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How to Make Ice Cream Slime

Create some (non-edible) slimy, melty, gooey bliss — sprinkles included!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream, so maybe it’s time to try a nice, quiet, sensory activity?

This melted ice cream look-alike slime comes together quickly, and keeps well in an airtight container or zip-top bag. We add glitter and styrofoam beads to ours, but you and your child should feel free to experiment with mix-ins! (Just remember — slime isn't edible, so no one should try to actually eat it!)

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Supplies You'll Need:

  • Liquid Starch

  • Glue

  • Glitter

  • Food Coloring

  • Shaving Cream

  • Styrofoam Beads

  • Wooden Sticks

  • Mixing Bowl


1. Use a wooden stick to mix ¼ cup glue and ⅓ cup shaving cream in a mixing bowl.

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2. Add liquid starch little by little, until the mixture begins to congeal. Keep adding to get the slime consistency you want!


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3. Add food coloring and stir.


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4. When the slime stops sticking to the sides of the bowl, knead it with your fingers.


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5. Push a divot into the center of your slime and add glitter!

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6. Add styrofoam sprinkles, and use fingers to combine.


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7. Stretch it out and have fun!


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To keep it fresh and stretchy, store it in an airtight container. (Just make sure you don’t try to eat it!)

Prefer to watch a how-to video? Here ya go!