It’s all about the SLIME! DIY slime is literally the new craze with kids everywhere. Stella makes it so often that we have nicknamed her “The Queen of Slime!!” Glue is a main ingredient. That’s right… like school glue. Easy enough to find, but the news recently reported that the DIY slime craze has become such a rage that there’s been a shortage of glue. Like SOLD out! I’m pretty sure we contributed to it!

At first, I wasn’t quite sure what this slime phenomenon was all about. I mean as a kid we had crazes! Was this the new Playdough or Garbage Pail Kids, but DIY? But, once Stella showed me how easy slime (of all kinds) is to make, I was intrigued. Then I found out why adults should not only approve this semi mess-free craft, but fall in love with it at the same time… it’s totally therapeutic. Like a soft DIY stress ball, but for kids. Also, it’s totally oddly satisfying playing with the slime. And, don’t get me started with the sounds it can make. Like the new sound system. Squishing slime is the white noise! And, daily there are new types of slime that people are inventing.

Stella is always googling DIY slimes to try out recipes.  There are even Instagram accounts just about slime. We recently found some for pancakes and pop tarts, but it’s just for show! Don’t actually eat it!!

But wait — there is slime you can eat! This edible Starburst slime is rewarding to play with but it’s also a tasty treat…

and there’s this edible Nutella slime. Chocolate hazelnut goo that I can stretch to satisfaction and eat. I’m in – yum!

There is also a whole world of science experiment slime, like glow in the dark

magnetic

and bubbling slime.

Such a crazy yet satisfying phenomenon that I think is here to stay!

Get in on the slime craze and whip up your own batch. It’s quick and easy to do, and lots of fun! Stella makes hers in under 20 minutes, and if we don’t have something she needs, she’ll search the house for anything that could be used as an alternate ingredient. Once, she used chamomile lotion and created the softest slime ever that also helped with bug bites. Go Stella!

There are lots of “recipes” out there for making slime, but this is how Stella makes her go-to one!  All you need is 2 ingredients and a bowl.

Supplies:

2 medium mixing bowls

2 spoons for mixing

1 bottle of Elmer’s glue

Borax

 

Directions:

  1. Pour the entire small bottle of Elmer’s glue, white or clear into a medium bowl. Then fill up the glue bottle with water and pour that into the bowl. Mix well.
  2. In the other bowl, pour 1/4th cup of water and 1 teaspoon of borax. Mix them together until the borax has dissolved in the water.
  3. Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture and stir until the substance no longer sticks to the side of the bowl.

That’s it! To add your own special touch, you can add glitter, foam balls, food coloring, etc… the sky is the limit with slime!  Be creative. What do you add to your homemade slime? We hope your family enjoys making slime as much as we do!!

 

 

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