This easy and colorful DIY crayon slime recipe will have you digging through your couch cushions for broken crayons.
DIY Crayon Slime
What makes DIY crayon slime different is that it doesn't call for any food coloring or any glitter — yet it is still very colorful.
Instead, this fun slime gets its color from something you likely have at home already — crayons!
Seriously though, who knew that all those broken crayons could be so useful?
So have the kids help gather up all the broken crayons around the house and have fun turning them into the fun and colorful slime.
How to Make Crayon Slime
This slime is very simple to make. To be honest, the toughest part is peeling and shaving you crayons, and even that is pretty fun to do!
Start by gathering everything that you will need for this easy project:
- medium size bowl
- clear glue
- baking soda
- saline solution
- airtight container (for storage)
Then, begin by unwrapping each of your crayons.
We used about 8 crayons of various colors to help give our slime a rainbow look. You can choose whichever colors you would like.
Next, use scissors to “shave” the crayons.
Kids scissors or a vegetable peeler would work to peel the crayons as well.
TIP: shave crayons on top of a sheet of wax paper to make it easy to transfer shavings.
Time to make the slime!
Combine 5 oz clear glue, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/2 cup water in a medium-size bowl.
Add 1 tbsp saline solution.
Stir and watch as the slime beings to form.
Pull the slime out of the bowl with your hands and knead it. It will be very sticky to being with but will get less sticky as you knead it.
If your slime is just too sticky even after kneading it for a while, add a drop or two of saline solution and knead some more.
I hope that you and the little ones enjoy making and playing with this awesome slime.
- 5 oz clear glue
- ½ cup water
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp saline solution (contact solution)
- crayons (we used about 8)
- wax paper, optional
- medium size bowl
- spoon, for stirring
- Unwrap crayons.
- Using scissors, carefully "shave" crayons. Shave onto a sheet of wax paper for easy removal.
- In a medium-size bowl, combine glue, water, and baking soda. Stir well.
- Stir in crayon shavings.
- Add saline solution, stirring to mix well.
- Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky.
If your slime is still sticky after kneading it a while, try adding another drop of saline solution.
Store slime in an airtight container between play sessions to make it last as long as possible.