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Keeping Little Hands Busy: How to Make Slime for Kids

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Slime is the perfect way to keep little hands and minds busy. The ingredients necessary for creating slime can be found at your local grocery store. Due to its popularity, you will find that there are different slime craft kits available. However, when you want to know how to make slime for kids, this recipe comes in handy and serves the same purpose.

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Keeping Little Hands Busy: How to Make Slime for Kids
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup washable PVA glue
  • 1 tablespoon saline solution
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • food coloring
  • craft glitter

Directions

Gathering Supplies:

When making slime for kids you will want to have all of your supplies available. For this project you will need a large mixing bowl. Using a glass bowl will prevent the contents from sticking while you are mixing them. A 1/2 cup measuring cup will be necessary for measuring out ingredients such as water and glue. A 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon measuring spoon is required to ensure accurate measurements of water and saline solution. A metal spoon is needed for mixing the ingredients as instructed.

  1. Mix glue and water in mixing bowl. Glass bowls will prevent sticking while mixing.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture until desired color is achieved.
  3. Add baking soda. Stirring well with a spoon.
  4. Mix in saline solution to create a texture that is easier to work with..
  5. Stir all ingredients thoroughly with spoon. If you want to add craft glitter for sparkle affects, this is the point in which to do so.
  6. Knead mixture with your hands.
  7. Once the kneading process is complete, you are ready to play with the slime.

  • Tips:
  • When mixing the saline solution into the slime mixture, you can add additional saline solution 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  • For a creative touch, use washable PVA glitter glue for the base.
  • Placing your slime in an airtight container or plastic storage bags allows for multiple uses without having to remake the recipe. When properly stored, slime can last up to a week.

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