This fun and easy 3-ingredient borax-free Halloween Slime recipe has the most fun stretchy texture and sensory googly eyes that turn it into ghost slime.
This is the time of the year when we all start making Halloween crafts and stem activities!
To start the season, let’s have fun with the kids this year at Halloween and make this stretchy white slime with googly eyes. A fun sensory experience for kids of all ages and minimal work for mum!
How to make Halloween Slime?
There’s nothing easier than making your own easy slime recipe using 3 simple ingredients.
- White Elmer’s glue – use glow-in-the-dark white glue if you can for the best spooky effect. This glue brand is a non-toxic glue safe to use by kids and the only one that works to make slime with the recipe I am sharing here. So make sure you use this brand, or the slime won’t get activated by the activator.
- Baking soda – This is optional, but it makes slime stretcher and softer.
- Contact lens solution containing boric acid. Boric acid must be listed in the ingredient list of your contact lenses solution, or the slime will not form into a stretchy, gooey mixture. Brands like Renu work well, as seen in the picture below. This is what we call the slime activator. A slime recipe is basically a science experiment that turns the glue into a polymer. It means that you need a chemical activator to form a stretchy dough from the liquid glue. There are plenty of different activators available if you don’t feel like using contact lenses solutions. You can buy some ready-made solutions that activate the glue and turn it into slime.
Mix it and adjust
The key to making the perfect slime is to work the ingredient slowly.
First, stir the glue and baking soda and then add the activator one tablespoon at a time. After each addition, the slime comes together into a dough, unsticking from the side of the bowl.
The key is to stop adding the contact lens solution when the dough is still soft and stretchy, not hard, and not sticky on your fingers.
Well, that always sticks to your fingers, but it should be easy to unstick, not a total mess, or you need more contact solution.
The rule is simple. If it is too sticky, add more contact solution, stir a few seconds to incorporate, and repeat until the kids enjoy the texture of their slime.
Always stir very well after each addition of your slime activator to make sure the glue is in contact with the extra liquid and has time to turn into slime.
Spooky ghost slime – glow in the dark slime
The best part now is to turn this easy white slime recipe into a Halloween slime that makes your Halloween party fun for kids.
There are many Halloween slime ideas and options, of course. Here I am sharing a Halloween slice idea to make a ghost slime.
To do so, we added different sizes of plastic googly eyes and a few orange sequins for the color. These add-ons are great for sensory play, and kids love the feeling of these pieces into the gooey slime.
Of course, you can add or use:
- A pinch of food coloring
- Glow-in the-dark glue to make different Halloween slime colors and styles. Kids will love playing with this slime in the dark of their bedroom and see it glow – ghost effect guaranteed.
- Glitter glue for a shiny effect
This Halloween slime stores well in airtight yogurt glass jars. We added an orange muffin paper liner between the lid and the jar to make it cute. It keeps for up to a week, and kids cab play with this many times.
This is a great jar to add to a Halloween basket gift for kids that are not candies!
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Halloween Slime Recipe
- In a mixing bowl, stir Elmer's glue and baking soda, then gradually add the contact lens solution, stirring well after each addition.
- The slime unsticks from the sides of the bowl as you add more contact lens solution. Stop when the texture feels right, stretchy but not sticking too much to your finger.
- Stir in the spooky fun sequins, googly eyes to turn this into a ghost slime.
- Store slime in an airtight container at room temperature.