As Brits prepare to splash out £420 million on Halloween, Juliet Sear shows us how to make our own frighteningly cheap fun with slime. From glow in the dark to gruesome ghosts, pumpkin glitter and menacing monsters - we’ve got the most spooktacular slime the whole family can enjoy.
How to make slime
250 ml PVA white glue
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Gel food colouring
2 tbsp contact lens cleaning solution
Glitter and any Halloween products you want to include!
30ml of shaving foam (optional - if you want your foam to by puffy)
Put all the glue into a mixing bowl. Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix well.
Add a drop or two of your chosen gel food colouring. Add more to create a more intense colour.
Add the contact lens solution and mix. The slime will begin to form. Keep adding the solution until the slime starts to come away from the sides of the bowl.
Once it has formed, take it out and knead it with your hands. It should start to form into a pliable ball. Add glitter at this point and any Halloween items that you want to add!
How to customise your Halloween slime
Glow in the dark slime
This can be made by adding glow in the dark paint to the slime.
By creating green slime and adding fangs and eyes, you can make your slime look like a monster
Pumpkin glitter slime
By adding glitter and pumpkin seeds to orange slime, you can make it look like the insides of a pumpkin
This is easily made by adding spiders and scary colours to the slime.
By adding silver glitter and eyes to white slime it resembles a Halloween ghost