How to Make Great Slime!

It’s October! Time to get ready for Halloween with some slime! Below is a great recipe. We made this stuff with our 10 year old niece, Chloe and 6 year old nephew, Colby a few weeks ago and they had an absolute blast!!Materials                                                                                                   Corn starch (about ¼ cup)Water (about ¼ cup)A bowl for mixingFood coloring

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons


  1. Add ¼ cup of dry cornstarch to the bowl.
  2. Add about 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) of water to the corn starch and stir slowly. Add water slowly to the mixture, until all of the powder is wet.
  3. Continue to add water until the cornstarch acts like a liquid when you stir it slowly.
  4. When you tap on the liquid with your finger, it should feel hard. If your mixture is too liquid, add more cornstarch. (Your goal is to create a mixture that feels like a stiff liquid when you stir it slowly, but feels like a solid when you tap on it with your finger or a spoon)
  5. Add several drops of food coloring. Experiment with amounts and color combinations.
  6. Scoop the cornstarch mixture into the palm of your hand, then slowly work it into a ball. As long as you keep pressure on it by rubbing it between your hands, it stays solid. Stop rubbing, and it “melts” into a puddle in your palm.
  7. Have fun!!!!





  1. Lol, this brigs back some memories. I have two boys and back before they transformed into teenagers, they loved this stuff!

    Thanks for the kind words at The bookshelf Muse–we’re glad you made it over and hope it helps you in your writing. 🙂

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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