Pumpkin Slime!

We have two weeks packed with Halloween fun to celebrate and we are so excited! We are hosting the Halloween Costume Party for our playgroup, Noah’s preschool class is having a Halloween Party, we are going to a Halloween Party at Small World Learning Village, and we are having Noah friend Caden and cousins Harmony and Amyah over on Halloween to carve pumpkin and trick-or-treat! SO…we needed a fun treat for all of his friends and we (or at least I) wanted to steer clear of candy…because he will certainly be getting enough of that! I gave Noah the choice – Pumpkin Slime or Pumpkin Playdoh?! He picked the slime! YESSSS! We love getting messy over here. Follow the easy steps below to make this  treat for ANY holiday!

1 teaspoon Borax powder
1 1/2 cups cold water
5 oz. Elmer’s glue (You can use clear glue or the white. We prefer the clear!)
Red and Yellow Food Coloring

Add 1 tsp of Borax powder to 1 cup of cold water.

Stir mixture until the Borax dissolves and then sit it aside for a few minutes.

Pour 5 oz. of liquid Elmer’s Glue into a separate mixing bowl. Then add 1/2 cup of cold water to the bowl with the glue. Stir together.

Add 2 drops of red food coloring and 2 drops of yellow food coloring to the glue/water mixture. Mix together and you get a rocking pumpkin orange! Yey!

Pour your 1 cup or water/Borax mixture into the bowl of glue/water/food coloring mixture. Watch the AWESOME happen! The kids love this…and I really have fun inspiring wonder and curiosity. 🙂 Mix well. It will start to thicken. Dump any excess water out of “Slime.”

Knead with hands. This is where the real fun begins! Great for sensory play!

I bought 2 oz. plastic cups with lids from Gordons and this is how we will gift the Pumpkin Slime to our friends for Halloween!

I packaged them cute with candy corn bags from Dollar Tree. 🙂 I made up this poem, as well. Feel free to use it! Have fun and feel free to email me with any questions!


This idea was inspired by All Things Simple.