Fourth of July slime - Boston Moms

Star-spangled slime is easy to make and provides hours of ooey-gooey fun! Boston Moms Project Manager Deanna Greenstein and her daughter had a wonderfully sticky time making this patriotic slime!


  • Clear glue
  • Liquid starch
  • Blue and red food coloring
  • Red, white, and blue glitter
  • Bowls to mix in
  • Hand lotion (optional)


Squeeze the whole bottle of glue into a bowl!

Add approximately 2/3 cup liquid starch.

Mix the glue and the liquid starch together until they form a slime consistency! 

Note: If the slime is too sticky, adding a small amount of hand lotion to the mixture will make it easier to play with.

Split the slime into three separate portions.

Add blue food coloring and blue glitter to one, red food coloring and red glitter to one, and white or silver glitter to the third. 

Mix each up until you have red slime, white slime, and blue slime! 

You can play with your three colors of star-spangled slime separately, make an American flag, or mix them all together for slimy, patriotic fun!

Boston Moms would love to hear your ideas! How do you plan to celebrate the 4th of July with your family? Tell us in the comments!

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