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Pumpkin Slime for Halloween
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5 from 4 votes

Halloween Slime

Author: The Best Ideas for Kids


  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue 6 oz – we used white (2 bottles) and glitter green and repeated the recipe 3 times. Note: we made this with Elmer’s glue. It is recommended you do not substitute with other glue as the make-up may not be the same and the recipe may not work (especially Dollar store glue many people report having problems using this).
  • Orange food coloring for the pumpkin slime jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1½ TBSP of Contact lens solution. **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.
  • Optional: add up to 1/4 cup of water to your glue before adding baking soda if you’d like a more stretchy slime


  • Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.
  • Pour 6 oz of your Elmer’s glue into the bowl. Use white glue for the ghost and pumpkin slime.
  • Use your green glitter glue for your Frankenstein slime.
  • Mix in orange food coloring to make orange glue for your pumpkin slime.
  • Add your 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly. Also add up to 1/4 cup of water to make a more stretchy slime.
  • Now add in your contact lens solution. Reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form. Start with half of what the recipe calls for and mix in. Then slowly add in the rest. If you find it is still too sticky you can add a bit more. Be careful not to add too much or it will make your slime hard.
  • Now mix until your slime forms and begins to harden. You may be surprised with how much you need to knead the slime to really make the slime form. If it’s not the desirable consistency keep kneading. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a bit more contact lens solution.
  • Now add your facial features to your mason jars! We used googly eyes for the ghost slime jar. We cut out a pumpkin face with black felt for the pumpkin jars. And we used black felt and googly eyes for the frankenstein jars.