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.
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
After that, she stirred more with our wooden spoon, and before long she was able to touch the slime without it sticking to her or the spoon. It was then official, we had slime. This became an all day activity, and definitely worth the few dollars i spent. Considering you could buy all ingredients at dollar tree, this 4.00 activity is worth the day of fun. Next time, i decided we are going to wait on the color, put the slime in different bowls, and then color them to have more than one color.
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.