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With Halloween finally here, it is time to figure out how to make the day a a little more fun while saving some money. We love to find ways to keep them busy while learning and making slime is one way. Making slime is such a popular trend for kids so we decided to give it a little twist for this Halloween.
We headed out to our local CVS Store and gathered what we needed for our homemade slime. We also picked up some extra items to make our slime Halloween inspired and also some treats to keep us going while we brewed up some Halloween fun. Making homemade DIY slime is very easy. We used a borax based recipe, and I have heard some kids have reactions so make sure your kids do not have problems. My kid and her friends have always had fun with Borax based slim.
We always have our kids wash their hands after playing with any slime.
This recipe is a favorite of our older daughter and she has always had compliments on it.
This Borax Halloween Toy Slime Recipe requires:
- Elmer’s Brand Glue
- Food Coloring
I will not give my daughters recipe, but it is a simple recipe that can be found online. Its always good for kids to learn about numbers and measurements. Having kids learn and adjusting their slime to their liking teaches them about reactions and shows them how using ingredients in different quantities can change the results.
Parents always supervise activities that include mixing different substances. There are also different kinds of slime that use saline solution and also others that require shaving cream or modeling clay. These are called Foam slime and Butter slime respectively.
Next after making her batch of slime she separated it into equal sections. This is another great way for our 3rd grader to work on putting her math skills to real world use. For our project today, Brooklin made 3 Halloween inspired slimes. To make slime colored, you can use food coloring, being careful to use the slime to knead it in. You do not want your kids hands or clothes stained. Paint can also be used for color, start slow.
Check out this Brain Slime with Eyeballs made with items from my local CVS Pharmacy.
After making your slime samples, mix in some toys and put them in a container. Make sure to cover with plastic wrap to something to prevent drying out. but this slime recipe is fairly easy to handle and will not dry out immediately.
We made 3 different colors of slime:
- Green for Witches Potion with Newt and Snake
- Pink for Brains with Eyeballs
- Blue for Slimy Reptiles
We also decided to get some fun treats to keep us busy while making our homemade slime. Of course one can add their slime to small containers like witches cauldrons or jack-o-lanterns. We decided to use the clear cups because their are great for making noise with the slime with kids fingers, but also shows off the toys inside.
Whats fun about toy Slime is kids can remove the toys and just clean them off. The borax makes cleaning this slime of fairly easy. Again make sure kids clean their hands after playing with their slime.
Lat Minute Halloween ideas and candies can be found at your local CVS Store just in time for Halloween in 2 days. They have a large selection large sized bags of candy for trick-or-treat’rs.
My kids would be thrilled to make some slime. CVS is my usual go to since it is right across the street.
Shelley R Zurek says
The slime with the eyeballs just cracked me up. Bet your kids had fun with this.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
That looks really fun! Such a great way to keep kids entertained!
What a fun craft to do with the kids. My kids love slime, I might have to try making this with them tomorrow if we have some free time.
My kids love slime. Even they Boy Scouts made some at their meeting
Seems quick and easy with fun results. Kids can get very creative, especially with a Halloween theme.
Amy Desrosiers says
My kids love to make arts and crafts projects. Slime is one they really enjoy. I also love CVS because they really do have everything.
Pam Wattenbarger says
My friend’s kids are obsessed with making slime. They’re always trying a new slime recipe.
My kids love making slime! This is such a great idea for tomorrow!
I love making slime with my daughters. We always have so much fun with it. Halloween slime is the best too!
Liz Mays says
Oh these are so creepy and fun! Using the toys to make the slimes even more fun was a good idea!
Claudia Krusch says
This slim is so cool. I will have to get the supplies we need to make some this weekend. We are supposed to have a rainy weekend. I love the brains one.
Dawn Lopez says
My niece and nephew would be all into that slime! They have made so many different types that I’m sure a Halloween themed slime would be a lot of fun.
Now that would be fun to do with my kiddo. He likes projects that are messy and fun to play with. We have all the ingredients in the house so I think I will definitely try this.
This is the slime recipe we use. My grandson asks to make it almost every time he comes to the house. Love the idea of putting things in it.
It is really important that we make sure that our kids are washing their hands after playing with stuff like this for sure. I love that you included that in the post because some don’t get it. This looks great! Happy Halloween.
Melissa Chapman says
Halloween is always fun with kids and making something that is as good as slime adds to the experience. These look like great slime recipes.
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
What a neat and creative idea for Halloween themed toys. I love doing things like this with my littles.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I think this is a great idea for some crafty fun. Kids can’t say no to Halloween.
My daughter is quite the DIYer and loves making her own slime. No reactions to Borax for us!
robin rue says
That slime is all kinds of awesome. My kids would love it.
Sara Zielinski says
This is a great last minute halloween idea!
Thank you! We had fun creating it and even more fun playing with it! Plus it has toys for later.
Julie Wood says
This is a really fun craft idea to do with the kids. They would love it and it is easy to do. We decorated our Pumpkins last night and the kids loved being creative and doing this.
Very hands on, plus its fun to be creative with the Halloween Theme. Happy Halloween!