I don’t know about you, but when I have been at the store and purchasing any type of play dough, slime, gak, or anything ooey gooey its generally expensive and in tiny tiny containers. Now I know not everyone is craft and that is totally ok, but making your OWN slime is so easy that we are sharing a “Perfect Slime Every Time” recipe that can be used as a base for EVERY slime you create. This is the same recipe we are going to use to make this Peppermint Christmas Slime!
So if you are doing Christmas, you can alter for colors and Christmas smells (I like cinnamon, peppermint, or spruce), Halloween slime that includes black and orange plus nutmeg, cinnamon, or pumpkin smells, or you can go straight sensory by using a clear slime and adding sparkles, confetti or tiny toys like rings or beads.
Either way getting the slime recipe itself right is the most important thing and let me tell you that this is EASY.
Plus, its pretty fun. Just look at this Peppermint Christmas Slime! Gorgeous, right? I love the way the red, green and sparkles mix to make a fantastic fun slime that smells amazing too! Can you imagine the delight of your kids getting to participate in the creation of, and then playing with, this special slime??
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CREATE WITH CAUTION TIP
Now first, before you embark on this adventure, know that slime can be messy. I mean, that is the entire point. Its also super pretty and very tempting to taste. This slime recipe is NOT MEANT TO EAT. Please create with caution, therefore if your children are at an age of swallowing it all or licking fingers, try edible slime recipe instead.
Perfect Slime Every Time Base Recipe
UPDATED BELOW WITH NO BORAX RECIPE
- 4oz of clear glue or 5oz of white school glue
- start with approx 1/4 cup liquid starch
- Food coloring (optional)
- Glitter (optional)
- Cups and craft sticks for mixing
- Directions for Slime Recipe:
- Pour glue into a cup (red solo cups work great for this), add the tbsp. of water, food coloring and glitter and mix well with the craft stick.
- Add liquid starch.
- Keep stirring and it will start to form. Then take out of the cup and begin kneading.
- If the slime is too sticky, add a little bit of starch at a time (about 1 tsp or less)
- Store in sealed container
Slime without Borax
PRO TIP: Many people do not like to deal with borax and water when making slime. You can also make slime by using LIQUID STARCH and glue. It’s a ton easier. Simply use about 1/3rd cup starch in 1/2 cup glue and add starch little by little until you get the slime consistency you want. Once it’s set, then separate the white slime and dye the colors you want in solo cups. Please note if you use CLEAR glue or GLITTER GLUE you typically need more starch to get a slime consistency, as much as an entire cup.
It can be pretty hard to find liquid starch, so pick this one up here (it’s the one I use) as well as a huge thing of glue so you can make tons of slime for all occasions. Buying this way is a lot more cost effective and once you start making slime, you will def want to have glue on hand!
Now turn this into a Peppermint Slime Recipe!
Peppermint Christmas Slime
Follow slime directions above only add red or green food coloring and 2-3 drops peppermint oil (Or cinnamon bark!) to the glue mixture before adding the starch.
Now we love slime so much we have other slime recipes being published here this month so you can get ready to take your holiday crafting by storm. I will connect each one of these photos once the tutorial is live~
- Pumpkin Spice Slime (includes Slime Recipe)
- Frozen Fun Slime
- Clear Base slime
- Glow in the Dark Slime
- Halloween Monster Gak (without Borax) – This one is live now~
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