It’s officially summer in our house. School is out, and this mama of three is desperately on the hunt for simple and fun activities to keep us occupied over the next few months. My kids love a good hands-on craft project, particularly one that involves something that’s cool to play with and touch. Seeing as M&E are huge fans of play dough (who isn’t?), I knew they would love making their own slime. I did a little research, and it turns out, it couldn’t be simpler to make at home. We picked up just a few necessary ingredients (along with a whole bunch of unnecessary items) at Target, and then we got down to business. In less than five minutes, and with surprisingly, very little mess, we had made our own slime. My kids had so much fun choosing their own colors and watching the slime come together, and believe it or not, they played with it for a good hour, or more, (mostly) without incident. For now I’m keeping it stored in airtight containers to see how it holds up, but my kids already have plans to make slime in about a million more colors, and we even talked about trying to add some glitter! Not only did they have fun with this project, but I did too, and I know we’ll be making our own slime all summer long now!
What you’ll need to make your own slime:
white school glue (such as Elmer’s)
contact lens solution
*optional (disposable cups/bowl or spoons)
- add 1/2 cup of glue to a bowl or cup.
- add a 1/2 TBS of baking soda
- add a few drops of food coloring in desired shade, and stir. This is when you can add more if you want a brighter color.
- add 1.5 TBS of contact solution and mix until it starts to harden. Add more contact solution in very small increments until mix is no longer sticky.
- knead the slime with your hands and your ready to play!