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  • Writer's pictureKaylin Meck

Unicorn Slime: an at-home sensory play experiment

Today's activity is an at-home sensory play experiment. Unicorn Slime! To be honest, I have always steered far from slime in our home. The kids had been begging though so being the momma I am, I caved. This recipe however completely changed my mind. The slime took just minutes to make and it cleaned up easily. Read below for the ingredients, directions, and our experience creating this sensory-filled unicorn slime.


The only ingredients I had to go out and buy for this activity were the contact lens solution and the shaving cream. Everything else we had at home making this super affordable! Here is what you need to create unicorn slime for your kids. (some ingredients are not pictured, see list for all) You can also see the recipe card at the end of this post.

unicorn slime ingredients, how to make. So much sensory play fun!
  • 2/3 cup of white glue

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2-3 cups of shaving cream

  • food coloring

  • 1.5 tablespoons contact lens solution

  • glitter, gemstones, and anything else fun you can find


Step 1

Mix glue, water, and baking soda together in a bowl large bowl

Step 2

Add shaving cream & mix. You can do 2-3 cups depending on how fluffy you want it. We used around 2 1/2 cups.

Step 3

Add a few drops of food coloring. Any color! We did three batches, 1 with blue, pink, and blue/pink together to make purple.

unicorn slime, how to make. So much sensory play fun!
sneak peek at the finished product. Awesome sensory play happening here!

Step 4

Mix in contact lens solution (this must contain boric acid & sodium borate to work)

Step 5

Top with glitter, gems, pom-poms, or whatever else you have around the house to make it extra sensory-filled.

Optional step 6

Repeat the recipe with different colors to make it extra unicorn-tastic!

unicorn slime, how to make. So much sensory play fun!

Our experience

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I was super hesitant in doing slime with the kids. I was so wrong! This recipe was perfect. Yes it was a bit messy and the kids wanted a bath after, but it cleaned up so well. The slime stuck to itself so when cleaning up I used a chunk of the unicorn slime to grab the little bits left behind on the table.

unicorn slime, how to make. So much sensory play fun!

We also opted to do three colors (so three batches) and mixed them together. I used a cookie sheet wrapped in cling wrap and let the kids go at it. They had a blast! You can check out my Instagram page to see a reel I made about this unicorn slime recipe. It's the perfect activity for those wanting sensory play or a science experiment.

💕💕sending love & momma to momma support,


Unicorn Slime Recipe Card
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