How to Make Glittery Slime

A good batch of slime is as fun to make as it is to play with.

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The slime obsession continues into fall. This Halloween, get crafty with the kids and make a batch of spooky slime.  Put a gob in single-serving size containers to hand out to trick-or-treaters as a candy-free alternative.

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Jennifer Perkins

There are TONS of recipes available online for slime: with borax or without, glow-in-the-dark, fluffy and more.  Experiment with ingredients and add-ins like glitter, googly eyes and chalkboard paint for fun options.

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Jennifer Perkins

The basis of most borax-free slime recipes involves glue, baking soda and saline solution. Depending on the look you want, you can use clear gel glue or opaque white glue.

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Jennifer Perkins

For plain slime, mix 4oz. of glue, 1/2 TBSP baking soda and 1 TBSP contact lens solution. If your glue is not colored, you may also want to add food coloring and glitter. Mix it well.

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Jennifer Perkins

The more you mix the slime, the more it will set up. If it is too dry, a bit more contact lens solution will help. On the flip side, if it is too wet add a bit more baking soda.

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Jennifer Perkins

Let the kids enjoy their handiwork.

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Jennifer Perkins

Another fun option is making chalkboard slime. This is great for drawing creepy monster faces and jack o' lanterns onto slime. Use the same ingredients, but this time use white glue and add in 2 TBSP of chalkboard paint.

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Jennifer Perkins

Mix well until slime has formed. Use a chalk marker to decorate the slime, regular chalk will not work.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Make an extra batch to put in small restaurant take-out ramekins and then hand them out at Halloween as a candy-free alternative. Add a googly eye to make it extra spooky. The kids and parents will thank you!  Don't forget to make a batch of Glow-in-the-Dark Chalk and Crayon Bones too!

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