Crafts, Kids

Kids Make Your Own Slime!

Slime…kids love this stuff. Well, I decided to make some with my young friend Mariah. This was fun, and so easy to do. You don’t have to spend a  bunch of money make this stuff, you probably already have the ingredients at home. This is what we used:

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  • White Glue
  • Food Color of your choice
  • Water
  •  Starch or you can also use eye drops, but it’s an expensive choice
  •  Small Bowl
  •  Something for stirring…we used a popsicle stick

I’m not following anyones recipe for this, just experimenting.

You start by pouring some white glue into the small bowl. You can make as much as you want…we chose to just make one color, we were running out of time,  Mariahs’ mom was coming to pick her up!

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We then added just enough water to make the glue not so thick…

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Then we stirred..Be sure to mix them really well.dscn4183

If your not sure how much water…just add a bit at a time. You just want it to not be so thick, but you don’t want it runny either.We then added a couple of drops of coloring at a time, to reach the color you want. Mix really well.

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Once you reached the color you want….start adding small (we used the cap from the starch)  amounts of starch at a time.

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And stir….we added 5 more cap fulls. But this will differ according to how much you are making. Keep mixing. dscn4189

It’s getting there. At this point, it will start looking like this….keep stirring. You are making it turn thick and not sticky.

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Still sticky, we don’t want it to be sticky…so we added another cap  full of starch and kept stirring.

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At this point you are like kneading it. This will make it firm

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So now we have a glob of slime, but Mariah wanted glitter….so we made a well in the center, added glitter….and stirred it in well…and this is what you get…..slime!

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This was a very easy craft to do. Easy and fun for kids. Be sure to store in a tightly closed container.

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17 thoughts on “Kids Make Your Own Slime!”

  1. I made slime 2 summers ago with my 3 nieces , Lo and his friend. They loved it even my LO who is a boy and 12 at the time. I played with a few recipes and the one I finalized worked for each of them perfectly. I kept meaning to share it but never did. I enjoyed it myself truth be told lol

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    1. The kids love the slime! It’s sold all over in the stores. Kits to make. Why spend good money buying, when you can do it yourself, for pennies.
      I love having the neighborhood kids over creating. Mine are grown now and theres nothing better than seeing those happy, giggly faces. ❤️️

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      1. I just recall my SIL saying the girls came home from school wanting to make elephant slime and i think it was the shaving cream one. I feel so out of terms and fads im only 42 but my 4 are adults and a preteen lol. The nieces are growing quickly too, most are teens and preteens. They spend the summer at my house a few days a week i love having girls around who love making things! Keeps me young

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      2. Kids do keep you young. I thought at first you were a pre teen. Knowing all those slime names! Better than me! I didn’t know they had names. I wonder what mine is called.

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