Create DIY Pumpkin Slime with the Kids this Fall
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If you’re carving a pumpkin for Halloween, save the leftover insides (seeds and all!) to make this fun DIY Pumpkin Slime!
Do you have the guts to take on this slimy Halloween craft?!
If you’re carving a pumpkin for a Jack-O-Lantern this fall, save your leftover seeds and “pumpkin guts” and use them to make this fun Pumpkin Slime! It’s a really enjoyable project to do with the kids, and the seeds make for some slime with a truly interesting texture!
My daughter grew up loving to make slime, and we had so much fun experimenting with this creative project when we first discovered it a few years ago. This is one of the more unique slime recipes we’ve attempted together, but we love the way it turned out!
Making pumpkin guts slime is such a fun and easy activity!
Yep, slime can be a little messy, but it’s FUN and fairly easy to clean up. There are probably a few ways to make this slime, but we opted to use a contact solution as our activator.
Make sure that the contact solution you choose for this DIY contains boric acid and sodium borate. As an alternative, you could try using 1/2 cup of liquid starch like Stay-Flo instead of contact solution and baking soda.
DIY Pumpkin Guts SlimePrint
Pumpkin guts slime is such wiggly, jiggly fun!
The pumpkin seeds give this slime more of a cool sensory feel than standard slime, and the idea of making slime with pumpkin guts gives this DIY just enough of a “gross” factor to make it seasonably spooky for the kids!
We played with ours for a long time and really enjoyed the jiggly texture. It was quite an experience! 😃
Since this slime does contain fresh pumpkin, it should be kept in a covered container and stored in the fridge, where you can expect it to last for a few days.
Despite the fact that it’s made with real pumpkin, this slime is NOT actually edible! Keep this in mind, especially if you’re making this slime with young children.
Looking for another pumpkin activity? Try this easy DIY String Art!