You may remember that last year I tried a toddler-friendly slime recipe that pretty much was a messy gooey disaster! With all the bad coverage slime has gotten in the news I love that there are still people that love slime! You can find an entire page of Elmer’s slime recipes here along with tips & tricks to create your own batch and of course recipes like our magnetic slime recipe and glitter slime recipe!
Although our Mud Slime recipe has been INSANELY popular (as well as our Science Store with teacher approved educational products!)! In fact they even sent us this great recipe and photos to go along with it for you! They’ll be sending me some samples to so I can create some new ideas for you guys but in the mean time here is a great slime “alternative” recipe that you can safely use for kids ages 3 and up!
How to Make ELMER’S SLIME RECIPE & INSTRUCTIONS:
Elmer’s Slime Ingredients:
1/2 TBSP of Baking Soda
1 TBSP of Contact Solution (USE BioTrue or Up & Up brands!)
4 fl oz Elmer’s White school glue
Your choice of food coloring
How to Make Elmer’s Slime Directions:
Find a bowl, cup, or plate to mix your slime in.
Pour out the entire contents of a 4oz of Elmer’s school glue into the bowl.
Add ½ TBSP of baking soda and mix.
After mixing, add your choice of food coloring.
Mix and/or add more food coloring until you get the color you want.
Mix until slime forms and it begins to get harder to mix.
Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.
If needed, add ¼ TBSP Contact solution to make the slime less sticky.
*Adult supervision is required; This project is not appropriate for children under the age of 3 years
*Warning: “If large quantities of contact solution are accidentally ingested (greater than a tablespoon), get medical attention immediately.”
Additional things to add to your slime recipe:
- pom pom balls
- foam balls
- googly eyes
- glow in the dark powder
- iron oxide (magnetic)
- tiny toys (bugs, spiders, etc)
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