Slime – An obsession which I had hoped would have passed by now but shows no signs of being far from Emmy’s thoughts, she is forever seeking it out in stores and uses all her pocket money to add to her ever-growing collection.
One thing I have learnt about slime is to NEVER let her sneak it upstairs as it WILL end up on the carpets, and the same goes for in the front room. It is also best kept in airtight containers to stop it drying up or going everywhere.
Making your own is actually quite simple and you’ll get far more for your money and you can make some for friends too – If I have to suffer it then sorry everyone else does too!
Ingredients: (contains affiliate links)
- 1 x airtight container
- 1 x 5 oz bottle of clear glue (or if you use coloured glue it saves having to add any colouring later on – here are a selection of coloured glues)
- ½ cup water
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp contact solution
- Glitter – fine glitter Feel free to experiment with any colours you want or have available!
- Small bowl
- In a bowl, pour the entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue.
- Add in ½ cup of water.
- Add in ½ tsp baking soda and stir.
- Add in the glitter. Don’t be shy! We used a TON of glitters. This batch contains all fine glitters but you can use jumbo or chunky ones too. We used black, magenta, turquoise and purple glitter.
- Add 1 tbsp contact solution. It will instantly begin to form.
- It will be STICKY! Don’t panic! Mix the solution in the bowl until it starts to form.
- Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky.
- Store in an airtight container.
You can make this in any colour combination you like – add a few colours (a few drops of food colouring works well) or just one and accessories with various glitters – why not have a glitter making party with your friends before the summer ends – have all the ingredients to share and a selection of food colouring and glitters.
You could always buy lots of little sealable pots and make a collection of colours – playdough pots work well or Amazon/Hobbycraft have them too.
Do you have a slime obsessed child in your home?