Play Toolkit – Pumpkin Slime

What You Need:

  • Small Pumpkin

  • 1/2 Cup Liquid Starch

  • 1/2 Cup Clear Elmers Glue

  • 1/2 Cup Water

  • Measuring Cups, Spoon, Knife (for the adults)


  • Cut the top off of the pumpkin

  • Make room in the pumpkin by loosening up all the seeds and guts.

    (Note: You can take some out to make room, but the whole idea is to incorporate the parts of the pumpkin into the slime.)

  • Mix 1/2 cup room temperature water with 1/2 cup of clear Elmers Washable School Glue. (Note: Other brands of glue do not work well. You can use white, but you won’t see as much of the pumpkin). Stir to fully incorporate.

  • Measure 1/2 cup liquid starch and pour directly into pumpkin.

  • Pour glue and water mixture into pumpkin.

  • Get your hands in there and mix.

This activity is fun, perfect for the holiday and can promote bonding with family and friends. This activity will promote following directions and increasing fine motor skills.

All activities should be supervised by an adult.