If you’re looking to make a Hallowe’en slime that’s not too scary, this pumpkin slime is a great choice. It’s festive and fun but still good for preschoolers. Once you learn how to make pumpkin slime, you’ll be able to easily make it anytime.
Looking for a creepier version of Hallowe’en slime? You might want to check out our spider web slime or make some glow-in-the-dark slime. Slime is a great addition to a classroom party or an October gathering.
Pumpkin Slime Recipe:
- 1 6 oz. bottle Elmer’s clear glue*
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup warm water, as needed
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup liquid starch, as needed
- orange food dye
- pumpkin confetti
*Note: You can use other brands of clear glue, but in my experience, Elmer’s washable clear school glue gives the best results for slime.
- Pour the bottle of clear glue into a medium-sized bowl.
- Stir in 1/4 cup warm water using a fork.
- Add 1/4 cup liquid starch. Stir well for 2 minutes or so.
- Mix in a drop or two of orange food dye.
- If the slime is too stiff, add more water. If it’s too sticky, add more liquid starch.
- Continue stirring until the slime forms into a ball.
- Knead for about 2 minutes, adding more water or liquid starch if necessary to reach the desired consistency.
- Once the slime is stretchy and no longer sticky, knead in the pumpkin confetti.
Slime should be stored in an airtight container or sealed bag when it’s not being played with. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly after handling slime.
Variations of pumpkin slime:
- Instead of pumpkin confetti, mix in actual pumpkin seeds.
- Skip the orange food dye and keep the slime clear. Depending on which confetti you use, it may dye the slime orange over time anyway.
- The stretchy pumpkin slime is a good one to use for our Halloween sensory game.
As with all sensory play recipes, adult supervision is recommended.
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