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Gooey monster slime jar Halloween craft

Like it or not, kids love slime. They love making it, playing with it, and grossing people out with it. So, why fight it? Think of it as educational fun. They get to learn about chemical reactions while making a mixture that oozes and stretches and is just generally icky, which makes them love it even more.

Truth be told, it is kinda fun to play with! Get back in touch with your inner child and make some monster slime, inspired by The 36th Avenue, with your favorite kids — young and young at heart.

Using our easy to follow, step-by-step directions will make this the ideal activity for a party, playdate, or just a rainy day. If you’re worried about the mess, set up a table and your supplies in the garage or outside. Then you can relax and enjoy the process without worrying about it ending up on the floor or in your carpet.

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If you’re planning a Halloween party, this should definitely be on your list of kid-approved activities. You’ll also want to multiply the recipe based on how many slime scientists you have so everyone can take some home. After all, do you really want all that slime to stay at your house? Small jars, plastic containers, or cleaned baby food jars would work well when it comes time to store it and transport it home.

Offering different colors of glitter glue and food coloring adds some variety to each person’s monster slime. Not only can the googly eyes go on the monster jar, they should definitely go in the slime to make it truly monster-like. Even better, get “real” eyeballs to add to the slime. The scarier the better!

Once the slime is made, it can be stretched and pulled and manipulated into all kinds of shapes. The more you play with it, the better it gets!

This activity definitely does need some adult supervision. And make sure hands are washed thoroughly once slime playtime has ended. Slime can last for weeks when kept in a sealed jar or plastic baggie. While this may not thrill you, the kids will love it!

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Begin slime

Fill 1/2 cup 2/3 full with glitter glue. Fill rest of the way with Elmer’s glue.

Begin slime


Combine ingredients for slime mixture

Add warm water to a bowl. Combine with glue mixture using a spoon.

Combine ingreiendts for slime mixture


Add color for monster slime jars

Slowly add food coloring to glue mixture. Stir with a spoon to combine.

Add color for Monster slime jars


Add last ingredient to slime mixture

Pour liquid starch in carefully. This will help thicken the slime. Stir thoroughly with a spoon.

Add last ingredient to slime mixture


Finish mixing slime

Once mixed well, use your hands to continue combining ingredients. If you want thicker slime, add a bit more liquid starch.

Finish mixing slime


Begin jar decoration

Paint jar lid black. Let dry, and apply a second coat.

Begin jar decoration


Almost done!

Fill jar with slime.

Almost done!


Create hair on monster jar

Place hot glue all over the top of the jar lid and press the black strips of crinkly paper onto the lid. Shape hair any way you like.

Create hair on monster jar


Final step for monster slime jar

Glue googly eyes on the front of the monster slime jar.

Finish last step for Monster slime jar


The cutest monster slime jars you’ve ever seen!

The cutest Monster slime jars you've ever seen!


Bright slime colors make for festive gifts and holiday decor.

Bright slime colors make for festive gifts and decor


All lined up and ready for some monster slime fun!

All lined up and ready for the Monster slime fun!


So colorful with a pop of sparkle!

So colorful with a pop of sparkle!


Materials:

  • Jars
  • Googly eyes
  • Foam brush
  • Black craft paint
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Black paper filler/strips
  • Mixing bowl
  • Warm water
  • Silver glitter glue
  • Liquid starch
  • 1/2-cup measuring cup
  • 3/4-cup measuring cup
  • Clear Elmer’s glue
  • Food coloring
  • Mixing bowl

Instructions:

  1. Take 1/2-cup measuring cup and fill that about 2/3 of the way with glitter glue.
  2. Fill the rest of the measuring cup with clear Elmer’s glue.
  3. Pour 3/4 cup of warm water into the mixing bowl.
  4. Pour the glitter glue and clear glue mixture into the warm water.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add liquid starch to the bowl once mixed well.
  7. Add a few drops of food coloring of your choice to the mixture.
  8. Mix food coloring around with a spoon before you get your hands in it.
  9. Once mixed well, you can use your hands!
  10. Use your hands and mix everything together really well!

Tip: If you would like the mixture even thicker, add another splash of liquid starch.
Store in an airtight container!

For the monster decoration of the jar:

  1. Paint the outer lid of the jar black.
  2. Allow to dry and put a second coat of paint on.
  3. Put hot glue all over the top of the jar lid and press the black strips of crinkly paper onto the lid.
  4. Shape monster hair as desired.
  5. Glue googly eyes to the front of the jar.

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