When you find yourself spending more time inside with your family, searching for activities to do together can be tough. Maybe you’ve exhausted all your indoor activities, or the Trolls soundtrack just isn’t playing the same way it used to.
If you’re looking for activity, the team at Sawyer has you covered. Make slime! Our recipe is non-toxic, plant-based and safe for the family. I know what you’re thinking — “why would we want to make slime…”. Well, as it turns out, playing with “slime” is fun sensory-based play for your little ones. Not only do you likely have all the ingredients in your home to make it, your children can help throughout the entire process!
5-Ingredient DIY At-Home Slime
Who knew you'd be looking for the best slime recipe? In a sea full of slime options, we pride ourselves on having the slimiest and least sticky!
- 2/3 Cup of Elmer’s White Glue
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1.5 Tablespoons Contact Lens Solution with boric acid and sodium borate
- Liquid Food Coloring
- Optional: Add 2-3 cups Shaving Cream to make your slime fluffy!
Step 1: Add Glue to a large bowl
Step 2: Add Water and Baking Soda and mix. If adding shaving cream, include here as well!
Step 3: Add Food Coloring and Mix
Step 4: Add Context Lens Solution slowly adding in 1 tablespoon at a time and mixing for 5 minutes. If the texture is not right, add in another ½ tablespoon at a time.
If the slime is still too sticky, add some baby oil or lotion to your hands.Now you’re all set! Mix in batches with multiple colors to create a marbled effect!
What are the benefits to making slime?
Not only do children love playing with sticky things and slime, it can also be educational! Older children will be challenged with measuring and counting. Younger children can practice fine motor skills.
What ages like to play with slime?
This is a great project for children older than 4 and should always be created with adult supervision.
How do you fix dry slime?
Add a touch of water slowly a tablespoon at a time!
What can you make with slime?
We love making multiple batches of slime in different colors and slowly mix colors to create a marbled effect. Mix in glow in the dark paints that are suitable for older children to watch your slime in the dark!
How should I store slime?
Store your slime in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. Make sure you leave it somewhere cool and dark!