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This DIY slime project supplies list has been updated due to Borax safety claims. This project now uses baking soda and eye contact solution to achieve the perfect slime consistency.
If you were an 80’s-90’s kid, then you probably shared my dream of one day competing on Double Dare just so you could get slimed. That green goop signified a fail in the game, but to me it really seemed like a win! Then, Nickelodeon started producing products for slime-loving kids like me. I had Green Slime Shampoo. Next came Gak and Floam. It was definitely fun stuff that entertained kids like me and my brother!
I was pretty amazed to discover that slime was making a comeback in DIY form! The slime-loving kid in me decided to give it a try recently. Once I tweaked some of the measurements, I was able to make my very own green slime! With St. Patrick’s Day coming up (and perhaps to pay a little homage to Nickelodeon), I made a festive St. Patrick’s Day slime. It’s the perfect shade of slime green with flecks of gold and iridescent glitter throughout. I’ll admit that it’s super fun to play with, too!
- 5 oz. Elmer’s Liquid School Glue (clear or white)
- Craft Smart Acrylic Paint in “Shamrock”
- Jumbo gold glitter
- Jumbo iridescent glitter
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Eye contact solution
- Disposable bowl and spoons
- Mason jar, for storing
- In a bowl, squeeze out the contents of a bottle of Elmer’s glue.
- Then, add a little acrylic paint (adjust the amount depending on the color green you want to achieve) and sprinkle in glitter.
- Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Add more glitter, if desired.
- Gradually add eye contact solution into the glue mixture, stirring until the glue mixture becomes thick and starts to form into a ball of slime.
- Wet hands with a little eye contact solution. Remove slime from bowl and start kneading with your hands until no longer sticky. Add more eye contact solution to the slime until you achieve your desired consistency.
- Store slime in a mason jar to keep it from drying out.
Now that I’ve made my own slime, I can’t wait to work on other ooey-gooey concoctions! But for now, enjoy this fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day slime! It’ll definitely be enjoyed by kids and those of us who are still kids at heart!
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