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The best Halloween slime recipe ever

Hack your way through half term with this brilliant home-made Halloween slime recipe that you’ll go back to time and time again.


Home-made slime is one of the quickest, cheapest and easiest ways to entertain kids for hours. Yes, you can buy it in the shops but often you only get a small quantity and you can never be quite sure of the quality. Making your own means you can make more to play with and be proud of being so thrifty!

And with Halloween on the horizon if you make slime a spooky colour like black purple orange or green and your kids will be in for a real treat (or trick!).

Halloween slime recipe

We have tried and tested heaps of slime recipes and narrowed it down to this super simple three ingredient slime recipe below that you will go back to time and time again. And if you’re not sure you’re going to make it now, add the ingredients to your shopping list so that you can make it on a rainy day.

Top tip: You can pick up PVA glue in Poundland and similar budget shops. It is pricier when you buy it online, so remember to add it to your basket when you're out and about.


Main recipe

  • 500ml bottle of PVA glue

  • 3-4 tablespoons of contact saline solution (add slowly to get your desired consistency)

  • 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda

Additional ingredients

  • Food colouring - black, green or purple are perfect!

  • Glitter/sprinkles

Making Halloween Slime


1. Pour the glue into a bowl

The first step is to pour the entire bottle of PVA glue into a bowl. A plastic bowl and spoon will work best for this but it isn’t essential

2. Add the food colouring & bicarbonate of soda

Next you need to add the food colouring of your choice to the PVA glue in the bowl and add enough so that you get the colour exactly as you want it. It’s hard to add more colour at a later stage in making the slime. Also mix in the bicarbonate of soda at this stage and swirl.

3. Add the contact saline solution

Now add the contact say line solution in tablespoons to your mixture the more you add the thick of the slime will become, The less you add the sinner and slimier the slime mixture will be. Add it slowly so that you get exactly the text yet you’re looking for.

4. Knead your slime like bread

Now it’s the fun part where you get to knead your slime like you are making bread. Stir it, mix it and pummel it until you’re happy!

5. Time to play!

Now it’s time to play with your slime! Grab a plastic tray or mat and slap your slime on top You can hide small plastic toys in the slime for your kids to find or just let them explore playing with the texture themselves. If you have any Play-Doh equipment this works brilliantly with playing with slime.

6. Store for next time

You can use your slime time and time again. You’ll have to make sure you store it in an airtight container. This could be some Tupperware or simply a Ziplock bag.

7. Mix it up!

There are lots of ways that you can pimp your slime such as by adding glitter to make the slime sparkly. If you want your slime to smell nice, you can also add in food flavouring or even essential oils such as peppermint to spruce up the mixture.

And of course this slime recipe works with any food colouring so is great all year round. Think red and green for Christmas, pink for Valentine's day and pastel colours for Easter and so on.

If you make this slime recipe or any other slime recipes, we'd love you to share how it went into our Facebook Group FAMILY LOWDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

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