Summer is half over! I can hardly believe that we have survived this far without tears and complaints of being bored! With still a month to go until back to school, I’m on the search for fun projects to entertain my kids the moment the complaints begin!
Slime! It’s every where and I’m terrified! When we attended a local BTS event with Staples there was an entire table set up with Slime. Pink, blue, sparkly and rainbow! The minute my daughter spotted it, it was love at first slime! She was obsessed. While Mommy checked out all the other cool back to school products coming out, she stayed and played with the slime. When we left she was determined to make it at home.
Luckily, Elmer’s gifted us with a few bottles and directions to make it at home. I have heard of slime being made out of borax and other ingredients, but I had never heard of it being made out of glue. Sure it took me back to those days in elementary school where you get glue all over your fingers and let it dry to pull it off, but how would that make a good slime?
After using all the excuses I could, I eventually caved and made glue slime with her! Was it messy? NO! Was there a lot of clean up? NO! Was it easy? YES! Did it make my daughter happy all weekend? YES!! Would a I make it again? In a heart beat! Don’t run from those back to school sales at your local department store this August, instead search out the glue and make SLIME!
DIY Glue Slime
225 ml Elmer’s White School glue
15 ml (1 Tbsp) Baking Soda
30 ml (2 Tbsp) Slime Activator (a.k.a. Contact Solution)
A few drops Food Colouring (optional)
Step 1: Pour the contents of the glue into a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add 15 ml of baking soda. Mix well. It will appear very viscous. This is normal.
Step 3: Add the magical ingredient, 30 ml of contact solution! Mix well. Now you will notice that the liquid becomes a big ball of slime. Once it begins removing itself from the walls of the bowl, start kneading it with your hands.
Step 4: If it still feels STICKY, add a few more drops of contact solution until it is slimy, but not sticky.
Step 5: Play! Don’t forget to store it in an airtight container.