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Green Bug Slime | Fun Sensory Play Activity

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I can’t think of a better fun and easy slime recipe than this fun Green Bug Slime. It combines two of the things that most kids love to play with: slime and bugs. This is such a simple slime recipe and only requires a few supplies to make.

Plastic bugs in green slime | kids bug crafts
Plastic bugs in dripping green slime | kids bug crafts

Easy Bug Slime Without Borax

SLIME TIP: This slime or any other slime can easily be made without Borax. All you need is liquid starch and glue. In my opinion, this is the easiest way to make slime. To make slime without borax just mix about 1/2 cup of warm water into 1/2 cup of glue and stir. Next add in about 1/2 cup of liquid starch, little by little, into the glue until you get the consistency of slime that you want. Make sure you pour it in a little at a time or you’ll get a big mess.

Liquid starch can be a pain to find in stores that’s why I pick up pick up an inexpensive container of liquid starch like this. I also like to purchase my glue in a big container. It’s so much cheaper that way. Plus slime has become a big thing these days and small bottles of glue are selling out in stores.

Black plastic bug in green slime | kids bug crafts

Ingredients & Instructions

For this particular slime recipe you’ll need the following:

  • 1 Bottle of clear Elmer’s Glue
  • Your empty bottle from above filled with glue
  • 1/2 Cup starch
  • Neon green Food Coloring
  • Plastic bugs
  • Bowls & Spoons

Step-by-Step Directions

  1. In a large bowl add your glue, water and food coloring.
  2. Mix well. Slowly add in the 1/2 cup of starch in small amounts. Do not add it in all at once or you’ll get a big gloppy mess.
  3. Once you can’t stir anymore, take the slime out of the bowl and knead it together. The more you knead the less sticky it will become. If it’s too sticky, just add a small amount more of starch.

Bug Slime Tips & Tricks

One of the good things about slime is that you can play with it over and over again. If it’s stored properly, then you can play with a single batch for up to a week or so. To store this bug slime just place it in a ziplock bag or container like this one and it will keep for a week.

Handful of green slime | kids bug crafts

Bug Slime Sensory Play

The best thing about playing with slime is that kids love the way it feels. They can do all sorts of things with it and that’s why it’s a great sensory play item. Bug slime is the perfect way to introduce your child to bugs that are outside.