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I’m incredibly excited to share our first guest blogger post, written by my incredibly awesome friend, Amy! Amy is the Mama behind Confessions of a Momster!
I love all things crafty and creative. We are known for going over the top in this house when it comes to holidays and crafts. There is one thing in particular that I’m not into so much, and that’s slime. So when my youngest daughter decided that she wanted to make slime for Valentine’s Day, my immediate response was no. I have managed to fend off this fad from taking over my house since the very first experience when she got slime all over her best friend’s comforter. I was not letting that happen here. However, while I might not like slime, I do love this kid, so I decided to oblige. I have to say that the look on her face when I told her we were going to make slime was enough to make it all worth it.
I have zero experience with this stuff but I figured it couldn’t be that hard considering there are 1,765,823 videos on YouTube explaining how to make it. The one thing I did know, was that I wanted to find a borax free, kid safe recipe. My Google search, “best kid friendly slime without borax,” lead me to this video, which literally was titled “BEST Kid Friendly Slime! NO Borax.”
It seemed simple enough and so off we went to purchase our supplies. We already had some food coloring, baking soda, scented oils, and craft sticks at home so we just had to purchase the gallon of white glue, two small bottles of contact solution, fine dust glitter, baby oil, and plastic containers with lids. I got these from Walmart because they come in a pack of 20 and are super inexpensive.
The Fun Part
Although I succumbed to this whole slime making thing, I wasn’t about to destroy my house in the process so let’s just say it was an organized mess. We each decided on a color and had our own bowl which we filled with about 4 cups of glue. We followed the instructions but learned quickly that even though there is a recipe, you really just keep adding stuff until it is the right consistency.
Once all the slime was made we separated it into the containers and slapped on some stickers that we designed, printed, and punched using a 2” circle craft punch like this one. I’m not saying that we will be opening a slime factory, but I will admit to having a lot of fun. Not to mention, I’m pretty sure I earned some cool points with this smiley faced kid.
Happy Valenslime’s Day!
- Glue (white or clear)
- Baking soda
- Food coloring
- Baby oil – optional
- Glitter – fine dust glitter is suggested
- Scented oils
- Contact solution
- Snack cups with lids
- One gallon of white Elmer’s Glue yielded 40 snack cups of slime filled about ¾ full
- Each batch of 4 cups glue required approximately 3 tbsp of contact solution
- We added different color food coloring, glitter, and scented oils to each batch
- Baby oil was optional but we found that it really helped keep it from being too sticky and, as an added bonus, it smells really good and made our hands soft
What fun projects do you do with your kids? Comment below and let me know!