Super Easy 3 Ingredient SLIME Kids Can Make

Posted on April 25, 2018 in Crafts/ DIY/ Kids

It’s ALL the rage and it’s all kids seem to be talking about and playing with! Right now, Slime is the “it” thing and although it took me a long time to let the kids play with it and make it, my girls who are 11 and 10 now make it weekly, multiple times a week!

I have never made slime myself, and never will but this slime is so easy (aren’t they all though, really?) my girls make it on their own.

My girls use 3 items to make their slime. Sometimes they add things into the slime like glitter, beads, tinsel, you name it you can basically add whatever to the slime but we recently started buying the Elmer’s glitter glue in a 4 pack that is aimed at those who make slime and use that for super pretty, glittery slime without all the mess!Items needed:

  • Elmers Glitter Glue
  • 1-1 1/2 tbsp Eye Contact Solution
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • Spoon
  • Container

Instructions:

  1. In a container of your choice dump out all the glue. Add in tbsp of eye contact solution and tsp of baking soda. Mix well with a spoon.
  2. Use hands to continue mixing adding more activator (eye contact solution) if needed.
  3. Done!

It’s so easy the girls do it on their own all the time. They use their allowance money to buy the items needed. I’m often begged to go to the dollar store to grab other types of glue when we can’t get over to Walmart to grab the Elmer’s.

I honestly, don’t see the appeal of this stuff although its fun to sit and poke when you are bored – I don’t see what all the rage is about!Even Justin who is 4 and in Junior Kinder came home a few weeks ago with slime they made at school. The kids LOVE slime, and it’s a rather inexpensive and fun process for them to learn how to do it. So I really don’t mind them making up batches every once in a while – it’s not even as messy as people think it is!When they first asked if they could make slime I was like DO NOT GET IT ALL OVER THE PLACE! But with practice, they figured out how to do it with zero mess, and that’s just fine with me. Do you know how hard it is to get slime that wasn’t activated properly out of clothing, hair and blankets? Oh boy. You don’t want ot know. So be sure to get it to the perfect consistency by activating it (with the eye contact solution) and using your hands to work it into the perfect slime consistency.If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive craft the kids can play with slime is a great choice! If kept in an airtight container it can last up to a week (sometimes more) and the possibilities are endless with what you can add to it, and even adding scents is a lot of fun for the kiddos!

Happy Slime Making!

26 Comments

  • Reply Scott April 25, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I don’t get the fascination, but my daughter is all about making slime right now. Once made, it just sits in the container forever!

  • Reply Wendy April 25, 2018 at 9:58 am

    This made a great little science experiment when I taught in a middle school program class. Although we used hair conditioner in that “recipe”

    • Reply Brianna April 30, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      What was the recipe for that slime

  • Reply Heather @ Kraus House Mom April 25, 2018 at 11:59 am

    My daughter loves to make slime. She will make every kind she finds. She also experiments with ingredients, while making a mess of my kitchen and bathroom.

  • Reply Jaime April 25, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    My son loves playing and making slime! I prefer to get the glue with the glitter already in it so I don’t end up with even more glitter in my house. And I love all of those colors! I haven’t seen the blue and green glue yet!

  • Reply Neely Moldovan April 25, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    This is so popular right now. I had no idea so many kids were into it!

  • Reply peter April 25, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    looks like hours of fun for the kids. hope it isn’t too messy . love the blue

  • Reply christine April 26, 2018 at 8:07 am

    I was hoping I was escaping the whole slime thing but it seems that my kids have finally caught on to the fact that their friends are making it at home. Thanks for the instructions.

  • Reply Karen Morse April 27, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Slime is the biggest thing these days and kids are ga-ga over it. I love that they can make their own at home! It’s so much fun and a lovely activity during their school breaks!

  • Reply Alli Smith April 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    The colors are so vivid and pretty! It even makes me want to play with slime. I need to get the grandkids together and make this. They will love it!

  • Reply Carol Cassara April 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    It’s so awesome that this only takes 3 ingredients to make and you can use different colors of glue as well! It’s a fun idea and it’s something that the kids can do and play with after!

  • Reply Melissa Chapman April 27, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    I never made slime when the kids were younger but it does look like so much fun for a kid. I have to make some for my nieces and nephews who are at the perfect ages.

  • Reply Jeanette April 27, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    My kiddo was looking to do something like this I think I’m going to try this one. Every other one we tried has not turned out well. I’m kind of excited to try this with him.

  • Reply Amber Myers April 27, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    My daughter loves to make slime! She recently picked up some contact cleaner, but it was the Target brand and did not work. I’ll have to pick up the one you mentioned and see if that one works! She was so bummed and had to make it with detergent instead.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey April 27, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Slime seems to be one of the must have things at the moment, this sounds like such an easy recipe for people to make for their kids, I love all the sparkles!

  • Reply wendy April 27, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    This made a great little science experiment when I taught in a middle school program class. Although we used hair conditioner in that “recipe”

  • Reply Alison Rost April 27, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    It’s such a hit with the kids and it’s good to know you can easily make slime at home too. I love the different colors and the fact that it takes only 3 ingredients. Can’t wait to share this with my kids so they can make slime with my grand kids!

  • Reply Peter April 27, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    I’ve lost many a good container to the likes of this slime epidemic. These colours are simply amazing .

  • Reply Sara Welch April 29, 2018 at 1:39 am

    My kids loved playing with slime. This is a good craft to give them something to do one day!

  • Reply Kita Bryant April 29, 2018 at 1:41 am

    My son plays with the Flaarp stuff. I bet this would be fun for him to mess around with too!

  • Reply Ricci April 29, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I’ve. been making this slime with my nieces and nephews for a while now! It’s so much fun!!

  • Reply Hannah Mitchell April 29, 2018 at 10:49 am

    I have attempted slime twice with my son, and nephews. The slime did not come out “slimey” at all. I will have to try this recipe out for them the next time I make slime with them. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh April 29, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    My daughter makes this all the time! She usually uses clear glue, food coloring, and glitter, but the colored glitter glue is a great short cut!

  • Reply Debra Hawkins April 29, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    My kids love making slime with glitter glue! It gives it something fun and sparkly! We adore slime in this house!

  • Reply Tomi C April 29, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    My kids used to love making slime. I’ve been seeing more and more commercials with instructions on how to make slime so it’s nice to see it shared to the masses. It’s easy and so much fun and definitely keeps the kids occupied

  • Reply Heather April 29, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    My kids are obsessed with making slime. It’s literally in every corner, drawer and cabinet of our home.

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