Create some ooey, gooey pumpkin slime with this recipe by contributor Jennifer from Sugar, Spice and Glitter.
This is a fun sensory play activity for kids, and they will also enjoy the science aspect of making it too.
Note: Slime is not safe to put in your mouth so avoid giving it children to under the age of 3 and supervise when making with younger kids
You might also like our Goo recipe (goo is another name for oobleck)
My kids looooove slime. They like to experiment and mix the ingredients together themselves (which can get a tad messy), but it makes them so happy that I let them do it anyway.
We do set some ground rules though. They are: if you make it you clean it up, and no slime in carpeted bedrooms. But, overall it’s a lot of fun and I love that it keeps them away from screens for a while.
This pumpkin slime recipe Jennifer has made looks like so much fun and I just know my kids would love it! Here’s how to make it…
How to make pumpkin slime
You will need
- 1 5oz bottle Elmer’s Clear Glue
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup warm water, as needed
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup Liquid Starch, as needed – note, you can replace the liquid starch with powdered borax mixed in warm water (stir 1/4 teaspoon borax into 1/2 cup warm water – add as needed in place of the liquid starch). Liquid starch is unavailable in Australia.
- Pumpkin Glitter or orange food colouring
- Pour the clear glue into a medium-sized bowl.
- Use a fork to stir in 1/4 cup warm water.
- Add 1/4 cup Liquid Starch and stir well for 2 minutes.
- Test the slime and add more water if too stiff, more Liquid Starch if too sticky.
- Continue stirring until the slime forms into a ball, then knead for 2 minutes, adding more water or liquid starch, as needed.
- Once the slime is stretchy and no longer sticky, knead in the glitter.
- (Our glitter dyed the slime orange, but if yours doesn’t you can add a few drops orange food dye to achieve an orange color.)
Do you love slime, or do you hate it?
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More sensory play recipes for kids
- Make some wonderful-smelling cinnamon cookie playdough for pretend-play baking
- Kids will love this bubbling witches brew fizzy science activity
- Goo is so much fun to make and play with – and it only requires 3 ingredients!
- Christmas pudding playdough is another fun recipe to keep kids busy in their pretend-play bakery
Where’s the pumpkin? I was excited that you found a way to use real pumpkin to make a slime. Very disappointed.
No actual pumpkin in this one, it has pumpkin glitter and colour