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Slime Recipes For Messy Play

Try these simple slime recipes. Great for sensory learning & relaxation for children. Learn how with these simple ingredients and basic methods.

Slime Recipes For Messy Play

Slime has fast become popular among children across the world. Their fascination with the gooey substance has quickly grown into what we can only call a messy play obsession - and what’s not to love. Because OMO believes that children learn through exploration, we've decided to put together a few slime recipes that can be made in the comfort of your home using simple ingredients.

Well, what are we waiting for, let’s get going, the slime awaits! And if you are concerned about the mess, there is light at the end of your laundry tunnel. OMO offers the best laundry detergents for the job, to help remove stubborn dirt and stains after a stimulating session of messy play.

Glue Based Slime

This homemade slime recipe only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to make but it will keep your children entertained and stimulated for hours.


  1. Add glue and food colouring together into a bowl, mix in the activator. The more activator you add, the thicker it will be. The less activator you add, the slimier it will be. Add according to your preference.

  2. Knead the mixture together like you would with baking dough.

  3. Store slime in a container to avoid it drying out and well, there you have it, Gooey slime that your children will thank you for. It’s always good to remember the importance of getting your hands dirty while learning.

Find out more on messy play and the role it plays in your child’s development.  

Glitter Slime

Well, hello sparkles! Glitter slime looks as glamorous as it sounds and making it is super easy.


2 x 150g bottles of Glitter-Different colours according to preference. 250g bottle of school glue 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda 2 tablespoons of contact saline solution, borax or activator

How To Make It

Empty the glue into a bowl, add bicarbonate of soda to the middle and pour the activator into the mixture, borax can be used as a substitute. Mix the mixture through well until you get the desired texture. Knead the slime thoroughly and voila, homemade glitter slime. Store in a bowl with a lid to avoid the slime drying out. Have fun while mixing and kneading, OMO will be there to take care of those developmental stains later.

Fluffy Slime

Fluffy slime, just what the kids ordered. Here’s how you make it.

Things needed

250g bottle of white school glue 2 tablespoons of OMO liquid laundry detergent or contact saline solution 1-2 cups of shaving cream Food colouring

The Process

Add the glue and the food colouring into the bowl, add in OMO liquid laundry detergent, mix well and combine shaving cream to the mixture. The more shaving cream you add, the thicker the mixture will become. When you have your desired texture, knead the slime as you would baking dough. And that’s about it, fluffy slime!

Don’t worry too much about getting your clothes clean after, OMO liquid laundry detergent will have your clothes spick and span while you spend time making slime-balls! Include some styrofoam balls or baking spice to give all your homemade slime recipes a delicious fragrance of either cinnamon, pumpkin spice or nutmeg. Be sure to store foam in an airtight container to keep the texture from hardening.

Keeping the kids and well the family entertained is easy with these homemade slime recipes provided by OMO. Allowing your child to learn and thrive in some messy activities is not only good for their creativity, but it also boosts their immune systems by building up resistance to everyday germs. Slime is an excellent stimulant for children as it encourages nerve connection in the brain’s pathways and it also aids in relaxation.

Other sensory forms of play that are great for a child’s development involves having some fun with food , we’re sure you’re going to enjoy that as much as the kids!

Now that you’ve got the slime out of the way, washing the food colouring out of your clothes is as easy as following these handy tips for the best advice on how to handwash clothes. Until next time, happy slime making days ahead!