My son LOVES slime, or as he calls it “Yuck”. He loves to touch it, play with it and hide toys in it. When we were walking through Michaels, he saw a make-your-own slime kit, picked it up and dumped it in the cart. I went with it because he loves it so much.
When we got home and I opened the kit, I realized this wasn’t the best option. You mix this compound with water and then you add this, that and the other – it was just too complicated and the ingredients, unrecognizable. It was also expensive!
I decided there had to be a better option so Pinterest to the rescue! Homemade slime is such a trend now that there’s ample product out there. There are also A LOT of recipes and a lot of them are the same. I followed this recipe and it worked out great. They make a lot more than I care to make so I played with the measurements and managed to come up with some pretty good slime.
These were my rough measurements:
7oz white glue
4oz glitter glue
1tbs baking soda
Additional glitter or confetti – I used stars
2tbs contact solution – I added more as I went.
As per the directions on the website: combine both glues into a bowl. Add baking soda and mix it all together. Next, add your extra decorative feature before adding the contact solution. Add contact solution until desired consistency is obtained. I prefer a more solid slime consistency so I add a lot – 3-4 tablespoons full.
Additional Slime Tips:
- Instead of food colouring (which stains your hands) you can use paint.
- I used glitter glue in the recipe above but you can also use just regular glitter.
- Make sure to add the paint or confetti before you add the contact solution. Contact solution bonds everything together. Otherwise you will just end up with a mess.
Let me know of any additional additives that would make for fun slime!