Who doesn’t love making slime?! Watching it ooze is mesmerizing, and handling it can be almost therapeutic.
Did you know you can make your own slime with items found around the house or classroom? Below is a basic recipe from Elmer’s. The best part is that it’s easily customizable to make it completely your own!
Elmer’s Glue Slime Recipe
- 1/2 Tbsp of Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp of Contact Lens Solution
- 4 fl ounces of Elmer’s White School Glue
- Your choice of food coloring
1. Find a bowl, cup, or plate to mix your slime in.
2. Pour the entire 4 ounces of glue into the bowl.
3. Add 1/2 Tbsp of Baking Soda and mix.
4. After mixing, add your choice of food coloring.
5. Continue mixing and add more food coloring as needed until you get the color you want.
6. Add 1 Tbsp of contact lens solution.
7. Mix until slime forms and it gets harder to mix.
8. Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.
9. If needed, add up to 1/4 Tbsp additional Contact Lens Solution to make the slime less sticky.
Feel free to experiment with color combinations or add small sensory objects or glitter. Each batch of slime you make can be completely unique and achieve different learning goals! You can focus on the scientific method, fractions, color theory, or sensory stimulation. The options are endless!