Aug 182016
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Homemade Slime #recipe #craft 1

Have you guys seen the new Ghostbusters movie yet?  I took my twelve year old and two of his friends to see it the weekend it came out and we loved it – not that I had any doubt that I would.  The original Ghostbusters (from the 80’s) is my ALL-TIME favorite movie, so there was no chance I was missing the new, updated version.  It has an awesome, and I do mean awesome, cast and definitely lived up to the hype – oh and I’ve seen it three times already.

Since we’re such big fans of Ghostbusters, I decided that I need to make some homemade ectoplasm (slime) for the kids to play with. Slime, goo, gunk, glop, ooze or whatever you’d like to call it, this creation will please boys (and girls) of all ages. It’s incredibly easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients!

The combination will create chemical reaction that can be fun for a hands-on educational experiment. Chemical bonds form as you mix the ingredients. The molecules stick together and become polymers which create the slimy texture. The formula is also non-toxic and, when kept in an air-tight container, it can last years. It’s not recommended for consumption, but it won’t harm those little ones who just can’t help but try and taste it.

You Will Need:

  • 1 teaspoon of Borax
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of gel school glue
  • 2 bowls
  • Food coloring – optional

To Create the Slime:
1. Dissolve Borax in 1 cup of water in one of the bowls.

slime step1
2. Pour glue into a separate bowl and add the remaining 1/2 cup of water.
3. A few drops of food coloring could be added, but this is an optional step. For a slimy green hues, mix 2 drops of green coloring with 3 drops of yellow. Or, use pre-colored gel glue.

slime prociess
4. Mix the Borax solution with the watered-down glue.

slime adding
5. Discard leftover water and play!

slime in a bowl
You can also use liquid laundry soap, but some find the texture is a bit messier. You can also use plain white school glue in place of the gel, but note that you will have an opaque finish.  

slime kid

My kids love this stuff and it’s so easy to make, we constantly have some in our house!

homemade slime

The Ghostbusters movie was such a hit with my family & inspired our homemade slime, which has kept my boys busy this summer. But sadly, summer is quickly coming to an end and they’ll be heading back to school before I know it.  That means early wake-ups, homework and packing lunches. I grabbed some fun snacks while I was at Walmart because I like to have a variety of things on hand to snack on or throw in lunch boxes.

Ghostbusters MARS

I saw this Mixed Mini Variety Bag and had to get one.  It is filled with things my family likes.


I also got a bag of SNICKERS® Mixed fun sized variety 35.09 oz. and M&M’s® Milk 42 oz.


While you’re at Walmart, be on the lookout for M&M’s® Milk Chocolate Bottles with Ghostbusters themed packaging!  There’s even an in store coupon with savings of $0.75 off 1 M&M’s® Bottle July 17 – September 30!

Ghostbusters is in theaters now.  Have you seen it yet?

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  83 Responses to “Homemade Slime Recipe #BTSSpirit #cbias #ad”

  1. What kid wouldn’t want to play with homemade slime? Heck, I think I’d like to play with it. We haven’t seen the Ghost Buster movie yet, but it’s definitely on the list. I love that the slime will last for years in an airtight container.

  2. Whoa that is some cool looking slime!!! Never thought to use gel glue- brilliant! My kids are going to love this project!

    • I have a large bunch of nephews and nieces who would love playing with this. Maybe they can take out their Ghostbusters action figure toys and cover them with this homemade slime.

  3. This is perfect! My 10 year old is all about doing science experiments and loves slime. lol I happen to have a brand new unopened box of Borax right now too. We’ll be making some of this goo asap!

  4. This is totally up my sons alley! He would have so much fun with this. He’s in school right now so I may have to make it before he comes home and then we can have some fun together when he gets home.

  5. That is so much fun! My kids would love to make this as part of our Halloween decorations or just to play with really.

  6. Slime is the must fun thing in the world for any kid to play with. Thanks for sharing this super easy recipe.

  7. I didn’t know it was that easy to make homemade slime. I will have to try making some for those days when I babysit my grandchildren. I am sure they will have hours of fun playing with it!

  8. Slime is always a hit at our house! It’s great when you can combine a few things on hand and wind up with an afternoon of FUN!!!!!

  9. What a fun craft to do with the kids this summer. My kids love playing with play dough and slime, so this is something we’ll be trying out for sure.

  10. Homemade slime sounds icky but cool at the same time. How neat to be able to make this at home versus spending costs on it at the store. Appreciate you sharing a fun idea to make slime!

  11. I tried homemade slime with my son for his school science project. It was a bit sticky. I don’t know if I made it properly. Your’s looks like fun. It’s inspired by The Ghost Busters. My kids would love that and M&M’s!

  12. My kids used to love making homemade slime. We did it several times when they were homeschooled as a science project.

  13. I have not seen it yet, but I plan on seeing it. I will have to make some slime for my niece and nephew.

  14. Oh my goodness, the color of that stuff is spot on ‘Slime’! It’s kind of disgusting in way, but super cool. Even as an adult, I love to play with this stuff. I’m sure my almost 4 year old would get a kick out of this. I am putting it on my must make before summer is over list!

  15. Now that’s a cool DIY project for my nieces! Well, the preparation and creation’s all my part anyway but they’ve been enjoying a lot of cool chick flicks lately and once they watch the latest ‘Busters film, I know they’ll want something like this!

  16. OMG I need this in my life for sure. I am so making me some slime to play with adn no I am not sharing it with my son.

  17. My boys would love this yucky slime. This would be perfect for their party favors.

  18. That looks like a lot of fun. It’s hard to find a good slime recipe. I have tried many!

  19. We love do make slime too! My kids beg me all the time – but I am the mess police and only give in on special occasion! It always ends up in my carpet or something like that! ☺

  20. This slime looks like a lot of fun for kids. Even as an adult I am tempted to play with it.

  21. I love The Ghostbusters movie from the 80’s. I haven’t had a chance to see the new one yet. I love the slime. Looks like fun to play with.

  22. I used to make this a long time ago when I was younger. I forgot how much fun it was for kids. I’ll have to make some with my girls.

  23. Oh my goodness. This would make my boys hearts skip a beat! This looks like so much fun we will HAVE to make it before school is back in session!

  24. Some slimy looking slime… I bet my grandchildren would love making this… Is the borax safe? I am a soap maker and wonder…

  25. Too much fun!
    My daughter made some slime at her “nature is gross camp” but it wasn’t nearly as gross as yours! She would have loved this!

  26. Oh this totally looks like something that would come from Slimer from the movies! This is such a fun idea.

  27. I need to make this with my girls. I’m sure they’ll love it. We love doing crafts like these!

  28. That looks like such a fun project. Is it hard to clean up?

  29. That is fantastic! I didn’t know that is so easy to make. My son will love it!

  30. That’s the best looking slime, ever. I love that you talk about what you can do differently and what the results will be. Now I can make an informed decision.

  31. I know my kids would love this and I would try this with them but they would have it all over the house.

  32. I never heard of Borax being used for anything other than detergent. This is a fun idea that my kids would enjoy making and playing iwth.

  33. That’s really awesome! I’ve seen a lot of these on pinterest and this one is perfect for Ghostbuster fans, really. Glad you found a lot of good deals on candies and snacks!

  34. That looks so entertaining and fun to play with!

  35. Before even getting to the actual content, as soon as I saw the homemade slime I immediately thought of Slimer from Ghostbusters! My son would have so much fun with this, but I think I’d end up having to pull it out my daughters hair, haha. Such is childhood and parenting, though.

  36. That looks like so much fun! This is definitely something that my kids would love!

  37. This looks like endless fun! If it’s slimy or putty my kids would play with it all day! Thanks for the slime recipe!

  38. My son loves you for sharing this! We have been searching for a recipe for slime for quite some time! And seeing ghostbusters has reignited his interest!

  39. OMG. I feel like I was always playing with slime as a kid. I dont even think my daughter would touch that stuff. Lol.

  40. Woah, this is super cool! We will have to make this slime, I’ve been looking for an easy recipe.

  41. I love making things like this for the kids and they enjoy helping out as well. It’s really awesome to be able to make slime, that will keep them busy for a while. Those are pretty good deals with the candies!

  42. I love to make slime! We just made it the other day.

  43. We saw Ghostbusters a few weeks ago. It was fantastic. I will have to make some slime with the kids this weekend.

  44. My kids are going to have so much fun with this slime. The movie was great. I will have to put the original on while we make the slime.

  45. How fun is this! I am a big ghost busters fan too. This looks like a great activity to do with my grandchildren

  46. This looks absolutely, totally, and utterly disgusting. My boys will love this slime! It is right up their alley.

  47. The process of making the slime is as much fun as playing with the completed project. Need to make this with the kids.

  48. We had the Nickelodean Cup in town recently and I can’t believe how much I looooove playing with slime hahahaha. Enjoy your trip to Disneyland!! 🙂

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  49. ewwwww, that looks creepily awesome! I’ll try this with my nephews and I know they’ll love it. I’ll even make some pink and purple ones for my daughter

  50. That slime looks so disgusting, lol, that’s why I know the kids are going to love it. I’ll have to let them make some this weekend. I too loved the Ghostbusters film.

  51. That looks fun! Perfect activity for kids, I am sure they will enjoy it!

  52. I’ve tried it before and my osn was enjoyed it and had fun to play it.

  53. I am a big fan of ghostbusters as well and your homemade slime looks fitting for the remake. How kickass were the cast, especially since there are some identifiable female characters in it now?

  54. This is so cool! My son would freak if we made this at home! Definitely going to for Halloween!

  55. I haven’t seen the new Ghostbusters yet, but I really want to. There are just too many good films in the theaters right now! And this slime…I am going to have to make some for my 2 boys. That would keep them busy for hours.

  56. I love the old Ghostbusters movie as well and can’t wait to see the new one! The slime looks so fun! I’ll have to make it with my boys. They’d love it.

  57. I don’t know why this made me think of You Can’t do That on Television first before I realized it was a reference to Ghostbusters. Regardless, this looks like so much fun.

  58. Thus just made me happy! I feel like I’m a kid. I would def. make this.

  59. My kids love when we make this slime. My carpets may not be on the same page though!

  60. We have not seen the Ghostbusters movie yet and can’t wait to see it. The Ghostbusters movie back in the 80’s was something everyone went and see. This recipe is awesome for homemade slime and something I will have to make with my niece’s kids. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  61. We still need to see it, but I want to!

    I sent my kids to school yesterday in their Stay Puft Marshmallow Man t-shirts.

    Fun green slime. It’s great to make with the kids.

  62. I will be taking my niece to see it soon. She is going to love this slime for sure!

  63. My kids would love to make this slime!! What a fun project to make at home with the kids.

  64. I love the added gross look to this. Looks a lot better than most slime recipes I see on the internet!

  65. Now this is super fun! My girls would love to make and play with this homemade slime!

  66. A great way to play with the kids. Thanks for giving this kinds of family bonding stuff. Continue inspiring us.

  67. I have never done a slime at home before, but this sounds like an easy recipe to do which kids would fall in love right away. I would want to get this done for my kids sometime!

  68. Now this looks like something any kid would enjoy. I can tell you my husband would love this. he is a big kid.

  69. This is going to be on my list for Halloween. We take halloween very seriously at our house!

  70. What a great idea to make at home!! I know my kids would love this, perfect timing with Ghostbusters too!

  71. This is so cool! I remember when I made my own slime back in the 90s, when I went to Math and Science camp. I think kids will love being able to make it (I know I did), and it will especially be festive during Halloween!

  72. You made this look so easy! future science project? I can definitely see myself sliming the kids on Halloween! lol

  73. My kids would love this. The more disgusting it looks the more they would like it

  74. Wow, this is a brilliant idea. My son will surely love this.

  75. Do you have any idea how long my kids have been asking me to make slime? I guess I don’t have any excuses not to now!

  76. This is such a cute idea. Great way to bring the movie to life.

  77. My kids would freaking love to make this. My 11 year old has really gotten into Ghostbusters. Me, I’m more into M&M’s, peanut M&M’s are my favorite.

  78. OMG that looks so realistic. I grew up on Nick and Ghostbusters slime so I didnt think the new generation of kids like it. Maybe boys of course but great demo!

  79. OMG that looks so realistic. I grew up on Nick and Ghostbusters slime so I didnt think the new generation of kids like it. Maybe boys of course but great demo!

  80. my kids will certainly love it indeed..thanks for sharing it, Robyn..