9 Different Types of Slime to Up Your Slime Game



You’ve introduced your child to the fun of making slime, but they’re over the basics and looking for something different and more exciting. Not to fear! With baking soda, you can create different types of colorful and fluffy slime to prepare for the holidays and create endless hours of fun sensory play.


How to Make Fun and Festive Holiday Slimes


The holidays can be a bit chaotic and messy, so why not introduce some fun for you and your kids with holiday slime? Whether you’re making a spooky glow-in-the-dark slime for Halloween, a candy-corn-colored Thanksgiving slime, or one of many Christmas slimes, here’s how to make slime with baking soda to add more joy and merriment to the holiday season – and beyond!


Numerous different types of holiday slimes branch off from the basic slime recipe. Baking soda can help you make basic slime  in multiple ways – without boric acid.



1. First Things First: Basic Fluffy Slime

Fluffy slime is the basis for several holiday slimes. Softening up the texture of your slime can allow for all sorts of shapeshifting, molding, and slime add-ins. Best of all, making your own DIY fluffy slime is incredibly simple with this recipe.


Ingredients & Supplies



  1. Pour 1 cup baking soda into a bowl, then add 1 tablespoon of shampoo, dish soap or shaving cream.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Add food coloring as desired. Add more shampoo to make your slime creamy, or fluffy.


2. Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it… Snowy Slime

You may come to learn that there are numerous different types of slime with a wintry theme. Snow slime is among them! With baking soda, you don’t need to wait on Mother Nature to bring your own personal winter wonderland to life. Build some snow slime as the decorative foundation for your favorite Christmas or winter figurines!


Ingredients & Supplies

  • 3 cups shaving cream
  • ½ teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • ½ cup white glue
  • ½ cup white polyester fiberfill micro beads
  • 1-2 tablespoons saline solution
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Figurines



  1. Pour three cups shaving cream into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda and ½ cup of glue to mixing bowl and mix together.
  3. Stir in ½ cup of foam microbeads.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of saline solution into the mix. Stir until you get the desired, slimy texture.
  5. Pour a small portion of saline solution onto cutting board, then place that small amount in your hands. Knead your slime until it is no longer sticky.
  6. You’re ready to add any figures and shape your snow slime as desired!


3. Replicate A Classic Christmas Treat with Candy Cane Slime


little girl playing with candy cane slime

Perhaps no single holiday treat screams Christmastime like candy canes. The red and white swirly hooks are a staple as far as candies go and, yes, they are among the different types of slime you can make with baking soda! Sculpt your own candy cane forest or imagine a unique version of the Nutcracker with this fun holiday slime.


Ingredients & Supplies

  • 1 bottle (6 oz) – red glitter glue plus 6 oz. regular white (PVA) glue
  • ½ teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1½ tablespoons saline solution
  • Small mixing bowl
  • 1 tablespoon of water (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint extract (optional)



  1. Pour all 6 oz of the red glitter glue and 6 oz of white glue into a bowl.
  2. Add ½ teaspoon baking soda and mix thoroughly. Add up to ¼ cup water for extra stretchy slime.
  3. Add in saline solution in portions (perhaps 1 tablespoon to start) and knead to the desired consistency.
  4. If desired, add peppermint extract and mix.
  5. Take your slime out and pull apart, shaping different pieces into candy canes!


4. Feel the Holiday Spirit by Making Gingerbread Slime!

When making holiday slimes, don’t just stop at candy canes. Just a few degrees of separation from the candy cane recipe and you can find yourself making slime gingerbread! Grab the baking soda from the cabinet, break out the candies, harness your creative juices and start in on this cheery and playful slime.


Ingredients & Supplies

  • 5 oz clear glue
  • ½ cup water
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Gingerbread fragrance oil
  • Brown and gold glitter
  • ½ teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1 tablespoon saline contact lens solution
  • Small mixing bowl



  1. Combine 5 oz glue, a few drops of brown paint and a few drops of fragrance oil to a small bowl.
  2. Add brown and gold glitter to the bowl and stir.
  3. Add ½ teaspoon baking soda and stir well to combine.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon saline solution and stir again. Use hands to knead slime until it is less sticky.
  5. If you need to preserve your slime for later use, store it in an airtight container to prevent drying.

5. Gobble, Gobble! Time for Turkey Thanksgiving Slime

Thanksgiving is typically a time for family, food and reflection, plus fall colors and the crunching of leaves. With baking soda, it can also be a time for slime! This fluffy turkey slime recipe appeals to all the senses. Don’t be surprised if your mouth starts watering thinking about a bountiful feast!


Ingredients & Supplies

  • ½ cup white (PVA) glue
  • 1 tablespoon saline solution
  • ½ teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • ½ cup water
  • Brown food coloring
  • Mixing bowl
  • Gold glitter
  • Turkey confetti or maple leaf foil confetti



  1. Add ½ cup water and ½ cup glue to bowl and combine.
  2. Add brown coloring and gently mix in.
  3. Add glitter and your choice of turkey or leaf foil confetti.
  4. Stir in ½ teaspoon baking soda. You can include more for added firmness.
  5. Finally, mix in 1 tablespoon saline solution and stir until slime begins to harden.
  6. Knead your slime!


6. Spooky Glow-in-the-Dark Slime


kid playing with Halloween glow in the dark spooky slime

Now here’s where things really get sticky! Halloween is the ideal time to break out glowing soda slime. That’s right, watch as the oozing slime gives off a glow-in-the-dark green tint! You and your child might feel like you’re playing the part in a ghost story! Green slime is one of the many DIY Halloween activities  involving baking soda.


Ingredients & Supplies

  • ½ teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 8 oz washable PVA glue
  • ½ tablespoon glow powder
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon saline solution
  • Storage container
  • Beads, non-adhesive gemstones, and glitter (optional)



  1. Pour 8 oz glue into storage container.
  2. Add ½ cup of water and mix well, then stir in ½ tablespoon of baking soda.
  3. Add ½ tablespoon glow powder until mixture reaches desired color.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon saline solution and knead with hands until slime starts to harden.
  5. For some added fun, include beads, non-adhesive gemstones and glitter.
  6. “Charge” your slime by letting it sit in indirect sunlight for 15-20 minutes.


7. How Does Slime Steal Christmas? Grumpy Green Slime, That’s How!

our heart will grow two sizes when you see your kids playing with this green slime this Christmas. Baking soda can help you make stretchable, borax-free Christmas slime that steals away holiday boredom and keeps kids’ hands busy while you sneak off to meet Santa. Your kids will be eager to touch this slime with a 39 and a half foot pole!


Ingredients & Supplies

  • 4 oz clear glue or green glitter glue
  • 1 tablespoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1 tablespoon saline solution
  • Green food coloring or yellow and blue food coloring (if using white or clear glue)
  • Red sequin hearts or heart-shaped beads
  • Mixing bowl



  1. Empty 4 oz bottle of glue into mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and mix.
  3. Squirt in 1 tablespoon of saline solution.
  4. Stir mixture until baking soda is dissolved and mixture pulls away from sides of the bowl. Add more saline until slime becomes easier to pull.
  5. Add 3-4 drops of green food coloring and stir, then knead slime. To get that particularly “mean” shade of green, try 4 drops of yellow food coloring and one small drop of blue.
  6. Pour in red hearts. Mix evenly.
  7. If you have your own dog, now’s the time to dress him with reindeer antlers!


Other Slimes to Make with Baking Soda


The holiday season offers ample opportunity to make slime. But you don’t have to limit your activities to the final few months of the year! Check out these different types of slime you can make at any time.


Bring a Mythical Creature to Life with Unicorn Slime


Strictly speaking, unicorns do not exist. But why should you and your child always be so rooted to reality? With baking soda, you can produce awesome unicorn slime that resembles all the wonderment of the horn-headed creature. Bring some imagination (and baking soda) to the table and have a good time making unicorn slime.


Ingredients & Supplies

  • 1 bottle 6 oz glitter glue
  • Pink, gold and blue glitter
  • ½ teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1½ tablespoons of saline solution
  • Up to ¼ cup of water for a stretchier slime
  • Mixing bowl



  1. Pour 6 oz glitter glue into bowl and add ½ teaspoon baking soda. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Add glitter and combine with contents of the bowl.
  3. Add saline solution in ½ tbsp portions. Mix with every portion you add.
  4. Mix slime until it hardens and knead with hands.
  5. Do you believe your eyes? You’ve brought your unicorn slime to life!


Peace, Love and Tie-Dye Slime

Rainbows don’t have to come out after a downpour. Not when you can whip up some tie-dye slime  with baking soda. This recipe will bring out all the vibrant colors of a tie-dye shirt. It can also make for a nice way of offering support and added visibility during LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June.


Ingredients & Supplies

  • Small bowl for each color
  • Bottle of white liquid all-purpose or washable glue
  • ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • Saline solution
  • Liquid food coloring



  1. Pour 5 oz liquid glue into each small bowl.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon baking soda to each bowl. Mix well.
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring to respective bowls.
  4. Add 2 teaspoons saline solution to each bowl and stir.
  5. Knead slime with hands until hard. You can add more saline solution for assistance.
  6. Stretch and twist different slimes together to create tie dye pattern!


Use Baking Soda for All Your Gooey and Slimy Demands

Now that you’ve seen just how many different types of slime you can make, it’s time to get to work! Keep ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda close by to create different types of slime to your heart’s desire, whether for holidays or any time of the year!

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