Due to the request of Kinsley, we show you how to make slime in this week’s video! It was our first time in this endeavor, yet we were pleasantly surprised how easy it is to make! It by far has been the most popular project with the kiddos. We just googled slime recipes and discovered using glue is one of the more popular methods. No matter the recipe you use, always make sure there is an adult present when making and handling the slime. We adapted our recipe from here, making a few alterations along the way. A fair warning with the glitter though…it gets everywhere! Kinsley and I may have been a touch too eager in that particular department ☺ Anywho, happy making!

Homemade Slime

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of glue (4oz-6oz)
  • ½ tsp on baking soda
  • 1 ½ tbsp of contact lens solution (make sure it contains boric acid)
  • Food dye
  • Water (1 tbsp to ¼ cup to increase stretchiness)
  • Optional: glitter (BE CAREFUL)

Directions:

Step 1: Pour glue into a bowl.
Step 2: Add baking soda and mix
Step 3: Then add a few drops of food dye, plus water (both are optional). Mix all together.
Step 4: Slowly add in your boric acid and mix.
Step 5: As mixture start to clump together, add glitter, and then start to knead until no longer sticky. Then, you’re done!

All photos by Hannah Pomante

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Special thanks to Washington Trust Bank for sponsoring this video series.