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3-Ingredient DIY Slime Recipe | Activity for Kids

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Since we have been homeschooling our daughters for six years now, we are always looking for activities for them. When the lockdown for Covid-19 happened, we had to look for more ways to keep them occupied while learning as they stay at home. Slime making is so much fun to do and the product is even more fun to play with. Here is a simple 3-ingredient DIY slime recipe that you can do with your kids. Then it’s going to be hours of endless play time for them.

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~ Slime can give your kids endless hours of fun. So easy to make, too. ~

Stuck at Home

A lot of our travel plans have been cancelled and since we don’t even have a big garden to play around, our kids just stay indoors most of the time. Since our Holy Week trip to Boracay was not pushed through in light of the Covid-19 lockdown in the Philippines, Shane spent her summers taking baths in a washbasin. We dubbed that, “Labadoracay.”

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~ Creating something gives so much excitement to the kids. ~

They busy themselves with lessons, arts, and crafts. Recently, they finished their CreaTee Kits and had fun modelling their designs. But most of the time, they read or create videos and play on the phone. We just police their gadget use though, because we don’t want them using up so much screen time.

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~ Making slime is good exercise for the upper body. Look at Shane exert so much effort. haha ~

Then there are household chores to do. They have some routine tasks as well as learning tasks in the kitchen. There might not be a lot because I am also a busy mom, but I try to teach them kitchen basics so that they would have some knowledge about homecooking.

For me, cooking is one of those important life skills that I could impart to my children. They may not end up as restaurateurs, but eating is a basic need to survive. It would be good for them as well as their future families if they know how to cook.

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~ I help Shane knead her slime and we got stuck! This one needed more slime activator. ~

Meanwhile, read this articled about Quarantine Activities for Kids.

DIY Slime Recipe

This afternoon, we busied our hands (literally) in making our DIY slime. The kids learned to make slime a mall activity sponsored by Elmer’s Glue last year but it’s only now that we got to make our own at home. After getting a couple more bottles of Elmer’s Glue from Bacolod barter, we set out to make slime for each of the girls.

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~We used plastic spoons for mixing. ~

Shane wanted to make a glittery but creamy pink slime while Achi Shawna opted for a teal or ocean blue-colored slime.

What you need:

  • Plastic container for mixing
  • A plastic spoon or popsicle stick for stirring
  • Flat surface (you may put a plastic cover or old placemat on your table)
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~ Things you need to make your own slime. It would be nice to have different colored Elmer’s Glue. Makes your slime making more fun and interesting. ~

3 Ingredients of the DIY Slime Recipe:

  • 8 oz. Elmer’s Glue (any variant or a combination)
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking Soda
  • Contact Lens Solution as slime activator
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~ This 3-ingredient slime is so easy to make! ~
Swiss Army knife, kitchen scissors, Elmer's Glue
~ Tip: In order to use up all the glue, cut the bottle in half. Use a spatula to scrape off the glue. Or the most simple thing is–use your finger. ~

Procedure:

  1. Pour the glue into your mixing container. It can be just one kind of a mixture of 2 or 3 glue variants in order to achieve the color you want.
  2. Since not all of the glue will naturally flow out, I cut the plastic container in half and scraped off the glue using my finger. This will make sure that you will use up all of the glue.
  3. Add the baking powder and mix.
  4. Without mixing too well, gradually add squirts of the slime activator (in this case, contact lens solution).
  5. When your slime is starting to form, you can take it out of the container and start kneading like you would with bread. The slime may still be wet so just add some more contact lens solution. Do not overdo it though, otherwise, your slime will harden.
  6. If your slime has tangled around your hands, ask help from your mom or dad to add more contact lens solution to make the slime form. Keep kneading until you reach your desired consistency. In my kids’ case, they never stopped kneading and playing until it was time for dinner. Haha
color mixing, Elmer's Glue
~ Achi Shawna was very concerned with the color of her slime, hence the mixing adjustments. ~

Related: Why Family Meals are Important

Things to Remember:

1. Tie your hair back into pig tails and wear a head band so that your hair will not get into your work. If you have long hair, chances of some strands getting stuck to your hair is very high. You don’t want a tangled mane that can dampen the fun.

2. Do not touch your face while making and playing with slime.

3. Wash your hands thoroughly after making slime and playing with it.

4. Place your slime in a covered container so that it will not dry out.

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~ I didn’t know that there are so many ways of playing with slime. ~

Slime is so easy to make and so much fun to play with! It may take a few sessions before you can perfect your slime, but it’s okay, you can still play with whatever comes out of your work.

You can use the different colored glue marketed by Elmer’s Glue plus you can add beads and other stuff there. Additionally, you may want to sell them, too, and earn some extra bucks. Hope you enjoy making your own slime with our DIY slime recipe.

blowing bubbles using slime
~ I didn’t know that there were many ways of playing with slime than just kneading and squeezing. The kids make bubbles and pop them. One way to make big bubbles is to use a straw, like what Shane is doing. ~

Feel free to copy this DIY Slime recipe and make it with your kids! 🙂 Have fun!

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2 thoughts on “3-Ingredient DIY Slime Recipe | Activity for Kids

  1. Nakakatuwa namn po ito😍 Sana magawa din namn ng kids ko ito. This is such a fun and bonding activity for our kids.💙

    1. Go moms. It’s so easy to make. The contact lens solution as a slime activator will go a very long way. Same as the baking soda. So it’s cheap in the long run. 🙂

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