Spooky Slime

What You Need:

  • 1 bottle of white washable school glue

  • ¼ cup liquid starch, slime activator or borax slime activator

  • 2-4 drops of food coloring

  • Medium-sized mixing container such as a bowl or cauldron (this makes it super spooky!)

  • Wooden mixing spoon

  • Optional: googly eyes, glitter, Halloween objects (e.g., ghosts, pumpkins, etc.)


What You Do: 

  1. Explain to your child that today you will be making spooky slime!

  2. Pour the glue into your container.

  3. Instruct your child to add 2-4 drops of food coloring to the glue, then mix.

  4. Show your child how to add in the liquid starch/slime activator one tablespoon at a time, mixing together as you add. 

  5. Mix all ingredients together until they resemble a gooey, sticky substance.

  6. Invite your child to continue mixing it with their hands until it becomes slime. Ask questions such as "What do you notice happening? How does this feel? What does this remind you of?"

  7. Have your child mix glitter, googly eyes, etc. to personalize their slime!

  8. Play with the slime!

  9. Store in a tightly closed container with a lid to reuse again and again!


Read a Halloween book such as Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, Monster Mess! by Margery Cuyler, or Inside a House That Is Haunted by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and then have your child act out parts of the story using their slime!

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