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Crunchy Slime That Kids Will Love!

Learn how to make your own crunchy slime with this easy tutorial. Fun, tactile DIY project for all ages using simple household items.

Skills Required: None. You’re mixing ingredients in a container, and no crafting skills are required for this project.

crunchy slime

If you’ve got kids and you like crafts, you know that slime isn’t just a plaything – it’s a phenomenon. And within this gooey universe, there exists a variant so fun and satisfying that it deserves its own spotlight: crunchy slime, also known affectionately as “floam slime.”

Today, I’m thrilled to share a tutorial that will show you how to create your very own batch of this tactile treasure, right from the comfort of your home.

This isn’t your garden-variety slime; it’s a concoction that combines the joy of DIY with the irresistible texture that only comes from adding foam beads into the mix.

Imagine the sound of soft crackles and pops under your fingers as you squish and stretch your creation. That’s the magic of crunchy slime. It’s not just something to make; it’s something to experience.

slime that is crunchy

Whether you’re looking to try a fun boredom buster for the kids, a science experiment, or simply a new way to unwind, making crunchy slime offers a bit of everything.

The process is straightforward, but the fun lies in customization. Want your slime to be vibrant and colorful? Add a few drops of food coloring. Fancy a slime that’s out of this galaxy? Sprinkle in some glitter. You can add just about anything to this recipe.

So, grab your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and let’s make some crunchy slime. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a delightful floam slime that’s unique and very fun to play with!

Tips for Making Slime

If you’ve never made slime before, here are some great tips you might be interested in. If you don’t need them, head on down to the recipe.

Measure Ingredients Precisely

The key to perfect slime is in the details. Measuring your ingredients as accurately as possible can make the difference between slime that’s just right and a recipe that’s too sticky or too brittle.

Add Mix Ins Slowly

If you’re adding color, glitter, or other fun elements, add them slowly and mix thoroughly to see the effect. You can always add more, but you can’t take it out once it’s in there.

bead slime

Adjust Texture as Needed

If your slime is too sticky, add a little more activator (like borax solution, liquid starch, or saline solution). If it’s too stiff, add more glue or a bit of water. Do this gradually!

Use Supplies You Don’t Mind Getting Messy

Slime can get everywhere, and while it’s usually easy to clean up, it’s best to use tools (bowls and utensils) and surfaces you’re not worried about.

Use Your Hands

Once the slime begins to form, use your hands to knead it. This helps improve the texture and mix everything evenly. Don’t be afraid to get a little messy!

Storage is Key

Keep your slime in an airtight container when not in use. This will help it last longer and prevent it from drying out.

Safety First

Always use safe, non-toxic ingredients, and if you’re crafting with younger kids, make sure they’re supervised, especially with ingredients like borax.

foam beads in slime

Slime making is all about experimenting and having fun, so don’t be afraid to try new things and see what works best for you. Enjoy your crafting! Here’s what you’re going to need:

Gather These Supplies

  • 1 bottle clear Elmers school glue (5 oz.)
  • 1 C water
  • 1/2 tsp borax
  • 1/4 C foam beads (multi-colored or any color of your choice)

Tips and Thoughts for This Craft

Store your slime in an airtight container or baggie. If your slime gets stiff, you can try to add a little water – lotion – hand sanitizer – or even a bit more glue to soften and reactivate it.

floam slime

You can use any colorful foam beads you like! Get the recipe below:

Yield: 3/4 cup

Crunchy Slime

crunchy slime

Make glow-in-the-dark slime with this simple recipe. Spark creativity and fun in the dark! Perfect for kids and DIY enthusiasts.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • 1 bottle clear Elmers school glue (5 oz.)
  • 1 C water
  • 1/2 tsp borax
  • 1/4 C foam beads (multi-colored or any color of your choice)


  • Bowl
  • Stir stick or spoon


  1. Place 1 cup of water in a glass measuring cup with 1/2 tsp of borax. Microwave for 30-45 seconds and stir until borax is dissolved.Borax mixed with water, foam beads, and the clear glue
  2. In a large bowl, add one bottle of clear glue.Adding a bottle of clear glue to a clear glass bowl
  3. Add 1 Tbsp of borax water at a time and stir. Continue to add borax water 1 Tbsp at a time until the mixture is no longer sticky.
  4. Add foam beads and fold them into the slime.Folding foam beads into the slime


Costs for this craft will vary - if you make a lot of slime like we do and buy the ingredients in bulk, it can cost pennies!

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I hope you enjoyed this fun activity! Please let me know what you think in the comments. I’d love it if you’d go check our other slime posts:

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