No more “slime fails” — we’ll show you TONS of easy ways to make slime with this big collection of simple, but unique slimes!
What is the Best Way to Make Slime?
There is not necessarily one best way to make slime, because there are so many different ways to make slime!
Once you start experimenting and trying out different slime recipes, you’ll start to have favorites. Your favorite recipes might be different from our favorite recipes, or you might have different slime supplies on hand than us.
That’s ok because trying new ways to make slime is half the fun!!
30 Easy Ways to Make Slime
We’ve put together a list of all of our favorite easy ways to make slime. I’ve included a photo of each, a brief description, and a link to the full recipe.
Later in the post I’ve put together a collection of over 20 slime videos. I love making slime videos because I know some of us are visual learners.
Whenever we create a new way to make slime, we’ll add it to the list, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often!
The Easiest Ways to Make Slime
These are the classic slime recipes, and form the basis for many of our specialty and themed slimes.
- Glue Slime with Liquid Starch
- Contact Solution Slime
I started making edible slimes when my middle daughter was two years old. That way she could join in on the fun and I didn’t have to worry if she put her fingers in her mouth.
Here are lots of different ways to make slime that’s edible:
Edible Silly Putty — This was our first edible slime recipe and is still one of our most popular!
Candy Slime — A fun and stretchy way to use up extra Halloween candy!
Edible Pudding Slime — Our most popular slime EVER!! Only 3 ingredients!
Super-stretchy Edible Marshmallow Slime — Soft, stretchy, edible, and smells amazing! We’ll show you two different ways to make marshmallow slime.
Edible Chocolate Slime — Smells just like a cup of hot cocoa! Click to learn how to make taste-safe chocolate slime with only 3 ingredients.
Gummy Bear Slime — You can make this squishy gummy bear slime with any type of gummy candy.
JELL-O Slime — Learn how to make taste-safe slime with Jello!
Edible Glow in the Dark Slime — This is such a cool trick to make taste-safe slime that glows in the dark under a blacklight!
Pizza Slime — Often imitated, never duplicated…this is the original pizza slime recipe! This one got a lot of crazy feedback…who knew slime could be so controversial?
Edible Floam — SO squishy!! Click here to learn how to make an edible version of floam slime.
Cornstarch Slime — This is one of most easy ways to make slime and the basis for many of our edible slimes.
Edible Lemonade Slime — A fun summery slime recipe made with powdered lemonade mix!
Birthday Cake Edible Play Dough — So soft and soothing! This edible play dough smells heavenly!
Edible Unicorn Poop Play Dough — A jazzed up version of our edible play dough!
2-Ingredient Edible Ice Cream Play Dough— This is our most popular play dough recipe and you only need 2 simple ingredients to make it!
Edible Peanut Butter 7 Jelly Slime — Two different slimes in one! A childhood treat!
Chocolate Poop Emoji Slime — It’s so cute!! Find out how we made our Poop Emoji Slime here!
Click here to see a full list of edible slime recipes, along with slime video tutorials!
Want to celebrate with a fun slime activity? Here are 5 ways to make slime for the holidays:
Edible Candy Cane Slime — This one was crazy popular around Christmas! Learn how to make it here, or scroll down for the slime videos section to see it in action.
Pumpkin Pie Slime (edible) — This Thanksgiving slime is wiggly and jiggly!
Edible Conversation Heart Slime —You won’t believe how we made this Valentine’s Day slime recipe!
Pom-Pom-Christmas Tree Slime — Sparkly Christmas slime that can be scented to smell like a real tree!
Witch’s Brew Halloween Slime — Spooky slime fun for Halloween! Customize the colors and mix-ins!
10 Different Ways to Make Slime
Here are even more ways to make slime! Check back often as we’ll keep adding to the list!
1-Ingredient Slime (Just Add Water!) — Click to see 4 different ways to make slime with only 1 ingredient and water!
Fluffy Shaving Cream Slime— How to use shaving cream to make awesome fluffy slime!
Midnight Galaxy Slime — One of the prettiest slimes we’ve ever made!
White Glue Slime — A classic made 2 different ways!
Floam Slime — How to make classic floam slime that’s super light and airy.
Glow in the Dark Slime with Elmer’s Magical Liquid — This is a foolproof way to make glow in the dark slime with only 2 ingredients!
Back to School Slime with Crayons — Celebrate a new school year or use up those old crayons!
Crunchy Glow-in-the-Dark Slime — Explore texture with this crunchy glowing slime!
Slime Writing — Did you know you can write on slime? Find out how here!
Cotton Candy Cloud Slime — This may just be our best-smelling slime ever! It’s so fluffy too!
Gak Slime — A copycat recipe to make your own Nickelodeon GAK at home!
Color Changing Slime – Just add sunlight and your slime changes color!
Our Favorite Slime Videos
Sometimes it helps to SEE how slime is made to learn to make it yourself. These slime videos are each about 1-minute long, so they’re quick to watch and learn!
Click video below to start playback for our silly putty recipe demo:
Click video below to play the candy slime demo video:
Click slime video below to start playback and see how to make pudding slime:
Click video below to play our marshmallow slime tutorial:
Click slime video below to play the chocolate slime recipe demo:
Click video below to play and see how we made slime with JELL-O:
Click video below to play our pizza slime recipe:
Click video below to play our floam slime recipe:
Click video below to play edible play dough recipe:
Click video below to play our ice cream play dough tutorial:
Click video below to start playback and see how to make poo emoji slime:
Click video below to play our Candy Cane Slime video:
Click video below to play pumpkin pie slime recipe:
Click video below to play our edible conversation heart slime tutorial:
Click video to play and see how we made 1-ingredient slime 4 different ways:
Click on the fluffy slime video below to play:
Click on the video below to see how we made galaxy slime:
Click the slime video below to see how to make floam:
Click the video to see how to make glow in the dark slime with only 2 ingredients:
Click video below to learn how to write on slime:
Click video below to play our cotton candy slime recipe:
Thinking Putty Slime
Click the video below to play our tutorial to make thinking putty:
Can’t Get Enough Slime??
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From seasonal & holiday slime, to glow-in-the-dark slime, there are 43 unique slime recipes for hours of play! Many of them are brand new and never published!
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:
- This slime recipe is not edible. Please do not taste or eat.
- Always supervise children when making and playing with any slime recipe.
- As with many slime recipes, this slime 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, check out our complete guide: How to Make Slime (without Glue or Borax)