*According to my 9-year old daughter
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I don’t know about you but the SLIME CRAZE has taken over our home. Whenever my daughter has a spare moment it is used for either looking up videos of other kids making slime or trying it out herself. And while the idea of making a mess always causes me to have some anxiety – I know there are benefits that help in her development.
- Slime can help develop a child’s fine motor skills.
- Slime calms my child when she is anxious.
- Making slime allows to express creativity and use trail and error.
Unfortunately – the slime trial and error has ended in tears time and time again.
BUT today we met with success!
Here are the steps we followed for SLIME SUCCESS!
Step One: Add Glue –
We used half a bottle of Elmer’s Pink Glitter Glue and emptied it into a plastic GLAD container.
Step Two: Add very little Contact Solution –
We only used just under 1 tsp of contact solution. This was the Walmart brand.
Step Three: Add lotion –
About 1 “squirt” of hand lotion was used. My daughter said this was optional but good if you want to lighten the color.
Step Four: Add shaving cream –
We used some shaving cream that we bought from the Dollar Tree. She says she used two pumps.
At this point she was a little disappointed in her slime and thought it was another failure because it still felt just like glue…
Step Five: Add liquid laundry detergent –
We added 1 Tbsp of a liquid detergent – Arm & Hammer is the best.
Step Six: Mix until it no longer sticks to the container.
If it does still stick, then pick up the biggest chunk and start kneading it.
According to my 9-year old daughter you should do these steps exactly in this order. She has had many attempts and this really is the best ever!
If you are wanting to use a Slime Kit or add some more variety to your Slime-making — I have included a link – just click the image below.
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