One of our favourite thing is when we find an idea that we know our kids will love because it’s neat to make, fun to play with, and all the rage, but is also something that we might be interested in as well. That’s why our whole family has been so incredibly interested in making slime! Besides being brightly coloured, fun to make and poke around at, and popular in schools right now, it’s actually also proven to have a stress releasing effect for people of all ages because of its texture. We’ve made so many different kinds of slime in our house, though, that lately we’ve been on the hunt for ways to make new batches that are even more interesting and exciting looking to both create and play with after, just to keep things interesting.
Just in case you’re as interested as we were, if not more, in making all kinds of interesting, unique kinds of DIY slime, here are 15 of the best ideas and tutorials we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Magnetic slime
Are your kids the kind of inquisitive little ones who adore things that could technically be classified as either crafts, toys, or even science projects, and you don’t mind which they think it is so long as they’re learning and having fun? In that case, we think we might have found the perfect DIY slime idea for you right out of the gates! Check out how Growing a Jewelled Rose made a kind of slime that’s actually magnetic. We made this a few weeks ago and, if we’re being honest, we were just as blown away by how cool the effect was as the kids were, if not more.
2. Sparkly DIY galaxy slime
Speaking of thins that are trendy and popular right now, are your kids as completely obsessed with galaxy print and milky way themed things as ours are? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this fantastically sparkly and colour swirled galaxy inspired slime outlined step by step on Two Daloo! our little ones were very impressed indeed with the way the glitter shows up so well in the slime but didn’t come off on their hands when they touched and squished the slime itself.
3. Sand slime
Is part of the reason you love making slime with your kids so much that you’re a huge fan of textures in crafts and toys because you love the concept of introducing your kids to new things through kinetic play? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Little Bins for Little Hands created this sand slime! It might not be the coolest colour, but it looks and feels just like damp sand from the beach… only without the mess.
4. Glow in the dark slime
Our kids love things that glow in the dark and, honestly, we can’t say we blame them because we also loved things that glowed in the dark when we were their age! That’s why we were all so collectively excited when we ran into this glow in the dark slime idea featured step by step on A Pumpkin and A Princess. When we made this at our house, our kids were completely enamoured with the whole process of making it happen.
5. Unicorn poop slime
Just in case you’re still thinking about ways to combine your family’s slime making session with what’s trendy right now, here’s another idea that harnesses the colourful bliss of something else our kids are obsessed with: unicorns! This funny little slime tutorial featured step by step on Mom Dot guides you through the process of making what they imagine a unicorn’s poop might look like, creating a stripy rainbow swirl where the shades stay distinct and don’t blend together in a way that ends up looking muddy.
6. Scented slime
If you’re going to help your kids make something that is supposed to be not only for fun and creativity but also for sensory learning, would you prefer to find a way to make that as thorough an experience as possible? Then we have a feeling you’re going to get along very well indeed with this awesome brightly coloured slime that is also scented! Check out how Smart Schoolhouse made all different colours of slime that also smell like all different kinds of fruit.
7. Cotton candy slime
Are you feeling very intrigued indeed with the idea of scented slime, particularly if it has a cheerful coordinating colour, but fruit isn’t really the first place your brain went when you started thinking about how you’d like it to smell because you’ve always preferred things that smell a little sweeter? Then we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this wonderfully pink slime idea from Everything Etsy! It smells so darn good that you might have to remind your youngest kids not to take a bite.
8. Rainbow slime
Are your favourite options in any craft or DIY concept at all always the ones that involves as many bright colours as possible, especially if they’re pigmented and distinct and don’t run together or become muddy? Then here’s another idea for you that will get your kids very excited about being able to make your very own rainbows in whatever colours you please. Get the full details for making it happen on iCreative Ideas.
9. Edible Starburst slime
Did we really perk your ears up when we started talking about taking big bites out of slime because it made you start wondering whether there actually are recipes out there that you can safely eat? Then we’re pleased to direct your attention to this awesome edible tutorial featured on Karina Garcia! This slime is made using Starbursts candies, making it brightly coloured, wonderful smelling, and really quite delicious. Just make sure everyone washes their hands before playing with it too much.
10. Fun, clear Shopkins slime
If you’re going to make slime with your kids, would you prefer to find something that relates to another trendy thing or toy that you know they really love, just to make sure it gets them extra excited and really holds their attention? Well, if your kids love Shopkins as much as ours do, then we think we might have found just the tutorial for you! Get the full instructions for making clear slim with the cute miniature toys inside from Happy Toy Time.
11. Mini slime
Perhaps you’re the one who has actually been really obsessed with slime lately, or maybe it’s your coworkers, so you’re looking for a small, subtle way to make a work-friendly version of the stress reducing substance that you can use at your desk without too much distraction? Then perhaps you’d prefer to make yourself a miniature portion that you can keep your hands busy with on conference calls and things! Take a look at how Everything Nim made these adorable little kawaii cans of slime.
12. DIY fluffy slime
Are you perhaps feeling very into these colourful, rainbow inspired slime recipes but you’re also really interested by the idea of using slime to create a texture experience with your kids? Then here’s a very unique tutorial indeed that will teach you how to make a slime that’s a little thicket and much more foamy feeling! Get the full ingredients list and mixing instructions on Gillian Bower.
13. Beauty and The Beast slime
Are the ideas that caught your attention the best so far on our list definitely the ones that have some sort of toy or cartoon relation or perhaps a theme, but we just haven’t quite hit the nail on the head yet? Well, if you’re a big Disney fan and also a total glitter lover like we are, then we think we might have finally found the perfect slime recipe for you! The best part about this slime, besides the Belle inspired colour scheme and the lovely little roses, is that the glitter doesn’t get all over your hands even though it’s so sparkly. See how it’s made in more detail on As The Bunny Hops.