DIY Slime

Next up is a ‘Make It’ idea to keep the kids entertained this summer and this is perfect for a rainy day too!

Slime is a big thing at the moment and most children want some, unfortunately some of the store bought and DIY slime’s are unsafe for children but this recipe is not harmful to their delicate skin but saying that they must still be supervised at all times as it is not safe to ingest.

This slime is stretchy and my little girl loved it! 1 of the ingredients you need isn’t overly cheap so this isn’t something you would want to make every week but as a now an then activity is great fun. The recipe is from Little Bins for Little Hands – check out their blog as they have even more slime recipes (some edible too!)

To make your slime you will need:

  • 1/2 cup (118m) PVA Glue
  • 1/2 Cup (118ml) Water
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • Food Colouring/Glitter etc
  • 1 tbsp Eye Drops/Contact Solution (Must contain Boric Acid and Sodium Borate)

Here is how to make it:

  1. Mix PVA Glue with water
  2. Stir in baking soda
  3. Add food colouring or glitters to the mixture
  4. Next comes the magic! Stir in eye drops/contact solution until a blob of slime forms. Your slime should become thick and difficult to stir, pulling away from the side of the bowl.
  5. Now it is time to knead the slime, it will be sticky at first so if you rub some eye drops/contact solution into your hands it will stop them sticking. Once the slime is no longer sticky it is ready to play with.

You can make slime with lots of different colours and also add glitter, beads and other objects too.

Let’s Get Making!

DIY Slime
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