You may be asking yourself what is homemade slime? Well, just as its name conveys homemade slime is slimy, gooey, and sticky. Kids love this stuff! And I have to admit I find it pretty interesting myself. I think most people are interested in slime (when they get the chance to play with it) because it’s a matter that acts both like a fluid and a solid, depending on what you are doing with it.

Because my little boys are natural born explorers, I think they like our homemade slime because it’s not like most things that they usually encounter and get to play with within their environment. And I love to make homemade slime because I know what igredients go into making it.

Not All Homemade Slime Recipes Are Good For Kids Play

There are a couple of homemade slime recipes floating around the internet which contain ingredients like borax. Borax is often used as a household and commercial chemical as an ingredient in things like insecticides, fungicides and as a laundry boost. It can cause both skin and eye irritation and shouldn’t be ingested. So with all that being said, why would you want to use it as an ingredient in play slime for kids?

I was super excited when I found a recipe for homemade slime which didn’t include harmful ingredients like borax. The homemade slime recipe that I make my kids uses contact lens solution, baking soda and Elmer’s school glue. Elmer’s school glue is used in elementary schools because it’s a safe non-toxic glue. As most of us know baking soda is a common ingredient used in baking recipes – so it’s safe. And contact lens solution is also safe, as it’s used on components that touch the eye. So, safe, safe, safe means win, win, win!

Homemade Slime

DifficultyBeginner

Elmer's Glue website recommends that this project is not appropriate for children under the age of 3 years. Adult supervision is required. And always wash your hands before and after making and playing with the slime. Warning: If large quantities of contact lens solution are accidentally ingested (greater than a tablespoon), seek attention immediately.

Ingredients
 1 - 6 ounce bottle of Elmer's Glitter Glue
 1 ½ tsp baking soda
 1 ¼ tbsp contact lens solution

Directions
1

Empty the full 6-ounce bottle of Elmer's Glitter Glue into a medium-sized bowl.

2

Add the baking soda to the glue and mix well.

3

Add the 1 1/4 TBSPs of contact lens solution to the mixture and mix until it gets hard to mix and slime begins to form.

4

Pick the slime up out of the bowl and begin kneading it with both of your hands. If the slime is sticky, add an additional ΒΌ tbsp of contact lens solution to make it less sticky.

5

Your slime is now ready to play with! You can add extra items to the slime for an added element. We added shamrock glitter confetti to make gold St. Patricks day slime!

Make sure you store your slime in an airtight container.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 - 6 ounce bottle of Elmer's Glitter Glue
 1 ½ tsp baking soda
 1 ¼ tbsp contact lens solution

Directions

Directions
1

Empty the full 6-ounce bottle of Elmer's Glitter Glue into a medium-sized bowl.

2

Add the baking soda to the glue and mix well.

3

Add the 1 1/4 TBSPs of contact lens solution to the mixture and mix until it gets hard to mix and slime begins to form.

4

Pick the slime up out of the bowl and begin kneading it with both of your hands. If the slime is sticky, add an additional ΒΌ tbsp of contact lens solution to make it less sticky.

5

Your slime is now ready to play with! You can add extra items to the slime for an added element. We added shamrock glitter confetti to make gold St. Patricks day slime!

Make sure you store your slime in an airtight container.

Homemade Slime

To make our homemade slime, I purchased the following products off of Amazon.

The slime that we made, which is in my pictures was specifically made for Saint Patrick’s day. But the beauty of this homemade slime recipe and with using Elmer’s glue products is that there are many different colours of glitter glue to choose from. You can create any type of slime you can think of!

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