Easy slime recipes for Halloween at home

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Stuck at home this Halloween? We’ve found three easy slime recipes to keep your little ghouls entertained!

Halloween is just around the corner and you’d be forgiven for wanting to skip it this year with how scary 2020 has already been. But kids love this holiday and so we’ve found some easy slime recipes for just a little bit of spooky fun at home.

Besides, there’s nothing scary about slime. Even Slimer from Ghostbusters is pretty cute!

Super-stretchy sand slime

This recipe from Alina Bradford on cnet will result in stretchy and goopy slime, with a grainy texture like sand.

What you need:

  • White school glue
  • Baking soda
  • Contact lens solution
  • Food colouring (optional)

What to do:

Mix a cup of glue, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and an optional 3 drops of food colouring in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of contact lens solution and mix well. Continue to add a tablespoon of lens solution and mix until you get the desired consistency.

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Glow-in-the-dark slime

How do you make slime even cooler? With this glow-in-the-dark version from Science Notes of course!

What you need:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 cups of cornstarch
  • 2–3 tablespoons of glowing craft paint (or other glow product)

What to do:

Slowly stir the warm water into the cornstarch to form the slime. Add the glow product until it is the brightness that you want. If needed, add more water or cornstarch for the desired consistency.

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Vampire slime

This gruesomely fun slime from Little Bins for Little Hands uses water and Metamucil (yes, you read that correctly). So, while it’s not exactly delicious, it’s safe if accidentally ingested even on a regular (hee hee) basis.

What you need:

  • Water
  • Metamucil fibre supplement powder (or generic brand equivalent as long as the main ingredient is psyllium husk)
  • Red food colouring

What to do:

Mix 3 teaspoons of the powder with approximately 3 cups of water in a pan. Add a few drops of red food colouring to make it ‘bloody’. On a stovetop, bring to the boil and continue to boil for 3–5 minutes.

Remove from the heat and let it cool for about a minute while the mixture thickens. Check the consistency with a spoon and if it’s still loose, then set it aside for a few more minutes.

Once you are satisfied with the consistency, let it cool on a plate. Once cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a few weeks. To make it last longer, put it in the fridge.

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You could also make fun shapes out of your Halloween slime with our Bento Accessories. If you have any questions about this or any of our products, then get in touch via info@stuckonyou.biz or on our Facebook page.

Posted by: Carrie Felton

Owner of Stuck on You, Penny Scallan Design, Golly Gosh and The SOY Group @ home