Remember the play slime you grew up with? Now you can make your own! Crunchy slime is the newest trend in the slime world, and we are totally in favor of it.

stretching apart blue mix of crunchy slime

A slime that's crunchy instead of sticky? We're in! Miniature plastic balls add another level of sensory involvement to this fun kids craft. Our crunchy slime recipe is quick and easy, so you can make this casual craft anytime—just keep the liquid starch and white glue handy!

  • Working time 30 mins
  • Start to finish 30 mins
  • Difficulty Easy

What you need


How to do it

Part 1

mixing together ingredients for slime
stirring blue food coloring into crunchy slime
Step 1

Make the base

To make crunchy slime, you'll need a plain slime base. In a mixing bowl add 1/2 cup white crafts glue and 1/2 cup liquid starch. Stir these together until you're left with a slime-like texture; if necessary, add in additional liquid starch, one tablespoon at a time. The finished slime should be firm and stretchy but not sticky. When you've reached the perfect slime consistency, add in food coloring and stir until the color is completely incorporated.

ball of blue crunchy slime
Step 2

Add the crunch

When the slime is finished, it's time to add the crunch! To add the crunchy texture to the slime, add about 1 cup of miniature foam balls to the slime mixture. Foam balls are usually available at crafts stores, but you can use small plastic beads if you can't find them. Stir or knead the slime until all of the balls are incorporated into the slime. Take this DIY slime up a notch by adding glitter or confetti shapes in with the foam. When everything is incorporated, it's time to stretch the slime! We could play with crunchy slime all day long!


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