How to Make Crunchy Slime + FREE Printable Valentine’s Day Labels (Fun Gift Idea!)

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Make this easy and satisfying crunchy slime for Valentine’s Day to gift to friends!

hand in pink crunchy slime

Need a fun Valentine’s Day activity to do with the kiddos? 💓

How about making some awesome crunchy slime!? Adding colorful slime craft beads to your slime recipe adds a neat texture that’s super addicting to play with and also EASY to make. Oh and not to mention the crunchy sound it makes when squished…😍 You can add them to your favorite slime recipe, or try using this simple recipe I’m sharing today using contact solution.

ball of crunchy slime

Tips for making Valentine’s Day slime: 

  • Make sure the brand of contact solution contains boric acid and sodium borate so it’ll work as an activator Renu or Blink are some brands to consider for making slime. For an alternative, try using 1/2 cup of liquid starch like Stay-Flo instead of contact solution and baking soda.
  • As far as storage goes, slime can be kept for around a week if it’s kept covered in a bag or container!

valentine's day slime supplies on the counter
mixing up slime in a bowl with beads and glitter
stretching pink crunchy slime

DIY Crunchy Slime




Add glue to the bowl. Stir in baking soda and then stir in water using a spoon.


Stir in contact solution. This is the activator, so you should notice it start to get firm as you continue stirring.


Add in pony beads, food coloring, and glitter (if desired). We added red beads, glitter, and red food coloring to this batch for a fun Valentine’s Day theme!


Use your hands to knead, and continue kneading until slime forms! If it’s super sticky, you can add more contact solution as needed. Eventually, you’ll get this wonderfully addictive crunchy slime to play with!

crunchy slime valentines for the class

Need a creative DIY classroom Valentine’s Day idea? ❤️

How about making little individually packaged slime to share with friends? My daughter and I made a few batches of this Crunchy Slime and packaged it in some 2 oz. sized cups with lids.

Grab the FREE printable labels I’ve designed and just tape them on the lid for a really fun and easy Valentine’s Day idea!

compiling slime valentines for classroom

These are so darn cute!

In case you’re wondering, one batch of this slime will fill about seven of these small containers. One year my daughter gave slime to all her friends on Valentine’s Day and she was so excited about it! Such a fun little project. Enjoy!

holding a small container of valentine's day slime

Check out more fun & easy DIY slime recipe ideas!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 20

  1. Lori

    Such a cute alternative to paper or candy valentines!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ah thanks!! Enjoy ā¤ļø

  2. TwoLittleMonkeys

    The name “Crunchy Slime” made me cringe šŸ˜‚ , but once I actually read what it is, it sounds so fun! We’ll have to try it!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha yes! It is fun šŸ˜€

  3. Barbie

    What size containers did you buy? The link takes you to all sizes. Thank you!

  4. Katie

    This photo scared me!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)


  5. candace

    Please remember to dispose of slime in an eco friendly way!

  6. Me

    How long does the slime keep before going bad or drying out? Wondering how many days in advance it can be made… Thank you!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Iā€™d say if you seal it in a container can last a week or two . Hope that helps!

  7. Justine

    That is some beautiful slime and a really cute idea!

  8. Jer

    How much does one batch make? would it be enough for a 4 and 5 year old or should I make 2

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      It would be enough for a small amount each. Still super fun! Makes about a cup or so I believe. You could do two and make it a different color!

  9. Tonya S

    Adorable! šŸ˜

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks tonya!

  10. briana

    I always want to make slime, but then I look up from my phone and see the slime permanently dried into my carpet and change my mind.

    • rocme2


  11. Kaylee

    My kids had a mom in their class last year make them slime! She got condiment containers at dollar tree to put it in!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh smart!

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