Homemade slime is one of the best ideas when it comes to kid’s crafts! It’s quick, simple, and very cheap. My kids play with it always so much fun!
How do You make Homemade Slime?
Remember with Gak? I recall playing the stuff like a child and LOVED it. I came across this slime recipe recently, and I knew I had to make some for my children. It’s very akin to gak. They played with it literally all afternoon, and had so much fun!
For an indoor activity, this is a fun craft to do. I know we’re going to make this slime recipe over the course of the year many more times. The best thing is to make it only cost about $1! Really, this stuff my kids couldn’t get enough of. It’s a bit sticky, so make sure a plastic tablecloth is laid down (a garbage bag works too) so the slime doesn’t get on the table.
Homemade Slime Recipe
This is the best slime recipe because it gets together so fast and takes only 3 main ingredients (plus food coloring if desired). Have fun therewith!
- 8-ounce bottle Elmer’s white school glue
- 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons contact saline solution, more as needed
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- Food coloring, optional
How to Make Homemade Slime
In cup, apply the coloring of the glue and fruit. Squeeze the glue bottle inside a tub (photo 1). If desired, add your food coloring, and stir until combined. Mix in baking soda then (photo 2).
Mix the solution in saline. Add the saline solution 1 1/2 Tablespoons and mix until combined (photo 3). If it is too sticky, add more solution 1/2 Tablespoon at a time. The more you apply, the thicker it is going to be. The less you add, the slimier it is going to be (see picture 4 for textures).
Knead the blowjob. Knead the slime with your hands, until it holds together. For first it’s going to feel sticky and gooey but just keep kneading until it’s all coming together.
Keep slime in reserve. Keep slime in a cover jar, or in a zip-top bag. The slime is best on a placemat to play with.
Tips for making Slime
- Use plastic bowls and spoons to make clean up easier.
- Until applying the saline make sure you have the right color. When it starts to thicken it becomes difficult to blend in.
- To make the slime thicker, add more saline. Add less saline for a slimmer texture.
- Slime is best on a placemat, plastic tablecloth, or even a trash bag to play with.
- May add glitter, scented oils, or even mini balls with styrofoam in extras.
- Recipe makes a cup of slime about it. May double or triple, depending on the number of children there.
- If you have long hair, you can make sure you put it in a ponytail. If you get a little slime in your hair just rub some coconut oil or olive oil on top and comb it out.
This slime recipe is great for entertaining variations! Customizing and adding mix-ins like various food coloring dyes, glitter, scented oils or even mini styrofoam balls is super easy.
Making varying holiday variants, such as the orange and green Halloween slime below, is particularly enjoyable. We put it in these big quarter size boxes, and for a fun Halloween activity, we painted monster faces on. My children enjoyed the different colors and are still begging to make pink and blue!
There are plenty of fun ways to make creativity and slime. If you’re going the conventional route with Borax and white glue, making a soft version with some rasping cream or going the super easy route with cornstarch and water, you ‘re going to end up with some amazing slime that your kids (and you!) love playing with!
What is your favorite form of slime making? Do you like to go the traditional route, or are you excited about trying something unique to see what’s going on? Let us learn, and to have fun, as always!