Slime. If you’re like most parents, you have a love-hate relationship with it.

Love that your kids are experimenting and putting all of those STEM skills to good use. (Will a little more Borax make it just right or way too firm? How about baby oil — what will that do?) Hate the trail of goo all over your kitchen or “picking” forgotten slime bits out of the rug.

But kids? They just looooove the stuff.

On the good chance that your kid is part of their elementary school slime trade ring — or you just want to score major parent points — here’s an easy recipe for glow-in-the-dark slime that won’t explode over your kitchen. No paint. No food coloring. And it really does glow. Perfect for Halloween fun!

Glow In the Dark Slime - (cool) progeny

Glow-In-The-Dark-Slime: Monster Mash


1 5 oz Bottle of Elmer’s Glow-In-The-Dark Glue (any color)
½ tbsp of baking soda
1 tbsp of contact lens solution (ReNu works well!)
Googly Eyes
Large Glitter/Confetti
Small Plastic Mason Jar with Lid
Giant Eyeball
Plastic Bowl


Pour out entire contents of the 5 fl oz Elmer’s Glow in the Dark Glue into a bowl. Really squeeze!

Add ½ tbsp of baking soda and mix thoroughly. 

Add 1 tbsp of contact lens solution. Mix until mixture gets harder to mix and slime begins to form.

Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands. If it’s too sticky, add ¼ tbsp contact lens solution and knead. Keep adding ¼ tbsp contact lens solution until desired consistency. 

Knead in googly eyes, glitter, and confetti.

Put into small mason jar. Embed giant eye so it’s “looking out.” Top with a lid.

Check out how it glows in a dark room!