Slime. It’s very much a HUGE thing in our house. Our daughter started making slime probably a year, maybe a year and a half ago. I figured it was like fidget spinners and be cool for a few months and then I would be able to get back all of my tupperware containers. After about a year I realized this was not going anywhere soon in our home so I decided that we needed some fun and unique slimes. We have made bubble gum slime, cotton candy slime, and honey slime. So naturally, we had to make some unique slime recipes for fall and Halloween!
On our other website, It’s a Fabulous Life, we shared this pumpkin guts slime. It smells like pumpkin and is full of pumpkin seeds. Just like what you would pull out from your pumpkin while you are carving your Jack-O-Lantern!
This spider web slime is perfect for a Halloween slime, but it would also be a great activity to accompany a spider unit or book! When it is stretched out, this spider web slime looks just like a real web!
The secret to the texture of this slime? Instant Snow! I had to order ours on Amazon. Our big box stores didn’t have it and our craft store only had a small tube that was about half of the price that the bottle was on Amazon. It costs about $10 and it is still a small bottle, but don’t be fooled! It will make about 2 gallons of Instant Snow and a TON of slime!
A few more quick notes before the tutorial!
- Containers: These are the best. They are really cost effective and come out to be the perfect size for our slimes.
- The spiders we have, we actually made! A bit of polymer clay is all you need. Polymore clay is awesome for making slime charms. To make the spider, you just need two little balls to form the body. Then roll a long, skinny snake with a piece of clay. Cut it to form the legs. Bake them on a piece of wax paper at 275 for a few minutes. If you want spiders, but don’t to make your own then you can buy a pack of flat back buttons. With this type of slime, the charms don’t stick like traditional slime, so we used ours for playtime only.
Pour half a cup of white glue into a container.
Add in half a cup of water. Mix the glue and water well.
In a measuring cup, fill it with 1 cup water. Add 1 tsp of borax and mix well. This will be your activator.
Slowly add the borax solution a little bit at a time.
Stir consistently, adding the borax mix until your slime is formed.
Knead your slime for a few minutes.
Add a tablespoon of Instant Snow to your slime, kneading it in.
Continue to add the instant snow (I added a total of 1 tbsp and about 1 tsp). You will have to knead and work the snow in. This part will take a while – I kneaded and kneaded it until the texture was what we wanted.
If at first the slime feels hard and stiff, keep kneading! It will take a few minutes for the snow to expand and incorporate fully! It will end up as a soft, drizzly cloud slime. Store in an airtight container.
Don’t forget to pin our Spider Web Halloween Slime – Unique Slime Recipe!