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!
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.
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.
Mardi Gras Slime Ingredients
About ½ cup warm water, for each batch
½ teaspoon baking soda, for each batch
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.
How to Make Mardi Gras Slime
- You will make three separate batches of slime with one in each color.
- Empty the glue into a large bowl.
- 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.
- Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.
- If you are adding additional glitter or confetti, stir the glitter into the glue mixture.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat the process for each color you’ll be making.
- Now play!
- 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 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)
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