Will You Be My Valenslime?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Happy Valenslime’s Day!

Supplies:

  • 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

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Notes:

  • 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

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What fun projects do you do with your kids? Comment below and let me know!

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  1. I love this. Ive never fone anything like it. I think even adults like me can have a genuine fun time with this

  2. Looks so much fun and a great way to make kids active and occupied especially during the breaks. I’ll share this to my friends’ kids.

  3. This looks so much fun! I don’t have any kids but I’ve been a teacher and i know for a fact my students would love an activity like this. Can’t wait to try it out with them!

  4. This is perfect. My daughter wants to bring in “treats” or something fun for her classmates. Totally going to do this! Thanks so much!

  5. Such a fun thing to do for Valentine’s Day as gifts. We are actually going to be making it at the Library for a Valentine’s Day craft.

  6. Valenslime – OMG how cute! I’m sure all the kids are going to love getting this slime for Valentine’s Day 🙂

  7. Wow such a fun idea to do with our little ones for this valentines ???… I am sure my little one would be excited for this ?

  8. What an wonderful idea! What kid doesn’t like slime?! This is the perfect craft for a child! Love it!

  9. This look like so much fun. I love doing crafts and I can teach my little cousins to do this too.

  10. My niece just showed me the slime that she made the other day. That is definitely a fun idea for Valentine’s Day.

  11. I have seen a lot of cute ideas in my 25 years as an educator, but this is the cutest one I have ever seen! How fun!

  12. This is such a great idea. Most kids love slime and I think they would be delighted to get some for Valentine’s Day. I’m a huge fan of your labels too.

  13. Fun activity for kids. It’s interesting how much kids love slime. Good for you for making it in an organized manner or “mess” as you put it. The kids look happy!

  14. What an awesome idea. So many kids love slime too. My kids play with it all the time. This would be great for handing out at school.

  15. Super mom indeed! It can be so fun to do projects with kids and you did make such nice valenslime.

  16. This looks like so much fun to make. My daughter loves slime, and I think would love to have a slime making party like this one. I like when you add the glitter and food coloring–you can be really creative with how it looks. I also prefer contact lens solution to using Borax, which can be dangerous.

  17. How fun is this perfect idea for a valentines day activity with the children I bet it was a big success.

  18. This is such a good idea for valentine’s day. Who doesn’t like slime! The colors are awesome.

  19. Oh wow, what a fun idea! Lots of kids are obsessed with slime and doing this DIY project with your children looks like a really fun thing to do! I love the colours that you chose. You are really creative!

  20. Awesome activity to have with our kids, while having fun we get to have quality time with them. Great idea and your kids really love it, it says in there smile. It’s definitely a blast for them.

  21. Those are super cute and slime is still so popular. Great idea to share with us, just in time to make them for Valentine’s Day too.

  22. So many kids that I know are obsessed with slime. This is such a neat little Valentine’s idea.

  23. Who doesn’t LOVE slime, what a fun idea as something to make and do with kids and pass out around Valentine’s!

  24. I can never get the slime to work properly for some reason. But these look like fun little pots to make with the little ones 🙂

  25. I love the play on words. These will make a perfect addition to our fun plans for Valentine’s day with the homeschool group.

  26. What a fun “no candy” Valentine’s day idea for kids! I know my 2 kids would love to make slim and give it to their friends!

  27. This is a great hands on craft for the upcoming holiday. I’m always a fan of any alternative to giving yet another hunk or handful of candy to children.

  28. This one project is an excellent idea for a party. I think a little messy but worthy, that’s what they like. Doesn’t it?

  29. Reading this made me smile, such a great idea I just wish my boy would agree to this. Unfortunately he hates anything slimy and even gags at snails.

  30. I have four kids, and one of them is obsessed with slime. All that he asked for at Christmas was slime!

  31. That is a bunch of slime you all made. Our school doesn’t allow the kids to make and bring something like this to give away at school. Some new school rule because one parent didn’t like the idea.

  32. This is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for my grandkids. I need to have a slime-making sleepover with the grands and make these for them and their friends. So cute!!! I’m bookmarking this one.

  33. Now that is a great idea for a Valentines gift! That is the hottest thing right now! I know my kiddo LOVE this stuff! I think we will be doing this for Valentines!

  34. What a fun idea! My daughter is all about making slime, so I can see her wanting to do this. I like all the different colors.

  35. This is such a cool idea! I don’t have kids, but I would love to do something like this with them if I did. I will share this post with some of my friends who do 🙂

  36. My kids love making slime!! Its so easy and so much fun! This is a great idea for Valentine’s day!! Perfect for classrooms with many allergies!

  37. Awww your kids are adorable!! I think any project made together with those kids would be so much fun! 🙂

  38. Slime is so huge right now with the kids and I think it’s awesome that you had this little slime making party at home. It’s really fun, it keeps them entertained, and it’s a great way to spend some time with them too! Love it.

  39. What a great idea and good sport mom for giving it a go! We made this when my kids were small but it was not all the rage it is now!

  40. My niece would just love doing this project. I could really see her getting into this and sharing the finished product with her friends.

  41. Yes! Love how you called it Valenslime. Such a cute play on words and super creative that you made it in different colors.

  42. This is such a unique Valentine’s idea. I bet it was a hit with all the kids in the class who got these.

  43. I love the sound of slime. My daughter watches satisfying videos on Instagram about slime all the time.

  44. You know I’m not partial to slime either…but if it were between this and candy that rots your teeth, bring on the slime! I was excited to see some of my kids’ valentines yesterday had pencils and erasers and someone’s dad sent a fidget spinner to everyone in class….that was even better than candy for me. Nothing wrong with candy every now and then, but I feel its just overboard between Halloween, Christmas and V-day. There’s just too much of that going on!

  45. This is such a cute Valentines idea! Love the idea of making slime and giving it as a Valentine instead of giving candy!

  46. This is such a cute idea! My kids made rice krispie treats for their friends on Valentines day, they would have loved to make this though! These would be amazing birthday goodies for the kids coming to the party.

  47. I host a Joy School at my house once a week. This would be a perfect idea to make with the kids. I’m pinning this for sure! Thanks for the great idea!

  48. This is such a great idea! My daughter is all about slime. She makes it all the time and trades slimes with her friends.

  49. This is such a cute idea! With how much my daughter loves slime, I am shocked she didn’t want to do something like this for her class!

  50. This is such a cute idea. I love doing crafts with my three grandsons, they would love making this.

  51. You are one of those super moms who put all the rest of us to shame. I would make this and have with my kids. Never would have thought to make it for tons of kids for valentines day.

  52. So fun! my boys love making homemade slime (or oobleck as they call it). We make it a lot around our house.