Pumpkin slime made with pumpkin guts is the perfect fall slime! The kids will love turning pumpkin guts into a fun pumpkin slime made with a real pumpkin!
For this slime recipe I used a small pumpkin, however I know most of you will probably be wanting to use the pumpkin guts that you have from the pumpkins you are carving. That is what we normally do, however this year when we went to get pumpkins, the patch we went to only had small ones, so we make do with what we have. 🙂
If you have never gone to a pumpkin patch and normally buy your pumpkins at the store, I urge you to one time to go to a pumpkin patch. Go to the farm, take the hayride, and let the kids find their pumpkins. It is so much fun, I try to do it every year because as a family we love going and if you have never done it, I think it is something everyone should do at least once. Plus the pictures always turn out amazing because we are surrounded by awesome views of nature!
The big kids love the trip as much as the littles do each fall, so it is the perfect family trip to take on a beautiful fall day!
If you are wondering what to do with pumpkin guts you already have but have big pumpkins, you do not have to go out and buy new pumpkins to make this pumpkin slime. If you have a large pumpkin then you will just want to take 1 1/2 -2 cups of pumpkin guts to make this pumpkin slime.
When I carve a large pumpkin and have all the guts I also spilt the pumpkin seeds so I can make a batch of homemade pumpkin seeds and a batch of slime. We love homemade pumpkin seeds, they are just so tasty to enjoy during the fall!
I think it is fun to make pumpkin slime in the pumpkin when we are using small pumpkins, but you do not have to mix this pumpkin slime in your pumpkin if you do not want to. If you would prefer to use a large pumpkin that you are carving already then you can remove the insides and mix everything in a large bowl.
The slime will last about 5-7 days, which in our house is plenty of time for it to last during our fall fun and playing with it a bunch of times. Pumpkin slime lasts less time then normal slime because you are using a “food” item.
How to Make Slime with a Real Pumpkin
For this pumpkin slime recipe you are going to take all of that pumpkin guts that you normally just throw away and turn it into amazing pumpkin slime and have a ton of fun making it and then playing with it.
Pumpkin Slime Supplies
- 1 small pumpkin pie pumpkin (Or 1 1/2-2 cups pumpkin guts if you are using a large pumpkin)
- 1 5oz bottle of clear glue
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2- 1 tablespoon contact solution
Pumpkin Slime Directions
Making Pumpkin Slime inside of a pumpkin
Cut the top off the pumpkin and loosen all the gut in the pumpkin. Remove half the guts to make room for the slime.
Pour the glue, water, and baking soda into the pumpkin and stir until its combined.
Slowly you stir in the contact solution until the slime bins up to the consistency you like.
Store in an airtight container.
Making pumpkin slime in a bowl
In a large bowl add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of pumpkin guts.
Pour the glue, water, and baking soda into the bowl and stir until its combined.
Slowly you stir in the contact solution until the slime binds up to the consistency you like.
Store in an airtight container.
More Fall Fun to do with kids
If you are looking for LOTS of fall crafts, then make sure you check out the Fall Crafts for kids post.
Oh and if you are looking for stencils, check out this list of free pumpkin stencils that you can print out to use and carve your pumpkin with! There are plenty to pick from that will make all the kiddos happy!
Pin Pumpkin Slime (just click the image below!)
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