Here at the Gillis Homestead we take crafting very seriously.
And there is something that toddlers worldwide also take very seriously- Slime.
So, in the essence of scientific inquiry, Izzy and I have tested many slime recipes, from the edges of the internet and the depths of Pinterest to give you our top 3 favorite slime recipes with some helpful hints to make the best, most icky, ooey gooey-iest, slime and keep it for longer then a couple hours.
Fluffy Sparkle Slime
- In a small bowl, mix together the glue and shave gel well. Then, add in the baking soda, continuing to mix very well.
- At this point, add in your slime swag (izzy chose smiley faces and blue stars) glitter and additional coloring. Make sure everything is really well mixed
- Stir in your contact solution 1/4 tablespoon at a time. Keep mixing your contact solution in until your slime starts pulling away from the sides of your bowl.
- Take out and knead until it’s the perfect consistency.
Traditional Goo Slime
- 2/3 cup Elmer’s glue
- 1/2 tablespoon Baking soda
- 1 tablespoon contact solution
- Food coloring of choice
- Slime swag (this time was hearts and beads)
- In a small mixing bowl, pour in 2/3 cup glue.
- Stir in baking soda
- Add in food coloring ( and slime swag!) and mix thoroughly
- Add contact solution in 1/2 tablespoon and stir.
- Add final 1/2 tablespoon of contact solution and stir until slime pulls away from side of bowl
- Slime Time!
- 1/4 cup Elmer’s Glue
- 1/4 cup shaving cream
- 1 tablespoon conditioner
- 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 tablespoon saline
- Food coloring of choice
- Slime swag! (Only blue glitter in this one)
- In a small bowl, mix together glue, shaving cream and conditioner
- Next, stir in baking soda.
- Add in desired color and swag and mix completely
- Stir in saline 1/2 tablespoon at a time until optimal slime consistency has been achieved.
Tips For The Best Slime Time
- Accept, dare I say embrace, the mess. Slime is slime. And some of these recipes stink too. But toddlers love it, it’s an excellent sensory toy and they’re only this age for a short time. Take it as permission to have another (limited) childhood.
- Invest in bulk slime making materials- you’re going to save money in the long run, trust me. We bought a gallon jug of glue, twin pack of shaving gel. We always have stuff like baking soda and saline solution on hand, which we buy in bulk as well.
- Get yourself a slime swag kit- we got this one from amazon and my kid friggen loves it. But try not to add too much slime swag in- it will just fall back out.
- Make sure to really honestly mix thoroughly at each stage. If you don’t you’ll end up with a tough, not fun, not stretchy waste of time. 🙄
- Store in an airtight container and you’ll be having prime slime time over and over again.
Thanks for dropping in, now go forth and make some slime!
Until next time have a wicked good day.