Fun Summer Science Project For Kids: Homemade Slime!


Fun Summer Science Project For Kids: Homemade SlimeMy boys were fighting the other day so I was trying to think of something that will keep them busy for awhile. I pulled out my recipe for homemade slime and they had a blast!

This stuff is so easy to make and uses only 4 ingredients that you probably already have laying around the house.



  • You will need 2 bowls for the slime, put 1/4 cup of water in each bowl. In one bowl mix the 1/2 cup of glue and in the other bowl mix the 1/4 tsp of borax until they are both completely combined. Then, add the borax water to the glue/water bowl and start to stir. The slime will be a little watery, just take it out and use your hands to get it really incorporated. If it’s still a little too wet, just set it on a piece of foil or wax paper for a few minutes until it sets up.

Be sure to get creative with your slime colors! We used the white glue for the pink and green in the picture above. The blue with glitter did not need any color added. The glue was already blue with the glitter. The purple slime was made with the clear Elmer’s glue to give it a more translucent look.

Be sure to get creative with your color choices and even add some fun glitter or confetti pieces. 

The glue itself is non-toxic but the borax powder can be toxic of ingested. So, be sure to tell your kiddos not to try and eat the slime! I would recommend this project for kiddos 6 and over. 

Maybe you’d rather just order a slime kit. That’s totally okay, as well. There’s some great options out there with some really fun colors. 


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