Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Homemade Slime

My boys and I saw a commercial the other day for making homemade slime using Elmer's Glue. They thought it was so neat and wanted to make it. I decided we would go ahead and give it a try!

I looked the recipe up on Elmer's website, made my list of things we needed (Only 4 ingredients and i had 2 of them at home already!), and off we went to Walmart to pick up the items we needed.

The recipe was super easy and they had so much fun helping me make it. Next time , my oldest wants me to add some glitter to his. Sounds like a good idea to me!

Let me know if you try the recipe below and how your kids liked it!

Recipe (via Elmer's Website)


4 ounces Elmer's white glue

1/2 TBSP Baking Soda

Your Choice of food coloring

1 TBSP Contact lens solution


1. Pour the entire 4 oz bottle of glue into a bowl.

2. Add the baking soda and stir well.

3. Add the food coloring. Add as much or as little as you want to get the color you would like.

4. Add the contact lens solution. Stir it in until it becomes harder to stir and the mixture becomes slim.

5. Take out of bowl and knead with both of your hands. If the slime stays too sticky, add a little bit more contact solution.

6. Let your kid enjoy! Make sure to be around them when they are playing with their slime. It should not be eaten.

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  1. Love this! I must try it with my boys! #DreamTeam

    1. You should definitely try it! My boys had so much fun helping me :-)

  2. I tried making this as a child and took it to school. My recipe did not go so well and I got into all sorts of trouble when it suck all over the girls toilets! #TwinklyTuesday

    1. oh no! Lol! I could definitely see it being a pain if the recipe went wrong!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! We will def. try this. :D My kids LOVE this sort of thing and it's a perfect family fun time. :D

    1. Thank you! I agree, it's a great family craft! My kids had a blast!

  4. This looks so much fun to make. And easy too. My daughter would definitely want her slime to be pink and glittery. Hugs Lucy xxxx

  5. I would choose glittery and pink for myself too :-)

  6. Oooh this looks like so much fun. My daughter would love it #DreamTeam 

  7. Oooh this looks like so much fun. My daughter would love it #DreamTeam 

  8. Oh wow, that looks so easy to make and buckets of fun. Homemade stuff is great isn't it, it's double the fun with actually making it and then playing with it too! #DreamTeam

  9. My girls have made so much slime. We'll have to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.