Making slime is a great boredom buster! I use three basic ingredients to create a project that keeps my kids busy for hours.

(This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find me every Tuesday!)

I modeled my slime after one of my kids’ favorite monsters, Bob from the movie “Monsters Vs. Aliens”. This one eyed blob would make a fun party craft, or even a unique Halloween party favor.


  • Elmer’s White School Glue
  • Tempera Paint
  • Liquid Starch
  • Plastic eyeballs from Dollar Tree

Step one:  Pour 1/2 cup of Elmer’s white glue into a container.   (I have tried to make this with generic brands, and ended up with a stringy mess.  I highly recommend sticking with a known brand for this project!)

Step two:  Mix in blue paint. I used powdered paint, but any kid’s craft paint will do. (I prefer to use washable paint instead of food coloring, to decrease the risk of stains!)

Step three:  Pour 1/2 cup of liquid starch to the colored glue.  Mix well.  If it feels too sticky, add a little more starch.  If you end up with too much starch you can just pour the excess off.

Step four:  Add the eyeball to the slime blob.  You could change this up by adding plastic insects or other creepy objects.

This is a fun project to do with a large group, and it makes a great party favor.  One of my sons has an October birthday, so I had all the guests make slime as a party activity.  You could make your own slime any color you want, and even add glitter to it for a different effect!  have fun crafting and creating!



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