Slime Recipe

  • Yield: This recipe makes enough for one child.


  • 14oz bottle of clear or blue gel Elmer’s glue
  • 1 cup of warm water + 1/3 cup of warm water
  • Food Coloring (green slime is the most popular)
  • 2 teaspoons of Borax (find in laundry aisle at grocery store)
  • Other Supplies Needed:
  • – disposable bowl for each child
  • – disposable cup for each child
  • – spoon for each child
  • – ziplock bag for each child
  • – a tea kettle or pot on the stove to keep water warm
  • – teaspoon (or a few for kids to share)
  • – a liquid measuring cup (or a few for kids to share)


  1. Set Up:
  2. – Cover the table with plastic table cloth for easy clean up.
  3. – At each child’s seat: place a disposable bowl, a disposable cup, a spoon, a glue bottle, and a ziplock bag for their slime
  4. – On the table within reach: pour Borax in a bowl, teaspoon(s), food coloring, tea kettle with warm (not hot!) water, liquid measuring cup(s)
  5. Directions:
  6. 1. In the cup, stir together the glue and the 1 cup of warm water. Stir in the food coloring until you reach desired color.
  7. 2. In the small bowl, mix together the 1/3 cup warm water and 2 teaspoons of borax. Stir until the borax is dissolved.
  8. 3. Now add about 2 tablespoons of the Borax solution to the glue solution. You WILL NOT use all of the borax solution. Stir continuously while adding the solution. The more borax solution you add the stiffer the slime will be. So if you want the slim to be more runny, then add less borax solution. You can add more food coloring while stirring these solutions together to get your desired color of slime. It should start sticking together and you’ve got colored slime.