Monday, July 17, 2017

DIY: Homemade Slime

One of the great things about summer is running out of things to do. Although this sounds bad, it always means that there is time to find something new to try. This summer, my daughter discovered slime. I am not sure were it started, although I think Youtube Kids had something to do with it, on top of old school Nickelodeon that we showed her. Then, we went to a place where she ended up getting just that, her own container of blue slime.
However, she is only 3. So after a few days, the slime had turned into dried crumbles that wouldn't even stick together. She got so upset, so i quickly went online and found a recipe for home made slime. I found quite a few recipes, all of which will be on the next post, however I picked this one because we had most of the things at the house already, which made it easier to do.

  • 1/2 TBSP baking soda
  • 1 1/2 TBSP contact solution
  • 6 fl oz Elmer’s Glitter Glue

When we went to the store, we could not find glitter glue. Instead, we got regular glue and decided to improvise. After we got home, we gathered a bowl and all our ingredients.
After that, we added 6 oz of glue into the bowl, along with the other supplies. Then, after a long debate on what color she actually wanted, yellow was the official color that we put into our slime. I stirred it up initially, just to get it started, and then let her have some fun stirring it all up.

At first, the slime just did not seem the right texture. So i played around, adding some extra baking soda and contact solution, until the slime got a little thicker. I probably added 2 extra squirts of solution, and another 1/2 tbsp of baking soda. So below is the amount of everything that is in our slime:
  • 6 oz Regular glue
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tbsp contact solution (+ 2 squirts)
  • food coloring of your choice

Overall, things got hidden in the slime and came right out. It got put into tea cups where we had to pretend drink them. Circles were made out of slime, along with other shapes. It was a great activity for her to make, as well as be able to play with afterwards.

Update: Day 2 of making slime(told you it was her thing). This time, we used 2.5 oz glitter glue we found on sale, along with baking soda and contact solution.

This time, we poured out the glitter glue. Then, i used 1 TSP (not TBSP) of baking soda, and 1/2 TSP of contact solution. After, i ended up squirting mire solution until it lost its stickiness and got more slimey.

Just goes to show you how easily you can work with the recipe depending on what you have at home.

She had to "cheese" with her slime
Red Glitter Slime

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