Space Slime Recipe: How to Make for Super DIY Fun (2024)

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This space slime recipe is a stellar way to enjoy out of this world DIY fun with your kids.

You can easily get right to a whole lot of hands-on fun with just a few ingredients. My boys have had a blast making and playing with their galaxy slime - that's what they call it when they're having Star Wars fun.

Oh, and you can use this slime with space themes in so many different ways. I'm sharing our creative ideas for making this recipe plus tips for tweaking it. Make sure to read my tips for making slime time as stress-free as possible for all, too.

RELATED: You've got to try our mermaid slime recipe. It's awesome for sparkly DIY fun with kids!

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DIY Slime is SO Much Fun for Your Kids and You!

It's so much fun finding and incorporating hands-on ways to make learning fun for my boys. I love to try all sorts of crafts and activities. Playdough and glitter don't scare me 😉

But, slime?

Well, I admit that I was uneasy about this ooey-gooey creation at first!

A few years ago, my boys were begging me to make slime. I cringed. It seemed like that stuff would get all over the place and stuck in carpet, on furniture, and in hair.

But, they persisted and I decided to give it a try. With a few simple and clear expectations, slime can really be an amazing addition to learning fun and life.

After testing out all sorts of DIY slime recipes, I'm ready to share our favorites. And I'm thrilled to share this slime with one of my boys' favorite themes - SPACE!

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Recommended Ingredients for This Space Slime Recipe

I wanted to make sure that you knew what you were getting into as far as necessary supplies for DIY slime. Here are the suggested ingredients in this recipe (that yields one cup of slime):

1 cup

water

½ teaspoon

borax

food coloring

purple and black

glitter

silver, dark pink, and blue

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How to Easily Make This DIY Slime

New to making homemade slime? Well, you're in for a real treat! It's exciting to watch the transformation of all the ingredients into a material that you can easily move around and play with.

It will take about five minutes to gather the suggested ingredients (see above) and materials:

⭐️ The amount of food coloring that you use may be adjusted to your personal preference. Also, you can try different colors and to see what types of creative space slime you can come up with!

⭐️ This recipe takes about 15 teaspoons (or 5 Tablespoons) of water + borax mixture.

Step-by-Step Directions for Making This Space Slime Recipe

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01

Combine water and borax

Add 1 cup of water in a glass measuring cup with ½ teaspoon of borax.

Microwave for 30-45 seconds.

Stir until the borax is dissolved.

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02

Mix the glue and food coloring

In a large bowl, add 1 bottle of clear glue (about 5 oz.)

Add food coloring drops - with 3 drops of black and 3 drops of purple.

Stir until colors are fully blended.

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03

Slowly add the water + borax mixture

Add 1 teaspoon of water + borax at a time to the glue/food coloring mixture and stir.

Continue to add 1 teaspoon of mixture until no longer sticky.

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04

It's glitter time!

Add the glitter. Slowly fold it into the slime.

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05

Storage tips and ideas

Store this space slime in a plastic container with a tight lid or plastic baggie.

Tips and Tricks for a Fun Slime Time with Kids

It's a very good idea to set clear rules and expectations before you let your kids loose with slime. A few tips are:

  • designate a specific area to use your slime
  • talk about what tools, containers, and accessories are allowed (and which ones are not)
  • set a time limit (if you have a busy day)
  • slime stays in your bubble (that's what my boys and I call about a one foot area around each person - so no slime "mysteriously" ends up on a sibling, pet, or parent)
  • show how to care for and store your slime

Think outside the box as you make your slime. What are some other small things (instead of glitter) that you could add to the slime? How can you use the slime with different learning themes?

Do your students want to try a variety of colors for their space slime? Go for it! It's your DIY slime time so make the most of it 😊

Here are some of the simple ways that my boys use slime during our homeschool time because it's a great way to keep hands busy, especially during read-aloud time:

  • Use a large plastic tray to contain the slime mixture and any accessories being used
  • Keep the slime in a bowl or on a plate
  • Place some of the slime in a small plastic bag and seal - fantastic learning tool when placed on hard surface to practice forming letters and numbers!
  • Tape that small plastic bag to a window and use the same way to practice handwriting and math skills

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Resources for Fun with Your Space Slime

Great news! You can easily take your space slime fun to the next level by adding some resources. These glow in the dark planets would be SO cool with this slime!!

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Enjoy Out of This World Slime Time!

WooHoo! You can have so much fun with this super cool slime with space themes.

It's such a creative way to enjoy hands-on activities that you can customize and play with again and again!

Did you make this space slime recipe?

I would love to know about your space slime making adventures and how you're enjoying it with your children! Please share your ideas in the comments area at the bottom of this post.

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