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Halloween Crafts: Fluffy Pumpkin Slime

Slime has been very popular the last few years. In our house we love to make it, we try to avoid the recipes that ask for Borax which can irritate skin, but otherwise we do enjoy a good slime recipe. Instead of Borax (or liquid Starch which still contains Borax) we choose to use either contact solution or baking soda.

We wanted a fun Halloween themed slime to keep the kids busy this month and we found this fun and simple recipe at I Heart Arts N Crafts. This recipe uses baking soda and saline solution with shaving cream to create that fun fluffy texture.

You can make it in any color you want, we love the orange as it reminds us of pumpkins and that just screams Halloween. I Heart Arts N Crafts has an incredibly easy tutorial that is simple to follow, my 7 year old actually made it alone while I worked in the kitchen on dinner. We put out some of our fun Halloween themed toys like spider rings, skulls, bats, and got some little plastic pumpkins for the kids to play with and stick in the slime. It made for a good long activity that lasted all night.

Be sure to check out some of the other cool tutorials available at I Heart Arts N Crafts, you will not be disappointed!

Elmer’s Glue Slime: No Borax Slime Recipe

There have been a lot of incidents regarding homemade slime. Many parents have cited that their homemade slime recipes containing borax have caused chemical burns. So we have decided it was time to share a new recipe that does not contain the borax. Many different recipes have been floating around, and we found that this one directly from Elmer’s Glue seems to be the safest alternative to the one containing borax.

Elmer's glue slime

What You Will Need:

  • 1/2 tbsp of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp of contact lens solution
  • 4 fl oz Elmer’s White school glue
  • Your choice of food coloring

What You Will Do:

  1.  Pour out the entire bottle of a 4oz of Elmer’s School Glue into a bowl.
  2.  Add ½ tbsp of baking soda and mix thoroughly.
  3.  After mixing, add your choice of food coloring until you get the color you want.
  4.  Add 1 tbsp of contact lens solution.
  5.  Mix until mixture gets harder to mix and slime begins to form.
  6.  Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.
  7.  If needed, add ¼ tbsp of contact lens solution to make the slime less sticky.

*Adult supervision is required; This project is not appropriate for children under the age of 3 years. Always wash your hands before and after making and playing with slime. Warning: If large quantities of contact lens solution are accidentally ingested (greater than a tablespoon), get medical attention immediately.

*Please watch children that play with this slime. It is not appropriate for children under three and should NOT BE INGESTED.

This Elmer’s glue slime recipe can be altered to include glitter or different colors. Check out Elmer’s Glue for more recipes!