Homemade Shampoo Slime {Using Only 2 Ingredients}

Shampoo slime is a fun and easy way to make slime at home either by involving our children or preparing beforehand.

The preparation can sometimes be just as exciting as the activity. Our little ones want to give a helping hand to us mummy’s.

This super simple method for making slime is a sensory delight and the perfect homemade addition for playtime.

Slime can often have a love-hate relationship with people due to the unique texture but I think this is going to be a winner for most!

This wonderful shampoo slime is not only easy to make with only two ingredients but has an added dimension of being cold when first using. 

Benefits Of Shampoo Slime

Calming: Believe it or not, playing with slime can actually be a calming activity for our toddlers and older.

The squishing, pushing, pressing and maneuvering of the slime between their little hands and fingers has great relaxing effects.

Fine Motor Skills: Working those small hand and finger muscles whilst having fun.

Check out more Fine Motor Skills Activities For Toddlers here.

Helps Learning To Focus: Whether it be a short or long period of time that our little ones play with the shampoo slime, it allows them to focus on the present activity and be mindful of moving the slime around. 

Promotes Independent Play: Allows for some “time out” and our kiddies to play alone and experiment with the shampoo slime. 

Stimulates Senses: Slime is a form of sensory play and stimulates our children’s senses (even more so with this shampoo slime and the cold sensation). We have some examples of our sensory bins here;

Easy & Fun Spaghetti Sensory Bin

Sensory Bins For 1 Year Old’s

Take a look at our article talking about the many Important Benefits of Sensory Play for children.

Ingredients & Tools

  • ½ cup of shampoo ( more shampoo can be added but will take longer to develop)
  • Teaspoon of sugar (add bit more sugar until the texture of the slime starts sticking to the spoon like wet slime)
  • Cups
  • Small container
  • Small mixing spoon 


  1. Place ½ cup of shampoo into cup.
  1. Add a teaspoon of sugar to the shampoo and stir.
  1. Add a little more sugar until the texture of the slime starts sticking to the spoon like wet slime.
  1. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.


  • This shampoo slime will be stickier than other slime but has the benefit of NO GLUE and NO BORAX. 
  • The slime will eventually start to melt and become more of a liquid texture; simply place it back in the freezer for another day of shampoo slime sensory play. I personally prefer to leave the shampoo slime for a short while after taking it from the freezer so it doesn’t have that cold ‘sting.’

Shampoo Slime Play Ideas 

  • Fidget Toy:

Fidget toys are all the trend and shampoo slime is the perfect addition to keep our kiddies hands busy.

For those who haven’t heard of fidget toys the clue is in the name; it stops our little ones from fidgeting and helps them relax, calm and stay still for a few moments of quiet time. 

  • Winter Sensory Bin:

Using a large container or the Ikea Flisat table the shampoo slime could be a perfect addition to a winter sensory bin as it comes out of the freezer cold and ideal for that winter theme.

Why not try making some Fake Snow too to add to the containers?! There are various ways to make fake snow here

We have other homemade sensory bin recipes to keep those hands busy and full of excitement;

Moon Sand

Rainbow Rice

Chickpea Foam

Pumpkin Playdough

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