Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays. It marks the start of cooler weather AND lets me binge my favorite candy, guilt-free. What’s not to love? But trying to keep kiddos entertained during the Halloween season can be difficult. Luckily we have a seriously fun and spooky craft to keep their boredom at bay. This recipe for Halloween slime is perfect for kids of all ages and keeps the mess at a minimum. Here’s how to get started.
- 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue 6 oz
- Orange food coloring for the pumpkin slime jar
- 1/2 TBSP of Baking Soda
- 1½ TBSP of Contact lens solution. **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.
Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.
Pour 6 oz of your Elmer’s glue into the bowl. Use white glue for the ghost and pumpkin slime.
Use your green glitter glue for your Frankenstein slime.
Mix in orange food coloring to make orange glue for your pumpkin slime.
Add your 1/2 TBSP of baking soda and mix in thoroughly. Also add 1 TBSP of water here if you want a stretchier slime.
Now add in your contact lens solution. We recommend adults do this part. Reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form. Start with half of what the recipe calls for and mix. If your slime is not forming enough, add in the rest. If you find it is still too sticky you can add a bit more.
Now mix until your slime forms and begins to harden. Now knead with your hands. You may be surprised how much you need to knead it to really make the slime form. If it’s not the desired consistency keep kneading. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a bit more contact lens solution.
Now add your facial features to your mason jars! We used googly eyes for the ghost slime jar. We cut out a pumpkin face with black felt for the pumpkin jars. And we used black felt and googly eyes for the Frankenstein jars.
And that’s it! In 8 simple steps, you’ve got yourself some seriously cool Halloween slime. What are some of your favorite Halloween crafts? Leave your comments below!