Get in the Halloween spirit with this super fun Frankenstein’s Monster SLIME!!
Who doesn’t love a fun slime activity – especially when it glows in the dark! And no – no black light needed!
Frankenstein Glow in the Dark Slime
Halloween is such a fun time for classic stories like Frankenstein. I love that there are countless books for kids that retell the story of Frankenstein, make up new stories about Frankenstein, and a few that are just parodies. There’s also a few biographical books on Mary Shelley which share all about how she wrote such a classic tale.
Frankenstein makes a great topic for a theme or unit study – depending on how deep you want to go. If you need more Frankenstein resources, check out the Frankenstein Tot and PreK Packs or the Frankenstein Doubles Addition Game.
How to Make Your Own Frankenstein Slime
Materials Needed for the Slime:
- 1 (8 ounce) plastic storage jar
- 2 (6 ounce) bottles Elmer’s Glue in glow in the dark green (You only need about 1 ½ bottles)
- About 1/2 cup warm water
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid)
For the jar, you will also need:
- 1 sheet black cardstock or construction paper
- 1 small piece red cardstock or construction paper
- 1 small piece white cardstock or construction paper
- 2 black 1-inch pom poms
- Glue stick, glue dots, or hot glue
How to Make Your Frankenstein Slime Jar
Start by printing out the template and cutting out the pieces.
Use the pieces as templates and cut them out of cardstock in the appropriate colors.
Use the lid of your jar to cut out a black circle (you’re going to glue it to the top of your jar, so you want it to fit your jar lid specifically).
Cut a strip of black construction paper that is 1/2 inch by 9 inches.
Glue the black strip around the rim of your jar (or on the lid, depending on your jar). Then glue the black hair on top of the strip.
Next, glue the facial features to the front of the jar.
Finally, glue the black pom poms to the side of the jar.
Voila! You have your Frankenstein jar all complete!! Now we’re going to make the slime…
How to Make the Frankenstein Slime
To make the slime:
Use the two bottles of green glow in the dark blue and empty them into a large bowl.
Fill each empty glue bottle about 1/3 full with warm water. This will take about 1/4 cup. Put the lid on the glue and shake the bottle. I hate wasting things in bottles so I do my best to get out every last bit of glue. It’s a pet peeve of mine to throw anything away with any remnants.
Pour into the bowl with glue and stir to combine.
Next, add 1/2 tsp of baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.
Finally, add 1 and 1/2 tbsp contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well until the slime becomes a ball.
Slime is often sticky at first. The more you play with it and knead it, the more it will come together and loose it’s stickiness.
Now add your slime to the Frankenstein jar and you’ve got Frankenstein’s Monster Slime!
If you want your slime to glow-in-the-dark, leave it exposed to light for at least a few hours.
Then bring it into a dark room (turn the lights off, shut the door) and watch it glow!!
Now enjoy your slime!
Or come back soon for some Halloween (and Frankenstein) themed slime mats.