My daughter loves slime. Over the years we have bought several containers to play with; most of them last just a couple weeks before they either start to smell or get too thick and gunky to really play with. While she loves making cornstarch goop, it just isn’t the same thing, and so this week we tried our hand at making slime. This simple homemade liquid starch slime takes just minute to make and will have your kids playing in no time.
This googly eye slime is perfect for Halloween. You could skip the googly eyes and add in glitter or sequins for another fun slime variety.
Homemade Liquid Starch Slime
- Liquid Starch (like Sta-Flo)
- Liquid Craft Glue (We used white, glitter glue would be fun, too!)
- Googly Eyes
- Measuring Cup
- 2 Cups (to mix ingredients in)
- 1 Craft Stick (for stirring)
Mix 1/2 cup (4 oz.) warm water and 1/2 cup (4 oz.) glue together in a small container. (Really stir it so it is completely mixed.) We used disposable cups, but you can use any container, just be sure to wash it thoroughly afterwards.
Shake the liquid starch to make sure it is well mixed. Then open the container and measure 1/2 cup (4 oz.) of liquid starch and pour it into your second container.
Slowly pour the glue mixture into the liquid starch, stirring it as you go. Make sure you get all the glue out of the container.
Use the craft stick to stir it until it starts to look like slime. Add in googly eyes and continue mixing the slime by hand. It may seem watery at first, but the consistency of the slime will continue to improve the more you play with it.
Have a child that doesn’t want to get the slime on their fingers? Put it in a zippered bag and let them squish and explore it that way. (This is the way my son opted to play with the slime.) It is still a fun sensory experience.
Your slime will last at least a week if stored in a zippered bag.
- The recipe above makes enough for 2 kids to have a fair amount to play with.
- Elmer’s glue worked best for us, but dollar store glue also worked. Just be sure to use a new bottle (the glue must be runny). We had a bottle of dollar store glue that had gotten thick, and it was a complete slime fail.
- Think you have a slime fail? Check out these tips to fix slime fails from Fun at Home with Kids.
If your child loves slime, they will love making their own. This was our first attempt at liquid starch slime, and we are hooked! I’m looking forward to coming up with more fun slime recipes in the future.
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