Blood Slime – the perfect slime for Halloween. This easy to make slime that looks like blood is a little disturbing, but it’s so much fun to play with. If your children love playing with slime as much as mine do, then they’ll love this super easy to make Halloween Blood Slime.
Now that Halloween is right around the corner it’s time to get out all the creepy, spooky things you’ve had hidden in the attic for the last 11 months. If you want to get your DIY on this Halloween season, this Painted Spider Vase or this Spider Web Vase are both super easy to make and will last for years to come.
But lets get back to this spooky Blood Slime. With just 4 ingredients you probably already have on hand at home, you can make this Halloween Blood Slime for hours of fun sensory play.
If you’ve made slime before, you’ll find that this Blood Slime recipe is a traditional slime recipe with liquid starch, only I added a little bit of water to thin it out some. This slime recipe is the first time I’ve added water to slime but thankfully it works out just fine.
If you’ve never made slime before, you and your children are in for a treat. Slime is so much fun to make and it’s great bonding time with your children.
If you are making slime with younger children that put everything in their mouths, please watch them carefully when making Blood Slime. It does contain liquid starch and should not be put in the mouth. If you want a safer alternative, this Edible Marshmallow Slime might be a better option for younger children.
Tip: When making any type of slime it can get messy really quickly. I recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind throwing away if necessary. Especially when making Halloween Blood Slime. The red food coloring will not come out of clothing so play clothes are the way to go.
With ingredients you probably already have on hand and this easy to follow tutorial you’ll know how to make blood slime in no time. You ready?
Blood Slime Ingredients
How to Make Blood Slime
When making slime it’s best to have all your ingredients measured out ahead of time. I like to have all my ingredients portioned out in small glass bowls.
To start making Blood Slime, you’ll need to pour the glue and water into a stain-proof bowl and stir to combine. I like to use a glass bowl, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand.
Then, add in the food coloring and stir to combine. Add as much food coloring as you want to achieve your desired color. There’s really no wrong or right amount here. I used about 3 drops of red Wilton Color Right food coloring.
Next, start adding liquid starch to the mixture a tablespoon at a time, stirring well between additions.
Once you notice the slime forming and sticking together, remove from bowl and knead with your hands. At first the Halloween Blood Slime will be VERY sticky. Keep kneading. If it’s just too sticky, add a little more liquid starch in small increments until it easily pulls away from your hands.
The thing you really to need to remember when making slime is that it isn’t an exact science. Amounts may differ depending on the brand of product you’re using. I’ve found that the best glue for making slime is Elmer’s. I tried some of the cheaper options and it just didn’t come together right.
Sometimes the gallon of glue is hard to find in stores, but it’s always been available on Amazon when I’ve needed to purchase another gallon. If you plan on making a lot of different slimes, the gallon is the way to go since it will save your some cash in the long run.
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Don’t forget to pin this Halloween Blood Slime to your Halloween board on Pinterest so that you don’t lose it!
Blood Slime Tutorial
- Stain-proof bowl (I use glass)
- spoon (or something to stir with)
- Pour glue and water into a bowl and mix well. Add red food coloring and stir until fully incorporated.
- Add your liquid starch a tablespoon at a time, stirring between additions. Once you notice the slime forming and sticking together, remove from bowl and knead with your hands. At first it will be really sticky. Keep kneading. If it's just too sticky, add a little more liquid starch in small increments until it easily pulls away from your hands.
- Store in an airtight container. I like using little glass jars.
Do all of your mixing in the bowl. Do not try to knead with your hands until the slime is forming a ball and sticking to the spoon while stirring. If you try to take it out too soon it will be so sticky that you won't be able to do anything with it.
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