Kids DIY: Valentines slime

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Lindsay Weiss

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Are your kids into slime? It’s the thing around here…kids are making (and selling) it like hotcakes. You can’t find a bottle of glue on the shelves ANYWHERE (glue is the main ingredient in slime) and many kids have taken to ordering glue by the gallon on Amazon. (I know this from experience!)

Slime was recently banned at my kids’ elementary school because it has become such a distraction. But I have LOVED watching my kids make it. It has replaced all technology as the main form of entertainment in my house. They make all sorts of colors, textures, add sparkle, make it super stretchy or mildly stretchy, and include all sorts of crazy mix-ins. They even have an Instagram account where they sell slime to their friends, and have learned so much about supply and demand, opportunity cost, and SHARING.

My kiddos are the slime experts!

Anyway, they threw a Valentine’s batch together yesterday and I thought I’d share their recipe. Give this one to your kiddos and I’ll bet they have some fun!

Looking for more Sweets and Eats for the Whole Family? Find Lindsay at Sugar Mama.

Valentine’s Slime
For clear slime, use clear glue and no food coloring. For colored slime, use white glue and food coloring.

1 teaspoon borax powder (I find this in the laundry detergent or cleaning aisle)
1 1/2 C water, divided
4 oz (1/2 C) Elmer’s glue, clear or white
red food coloring
Glitter or heart confetti

Dissolve the borax powder in 1 cup water and stir. Set aside.

Pour glue into a medium mixing bowl and add remaining 1/2 C water. Add a few drops of food coloring if desired until correct color is achieved and then stir until smooth.

Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture and watch the solids start to form. Stir to combine and then use your hands to gather the mass. The mixture will be very soft and wet.

Keep kneading until it firms up and feels dry. Discard excess liquid in bowl. The more you knead and play with the slime the firmer it will become. Store in an air tight container and the slime will keep indefinitely.

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