Slime is a trendy craft and sensory tool right now. For kids with tactile defensiveness or general aversions to textures and getting messy, slime can be a fun way to develop a tolerance to new tactile experiences.
It’s important to take your child’s lead when introducing them to slime. Especially for children with strong aversions to tactile experiences, allow them to interact with the slime at their own pace. For some, this may mean simply looking at it the first couple of times and even touching it for a while. Despite the patience needed, it’s easier to move slowly towards a new tactile experience than moving too quickly and needing to do damage control following a negative experience. Appreciate every step forward and try not to push it.
When it comes to homemade slime, the sky’s the limit. There are slime recipes for every holiday, season, theme, and interest. There are even recipes for edible slime for the sweet tooths and culinary inclined.
Given the wealth of slime recipes out in cyberspace, I’ve compiled my favorites to give you my ultimate list of my favorite slime recipes. Give some of them a try and let us know how they go!
All of these recipes are borax free!
St. Patrick's Day Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands
Snow Slime by I Heart Crafty Things
Melting Snowman Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Fluffy Pumpkin Slime by I Heart Arts n Crafts
Valentine's Day Slime from One Crazy Mom
4th of July Slime from Momdot
Chocolate Slime from Teach Beside Me
Pudding Slime from The Soccer Mom Blog
Gummy Bear Slime from In The Kids Kitchen
Birthday Cake Slime from Shundara Castion
Kool Aid Slime from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Pumpkin Pie Slime from The Soccer Mom Blog
Soda Pop Slime from One Savvy Mom
Floam from The Soccer Mom Blog
Glowing Blood Slime from Thought Co.
Galaxy Slime from Schooling a Monkey
Unicorn Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Sand Slime from Momdot
Sunset Slime from Left Brain Craft Brain
Glitter Gak from Momdot
4 Ingredient Slime from Sophisticook
Sugar Plum Fairy Slime from My Frugal Adventures
Essential Oil Rainbow Glitter Slime from Modern Parents Messy Kids
Fish In A Bag Slime from My Frugal Adventures
Fluffy Shaving Cream Slime from Sugar Spice and Glitter
Dish Soap Silly Putty from One Little Project At A Time
Kinetic Slime from Momdot
And, if the thought of making slime yourself seems overwhelming, there are more than enough options for buying it. Please note that these are affiliate links leading you to Amazon for your convenience.