Slime Is Where It’s At
Have you gotten on the slime bandwagon yet?! It’s so much fun! So! Much! Fun!
Gluten Free, Vegan, Top 8 Free
I’ve got a super cute and fun recipe for you to try. It’s gluten-free, vegan and Top 8 Free (peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, dairy, egg, fin fish, and shellfish).
Just 4 Ingredients
It’s just 4 ingredients, with one additional optional ingredient just for fun! Take a peek at the brands and associated labels I used to see if they will be friendly for you and your family!
What I Used
The contact solution and shaving cream are both Equate brand and I got them at WalMart. For the shaving cream I selected “for sensitive skin”. Also, for glue, I’ve found that Elmer’s brand has the best consistency for end results.
Tips & Tricks
A tip for making this slime, is depending on your brands and measurements, it may alter the amount of contact solution you use.
Also, when it comes to contact solution, just make sure it includes boric acid, as this is what helps to get rid of the stickiness and bind the other ingredients together into one formed moist, soft, slippery, substance AKA slime.
This is super fun, albeit messy. I usually only let my kiddo’s play with it at the table. I do love that if it sticks to their hands or the table you can treat it similar to Playdough, and use one piece of it to “pick up” the rest and it sticks to itself. It also washes off their hands easily. They’ve even got it on their clothes or in the carpet and water loosens it up for removal.
For homeschool, it s a great way for us to work on following directions, working together, and using fractions in measuring. In fact, my 8-year-old loves it so much she made the purple slime pictures, all on her own, and has nearly memorized the recipe. It’s pretty fun!
Fluffy Halloween Slime
1/2 C Elmer’s brand glue
1 1/2 C Equate brand shaving cream for sensitive skin
36 drops yellow food coloring
12 drops red food coloring
48 drops of red food coloring
32 drops of blue food coloring
18 drops of green food coloring
6 drops of yellow food coloring
5 T Equate brand contact lens solution
1-3 T gold glitter (Depending on how much you love glitter. We added gold to orange, silver to purple, and black to green.)
In a large bowl combine the glue and shaving cream, mixing until well combined.
Next, add your food coloring until you get the desired shade of orange you prefer. Mix well, until color is uniform.
Optionally, add glitter at this point, folding into slime until evenly distributed.
Finally, add 3 tablespoons of the contact lens solution. If your slime is still sticky, add 1 tablespoon at a time until it pulls away from bowl and can be played with and kneaded without being too sticky. This may be anywhere from 3 total tablespoons of lens solution, up to about 4-5. It is better to add slowly. Based on our recipe and measurements, 5 total tablespoons of lens solution was the magic number for us.
Have fun playing with your slime, and when you are ready to take a break, store it in an airtight container at room temperature.