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Silly Slime Recipes

Silly Slime Recipes

To celebrate science and our monthly theme—The Lab, we have put together 6 of the very best slime recipes for you to try with your kids.

 

Basic Slime

Basic Slime

 

You will need:

6 ounces of Elmer’s glue

½ teaspoon of baking soda

1 ½ tablespoon of contact lens solution (Must contain boric acid or sodium borate)

Water

Glitter

Food coloring

Make it!

Instructions:

Pour glue into a bowl

Add the baking soda

Add a teaspoon of water

Add the food coloring

Add glitter

Add contact lens solution slowly

 

Knead together until its thoroughly mixed and pliant. Add more water for more stretch.

 

Fluffy Slime

Fluffy Slime

 

You will need:

2/3 cup Elmer’s white glue

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ tablespoon of contact lens solution

¼ cup of water

Food coloring

2-3 cups aerosol shaving cream (not gel)

Make it!

Instructions:

Pour glue into a bowl

Add shaving cream

Add food coloring of choice

Add contact lens solution slowly

 

Knead for 5 minutes, or until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together

 

Unicorn Slime

Unicorn Slime

 

You will need:

3, 6 oz. bottles of colored Elmer’s Glitter glue (one color per batch)

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ tablespoon of contact lens solution

¼ cup of water

Rainbow micro glitter—available at The Dollar Store or Michael’s

Make it!

Instructions:

Pour 6 oz of first color glue into a bowl

Add water

Add baking soda

Add glitter

Add contact lens solution slowly

 

Knead for 5 minutes, or until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. Mix the three colors and then roll into long strands. Twist the strands together to make the unicorn swirl of color

 

Space Slime

Space Slime

 

You will need:

3, 6 oz. bottles of Elmer’s Glitter glue in black, silver and the color of your choice

Water

½ teaspoon of baking soda

1 ½ tablespoon of contact lens solution

¼ cup of water

Micro glitter (optional)

Make it!

Instructions:

Pour the first color of glue into a bowl

Add water

Add baking soda

Add glitter

Add contact lens solution slowly

Knead for 5 minutes, or until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together

 

Mix each batch of color and then roll into strands and twist into a globe shape to create your “planet”

 

Mermaid Slime

Mermaid Slime

 

You will need:

2 6 oz. bottle of neon blue and green Elmer’s glitter glue

½ teaspoon of baking soda

¼ cup of water

1 ½ tablespoons contact lens solution

Michael’s chunky peacock glitter mix

Make it!

Instructions:

Pour the entire 6 oz bottle of blue glitter glue in a bowl

Add green glitter glue until you get a nice, aqua blue

Add water

Add baking soda

Add chunky glitter

Add contact lens solution slowly

 

Knead for 5 minutes until thoroughly mixed together

 

Foam Slime

Foam Slime

 

You will need:

3 6 oz. bottles of Elmer’s white glue for 3 color batches

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ tablespoon of contact lens solution

Food coloring

Foam beads

Make it!

Instructions:

Pour glue into a bowl

Add baking soda

Add food coloring

Add contact lens solutions slowly

Add foam beads

 

Knead for 5 minutes until thoroughly mixed together

 

Slime Safety & Precautions 

  • Adults should handle any chemicals and products
  • Adults should make the slime
  • Always read and follow the labels of products used. If contact lens solution is accidentally ingested, seek medical attention immediately.
  • This project is not suitable for children under 4.
  • Slime should not be placed in the mouth. Always wash hands before and after playing with the slime.
  • If you notice any skin irritation, discontinue use immediately. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves while making and playing with the slime.
  • Slime is a science experiment and should be made and played with, in moderation. Do not allow children to make their own slime and they should refrain from playing with it for an extended period of time.

 

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