How to Make Slime with Your Kids: Ultimate Guide for Fun and Safe DIY Slime Making

How To Make Slime with Your Kids

How to Make Slime With Your Kids – A Fun Activity for Parents and Kids…

Making slime is a perfect way for parents and children to spend some bonding time. You don’t need a lot of materials; it’s easy to do and comes out different each time. This is because children learn to make something that they can play with, which they created.

Also, it’s one more way for parents to have quality and creative time with kids. The other good point of making slime is that kids get excited during the process when things are turned from a plane goo-like texture right before their very eyes into a shiny, stretchy mass.

Some items you will need: Classic Slime

  • 1 cup of glue (Elmer’s school glue)
  • 1 teaspoon borax powder (Activator)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spoons or forks to stir with
  • Plastic baggie if using glue water (so the slime doesn’t dry out)
Adding colors to Your Slime
Adding Colors to Your Slime

How To Make Slime:

The best part about making slime is playing with it! You can stretch, squish, poke, or bounce it to see what happens when different things are done to it. How do I make slime? Have fun experimenting together!

  • Add 1 Cup of Glue to a Bowl.
  • Next, add Your coloring to your desire to the glue and stir until satisfied.
  • Use a measuring cup and add 1 teaspoon of Borax to 1 cup of water and stir.
  • Pour a small amount (2 teaspoons or less of your Activator (Borax) over the glue and stir, also use your fingers to mush it together well.
  • If the solution is still sticky, add more activators until you reach the desired texture.

Mix thoroughly and enjoy stretching out before their eyes! Squeezing goo through fingers will produce an even more enjoyable sensory experience.

Let them enjoy playing with their slime by stretching, squishing, or poking at it! Be careful not to make too much of this goo though – kids get so excited about making things from scratch that sometimes they end up having way more than their share.

Kidding!! Let Them Experience the Joy of Their Creation!!

Next Up!!… Fluffy Slime is my Favorite to Make…

Fluffy slime is a DIY project that can usually be done in just 15 minutes, with the right recipe and tools. Here is one of my favorite fluffy slime recipes!

DIY Fluffy Slime

How To Make Fluffy Slime…

This is one of my favorite recipes and I love making Fluffy Slime. You can create many different color schemes and even add glitter to make it sparkle!! Let’s get started…

  • 1 cup of School Glue in a bowl.
  • Add a layer of shaving cream foam over the top of the glue and mix well.
  • 1 teaspoon of Borax in 1 cup of warm water.
  • Add your coloring to the Glue bowl after mixing the foam shaving gel.
  • Add a small amount of the Borax Activator and stir while also squeezing and squashing with your fingers until the desired slime is formed.

And Wallow we have an awesome fluffy slime that can create a lot of joy and fun in creating.

Tips We Have Learned They May Help You…

The more glue and borax, the better! The higher those percentages are, the floppier your slime will be. If you want to go for something on the less sticky side then try using just one tablespoon of glue instead.

To get pasty (not so “fluffy”) slime, use baking soda powder instead of borax.

If you’re looking for an even softer version or if your child likes gentler textures then add some baby oil to their creations.

How to get slime out of the carpet?

Slime is tough to get out of the carpet when it dries. The best way to clean up slime from carpets and floors is to use a dry cloth or paper towel, rubbing it in one direction.

There are also special cleaning fluids available for this job like Goo Gone that removes the goo with ease.

Who Created Slime in the First Place…

Slime was invented in the 1990s by a parent who wanted to find an activity for her kids that would keep them busy. She didn’t want any mess so she mixed glue and water, then added color and some borax solution (for texture).

It wasn’t until 2005 that it became popular with video games such as Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn” where they made slime on their show. Now there are YouTube tutorials, Facebook groups even products available on Amazon!

slime with particles embedded is ready

Today we Made Slime…Final Thoughts…

The slime was easy to make, we didn’t need any special materials or tools. It only took us a few minutes to mix the ingredients before adding some food coloring for color and borax solution (for texture).

We have been making our slime for a few weeks now and we’re having so much fun!

I hope you enjoyed this post on how to make goo with your family at home as much as I did. If you want more recommendations on activities that are safe and to always find what’s trending for kids subscribe to our blog!

Sky Uni
Sky Uni M.S. Psychology

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Sky Uni is a Conscious Parenting Coach with 10 years of experience, and an expert in product reviews. She’s a passionate yoga and meditation enthusiast, loves coastal destinations, and enjoys spending time with her Bengal cats. Sky brings her fun-loving spirit and energy and her Master’s in Psychology to all of her work, helping families make informed decisions and create more harmonious relationships.

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