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Crayon Slime

Crayon Slime is the perfect solution to all those broken crayons lying around your home, in your child’s toy box and even buried deep, deep in the bottom of your purse (I can relate HA!).

Crayon Slime on Table

This easy and colorful crayon slime is sure to provide hours of fun throughout the day and help us get through the hottest months of the year.

And while we are on the topic – I don’t know about you, but I am ready for summer to be over. With one exception – I don’t want my son to head back-t0-school.

I am talking about, I’m ready for Fall because the weather and gorgeous colors just can’t be beat.

That is one major reason I love this crayon slime so much is because of all the added color.

Crayon slime showing full colors

Okay, we totally didn’t use EVERY color of Crayon but you totally can!

Here are the main ingredients in this colorfully fun slime:

Notice something *missing* from that list? Yup, this recipe is BORAX-FREE! (Just in case you want a slime recipe using borax, we have that too with this glittered orange slime).

Now, let’s walk you through perfecting this slime recipe. Because, ya know, sometimes something goes wrong and you have to start all over. Let’s avoid that.

Crayon Shavings for Slime

First, you are going to want to shave small pieces of crayon. I used scissors but if you are having your kids help, a vegetable peeler will work just fine. You just want small pieces in multiple colors. We did this over a piece of wax paper so it was easy to transfer to the bowl.

Glue being poured into bowl for slime

Next, you’ll add your glue to the bowl and then slowly stir in your water, baking soda and crayon shavings.

The very last step is to add the contact solution SLOWLY. Okay, seriously though, I cannot stress this enough.

Before you add your contact solution you should know that although each slime recipe has specified ingredients (like this one calls for 1 tablespoon of contact solution) you should know that depending on the area you live and elevation, you may not need all of it. Or, if you live in a dry area (like the dessert) you may need a little more. Trust me, mixing slowly will help you get this recipe perfect.

Color Slime making in bowl

You only want to add the contact solution and slowly stir until you start to see the slime form (like above).

Once you do, keep mixing until the entire mixture is slimey. If it’s too sticky, add small amounts of contact solution and mix until you can touch it with your finger without having any residue on it.

All that is left to do now is play, stretch and mold this beautifully colored Crayon Slime.

Crayon Slime being played with

And if your kids really love slime (like mine do) make sure you pick up our new slime book which releases in time for Christmas!

Slime Book

Crayon Slime on Table

Crayon Slime

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 airtight container
  • 1 5 oz bottle of clear glue
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp contact solution I almost fill mine up...not quite!
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Small bowl


  • Chose the color crayons you want in your slime. I picked about 8 crayons in different rainbow colors.
  • Peel the wrapper off.
  • Using the scissors, shave the crayon. Kid scissors will work too, so kids can help! I collected my crayon shavings on a piece of wax paper to make transferring them easy.
  • In a bowl, pour the entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue.
  • Add in ½ cup of water.
  • Add in ½ tsp baking soda and stir.
  • Pour in the crayon shavings.
  • Add 1 tbsp contact solution slowly. It will instantly begin to form. Note: You may not need all of the contact solution.
  • It will be STICKY! Don’t panic! Mix the solution in the bowl until it starts to form.
  • Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky.
  • Store in an airtight container.
Keyword borax-free slime, crayon slime, homemade slime, slime
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