Halloween Spider Slime

If your kids are anything like mine, they cannot get their hands on enough slime! With the month of October upon us, crafts and activities in our home have taking on a spooky spin. Yes, jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows are standard fare, but why not add spidery slime into the seasonal repertoire?

Halloween Spider Slime


  •  1 4-ounce bottle of school glue (like Elmers)
  • ½ cup liquid starch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  •  1 ½ ounce tube of glow in the dark face paint (optional)
  • 1 bag of plastic Halloween spiders (available at the Dollar Tree)

Plastic Spider Rings


  1. Pour the entire bottle of glue into a bowl.
  2. Put 2 tablespoons of water into the emptied glue bottle, cover, and shake vigorously. Add the watery glue mixture to the bowl of glue.
  3. Add the optional glow in the dark face paint, the liquid starch, and stir. You will see the polymers begin to form right away, and the mixture will get very stretchy and slimy, of course.
  4. Add the bag of spiders to the slimy mixture and disperse them with your hands so the spiders are evenly distributed.
  5. That’s it! An easy and thrilling way to entertain the kids this Halloween!


This slime makes great party favors or trick or treat alternatives, too. Divide into portions and place in small jars. The eerie glow will entice partygoers, young and old!




About Becky Jha

Born and raised in rural Connecticut , Becky DeMattia-Jha attended Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, and has her M.Ed. She has been teaching high school English for 15 years and currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband, their two children, and their German Shepherd. She spends her precious summer vacations indulging in passions other than literature: serving as a lactation peer coach, practicing herbal medicine, organic gardening, making natural cleansers and cosmetics, and preparing quick and easy organic recipes for her family. She hopes to share her efficient, chemical-free, eco-conscious, frugal, and simplistic homemaking and homesteading tips with you.

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