Elmer’s glue kicks off slime-making contest for kids of all ages

Whether your generation is all about “Double Dare” slime or you have kids who like to make their own, there’s no doubt about it — slime is here to stay. (No matter how much parents may hate it).

Following a shortage of Elmer’s glue last year thanks to the slime-making craze, the company has decided to jump on the sticky, stretchy bandwagon and take slime-making where it has never gone before.

The company has officially launched its first-ever Ooey Gluey Slime Games, a competition for kids, teens and tweens all over the country to see who can create the most innovative and creative slime video recipes — all for a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes!


What You Need To Know

There will be three rounds of competition with six different slime-making categories. Contestants simply create and submit their recipes for the categories on the dates below. They can also make as many as they’d like!

Here are the dates and categories to keep in mind:

  • Submission 1 (July 9 to July 22): Brightest Slime and Coolest Textured Slime
  • Submission 2 (Aug. 6 to Aug. 19): Most Unique Slime Art and Biggest Slime Bubble
  • Submission 3 (Sept. 3 to Sept. 16): Craziest Color-Combo Slime and Grossest Slime


“The slime trend took social media by storm and continues to grow as kids seek fun new ways to express their creativity with Elmer’s,” Victor Misawa, senior vice president of marketing and writing for Newell Brands said in a press release. “The Ooey Gluey Slime Games were designed to inspire people to show off their unique slime creations with our products. This is also an opportunity for kids to become famous for their slime-making skills.”

Nail Down Your Winning Slime Recipe

If you need a little help getting started on your kid’s award-winning slime creation, we’ve rounded up some great DIY recipes to try, like this one from Mom Dot.

Mom Dot

Each category in the contest will crown a first-, second- and third-place winner, and the six first-place contestants will then be in the running to become the Slime Games Champion. Prizes include cash, a year’s supply of Elmer’s glue, a video production kit for future YouTube videos and the opportunity to collaborate on a video with popular slime/DIY influencer and Elmer’s Slime Games judge, Nichole Jacklyne.


If you’d like more information about the Elmer’s Ooey Gluey Slime Games or are ready to upload a video of your kids’ recipes, just head to Elmer’s website. You can also check out Elmer’s on Instagram to stay up to date on the games.

Do your kids love making slime?