Celebrate a brand new school year with this colorful Back to School Slime recipe! Plus it’s a great way to use up old broken crayon pieces!
Back to School Glue Slime with Crayons
I’m pretty sure our family is not the only one who ends up with tons of old broken crayons in the art supply bin. After those crayons get to a certain point, no one wants to use them anymore, but it seems like such a waste just to throw them away!
That’s why decided to give those old crayons new life with one of our favorite activities — making slime!
This crayon slime is perfect to make to celebrate going back to school or simply to recycle those old crayons that are taking up space in the crayon bucket.
Our Back to School Slime uses our favorite glue and baking soda slime recipe because those ingredients are easy to find at your local store or online (I included shop-able Amazon links for your convenience below). Plus it is easy to make, super-stretchy, and keeps for weeks!
So when you go shopping for back to school supplies this year, be sure to pick up some slime-making supplies too!
TIP: This Crayon Slime would make a cute teacher gift for back to school, along with this “About Me” Apple Pop-Up Card!
School Supply Slime Ingredients:
For your convenience in re-creating our Back to School Slime at home, I included shop-able ad links; disclosure policy here.
- 1 bottle of clear glue (5 ounces)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon contact lens solution
- Crayon pieces
- Pencil erasers
- Paper clips
Slime Making Supplies
Related: For more slime making ideas and inspiration, check out our Ultimate List of Slime Supplies, which will allow you to make hundreds of different recipes!
How to Make Crayon Slime
If you don’t happen to have any old crayon pieces or broken crayons, cut or break whole crayons into pieces (about 3/4 inch to 1 inch in length).
Pour entire 5 ounce bottle of clear glue into your mixing bowl.
Add water and baking soda to bowl with glue and stir well.
Add your crayons and other school supplies (small erasers, paper clips, etc) and stir to distribute in your mixture. Let your creativity run wild!
Add contact solution and stir — your mixture will begin to clump together into a slime-like consistency.
Once your slime is in a cohesive ball, finish kneading by hand. If slime is still sticky, add a touch more contact solution.
To Store Your Back to School Glue Slime
This slime should keep for up to a a couple weeks in an airtight container.
To prolong the amount of time your slime stays “fresh,” always wash hands before playing to prevent adding dirt from hands to the slime.
Learn to Master Slime
There are three starter slime recipes that form the base for hundreds of awesome slime variations, like this Back to School Slime. Once you master these basic recipes, you can make almost anything!
Slime Safety Tips
Slime is lots of fun and a wonderful sensory experience for kids! However, it’s important to make sure to follow all slime safety recommendations:
- Always supervise children when making and playing with any slime recipe. This slime recipe is NOT edible. Do not taste or eat.
- This slime recipe is recommended for older children. For preschool and toddlers, try our edible slime recipes which are taste-safe in case your child is of the age where they still like to put things in their mouth.
- As with many slime recipes, this involves a chemical reaction. Some ingredients may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Wash hands thoroughly after play.
- Read this first: click here to read all of our tips to make slime safely.
For glue-free slime alternatives perfect for younger children, check out our complete guide: How to Make Slime (without Glue or Borax)
You might also like this back to school craft:
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