Somehow I’ve managed to stay out of the slime making world until recently. I’m not a completely “un-fun mom.” I’ve taken my son to the local craft store to make some during a make ‘n take event. He’s made slime at school and camp. Both kids made some slime during a Cub Scout event in February (that particular slime recipe resulted in super sticky slime that hit the trash immediately after thankfully). But during a trip to the craft store with my 4 year old daughter, I caved and purchased pink glitter Elmer’s glue specifically to make slime with.
We tried our hands (pun intended) at this very simple slime recipe and had great results.
- 3oz Elmer’s glue
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1.5 tsp Contact lens solution
- Bowl or cup
Step 1 Pour the glue into a bowl or cup. We used a disposable red cup and poured in about half of the bottle leaving us glue to make more slime another day.
Step 2 Add baking soda to the glue. Stir to mix the two ingredients.
Step 3 Add contact lens solution and stir. Stir. Stir.
Step 4 Use your hands to knead the mixture. If it’s sticky (ours was very sticky), squirt in a little more of the contact lens solution. Knead the slime mixture some more until it has a nice, smooth feeling.
That’s it! Making slime is really that simple. Now have fun playing and remember to stash your project in a sealed container to play again later.
Have you made slime?