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Recipes for Fun - Kids Slime, Gloop, Goop & Glurch!

Updated on April 28, 2015

Squish, Squeeze and Squeal!

What kid doesn't like something icky, sticky and goopy that they can squish between their fingers?

Below you'll find recipes ust for kids! A great rainy day project that will keep them busy. Keep the ingredients in a kids activity basket that you can pull out when you're looking for something new to do.

*I halved each of the recipes below, and it made plenty for my 2 boys to smush.

Food coloring can be added to the recipes for some colorful fun! Just a few drops needed.

Gloop (Noise Putty)


8 oz bottle of glue

8 oz water

1 cup water

1 1/2 tsp borax powder

Pour 8 oz bottle of glue into bowl. Fill empty bottle with water and add to the glue - stir constantly. If you want to add a color, add a few drops of food coloring to this part of the mixture.

In another bowl, stir together 1 cup of water and 1 1/2 tsp of borax powder until dissolved.

Mix the 2 bowls together - Instantly they will become slime! Working it with your hands to make it a little more stiff.

To make this "noise" putty put in a small container, then stick your fingers through the putty, it makes some "interesting" noises!

Keep in a covered container in the refrigerator.

What Does Noise Putty Sound Like? - A video of the wonderous sounds of noise putty.

My kids think this stuff is hilarious. Okay, it makes me giggle too.

Glurch (Silly Putty)


2 cups white glue

1 cup liquid starch


Mix together with hands. Keep kneading until it forms a silly putty ball. Will take a few minutes of kneeding before the wetness goes away.

If it is wet and starch is not bonding, add more glue. If it is sticky, add more starch. Keep kneading until it forms a silly putty ball.

Store in an air tight container in refrigerator.

Homemade silly putty makes a great children's birthday party favor and activity! Help kids make their own batch then send it home in a fun favor container.


This project isn't one to keep, and is pretty messy! But it feels really cool.


1 cup cornstarch

2 cups baking soda

1 1/4 cups water


Mix dry ingredients and add water a little at a time. (This is important, as you may not need all of the water.) Mixture should be scoopable with hands - not too runny. When a lump is squeezed; it melts, then becomes more solid again.

*Note - although this picture shows food coloring added, it stained our hands, so I would recommend leaving the food coloring out of this recipe.

Like Experimenting? Fun Science Project Kits from Amazon.

Have any other messy, sticky, fun recipes? Post them here, or just stop by to say "Hi".

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      Mariama 3 years ago

      So what I did it did come the same but I think that those people who made it did a awesome job

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      Mariama 3 years ago

      So you saying that if I do that all that's what it will look like if i used the tortqoisie

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      teanna-svatos 4 years ago

      i love the goop noise putty i did it for a school project

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      Im Horse Crazy 5 years ago

      I love this lens! I always make slime when I am with my best friend!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These all sound like oodles of fun! Yay!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      I found your lens as I was searching for "springy substances." I believe either glurch or gloop would be springing, I don't know about goop. This is exactly how I raised my kids when I was at my best. Angel Blessed - and out to my buds at Facebook - we need a good laugh!

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      I think that noisy putty is funny, too. Lensrolling this to my Earth Day Crafts lens (it has some kid craft goop recipes also). Home made fun is best!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Enjoyed your Squidoo. I like reading and knowing. Chris

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      tiff0315 6 years ago

      I loved doing this stuff as a kid...I need to do this for my kiddos! Thanks for the recipes!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      These are fabulous recipes! Thanks!

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      Jeanette 7 years ago from Australia

      So much fun! Thanks for the recipes.

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      emmaklarkins 7 years ago

      Not a kid, but I still want to make this stuff!

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      squid-janices7 8 years ago

      There is no doubt that kids love this stuff. Great lens!

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      Kim 8 years ago from Big Lake, MN

      My kids love the goop but it's very messy indeed! My 2 year old squeals with delight when he squishes it in his chubby little fingers :-)