How To Make Halloween Slime + 13 More Slime Recipes!

I made this Halloween Slime last year on my Instagram Stories and thought I had also shared it here on my blog; but it would seem that I didn’t. So, since it is now Crafty October again, it is the best time to tell you how to make this ooey-gooey slime!

If you’re throwing a Halloween Party, or just want some spooky ideas for the season, you’ve come to the right place! Crafty October 2018 on The Purple Pumpkin Blog celebrates Halloween all month long!

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How To Make Halloween Slime! This ooey-gooey Halloween Slime is easy to make a fun to play with! Most of the ingredients can be found at home - Adult supervision required for kids.

Halloween Slime

I remember playing with slime when I was a kid – and that fad does not seem to have stopped. My niece had her sixth birthday and got a whole set of slime to play with!

Not only is slime fun to play with, but it is also fun to make. I actually made batches of Halloween slime last year, and must have forgotten to post about it on my blog. But as I say, better late than never – so here it is!

I made it live on my Instagram Stories – make sure you’re following me! – which is why the photos from the make have all got random text and drawings on them. I also made a quick video too which you can watch below!

Important Info

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 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.

How To Make Halloween Slime - Ingredients required

Most (if not all, depends on if you wear contact lenses, and buy solution for them) of the ingredients for this Halloween Slime can be found at home.

You’ll need PVA glue (or Elmer’s Glue in the US), shaving foam (the cheaper the better to be honest!), bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), glitter, food colouring(s), and contact lens solution which must contain boric acid – check the bottle ingredients.

Quantities are given in the printable recipe card further down the page.

How To Make Halloween Slime

How To Make Halloween Slime

Place the glue and food colouring in a bowl and mix together. Sprinkle in some glitter, then add the shaving foam and give it another mix, before adding bicarbonate of soda.

How To Make Halloween Slime

Finally it is time for the contact lens solution – you have to give the slime a real good stir and knead it until it is no longer sticky. You can see it changing before your eyes – it’s a pretty cool experiment at the same time as making slime!

I put the slime into small glass jars and affixed sticky googly eyes to make Halloween Slime. You could, if you wanted to fold some googly eyes into the slime itself.

How To Make Halloween Slime

How To Make Halloween Slime

How To Make Halloween Slime

Halloween comes but once a year, but it’s lasts the whole month on the Purple Pumpkin Blog with my annual series – Crafty October!

Back in 2012 when I first started this series, I shared a Halloween craft every day in October – which is where the name Crafty October came from. Over the years the series has evolved into more than crafts, with me sharing recipes, free printables, pumpkin carving templates, party ideas and more! I do sometimes sneak in some Autumn themed stuff too!

I do have some new stuff to share this year – yay! – but will also be sharing lots of roundups of ideas as well. I wish I could do it all, but these days, I just can’t… but my vision for this blog is to think up the ideas so that you don’t have to!

Not only am I giving you this Halloween Slime recipe today, But I’ve also got a round up of 13 more slime recipes you can make for Halloween!

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 links to these craft recipes for Halloween Slime open in a new window so that you don’t lose your place in the list. You can see all of Crafty October 2018’s posts here.

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How To Make Halloween Slime
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You will also need an old bowl and mixing spoon. As well as somewhere to store the slime once made - a glass jar or plastic tub.
Ingredients
  • PVA Glue (Elmers Glue
  • Food Colouring - use Halloween colours like orange, purple, green, and black
  • Glitter
  • Shaving Foam
  • Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda)
  • Contact Lens Solution (must contain boric acid - check product ingredients)
Instructions
  1. Pour about eight tablespoons of PVA glue into a bowl.
  2. Add a few drops of food colouring and mix with a spoon until the colour is fully mixed.
  3. Stir in a couple of teaspoons of glitter.
  4. Squirt in about four tablespoons of shaving foam into the mixture and stir well.
  5. Add a teaspoon of bicarb/baking soda and mix again.
  6. 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.
  7. Take the slime out of the bowl and knead and stretch it with your hands until it is no longer sticky.
  8. Store in an airtight jar or tub.
Notes
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 remind 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.

13 More Halloween Slime Recipes!

  1. Two-Ingredient Halloween Slime – Life Is Sweeter By Design
  2. Witch’s Brew Slime – Sugar, Spice & Glitter
  3. Spider Slime – Schooling A Monkey
  4. Friendly Ghost Slime – Schooling A Monkey
  5. Easy Bat Slime – Little Bins For Little Hands
  6. Green Halloween Slime – Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
  7. Halloween Slime with Water Beads – Craftulate
  8. Jack O’ Lantern Slime – Left Brain, Craft Brain
  9. Monster Slime – Mama, Papa, Bubba
  10. Snot Slime – Lemon Lime Adventures
  11. Witch Fluffy Slime – Little Bins For Little Hands
  12. Eyeball Slime – Midget Momma
  13. Candy Corn Slime – Crayons & Cravings

There are tons more Halloween crafts on my Halloween Crafts Pinterest Board!


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How To Make Halloween Slime! This ooey-gooey Halloween Slime is easy to make a 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 lense solution. Adult supervision required for kids.


Crafty October on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is a month long celebration of everything Halloween and Autumn. Filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more – now in its 7th year! You can check out Crafty October from 2017201620152014,  2013 and 2012 for tons more Halloween ideas and inspiration!

Crafty October 2018 - A Month of Halloween Ideas