If you have kids, you know there is always some latest fad going on. Whether it’s from YouTube, their friends or something they’ve seen on TV, suddenly you find yourself running to the store to purchase the supplies for the next creation. This month the frenzy is over… wait for it…SLIME! Can’t say that us parents get what all of the hoopla (shows I’m such a Mom by using that word, LOL) is about, but we can tell ourselves it’s like a science experiment so they’re learning along the way.
There are many different “recipes” going around for slime. My daughter chose one she wanted to try. Here are the supplies we needed:
- Baking Soda
- Shaving Cream
- Eye Contact Solution
- Elmer’s Glue
- Glitter & Food Coloring, optional
Basically from there it’s trial and error… just start mixing! Adding more baking soda will give it a more solid consistency. And the eye contact solution will make the slime less sticky to touch. I wish I could give you more specific measurements, but it’s really based on how much slime you want to make and seeing what works. My daughter just kept experimenting with how much of each ingredient she used. She did use the entire bottle of Elmer’s glue, but ours was only a 4 fl. oz. bottle. It does take a lot of stirring and elbow grease to get to the desired consistency, but you’ll know when it’s there.
We didn’t have food coloring, but she did add some red glitter which gave the slime a pink tint so that was some added flair. Oh, and a supply I didn’t mention – there was a last-minute decision to add some scented lotion to the mix. Gave the pink slime a floral smell… which actually made her hands quite lovely and smooth after playing with the slime for so long. Added bonus!
Just have fun with it and get messy! Tell us about any slime creations you’ve made with your kids. Until the next fad….