Halloween Kids Crafts – Slime in a Tube

Halloween kids crafts are right up my alley.  I like the icky gicky, gross and slimy activities.  My son is the opposite.  Nothing gross or scary for him.  When we started working on his class room party ideas I kept getting vetoed.  Then I came upon a slime recipe and we both agreed it would be fun.  I also thought it would be fun if the kids could take them home and show their siblings and parents. Thus, the tubes decorated and ready to be filled with slime.  I decorated 8 of them and I will let the kids in the classroom do the rest.

halloween classroom idea slime tubes

Materials used to make the Halloween classroom craft:

What You Need for the slime:

  • 16-oz box cornstarch
  • water
  • food coloring
  • bowl

To make the slime:

  1. Empty the box of cornstarch into a bowl.
  2. Add 1-1/2 cups of water.
  3. Add about 15 drops of food coloring. It’s fine without color, too.
  4. Mix the goo with your hands.
  5. Have fun!  The recipe is safe to handle, non-toxic and gross to eat.

Directions to make Halloween classroom craft:

materials for halloween classroom craft There happened to be some old bottles sitting around in my garage and I thought they would be perfect to add to the Halloween scape I am creating for the classroom.  You could use recycled bottles or jars.

Clean the jars and dry them.  Wrap ribbon around the top of each jar.

wrap ribbon around top of bottlePrint out free labels from jgoodedesigns.com on cardstock and trim them with scissors to the size you like. Adhere the labels with FabriTac.  Add the bakers twine round the tops of the bottles and you are all set.

If you want you could also punch holes in the labels and hang them like a tag with the baker’s twine.

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  1. Melissa says

    Wherever did you get your cabinet I love it have been looking for one like it for ages!! Do tell please thanks!!!


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