Saturday, October 24, 2009

Soap Slime - A Halloween Tutorial

Here is a creepy project is super easy and perfect for Halloween that I found on Soapylove Daily Ditties (

Here's what you'll need:

3/4 cup water
1 packet powdered gelatin
1/2 cup of liquid soap (I used a liquid soap base since it was unscented and uncolored)
liquid colorant
fragrance oil
1 teaspoon table salt
cups, jar, or a glass pan
soap eyeballs or other creepy objects (optional)


1) Gather your favorite ghouls. I had the Jewelry Box colorant kit and Candy Jar fragrance kit, so they spent some time choosing their favorites. (I made 2 batches and let the kids pair up. This recipe is for one batch)

2) Place the gelatin powder in a bowl. Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil. Stir water into gelatin until powder is dissolved. Stir in liquid soap.

3) Add colorant. For green I used 1 drop of turquoise and 4 drops of yellow. Now add a few drops of fragrance oil. The droppers on the kit bottles are so great for kids since they make it easy to control the drops, plus they're really fun!

4) Stir in the salt until dissolved. Put creepy objects into cups or jar and pour in soap (it is lukewarm at this point). Or you can pour soap into a glass pan.

5) Put soap into fridge for several hours or overnight. It's fun to cut it up into cubes and scoop out, which become single use soaps. Or you can use a fork and shred it into wormy noodles and pile up in a bowl. My eyeballs made the bottom of my slime a little white but it adds to it's grossness!

If you like this project or are looking for more soapy Halloween inspiration, check out the Fall issue of Let's Get Soapy! There is glow in the dark soap, soap painting, using juice cans for a mold, and a lot more.

Have fun!

Blogger Note:  You may find the "eye balls" at your local party store.  If live the San Francisco Bay Area, you will most likely find them at Diddams. I even found some at Target in their Halloween section.


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