Stuck Inside? A Slimey Recipe for Rainy Day Fun

Remember GAK? Hello Recess kitchen tested the Slime recipes across the web to help you recreate the oozing, farting cool of the ’90s. Use this quick and easy Slime recipe to impress little ones with sensory learning or to simply set yourself up as the cool kid with the other big kids. Make it your own by switching up the coloring and glitter. Try seasonal glitter shapes like pumpkins or bats and themes like sea creatures for ocean slime.



5oz bottle of Elmer’s Clear School Glue

5oz Sta-Flo Liquid Starch

Liquid water coloring or food coloring

Loose fine glitter in a variety of colors

Note: Elmer’s Glue also makes Classic Glitter Glue which can be substituted for the clear glue to save you time by cutting out the food coloring and glitter.


  1. Empty the glue into a large bowl.
  2. Add coloring and glitter slowly to your liking and mix well.
  3. Add starch in small increments. The more starch you add to the glue, the less stretchy the glue will become. Do a stretch test to check the consistency.

The Slime is immediately ready for play.

Photographed by Two-Daloo and Lynn Pinard for Hello Recess.

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