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10 Sensory Slime Recipes You Have to Try

10 Sensory Slime Recipes You Have to Try

DIY slime seems to be fairly popular for kid’s sensory activities. What’s not to love? It’s squishy and colorful, and you can mix it up using ingredients you have at home and watch the magical chemistry transformation take place. We’ve made our share of glitter slime combinations. Here are some fun glitter slime recipes to inspire your kids’ next science project.

DIY Galaxy Slime

Kids will love mixing up this awesome galaxy slime, bedazzled with glitter and space-inspired colors. Learning about the solar system is fun, especially if you play with galaxy slime after lessons are finished!

DIY Galaxy Slime kid's activity - Mommy Scenephoto credit: schoolingamonkey.com

Colorful Striped Slime

DIY striped slime is a fun way to play with color, and you can choose any colors you like most! All you need is craft glue and liquid starch!

DIY Striped Slime kids' activityphoto credit: momdot.com

Glittery Princess Slime

My girls would love to make this princess-inspired pink slime, also made with craft glue, liquid starch, food coloring and glitter. Mix up homemade slime using clear Elmer’s glue to make transparent slime or white Elmer’s glue to make opaque slime.

Related Post: DIY Sensory Glitter Slime (No Borax) »

Glittery Princess Slime with glitter and jewelsphoto credit: thefarmgirlgabs.com

Rainbow Fluffy Slime

This rainbow fluffy slime uses the basic slime recipe of craft glue + liquid starch with shaving cream added! Doesn’t it just look fun to squeeze?

DIY shaving cream slime activityphoto credit: momdot.com

Glitter Silly Putty Slime

If you enjoyed Silly Putty as a child, you will love making homemade glitter silly putty! Using just 2 ingredients, making this fun sensory slime is as easy as can be!

DIY Glitter Silly Puttyphoto credit: fantasticfunandlearning.com

Sensory Shark Slime

Once you know how to make slime, you can make all sorts of colors including DIY shark slime! This recipe is unique too, requiring craft glue, baking soda, and contact solution!

DIY sensory shark slimephoto credit: momluck.com

Party Time Glitter Slime

This clear slime with large glitter flakes is perfect for any party or just for fun! Of course if you don’t feel like making your own, you can snag some from Monstrous Things’ Etsy shop!

Party Time glitter slime sensory kids' activityphoto credit: Monstrous Things

Edible Chocolate Slime

Why stop at sensory slime? This edible chocolate slime is like an activity and snack all in one. Using ingredients such as sweetened condensed milk, cornstarch, and chocolate syrup, mom will need to help make this one but the kids will have a blast stretching and sampling it!

DIY Edible Chocolate Slimephoto credit: teachbesideme.com

Coffee Ground Play Dough

If your kids love dirt, this coffee ground play dough will probably be a hit and a little less messy. Homemade moldable dirt is such a fun activity and sensory medium for kids to sculpt shapes, hide bugs and plant flowers.

DIY Coffee Ground Play Doughphoto credit: naturalbeachliving.com

Shimmery Mermaid Slime

This mermaid slime is so shimmery with ocean-inspired colors and sequins! Add a few shells and you are ready to play under the sea.

Shimmery Mermaid DIY Slimephoto credit: littlebinsforlittlehands.com

Which slime combinations will you experiment with? Homemade sensory slime is easy to mix up, fairly easy to clean up, and entertaining and therapeutic to pay with. Just be careful to wipe it up off the floor (I have slipped on it before!) and use recipes that don’t contain Borax to minimize chemical exposure.

DIY Basic Slime Recipe

Ingredients: 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup school glue, 1/2 cup liquid starch,  food coloring

  • Mix together the water and clear school glue until completely combined.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring and (optional) glitter or confetti and stir until combined.
  • Pour in the liquid starch and stir until the slime begins to form.
  • Knead the slime with your hands until all the liquid is absorbed.

Tips! White glue will create pastel or opaque slime. Clear glue will create brightly colored transparent slime! Your homemade slime may initially seem kinda spongy and stringy but will get more dense as the mixture solidifies. Playing with the slime helps it set.

I found the recipes using liquid starch instead of Borax tend to make the slime flow less, which means less slime on kids’ clothing. The liquid starch recipes make denser slime that holds together better, which is more fun to mold anyway! Liquid slime is a fun way to teach kids about chemistry and let them try some hands-on science!

Katie is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, a stay-at-home mom to three kids and a Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.

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Lexy Overstreet Broome
Lexy Overstreet Broome

These look so fun! I will have to make some with my sons!


I’m sure the kids would love this

Amanda Zitzman
Amanda Zitzman

I love all these different slime ideas. I am going to be making slime soon with a co-op and now I don’t know what to pick!

Robin Wright
Robin Wright

Ooh. So many great recipes. Thanks for sharing.

Angela Atwood
Angela Atwood