If you've ever wondered how to make slime, look no further! Use our basic slime recipe to whip up your own batch—then add creepy crawly critters and a fun printable tag!

June 11, 2015
bug-themed party favor tags

This fun bug-theme party favor comes together in just a few minutes. Our fast and simple recipe makes it easy to whip up a batch of homemade slime, then dress it up with free printable tags. We're obsessed with how cute the added critters are, too!

What You Need:

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 8 ounces white crafts glue 
  • 1 tablespoon borax (look for it in the laundry detergent aisle)
  • Spoon for stirring
  • Green and/or yellow food coloring
  • Resealable plastic bag or clean plastic-covered container

Step 1: Mix Ingredients

preparing water for dyeing

To make the slime, in one bowl mix white crafts glue with 1 cup cold water. In other bowl combine borax with 1/2 cup very hot (but not boiling) water; stir well until borax is completely dissolved.

Step 2: Add Color

green dye mixed with water

When the borax is fully dissolved, it's time to give your slime a fun color! Work quickly to add about 10 drops liquid food coloring (or one small drop gel coloring) to the borax mixture to reach desired color; stir well. When the food coloring is completely dispersed, slowly add the borax mixture to the glue and water mixture and start stirring.

Step 3: Stir to Create Slime!

stirring green slime

Stir the slime with a spoon until the mixture becomes more solid. Then, using your hands, reach into the bowl and knead the mixture until it becomes a solid mixture that is gooey, stretchy, and not sticky. To make party favors from the slime, add small amounts to containers or jars—after playing with it, of course!—and add one of our

free printable tags

to complete the look. The slime can be stored in sealed or covered containers for up to two weeks, as long as it's refrigerated while you're not playing with it.

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