I’ve seen recipes for honey slime all over the internet; I finally decided it’s high time I rope my nieces and nephews into making some to see how it goes. I gathered all of the ingredients and we had our own little bee party.
I've seen two versions - one with borax and one that is edible for the wee ones. In for a penny, in for a pound, so we made both.
First up, the pretty slime. You can add glitter, little plastic bees, sequins, and any other inedible bee-related items you'd like.
Honey Slime Ingredients:
1 cup hot water
⅓ teaspoon Borax
1 ½ ounce Clear Elmer's Glue
¼ cup room temperature water
yellow food coloring (you don't need much)
Gold Sequins (optional)
Extra fine glitter (yellow, gold, etc.)(optional)
Small plastic bees (optional)
Other supplies for Making Slime (Per kid or adult. We aren't here to judge)
2 Plastic Containers for mixing
1 Plastic Container for storing
Plastic spoons for mixing
Instructions for DIY Slime
1. In a plastic container, pour in 1 cup of hot water and stir in ⅓ tsp. of Borax.
2. In a separate plastic bowl pour the glue in and ¼ cup room temperature water. Mix together.
3. Add the glitter and sequins to your glue mixture container.
4. Add food coloring to get the perfect honey color.
5. Next add bees to the glue mixture.
6. Pour the container of the glue mixture into the water and borax solution.
7. Let the honey slime sit for 30 seconds. You will see it instantly start to glob up and get thick.
8. Knead the honey slime for a few minutes.
9. Store in an airtight container.
Edible Honey Slime
½ cup honey
1 cup cornstarch
3 to 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
1. In a microwave-safe container, mix the cornstarch and honey as well as you can.
2. Place the mixture into the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds or just until warmed.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil at a time until it forms a dough.
4. Turn the dough out onto a clean surface. We used plastic trays. Knead the oil into the dough until it reaches a stretchy, slime-like consistency.
5. If the honey slime becomes sticky or stiff while playing you can add a little more oil.
You can store the slime in an airtight container at room temperature. However, we considered this a one-night deal and threw the slime away after the kids were done playing with it for the night. I don't like to be wasteful, but by the time the kids were done kneading, playing, and experimenting with it I was none too sure it could still be considered edible!