There is something so fun about creating slime. It's such a creative outlet for kids and adults! You can add your own color choices and with all of the super cute and fun glitter available now, it's no wonder why making slime recipes is so much fun and so popular.
There are many different types of slime you can make, and these include:
There are many more slime recipes as well.
Homemade slime is a lot of fun to make, and it's even more fun to play with. Not only is it easy to create; you can add many different inclusions to customize it to your personal preference.
Glitter, for example, is a great way to make your slime sparkle. You can also add different colors of food coloring to create slime that is truly unique. And if you want to make something really special, you can even add glow-in-the-dark paint!
Homemade slime is a great way to get creative and messy with your friends or family. Plus, it's a great recipe to use if you're looking for something different to do with your kids. This is an easy activity that kids absolutely love.
Today, we are going to share one of the easiest DIY slime recipes with you. This slime is probably the easiest to make, plus you can be as creative as you want when it comes to colorants and inclusions. You can make this easy slime for any occasion! It also makes for awesome gift ideas if you have the proper container to keep it in so it doesn't dry out.
Let's make some easy slime!
Let's get into some slime making. Here is our favorite, easy slime recipe. Please note, this is not an edible slime.
Here are the slime ingredients that you can make the easiest slime recipe with. You probably have these slime ingredients right in your pantry!
Here's how to make slime.
Add glue and food coloring to a bowl. It works best to mix your colorant in at this point unless you want a more marbled slime look, in which case you can add later. Just know that marbled slime colors will quickly meld together into one color pretty quickly.
Stir your baking soda into the bowl with the glue and colorants until it is thoroughly incorporated.
Mix in the contact solution. Add 1 1/2 tbsp. contact solution and mix until combined using a silicone spoon if you have it. Be prepared for a bit of a mess at this point, it should be sticky. However, if your slime seems too slimy, add a bit more contact solution at a time and stir until it reaches your desired consistency.
The more contact solution you add the thicker it will get, so remember that keeping it slimy is the key to the fun!
Add the glitter and inclusions. There are so many unique glitter options available now, you can add sparkly glitter or get some really unique glitter shapes and styles you can add to your slime that are all the rage.
Knead the slime. In the bowl or on a flat surface, take the slime out and knead it until it holds together. It will be wet and gooey at first, but just keep kneading until it all comes together.
Now you know how to make slime!
If you do not store your homemade slime properly, it will dry out very quickly. Granted, it is so easy to make up a new batch, but you are going to want to enjoy your creation for a while.
The key is to keep the air away from your formula, so any airtight container will work, such as:
If your slime is pretty sticky, you likely have added too much contact lens solution. Unfortunately, this is pretty much the point of no return as you can't go back and add more glue: it will not mix back into your slime at this point. You will have to chalk it up to a lesson learned, and whip up a new mixture, but that is ok since you now know how to make slime!
This is a good point where you take your notes and understand where that perfect point is when it comes to adding your contact solution, since that is the ingredient that thickens your slime up.
This is a great problem to have since you can add a few more drops of contact solution and keep mixing. The more contact lens solution you add, the thicker it will get. Just be sure to really add the tiniest bit at a time because it can change to too thick very quickly as you begin kneading.
This comes naturally as you learn how to make slime and have made a few batches. What we can tell you, is that you want your slime slimy (naturally!). But you do not want the slime to drip out of little hands when it is being played with, like it is liquid.
Think slimy, but stretchable.
Slime is one of those things that's just plain fun to make. It's easy to mix up a batch with just a few ingredients, and you can customize it however you like with glitter, colors, and even homemade slime kits.
Plus, it's a great activity to do with kids. They'll love getting their hands icky as they mix and knead the slime, and they'll be proud of their finished product. So if you're looking for a fun activity to do on a rainy day, or just want to make something cool, give slime a try. You might just be surprised at how addictive it is!
Have fun creating your slimiest creations! Here is a pin to save to your DIY Pinterest board:
Have a creative day.
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