This post was sponsored by Elmer’s. All opinions are my own.
Slime is all the rage with the middle school kids right now, so I decided to make a batch (or 3) with Maxwell and see what he thought about the slime craze. (Spoiler alert: He loves it!) It also happend to be the perfect quarantine activity and entertains humans of all ages. I teamed up with Elmer’s to make slime that is perfect for little hands. We are sharing how to make slime with 4 ingredients you likely have in your home right now. There are also lots of learning activities you can do with slime, our favorite proved to be a lesson on mixing colors!
- 4 fl oz Elmer’s School Glue
- Baking soda
- Contact solution (Any brand will work!)
- Food coloring
- A bowl
- Something to mix with (Chop stick, popsicle stick)
How to Make Slime
Step 1- Pour glue
Empty the entire 4 FL OZ container of Elmer’s glue into the bowl. Maxwell loved this part and was very patient to let the last drips drip out of the bottle.
Step 2- Add baking soda
Step 3- Add food coloring
Now, it’s time to choose what color of slime you want. This was a tough choice for Maxwell, so we decided on making two batches! The first red and the second batch blue. Then we mixed them together to make purple!
Mixing the food coloring into the glue and baking soda concoction is mesmerizing! Take your time mixing the color, it’s fun.
Step 4- Add contact solution
The last step is to add 1 TBSP of contact solution. Mix until the slime forms and gets harder to mix. Give this step some time, the slime will likely take 6-8 minutes to form. Take the slime out of the bowl and knead it with your hands for a minute or so. It’s the perfect slime texture, doesn’t stick to everything, but pulls apart perfectly!
Maxwell loved playing catch with the slime, making imprints in the slime, and investigating how far it could stretch. Slime was a winner in Casa de Dorobek! Someone else also loved the slime, but she really just wanted to eat it, which is not a good idea. Can you see Max trying to get his cars in the slime? He loved making the wheel imprints!
If needed you can always add ¼ TBSP contact solution to make the slime less sticky. Get ready to make batch after batch, slime is addicting! And if you are looking for more slime recipes, Elmer’s has a few really fun ones including galaxy slime!
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