Slime is sticky, stretchy and loads of fun. There’s something about this combination that is always a home run when it comes to sensory play. We’ve been making a lot of slime this past week. So I thought I would share this super easy slime recipe with you!
When it comes to sensory activities, SLIME IS KING. I can’t tell you how fast my kids calm down and sit down when I give them slime. This stuff entertains them for HOURS.
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. (But don’t worry I have the perfect slime removal trick right here).
I had to use this trick the first time we made slime. My then 3-year-old thought it would be a good idea to squish it into his hair and all over his clothes. To say we panicked is an understatement LOL. This hack saved his clothes and saved us a trip to the barber!
But, what I do 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 (see TikTok below), 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. But there are no rules for slime! Okay, maybe one rule: HAVE FUN!
How Long Will This Slime Last?
This slime recipe usually lasts us about a day or two. The main reason being that my kids are small and end up using the slime to decorate the house (if you know what I mean).
But if you store your slime in an air tight container it may last longer! It may also depend on the brand of contact solution you use. I suggest playing around with different brands until you find the best one for you!
- 1 225ml bottle of Elmers Glue
- .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
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