Saturday, June 16, 2018

4 Ways To Make Your Own Slime

We're kind of slime connoisseurs over here. We were waaayyy ahead of the recent slime craze, but we've enjoyed trying out new recipes along the way. This was the first time that I set out a variety of slime ingredients, posted a few of our favorite recipes for the kids to see, and let the kids make their own slimes. For the most part it was successful, minus a couple of recipes that turned out way too sticky thanks to not following the recipe (like at all).  Amazingly slime didn't end up everywhere on the floor, but a few shirts had to be washed.

Our favorite recipe for the day wasn't even one of our original recipes. It's something I created while trying to help another child. The best part of this activity is that it could easily keep kids occupied for 
an entire day!


Our ingredient list included: 
  • LOTS of glue. Some small bottles and one large jug
  • Baking soda
  • Corn starch
  • Liquid starch
  • Contact solution
  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter
  • Plenty of measuring cups and spoons

Our favorite slime recipes:

Recipe #1

  • 1 bottle of school glue
  • 1 cup liquid stach
  • food coloring and/or glitter (or any other add-ins you may want)
* This is the slime recipe I've used for years and love it!

Recipe #2
  • 1 cup of corn starch
  • 1/2 cup of water (the kids needed a bit more water than this but not too much more)
  • food coloring and/or glitter
* This is actually the recipe we use to make goop

Recipe #3
  • 1 bottle of glue
  • 1/2 tbsp of baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tbsp contact lens solution
  • food coloring and/or glitter (or any other add-ins you'd like)
Recipe #4

  • 1/2 cup glue
  • 1 1/2 cup shaving cream
  • 2 1/2 tbsp contact solution
  • food coloring and/or glitter (or any other add-ins)

* This was the recipe that came out stickier than sticky. I do not recommend this recipe

Recipe #5

  • 1/2 cup of glue
  • 3 cups shaving cream
  • 2 tbsp contact solution
  • 1 tbsp of corn starch
  • 1/3 cup of liquid starch (I had this sitting out for another slime recipe I was going to do next and accidentally poured it into this mixture)

* This wound up being the favorite recipe of the day! It was incredibly fluffy, not sticky at all, could stretch without breaking, and mixed together easily. We will be making this one again!

Each big kid had a little kid partner. This worked great for everyone! The bigs got to test their leadership skills and the littles got to feel like big kids for a bit.

The kids went a liiiittttle crazy with the food coloring. Everyone left daycare with this blueish, purplish color of hands. I would say this was a daycare first, but no.

Our one casualty of the day was the trash can lid. It required a good scrubbing (or two) at the end of the day.