Once you’ve started to make slime recipes, you just can’t stop! We’ve made so many slime variations, but we still love trying more! This time, we wanted to try and see if we could recreate the effect of tie dye in our slime. With a little experimentation, we created the perfect tie dye slime! The kids had a blast playing with this bright and happy slime recipe. They were occupied for an entire hot summer afternoon. This project would be perfect on a rainy day, or any summer day when it’s too hot to go outside, but you don’t want the kids to become overloaded with electronic input. Slime is the perfect sensory, hands-on and screen-free activity for kids!
How to Make Colorful Tie Dye Slime
You need just a few things to make this colorful tie dye slime!
What you’ll need to make tie dye slime:
- Liquid laundry starch
- Elmer’s white glue
- Food coloring (this brand produces bright colors)
- Measuring cup
Follow this recipe for liquid starch slime.
You’ll need to make four different batches. Dye one red, one, green, one blue, and one yellow. This will make the classic tie dye look, but of course, you can experiment with any color combinations you like.
Take four balls of slime (one of each color) and stack them. This will start the tie dye effect.
Gently stretch and twist the slime until the colors start to mix. Don’t over-mix though, or the entire thing will turn an ugly brown color.
Stretch and play with the slime.
Once the slime turns one color, get four more balls of slime and start the process over!
Tie dye slime is fun to watch drip and spread across a surface, like the bottom of a bowl or jar.
Try using differing amounts of different slime colors to make different tie dye patterns.
There is no end to the fun you can have with tie dye slime!
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