It's Slime Time!
Slime is the latest craze at school and I totally get it! I loved Silly Putty when I was young...who am I trying to kid? I still do! My kids are big fans of slime and all things slightly gross. It's all tactile, gooey fun and here's a couple of easy (and may I say foolproof) recipes I have developed to get you started....
Basic Slime Recipe
6oz PVA glue (about 3/4 cup)
1 Tsp Baking Soda
Big squirt of glitter glue
1 Tbsp Saline solution / Contact lens solution (containing Boric acid)
Mix together the glue, Baking soda and glitter glue in a large bowl.
Add contact lens solution last. Stir until it comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl ...and then keep stiring! You can gets your hand in there too and give it a good slapping around the bowl until it becomes a lovely slimey goo!
If you would like to take it to another level you can make...
4 cups of Shaving foam
1/2 cup PVA glue
1 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Big squirts of Glitter glue
1 Tbsp Saline Solution / Contact lens solution
(containing Boric acid)
As before, add all the ingredients together with the contact lens solution going in last.
Keep the faith and stir like crazy until it becomes a fluffy pile of ridiculous fun.
TIP: If you want to make the slime less gloopy and stay together more, just add a squirt more contact lens solution
I have to admit, prior to the above recipes I did try some non-Boric acid versions. I thought as I have a source of plain Saline solution from my husband's Vet clinic it made sense to give it a go....I could not get them to work for anything! The Boric acid in contact lens solution is the answer to 'ULTIMATE SLIME' (said in slow deep voice with plenty of reverb). As there aren't exactly a lot of animals needing to look after their contact lenses, I hit the shops for solution and (as I said before) Tadah! Slime!
Enjoy and get ready to cringe as you hear yourself sounding like your parents with the immortal words..."Please don't get it on the sofa. I'll never get it out!"
(Contact lens solution is available from most supermarkets and chemists.)