You guys… my kids, they are obsessed with slime. Making it, playing with it, watching videos about it, it just doesn’t stop. So it my best attempt at being a fun mom I thought, “why not make some slime to put in their Easter eggs?!” It gave us a fun project for a free Friday and will be a great alternative to all of the candy their going to get in the other eggs they find. But let me tell you, the process is tricky… and messy. We made a couple of batches and this was the best recipe we came up with.
Here’s what you’ll need…
-5 oz. Elmer’s clear or white clue
-Baking Soda or Borax
-Glitter or food coloring
-Empty plastic eggs
Start by pouring an entire bottle of glue into a bowl.
Mix in glitter or food coloring, or both. I skipped food coloring this time thinking it’d make less of a mess but WOW we had glitter everywhere- I think it adds a nice sparkle to my dining room table.
Next you’ll add just a little bit of contact solution. Stir until well mixed. You should notice the glue firming up as you stir. My ten year old informed me that this step is called the “slime activator.”
Lastly you need to mix about a teaspoon of baking soda into a 1 cup of warm water. This is where it get’s tricky… You want to add just a little bit of this mixture to your glue. Stir and add more as needed. The more you add the less stretchy your slime.
At this point it is best to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. You’ll grab and twist and stretch this mixture until it forms a slimy texture.
We had so much fun making this together.
I hope you have a blessed Easter weekend and do something fun as a family!