Spring is almost here and I can’t think of a better fun and easy slime recipe than this fun Green Bug Slime. It combines two of the things that most kids love to play with, slime and bugs. This is such a simple slime recipe and only requires a few supplies to make. After you’re done making this Bug slime make sure you check out our cool Rainbow Slime and Glitter slime too!
Make Easy Bug Slime without Borax
Liquid StarchSLIME TIP: This slime or any other slime can easily be made without Borax. All you need is liquid starch and glue. In my opinion, this is the easiest way to make slime. To make slime without borax just mix about 1/2 cup of warm water into 1/2 cup of glue and stir. Next add in about 1/2 cup of liquid starch, little by little, into the glue until you get the consistency of slime that you want. Make sure you pour it in a little at a time or you’ll get a big mess.
Liquid starch can be a pain to find in stores that’s why I pick up pick up an inexpensive container of liquid starch like this. This is the same kind I use. I also like to purchase my glue in a big container like the one below. It’s so much cheaper that way. Plus slime has become a big thing these days and small bottles of glue are selling out in stores.
How to Make Bug Slime
For this particular slime recipe you’ll need the following:
- 1 Bottle of clear Elmer’s Glue
- Your empty bottle from above filled with glue
- 1/2 Cup starch
- Neon green Food Coloring
- Plastic bugs
- Bowls & Spoons
In a large bowl add your glue, water and food coloring. Mix well. Slowly add in the 1/2 cup of starch in small amounts. Do not add it in all at once or you’ll get a big gloppy mess. Once you can’t stir anymore, take the slime out of the bowl and knead it together. The more you knead the less sticky it will become. If it’s too sticky, just add a small amount more of starch. You can also check out my best slime recipes page for more ways to make this easy bug slime recipe.
Bug Slime Tips & Tricks
One of the good things about slime is that you can play with it over and over again. If it’s stored properly, then you can play with a single batch for up to a week or so. To store this bug slime just place it in a ziplock bag or container like this one and it will keep for a week.
Bug Slime Sensory Play
The best thing about playing with slime is that kids love the way it feels. They can do all sorts of things with it and that’s why it’s a great sensory play item. Bug slime is the perfect way to introduce your child to bugs that are outside or to get them excited about spring.