top of page

Slime & Salt Dough Recipes

Updated: Mar 15

Here are our ingredients and a 'how-to' guide to make slime and salt dough - two extremely popular (yet easy) messy play ideas for children.


  • 1/2 cup Clear or White PVA Glue

  • 1 tablespoon Saline Solution (must contain boric acid and sodium borate)

  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Baking Soda.

  • Food colouring, confetti, glitter, and other fun mix-ins (CHANGE FOR RECIPE)

  1. Take the PVA glue in the cup and pour in the baking soda and mix together

  2. Slowly add the saline solution until the slime is the right consistency

  3. Add any of the 'dressing' ingredients such as glitter or food colouring



  • (Plain) Flour

  • Cooking salt

  • Water

  • Cup

  • Large bowl

  • Sculpting tool

  • Paint (optional)

  1. Mix together a cup of salt and a two cups of flour in a bowl (ratio of one to two)

  2. Slowly add the water and use hands to mix

  3. Knead the dough until it sticks together, but is not wet

  4. Shape how you wish (use a pencil or sculpting tool to create patterns and other intricate designs!) Top tips:

  • Split the dough up into small balls to make it easier to manage - once in a round ball, lay it on some baking paper with some flour scattered over the top to stop it sticking

  • Pierce a hole through the top using a pencil if you would like it to be a hanging decoration

  • Use your Childs hand/foot to create 'memory' pieces

  • Use cake/biscuit cutters to help make simple shapes such as stars/hearts or even circles

  • Date it on the back to remember when it was made

  1. You can either air dry or bake in the oven (120 degrees), keep checking - depends on how thick the dough is to how quickly it will harden

  2. Once dry, you can paint or decorate it how you wish - even add a ribbon/string to the top so you can hang it.

Don't forget to share your creations with us @thewondercompanyuk or email us


Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page