Slime. You can’t go into any craft store or talk to any child without seeing or hearing about the stuff! My daughter and I have made a few variations of slime before, but decided to try this version because a) it looked cool and b) we already had all the ingredients to make it at the house. I’d say “b” is the catalyst for 85% of the science experiments we do.
You will need:
- contact solution
- white glue
- shaving cream
- food coloring (optional)
There are no real measurements in this recipe, or if there were, I didn’t pay any attention to them. We played this one completely by ear.
First I had my daughter add the glue – enough to fill the bottom of the bowl.
Then she added a few drops of food coloring and swirled it around with a straw. Pretty, right?
Next, we added the shaving cream. All I had on hand was a little travel bottle, and I’d say we added about 3/4 of that to the glue.
And what came next was all trial and error. We started with a few squirts (about a teaspoon) of the contact solution and the slime was still too glue-y:
so we continued to add more contact solution and more shaving cream until the slime had the consistency of extra chewy taffy! Honestly, I think my kiddo enjoyed the trial and error of adding the ingredients more than she did playing with the finished product.
Set up: super easy.
Length of time needed: it took us a total of about a half hour.
Mess Factor: HIGH. This was super messy! I highly recommend putting down something on your table (and possibly on your child. And maybe even yourself) before starting. We had strings of gloppy fluff slime everywhere! Although bonus: the shaving cream made our house smell nice and clean (and well-shaved) for the rest of the afternoon.
Fun factor: I give it a 5 or 6 on a scale of 1-10. My daughter liked adding all the ingredients and liked the end product, but there just wasn’t much to do with the slime once it was made. She played with her fluffy slime for about 10 minutes, and then was completely over it.