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Kids’ Halloween Craft: Glowing Slime

This glowing, gooey slime craft helps kids discover how God holds them firmly.

Scripture: 1 John 5:18; Matthew 5:16

You’ll need:

  • Bible
  • 4 oz. or 1/2 cup Elmer’s white glue or glue gel
  • 4% (saturated) Borax powder
  • glowing paint or glowing paint powder (available at craft stores)
  • water
  • spoons
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • 2 large bowls
  • resealable bags
  • permanent markers


  1. Have one child pour the glue into a bowl; then have another add 1/2 cup warm water.
  2. Choose another child to stir the mixture well.
  3. Have another child add a couple of squirts of glow-in-the-dark paint or 2 teaspoons of glowing paint powder.
  4. In a separate bowl, have kids mix 1 cup water and add 1 teaspoon of Borax powder. Stir well.
  5. Slowly stir the glue mixture into the bowl of Borax solution.
  6. Give each child some of the slime and have kids knead it under a light source until it feels dry. (Don’t worry about excess water remaining in the bowl.) The more kids play with the slime, the firmer and less sticky it’ll become.


While kids play, say: Imagine you’re the slime. Slime is slippery and hard to hold on to. That’s kind of like how the devil tries to hold onto us: We slip right out of his fingers!

Read aloud 1 John 5:18.


  • How does the way God holds us compare with how you hold your slime?
  • What does it mean to you that “God’s children don’t make a practice of sinning”?

Say: When God holds us, he helps us avoid sin and choose God’s way rather than our own way. And something else happens to us. Read aloud Matthew 5:16. Turn out the lights to reveal the glowing slime.

Say: On Halloween, it can be easy to focus on evil, scary things. But this Halloween, remember that God is holding your hand, helping you shine with good deeds that show other people how awesome God is.

Pass out resealable bags and permanent markers, and have kids decorate their bags. Put each child’s slime in the bag, and seal it tightly to keep it from evaporating. Clean up as needed with soap and water.

Want more craft ideas? Check out Makerific WOWS!: 54 Surprising Bible Crafts for ages 8-12 (and ages 3-7!). You can also check out these articles!

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