7. It will keep for a couple of months if kept airtight in a food bag or tub.


2. Galaxy slime

A pot of black sparkly slime

Ingredients:

  • 500g PVA glue
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • black food colouring  
  • 2 tbsp baby oil
  • 4 tbsp contact lens solution
  • glitters/stars in pink, silver, yellow and blue

Method:

1. Place the glue and bicarbonate of soda in the bowl and mix.

2. Add the black food colouring until dark grey or black.

3. Add the oil and mix again.

4. Lastly, add the lens solution and mix through. You will see it start to come together – it will appear stringy and be coming away from the bowl.

5. Take the slime out and knead a little by passing between your hands. If it still sticks to your skin, mix in a dash of lens solution. You will know it's just right when it stops being sticky and the goo comes away from your hands completely.

6. Pop back into the bowl and scatter over generously with all your glitter and sprinkles, and now it’s time to play!

7. It will keep for a couple of months if kept airtight in a food bag or tub.


3. Unicorn fluffy slime

Multicoloured slime in a pot

Ingredients:

  • 250g PVA glue
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • food colouring (pink, yellow and blue)
  • 30g shaving foam
  • 2 tbsp contact lens fluid

NB: To make rainbow slime you will need to repeat this recipe three times with different colours.

Method:

1. Place the glue and bicarbonate of soda in the bowl and mix.

2. Add colouring if desired and mix through.

3. Add in the foam and mix until all combined.

4. Lastly, add the lens solution and mix through. You will see it start to come together – it will appear stringy and be coming away from the bowl.

5. Take the slime out and knead a little by passing between your hands. If it still sticks to your skin, mix in a dash of lens solution. You will know it's just right when it stops being sticky and the goo comes away from your hands completely.

6. Repeat for the next two colours, then lay out in a row and stick together to create unicorn rainbow slime. This one is best for a large group as there will be a big amount of slime!

7. It will keep for a couple of months if kept airtight in a food bag or tub. Once it’s been handled for a while, the colours will completely blend together, but it’s still fun to play with!

Find lots more creative ideas in our guide on how to make slime.

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