The craze for slime just isn't going away! I did a Happymess slime birthday party this week and what struck me was just how massively into slime the group of eight and nine year olds were. They were so enthusiastic. I think this is party because it's so popular, with lots of YouTubers devoted to it, but also because it is genuinely satisfying to make and play with.
Like when I make playdough, I use the brilliant Imagination Tree's recipe, but I've found the exact measurements vary depending on the brand of contact lens saline you use (and I guess the amount of boric acid it has in it). At the moment I am using Boots 'Enhanced All in One Solution' - see picture - which is quite pricey (£10) but seems to be quite strong, so I am using the following recipe:
1tsp bicarbonate of soda mixed into
1/2 cup children's pva, with just one
1tsp of saline mixed in to turn the mixture into slime!
If you want to make foamy slime you can add
1 cup of shaving foam with the bicarbonate of soda, or at the end. You can also add gel food colouring or glitter at any point!
If the mixture is sticky, add a bit extra of both the saline and the bicarb, little by little until it comes away for your hands easily. If you add too much though the slime can become too hard and watery.
Then have fun playing with your slime!
You can also check my Facebook events page for slime-making workshops!
Jenny Clarke. I run Happymess (art, craft and messy play classes for young children). I have two small children who love to get messy and make things. I also like to see as much art as I can. This blog is about art, craft and messy play activities you can try out at home, art to see with your children, and the occasional Happymess event you can come along to!