DIY Ultimate Slime Kit

There’s a very solid part of me that is bitter over writing this post.  My daughter, Lis, loves to watch YouTube videos of other people making slime. Naturally, after watching so many videos, she wanted to be making her own.  Now about two years ago, we had a slime “experience” involving Lis and three friends.  It was scarring, life altering, and devastating (only for me, of course).  You can read about it in next week’s edition of These Kids are Crazy.  Despite all of that, though, I wanted her to have a magical Christmas and I decided to buy the supplies to create the ultimate slime kit.

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Create your own diy ultimate slime kit with these simple instructions.


1. Elmer’s Glue

2. Elmer’s Clear Glue

3. Contact Solution

4. Tide Liquid Detergent

5. Borax

6. McCormick Food Coloring

7. Barbasol Foaming Shaving Cream

8. Beads

9. Glitter

10. Sequins

11. Gloves

12. Plastic Storage Containers

13. Serving Tray

14. Storage Box – You’d better believe that the storage was part of the gift!

Slime is seriously the coolest thing in the world right now for these kids.  I think I’m officially old because I just can’t see why.  I’m not going to complain too much, though, because Lis is learning some pretty cool chemistry because of it.  But in all honesty, I sent Lis to a birthday party with 10 jars of Dollar Tree fart putty and it was the most excited-about gift.

Please insert “confused-as-all-hell” emoji.

Ok so back to the DIY ultimate slime kit.  I have never felt so lame as when I was wrapping two gallons of glue to put under the Christmas tree.  With the exception of the Borax and Tide, everything else went into the storage box.  It all fit really nicely which was fantastic for me.  I specifically told Lis that she had to make all of her slime on the serving tray because it has a lip and would keep all of the “add-ins” from rolling off the table.  We’ve made three batches already and it’s worked really well.

I was pleasantly surprised at the overall cost and ease of putting this slime kit together.  When it was all said and done, I spent around $40.  I got some great deals on Black Friday through Amazon and was able to include about 20 “add-ins” all from the Dollar Tree.  And the best part was that she was super excited about it.  While I still don’t completely understand the hype, I was happy to have made her Christmas morning.

Have you made your own DIY slime kit?  What did you put in it?  And did your kids love it just as much as mine did?  I know I’m not the only one with a daughter going nuts over slime.




  • Kyla Matton Osborne

    Oh my gosh! My youngest would so love this gift box! She is obsessed with slime, oobleck, and all of those sticky, gooey DIY projects.

    • Go for it Kyla! Like I said, it was super easy to put together. My favorite part is the dollar store tray to keep everything from flying everywhere!

  • Larissa Joassaint

    Hahaha my 17-year old sister came home one day with slime. I was very confused, and she told me her and her friends were bored, so they decided to make slime. And I know the younger kids that I coach also make slime, because sometimes they will bring it to practice. So I guess slime is something for kids of all ages! I personally don’t see the appeal, but maybe I just need to make it one day and I’ll understand!

    • Larissa I didn’t realize the older kids are making it too! I always supervise when Lis is making it so I’ve been pretty hands on. I still don’t understand it.

  • Tracy Iglesias

    I don’t have kids, but I remember being little and me and my friends going through the silly putty phase, and I also loved clay, needless to say my mom did not want any of that mess in her house! 🙂

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

  • My daughter is obsessed with slime. Looks like I have a few things to add to my grocery list- ha!