My kids are obsessed with slime. If you have never made slime before, you are in for a treat – and a mess! Slime is easy to make a at home, and once you know a few basic recipes, you can tweak them in lots of ways to create many different varieties. If you love all things pumpkin this time of year, you will flip for this Pumpkin Spice Latte Slime. It smells just like your favorite drink, though of course, it isn’t edible. This borax free slime recipe will put you and your kids in a fall mood! Be sure to also try this Pom Pom Slime.
Please supervise your kids when making slime and have them wash their hands when they are done playing. This is not edible.
I always recommend playing with slime on a table and away from fabric and carpets. You’ll thank me later!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Slime
You will need:
A few small bowls
For latte colored slime:
5 oz clear glue
½ cup water
½ tsp baking soda
Acrylic paint: latte, caramel, and brown
1 tbsp contact solution
Pumpkin pie scented fragrance
Coffee Cake scented fragrance
Pour one cup of white glue into a bowl.
Add 1 cup of shaving cream to the bowl. Shaving cream can be tricky to measure. You’d rather put in a little extra, than not have enough.
Mix the shaving cream and glue together and add 1 cup of foaming hand wash.
Mix the ingredients well. The slime will be very foamy. Next, add 1 tsp of cornstarch and 1 tsp of body lotion. These will help your slime to be stretchy and fluffy.
Add in ¾ – 1 teaspoon of baking soda and mix. Start with ¾ of a teaspoon and add more during kneading if you need to. Baking soda will help the slime to thicken.
Finally, add in the contact saline solution. Start with 1 tablespoon and if you need to add more, you can. Saline solution will make the slime less sticky. You’ll know you’ve added enough when the slime pulls away from the side of the bowl.
Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky. This sometimes take a bit of time.
Set aside the foamy slime. This will be the whipped topping to your pumpkin spice latte.
Now we are going to make the base of our pumpkin spice latte slime. In a small bowl, pour 5 oz of clear glue.
Add ½ cup of water and stir.
Sprinkle in ½ teaspoon baking soda and stir again.
Add a few drops of both pumpkin pie and coffee cake scented fragrance oils.
Add acrylic paint to the mixture. I find a mix of latte, caramel and brown gives a very realistic color.
Sprinkle in the brown glitter and stir well.
Add 1 tablespoon of contact solution. Stir and then start kneading the slime.
If the slime is still too runny, you can add a bit more baking soda.
If the slime needs to be less sticky, you can add more contact solution.
This slime is fun to play with in a coffee cup. You can layer your brown coffee slime on the bottom part of the cup and top it with a fluffy whipped topping slime swirl.
I love the fact that this slime has a delightful fall fragrance in addition to being fun to play with.
This slime can be stored in an airtight container. After noticing my kids leaving slime everywhere and finding lots of messes, I purchased these containers and they have been a life saver.
Of course this Pumpkin Spice Latte Slime is fun to combine as well.
I love the way the colors look together as they are stretched and pulled.
The more your kids play with this pumpkin spice latte slime, the more of the yummy scent is released, making this an activity that is a joy for the senses!
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