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Easy (Awesome) DIY Slime Kits for Kids

The Best DIY Slime Kits for Kids…

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We love slime at our house. And the amazing thing to me is that my kids (all ages) KEEP on loving it. Part of the reason for that is because there are so many different types of slime you can make. The possibilities are endless! Parents love it because kids are using science to make something fun and kids love it because it is ooey-gooey, stretchy and awesome!

It is easy to make your own slime kit, and slime kits make amazing gifts for kids. This post contains three different DIY Slime Kits: a beginner slime kit, an intermediate slime kit and an advanced slime kit. Slime Kits make a great gift for kids and tweens and I’ve made it easy for you by including free DIY slime Kit printables including printable slime recipes, and slime kit labels. Grab the DIY Slime Kits ingredients, print off the recipes and throw on a label for an amazing gift idea for kids and tweens. 

As always, the recipes and labels are free to print from my Gift Printables Library. All you need to do is enter your email below and you will be signed up for my bi-weekly email filled with great gift ideas as well as an access code for free gift printables.

Without further ado, here is everything you need for a three simple (awesome) DIY Slime Kits for Kids and tweens!

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What do you put in a slime kit?

The basics for every slime kit are glue, and an activator (shaving cream, contact solution or Borax). Then depending on the level of slime awareness (or the age of the kid) you can add in some fun extras!

What is the best slime kit?

There are pre-made slime kits you can buy for kids, but making your own slime kit is simple, gets you more product for your buck and you tailor it to make it the perfect gift.  

How do you make a slime kit?

How to make a slime kit?

Putting together a slime kit is SUPER easy! You’ll need a container (I love a caddy like this one), the FREE printable recipes cards (sign-up above for access!) and the supplies listed below. 

3 DIY Slime Kits: Beginner Slime Kit

GLUE: You can buy it by the small container or by the gallon. Don’t be tricked into buying “special slime glue.” There is nothing special about it (except that it says slime glue and is more expensive). 

Small Elmer’s School Glue

Gallon Amazon brand Glue

Clear Glue

Gallon Clear Glue

Food Coloring

Measuring cups and spoons

Borax

Container for Borax (I got mine from the dollar store)

Small Container for kit

3 Printable Recipes and a label from the Gift Resource library

slime recipes for beginner slime kit

 

 

Intermediate Slime Kit Gift

 

Intermediate DIY Slime Kit

Small Elmer’s School Glue

Gallon Amazon brand Glue

Clear Glue

Gallon Clear Glue

Glitter Glue

Food Coloring

Shaving Cream (this is at the dollar store!)

Glow-in-the-dark paint

Borax

Container for Borax (I got mine from the dollar store)

Measuring Cups and spoons

Plastic Slime Containers (to store after you make it)

5 Printable recipes and label for kit from my Gift Printables Library

Free Printable slime recipes for intermediate slime kit

 

 

DIY Advanced Slime Kit

Advanced Slime Kit (or Family Slime Kit)

Small Elmer’s School Glue

Gallon Amazon brand Glue

Clear Glue

Gallon Clear Glue

Glitter Glue

Food Coloring

Shaving Cream (this is at the dollar store!)

Glow-in-the-dark paint

Chalkboard Paint

Thermochromic Color Changing Powder Pigment 

Slime Balls– Foam balls for to make floam

Borax

Container for Borax (I got mine from the dollar store)

Measuring Cups and spoons

Plastic Slime Containers (to store after you make it)

Container for kit– I couldn’t find a tub like I used, but I love this chrome basket!

8 Printable recipes and label for kit from my Gift Printables Library

advanced slime recipes for advanced or family slime kit

 

Slime Kits for Kids

These kits would be a great gift from kids ages 4 all the way to teenagers! My 13-year-old regularly makes new slime concoctions. The different levels means they are great gifts even for kids who are already making slime. The advanced slime kit would make an amazing family gift…so if you have a fun family to buy for who loves to play together…this is a great option!

Can you think of someone who would love a slime kit? The color changing slime is so much fun, but don’t take our word for it…try it yourself!

I hope you will use these and want to hear how they go!

Happy Gifting!

Steph

 

18 Comments

  1. Corinne

    October 23, 2017 at 8:39 am

    This is such a great gift idea! My son LOVES slime!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      October 23, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you Corinne! I hope the free printable recipes help you to make this gift easier to give! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Anna

    October 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

    This is such a fun gift idea!! My 3 year old would LOVE slime – I’ll have to make it for him sometime!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      October 23, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      Thank you Anna! These recipes are approved by my 2, 4,6, 10 and 13 year-olds. Haha! Your three year old will LOVE the goo (and it is fun to make.)

  3. Echo

    October 23, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    What a cute gift idea! I love making slime… We used to make it all the time in my classroom!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      October 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Isn’t it so much fun? Thank you Echo!

  4. Summer

    October 23, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    This is the best gift idea I have seen in a long time! Very clever! My kids are crazy about slime and we are forever buying little containers of “flarp” from Wal-Mart. I will be making the advanced slime kit for one of our family gifts. The kids will love it!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      October 23, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      I’m so glad Summer! These kits are much cheaper than buying the pre-made stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to hear what your kids think after you give them the big kit! Thank you!!

  5. Bailey

    October 24, 2017 at 10:25 am

    as someone who loves the idea of DIY crafts with their kids but hates getting supplies this a great idea and totally creative.

    1. The Gifty Girl

      November 5, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Thanks Bailey! Getting the supplies is the big pain, right? It’s not so bad when you have everything all together!

  6. Emy

    November 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    So cool! We tried to make slime, but we just made a mess. Any tips?

    1. The Gifty Girl

      November 14, 2017 at 6:59 am

      Emy, what is your slime like? Too sticky: add more activator (Borax + water or contact solution) Not Stretchy: add a few squirts of hand lotion. If you haven’t tried the baking soda recipe that one is pretty fool proof! I hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Emily

    November 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    But where are the printable recipes??

    1. The Gifty Girl

      November 23, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Emily,
      In the body of the post is a spot to enter your email address for access to the Gift Printables Library. You’ll receive a code in the email and can come back and click on the “Free Printables” then enter the code and the recipes are there for you to download. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Stephanie

      1. Karla

        December 15, 2017 at 4:09 pm

        I am also trying to locate these. I did enter my email in the center, twice. It has not sent me a code, nor can I find the “Free Printables” to click on.

        1. The Gifty Girl

          December 15, 2017 at 4:21 pm

          Hey Karla,
          So sorry you are having this problem, I just sent you an email and I’m looking into it!
          Stephanie

  8. Sarah

    February 12, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Hello, thank you for the freebies! Im making one for a gift donation for a family fun bingo night at our school! Iโ€™m having issues finding the free printables though…Iโ€™ve filled out the email part 3 or 4 times and havenโ€™t received an email yet or seen a spot to go to a link. Any helpful tips? Thank you!

    1. The Gifty Girl

      February 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Hi Sarah,
      I sent you an email! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks!
      Stephanie

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