Kids these days — like many adults — are constantly glued to their devices, Snapchatting and playing games, but there is one decidedly low-tech activity that’s sweeping the nation: making homemade slime.
If you haven’t gotten in on the trend yet, you have to give it a try. It’s fun for both kids and adults and will really bring out your creativity. Check out this list of nine homemade slime recipes that will keep the kiddos busy for hours.
This super-easy, four-ingredient glitter slime looks just like a sparkly rainbow. Get the recipe at Unsophisticook.
2. Galaxy Slime
For all you science nerds out there, this groovy, space-themed slime is totally far out. Here’s a how-to video from the Will It Slime? YouTube page:
3. Mermaid Slime
In case you missed it, mermaids are all the rage right now (although, were they ever not?). From mermaid fitness classes to mermaid toast, everyone is way into the mythical creatures. Get in on the under-the-sea theme with this sparkly mermaid slime. Get the recipe at Little Bins For Little Hands.
4. Unicorn Sand Slime
Unicorns are another magical creature that seems to be popping up everywhere, from Frappucinos to eye makeup. This unicorn sand slime is as pretty as it is easy to make. Get the colorful recipe at Mom Dot.
5. Glow In The Dark Slime
Who doesn’t love stuff that glows in the dark? Perfect for Halloween, this fluorescent slime provides a spooky glow when you switch off the lights. Get the recipe at A Pumpkin And A Princess.
6. Starburst Slime
While most slime is just fun to play with, this edible slime takes it one step further by also doubling as a tasty snack! This slime is as sticky and stretchy as it is sweet. Get the recipe at Teach Beside Me and watch the how-to video on their YouTube page:
7. Popping ‘Gak’ Slime
Back in the ’90s, Gak was a slime-like substance that was on every kid’s wish list. This slime is a take on the throwback classic that makes fun popping noises when it’s squished. Get the recipe at The Soccer Mom Blog and watch a video on their Facebook page:
8. Ninja Turtle Sewer Slime
Another ’90s fad that has made a comeback is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Channel Raphael, Michelangelo and the gang with this green slime that can be put into plastic eggs made to look like turtles. Get the recipe at Little Bins For Little Hands.
9. Birthday Cake Confetti Slime
Despite what the name implies, this slime is not made to be eaten. But it looks super-cute and would make adorable favors for a child’s birthday party. Get the recipe at Mom Luck.
The best part about these slime recipes? Making it is part of the fun, so be sure to get your kids in on the action of mixing the ingredients and seeing their colorful slime creations come to life!