DIY Handmade Slime: Fun and Easy Recipes


One of the latest crazes in crafting is a fun and easy craft that can be enjoyed by all ages. Homemade slime can be so much fun and you have the ultimate control over colors, textures and add-ins.

Basic Slime Recipe:

Ingredients: Craft School Glue Slime Activator (Borax Solution, Saline Solution or Liquid Starch) Water Food Coloring(optional)


  • Pour glue into a bowl to start. Add food coloring (a couple of drops) if you want to the pie crust and work together.
  • Continue to stir and slowly add more slime activator until the slime finally starts to form in one mass, coming away from the sides of the bowl.

Fluffy Slime:

Ingredients: White glue, shaving cream, slime activator (borax solution OR saline solution and baking soda), food coloring(optional)


  • Combine glue and shaving cream in a bowl (1:1) Stir in some food coloring if you want.
  • Begin to stir as you are slowly adding in the slime activator until you see your slime is forming.

12 Homemade Slime Recipes

Glitter Slime:

Ingredients:  Clear glue, glitter (fine or chunky), slime activator (borax solution, saline solution or liquid starch) water – if needed food colouring.


  • Combine clear glue, glitter and food coloring in a bowl.
  • Then, stirring continuously add in the slime activator until your slime comes together and doesn’t stick to the sides of the bowl.

Butter Slime:

Ingredients: White glue, soft clay (Daiso or model magic), slime activator (borax solution/ saline solution / liquid starch), water if needed, and food coloring are optional.


  • In a bowl mix glue with soft clay. Add food coloring if desired.
  • Stir in the slime activator slowly until the slime will form and start to pull away from bowl sides

Glow-in-the-Dark Slime:

Ingredients: Clear glue Glow in the dark powder or paint Slime activator (i.e., Borax solution, saline solution, liquid starch) Water if needed Food color if you like


  • If necessary, mix the clear glue with glow powder or glow paint to be better mixed evenly. Add food coloring if desired.
  • Pour the slime activator slowly and keep stirring until it starts to form or become less sticky.

So diy handmade slime is not only types of the easiest recipes to follow, but also they can be a blank canvas for creativity and experimentation. Each recipe provides a different sensory experience, whether its fluffy, glittery or butter slime – there is even glow in the dark! Prep for play and let your imagination run wild with these wonderful slime creations!