Slime has been around for a while now and throughout the years it has never lost its appeal to kids. It’s sticky, stretchy and loads of fun. We’ve been making a lot of slime this past week. So I thought I would share this super simple slime recipe with you!
I’ll be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with slime. I think slime is super fun to make and play with but oh boy can it get messy.
What I love about making slime is that it’s so easy and requires so few ingredients depending on the type of slime you want to make.
This time, we made clear glitter slime! But you can use this recipe for any type of slime you want to make!
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Here’s What You’ll Need for this Super Simple Slime Recipe
There are so many types of slime you can make. Whether you use food colouring or not depends on the type of glue you buy. There are some super fun glues out there that you can buy like these:
When you use any of the glues above, there’s no need for food colouring.
Super Simple Slime Recipe
- Mixing Spoon
- Mixing Bowls
- Air Tight Container
- 1 Bottle Elmers Glue (225 ml)
- .5 tbsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp Contact Solution
- Food Colouring (Optional)
- Glitter (Optional)
- First, grab a mixing bowl and empty your bottle of glue into it
- Next, add the baking soda and stir
- After that, add the contact solution to the mixture and stir until the slime begins to form
- Finally, place some contact solution into your hands and knead the slime until it reaches the desired consistency
Keep in mind that when the slime is first made, it is at its stickiest and stretchiest. This has to do with the fact that the chemical reaction is still taking place. Once the slime has some time to it it will be less stretchy and sticky.
Also, you’ll want to be careful not to add too much contact solution beyond the 1 tbsp because it can produce stiffer slime.
Slime is super messy in the first moments after it’s made. If your child drops it, remember slime sticks to itself. Grab some slime and smack it on top of the slime that’s stuck and it should come off.
What do I do if it gets onto my child’s clothes?
This is exactly why my relationship with slime is love/hate. It’s so much fun, but I definitely panicked when my son got slime on his clothes. No matter what I did to get it off it wouldn’t budge. That is until I tried this. Check out this SUPER EASY way to remove all slime from clothes in a matter of minutes!
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