Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween Slime Exploration

We made Halloween Slime!  Some people call it Gak, but since Halloween is coming up we thought Slime would be a more appropriate name!  We also colored it orange by mixing red and yellow food coloring!  Maybe next we'll make some Black Slime! Keep reading to find out the recipe for slime and all the other FUN C had with it!

Recipe for Slime:
(we got the recipe from Family Fun Magazine here)

Mix together 3/4 cup of warm water, 1 cup of white glue and few drops of food coloring (we used red and yellow) in one bowl.  In another bowl, combine 1 1/3 cups of warm water and 4 teaspoons of Borax (this is usually in the laundry detergent section of the grocery store).  Note: Borax should not be ingested and can cause skin reactions with some----so be careful---use your discretion! Pour the contents of the first bowl into the other bowl and let sit for 1 minute without stirring.  Now you are ready to EXPLORE!

C enjoyed mixing it up!

C enjoyed just kneading it pushing into it!

She had FUN feeling it with her feet and stomping on it (making pancakes)!!! (her idea!)

C added her Water Beads and creatures to it!  She played with this combination a long time!  Be sure to check out our Water Bead Fun post here if you want to know more about these AMAZING sensory Gems!

Lastly, she tried out cutting the slime with scissors and that was a Big Hit too!

Wouldn't it be FUN to have a batch of water beads and slime out for kids to feel for a Halloween Party?

Have some Slimy Halloween Fun!!!


  1. I am going to add this to my Pinterest - this is something that I think my daughter will really enjoy on the day when I am in the right frame of mind to withstand the mess :)

  2. Melissa,
    I love the pictures here, and Cassie really knows how to enjoy this slime! It would be fun to step in - I'll have to remember this for my children.I've made this, and what I like is that it eally IS'NT a mess to make, somehow it just all comes together with hardly any mess at all! Which is really pretty amazing!
    Wishing you a good week!

  3. Fun! This is on our October bucket list!

  4. Oh how my girls love slime! It would be fun to make a new batch and color it orange - or black. I've also got to go grab myself some water beads. I actually saw them at the store the other day - should have snagged them.

    Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness!

  5. I love the part where C is mashing it with her feet! So much sensory fun for the kid. And cutting it with scissors must be fun too.
    We might try this soon. :)

  6. I love making that stuff. We called it GAK. I love that she felt it with her feet!