Summer school break has begun only a few days ago and my 4 year old daughter says, “Mommy, I am bored!” Bored? No way, not on my watch! :) So I had to immediately up my “funmommy” game and come up with a fun activity. I had to think quickly… What does my 4 year old girl like more than little ponies, robots, princesses, cars and puppies? Well, the answer was obvious — she loves to play with the play-dough kind of texture, with the slime. It is true :) Every time we are shopping for toys, she always asks to buy her slime. Well, the idea struck me, how about making it at home instead? So I searched on the internet and found Elmer’s glue slime making recipe. It looked easy enough so we decided to try it and here is how it turned out:
Step 1: Get Slime Ingredients
a. Elmer’s Glitter Glue
b. Baking Soda
c. Contact Lens Solution
Step 2: Mix Elmer’s Glitter Glue with Baking Soda
In the mixing bowl mix 6 fl oz of Elmer’s Glitter Glue with 1/2 tbsp of baking soda. I suggest to use a recyclable spoon to do it.
Step 3: Add Contact Lense Solution
When the first two ingredients are well mixed, add 1¼ tbsp of contact lens solution. Tip: you can get the simplest type of the contact lens solution without antibacterial additives and other fancy chemicals :)
Step 4: Begin Kneading
So now begins my favorite part — kneading the texture to start forming slime with both of your hands.
Our experiment was a success! My daughter loved following all the steps in making her favorite slime. So now, the ball is back in my court: “What other fun activity can we do?” :)