DIY Colorful Mardi Gras Slime in Gold, Green and Purple

We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. Learn more.

 

 

So your kids want to make slime? While you may be thinking what a mess, but you’ll also want to remember that slime is not only a fun learning and play activity but a science experiment as well.

If you’ve not tried making slime yet, this slime recipe is certainly a must try! The texture of slime therapeutic. Kids will love manipulating their slime by stretching and squishing. And this one is pretty spectacular!

With Mardi Gras around the corner, we thought what would be better than a slime recipe made with  Mardi Gras colors – gold, lime green, and purple. It is so colorful!  

DIY Colorful Mardi Gras Slime in Gold, Green and Purple 1

What is Slime? 

Slime has become something of a phenomenon. The magic of slime starts when you mix some common household ingredients with its active ingredients. 

Again, slime is a science. To make sure that it activates, you must follow the directions. 

Why Do People Love Slime?

Honestly, this varies person to person. Some love the science of it while others love its stretchy, squishy therapeutic experience. It is absolutely a stress reliever for both adults and children.

Are There Different Types of Slime?

Absolutely! They vary based on the ingredients used:

  • Glow-In-The-Dark Slime– Just like its name, it glows in the dark.
  • Fluffy Slime-Really soft and, well, marshmallowy. 
  • Clean Slime-This is a thick slime and you’ve probably seen pictures on the internet cleaning things like a keyboard. I am not the most trusting so I have not done this lol.
  • Borax Free– Many slimes use borax but there are those who are concerned borax is dangerous therefore they have found alternatives. 
  • Glitter Slime– Again, just like the name says, it’s made with glitter.
  • Popping Slime-Some sort of bead or polystyrene/styrofoam pellets are added in to the slime.
  • Magnetic Slime– This slime reacts magnetically. 
  • Edible Slime– Made from edible ingredients, it is said you can eat it. 

How Long Will My Slime Last?

This all depends on the recipe used and how you store it. We recommend storing in an air tight container. I’ve seen it last a long time based on how it was stored.

DIY Colorful Mardi Gras Slime in Gold, Green and Purple 2

Mardi Gras Slime Recipe

This recipe is a basic slime recipe, varying in colors used. Many will like this recipe as it uses contact lens solution instead of borax. We recommend you use a simple recipe like this if it is your first foray into slime.  It is easier to get familiar with what it takes to knead the slime and work it into a slime.

All slime is fun for kids and is educational while also being therapeutic. However we always recommend supervision by an adult. 

Once you enjoy the science aspect of producing your slime, then you can enjoy its therapeutic and stress relieving benefits of stretching and squishing it.

DIY Colorful Mardi Gras Slime in Gold, Green and Purple 3

Mardi Gras Slime Ingredients

Per batch: 

1 (6 ounce) bottle Elmer’s Glue in each: purple, gold, green 

About ½ cup warm water, for each batch

½ teaspoon baking soda, for each batch

1 tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid- this is the active ingredient. We recommend Equate or Renu).

Toys or foil confetti (if desired)

****NOTE: Again, we recommend only adults handle chemicals for safety, adults should make the slime, and wear gloves in case of skin sensitivity.  By making this recipe for slime, you hereby agree to our site terms. Slime should not be used by children under 4 nor placed in the mouth.

DIY Colorful Mardi Gras Slime in Gold, Green and Purple 3

How to Make Mardi Gras Slime

  1. You will make three separate batches of slime with one in each color.
  2. Empty the glue into a large bowl. 
  3. Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into bowl with glue and stir to combine.
  4. Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly. 
  5. If you are adding additional glitter or confetti, stir the glitter into the glue mixture.
  6. Add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. (Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.) In case of contact lens solution ingestion, immediately seek medical attention.
  7. Remove the slime from the bowl allowing any excess liquid to remain in the bowl.  It is normal for the slime to be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when no longer sticky.
  8. Repeat the process for each color you’ll be making.
  9. Now play!
  10. Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.

 

Here are some of my favorite slime products we use:

DIY Colorful Mardi Gras Slime in Gold, Green and Purple

DIY Colorful Mardi Gras Slime in Gold, Green and Purple

So your kids want to make slime? While you may be thinking what a mess, but you'll also want to remember that slime is not only a fun learning and play activity but a science experiment as well.

If you've not tried making slime yet, this one is certainly a must try! The texture of slime therapeutic. Kids will love manipulating their slime by stretching and squishing. And this one is pretty spectacular!

With Mardi Gras around the corner, we thought what would be better than a slime recipe made with  Mardi Gras colors – gold, lime green, and purple. It is so colorful!  

Materials

  • Per batch: 
  • 1 (6 ounce) bottle Elmer's Glue in each: purple, gold, green 
  • About ½ cup warm water, for each batch
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda, for each batch
  • 1 tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid- this is the active ingredient. We recommend Equate or Renu).
  • Toys or foil confetti (if desired)

Instructions

  1. You will make three separate batches of slime with one in each color.
  2. Empty the glue into a large bowl. 
  3. Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into bowl with glue and stir to combine.
  4. Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly. 
  5. If you are adding additional glitter or confetti, stir the glitter into the glue mixture.
  6. Add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. (Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.) In case of contact lens solution ingestion, immediately seek medical attention.
  7. Remove the slime from the bowl allowing any excess liquid to remain in the bowl.  It is normal for the slime to be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when no longer sticky.
  8. Repeat the process for each color you’ll be making.
  9. Now play!
  10. Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.

Notes

****NOTE: Again, we recommend only adults handle chemicals for safety, adults should make the slime, and wear gloves in case of skin sensitivity.  By making this recipe for slime, you hereby agree to our site terms. Slime should not be used by children under 4 nor placed in the mouth.

Here are some of my favorite slime products we use:

DIY Ultimate Slime Making Kit 

Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Extra Strong, 1 Gallon, 1 Count - Great For Making Slime

Equate Saline Solution for Sensitive Eyes Twin Pack, 12 fl oz, 4 count

Elmer's Slime Activator | Magical Liquid Slime Activator Solution, Updated Formula for Twice as Much Slime, (8.75 fl oz)

Check out our other popular posts:

Add Comment

Chasing a Better Life is my take on chasing more out of life. Chasing a Better Life hopes to encourage readers to learn, get inspiration, go and do. Chasing a Better Life provides information for informational and educational purposes. The information provided should not be misconstrued as medical advice. Any opinions on medical matters presented are what we seek on our own journey and we do not claim to be medical professionals. Please note that I am not qualified as a medical professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this website. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I provide keto recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers. I do my best to be as accurate as possible but you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. For our full Disclaimer Policy, click HERE..
Download your FREE cheatsheet: BLOG PROMOTE WEEKLY PLANNERGET ACCESS
+

Shopping cart

Subtotal
Shipping and discount codes are added at checkout.
Checkout