How To- Make Slime!

Here at the Gillis Homestead we take crafting very seriously.

And there is something that toddlers worldwide also take very seriously- Slime.

So, in the essence of scientific inquiry, Izzy and I have tested many slime recipes, from the edges of the internet and the depths of Pinterest to give you our top 3 favorite slime recipes with some helpful hints to make the best, most icky, ooey gooey-iest, slime and keep it for longer then a couple hours.

Fluffy Sparkle Slime

  • 2.5 oz clear glue (with glitter in already will save you a step)
  • 1/4 cup Shave gel or Cream (expanded)
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon(ish) contact solution
  • Glitter, if not already in glue. Or even if it is, glitter that slime up.
  • Food coloring of choice
  • Slime Swag of choice
  • Directions

    1. In a small bowl, mix together the glue and shave gel well. Then, add in the baking soda, continuing to mix very well.
    1. At this point, add in your slime swag (izzy chose smiley faces and blue stars) glitter and additional coloring. Make sure everything is really well mixed
      Stir in your contact solution 1/4 tablespoon at a time. Keep mixing your contact solution in until your slime starts pulling away from the sides of your bowl.
      Take out and knead until it’s the perfect consistency.
  • Note- we attempted glow in the dark, but the shaving cream killed the effect.
  • Traditional Goo Slime

  • Ingredients:
    • 2/3 cup Elmer’s glue
      1/2 tablespoon Baking soda
      1 tablespoon contact solution
      Food coloring of choice
      Slime swag (this time was hearts and beads)
  • Directions
    1. In a small mixing bowl, pour in 2/3 cup glue.
      Stir in baking soda
      Add in food coloring ( and slime swag!) and mix thoroughly
      Add contact solution in 1/2 tablespoon and stir.
      Add final 1/2 tablespoon of contact solution and stir until slime pulls away from side of bowl
      Slime Time!

    Super Slime


    • 1/4 cup Elmer’s Glue
    • 1/4 cup shaving cream
    • 1 tablespoon conditioner
    • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
    • 1 1/2 tablespoon saline
    • Food coloring of choice
    • Slime swag! (Only blue glitter in this one)


    1. In a small bowl, mix together glue, shaving cream and conditioner
    1. Next, stir in baking soda.
    2. Add in desired color and swag and mix completely
    3. Stir in saline 1/2 tablespoon at a time until optimal slime consistency has been achieved.

    Tips For The Best Slime Time

    1. Accept, dare I say embrace, the mess. Slime is slime. And some of these recipes stink too. But toddlers love it, it’s an excellent sensory toy and they’re only this age for a short time. Take it as permission to have another (limited) childhood.
    2. Invest in bulk slime making materials- you’re going to save money in the long run, trust me. We bought a gallon jug of glue, twin pack of shaving gel. We always have stuff like baking soda and saline solution on hand, which we buy in bulk as well.
    3. Get yourself a slime swag kit- we got this one from amazon and my kid friggen loves it. But try not to add too much slime swag in- it will just fall back out.
    4. Make sure to really honestly mix thoroughly at each stage. If you don’t you’ll end up with a tough, not fun, not stretchy waste of time. 🙄
    5. Store in an airtight container and you’ll be having prime slime time over and over again.

    Thanks for dropping in, now go forth and make some slime!

    Until next time have a wicked good day.


    Published by gillisgardensllc

    This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC. Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant. We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun. We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job. Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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