Want to make Halloween Slime but not sure how? Well never fear because here is an awesome step-by-step tutorial showing you how to make slime at home! You may even have most of the supplies already, so let’s get making!
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The full list of materials, tools, and instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.
I remember playing with slime when I was a kid – and that fad does not seem to have stopped. My niece is obsessed with slime and makes it all the time!
This ooey-gooey slime for Halloween is easy to make and fun to play with! Most of the ingredients can be found at home – shaving foam, white PVA/Elmers Glue, glitter, food colouring, bicarbonate of soda/baking soda, and contact lens solution. Adult supervision required for kids.
I actually made this slime live on my Instagram Stories – make sure you’re following me! – which is why the photos from this make have all got random text and drawings on them. I also made a quick video too which you can watch too!
Materials & Tools Required
- White or Clear School Glue/PVA Glue – the final depth of color will depend on whether you use white or clear glue. Experiment!
- Shaving foam – the cheaper the better!
- Baking Soda – also known as bicarbonate of soda
- Contact Lens Solution – must contain boric acid – check the bottle ingredients
- Food Coloring – any color you like – we used green, orange, and purple (which turned out gray/brown in the end!)
- Glitter – any color or size you like, optional
- Googly Eyes – optional
- Halloween Confetti – optional, but adds another Halloween element to the slime!
You’ll also need an old bowl and spoon to make the slime in, plus a measuring spoon set, and something to store the slime in – a jar or plastic tub is fine.
This slime is suitable for older children that are no longer inquisitive with putting things in their mouths. This slime is not edible.
Adult supervision is required if children are making this slime. It is made through a chemical reaction between the PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) glue and the boric acid in the contact lens solution. They are both required for this slime recipe to work.
Wash hands thoroughly after making and playing with this slime. Another reminder that this slime is not edible.
If your child(ren) have any allergies, please check the ingredients of all the components in this slime recipe. If any signs of reaction appears on the skin, please wash thoroughly and stop use immediately. If in doubt, please seek medical advice.
I have made this slime several times and haven’t had any reactions – my niece has also made it with me. Using contact lens solution is a lot safer than using the traditional slime ingredient – borax. As I already said – children will require adult supervision.
More Halloween Crafts
Want more Halloween crafts to do this spooky season? Here are some more for you to check out:
- Halloween Haunted House Paper Craft For Kids + Free Printable Template
- Build-A-Skeleton with Free Printable
- Milk Bottle Ghosts
I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try!
How Do I Make Slime for Halloween?
Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, instructions and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- White or Clear School Glue (PVA/Elmers)
- Food Colouring - use Halloween colours like orange, purple, green, and black
- Halloween Confetti (optional)
- Googly Eyes
- Shaving Foam (Cheap stuff is fine)
- Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda)
- Contact Lens Solution (must contain boric acid - check product ingredients)
- Old Plastic Bowl
- Old Spoon
- Jars or Plastic Tubs (to store slime)
- Pour about eight tablespoons of school glue into a bowl.
- Add a few drops of food colouring and mix with a spoon until the colour is fully mixed.
- Stir in a couple of teaspoons of glitter.
- You can add Halloween confetti sprinkles and/or googly eyes if you like.
- Squirt in about four tablespoons of shaving foam into the mixture and stir well.
- Add a teaspoon of baking soda and mix again.
- Add one tablespoon of contact lens solution to your mixture and stir with the spoon. Your mixture should begin to stick together. Continue to add a little more contact lens solution until the slime no longer sticks to the bowl. You can see it changing before your eyes - it's a pretty cool experiment at the same time as making slime!
- Take the slime out of the bowl and knead and stretch it with your hands until it is no longer sticky.
- Store in an airtight jar or tub. Add Googly eyes to the front!
- This slime is suitable for older children that are no longer inquisitive with putting things in their mouths.
- This slime is not edible.
- Adult supervision is required if children are making this slime. It is made through a chemical reaction between the PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) glue and the boric acid in the contact lens solution. They are both required for this Halloween slime recipe to work.
- Wash hands thoroughly after making and playing with this slime. Another reminder that this slime is not edible.
- If your child(ren) have any allergies, please check the ingredients of all the components in this slime recipe. If any signs of reaction appear on the skin, please wash thoroughly and stop use immediately. If in doubt, please seek medical advice.
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13 More Halloween Slime Recipes!
As with all of my roundups, there are ideas from my blog as well as from lots of fab blogs from around the world. I have made all of the links to these craft recipes for Halloween Slime open in a new window so that you don’t lose your place on the list.
- Two-Ingredient Halloween Slime – Life Is Sweeter By Design
- Witch’s Brew Slime – Sugar, Spice & Glitter
- Spider Slime – Schooling A Monkey
- Friendly Ghost Slime – Schooling A Monkey
- Easy Bat Slime – Little Bins For Little Hands
- Green Halloween Slime – Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
- Halloween Slime with Water Beads – Craftulate
- Jack O’ Lantern Slime – Left Brain, Craft Brain
- Monster Slime – Mama, Papa, Bubba
- Snot Slime – Lemon Lime Adventures
- Witch Fluffy Slime – Little Bins For Little Hands
- Eyeball Slime – Midget Momma
- Candy Corn Slime – Crayons & Cravings
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween and Fall! You can check out Crafty October from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!