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Best Ever Slime Recipe

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This easy recipe for DIY slime is a simple, fun, homemade activity that is perfect for kids to create — they’ll have the best time with this great project!

Looking for a fun project you can do with the kids at home? I’ve got the perfect DIY idea for you: slime! 

The simple and easy slime recipe I’m sharing today is the best homemade activity. Just grab the ingredients to make slime and you can get started.

Our family has discovered making slime is a great way to spend quality time together and use our imaginations. I think you’ll enjoy it as well.

I’m happy to partner with DreamWorks Animation Television to bring you this sponsored post — all ideas are my own! 

A few weeks ago, I realized that we were spending a lot of time as a family away from home.

Once I came to this conclusion, I started focusing on more things we could do together at home instead of looking for fun and adventure outside our four walls.

Don’t get me wrong: this mama still likes to go, go, go and explore… but I’m making an effort for us to enjoy quiet time in our own corner of the world more.

And guess what — it’s working!

Our little crew has had so much fun creating projects, building forts, creating treats in the kitchen, reading and watching movies together. With both boys at school during the day, carving out that special family time for activities we love has been even more important.

This is the first year both boys have been in school — Rowen in full day kindergarten and Dax in part day preschool. I miss my two little sidekicks so much while they’re gone. Because of that, I’ve really been looking forward to our long Christmas break so that we get to enjoy extra time together.

Let me tell you: break hasn’t disappointed. It’s been exactly what we’ve needed.

Over the weekend, my mom radar went off — I could tell both boys needed some extra time together.

Does that ever happen with your kids? You can tell they’re a little off, even if they seem fine to most people? That was us last weekend.

Thankfully, I had the perfect activity for us to enjoy together. I know this is an afternoon we’ll repeat again in our remaining days off over holiday break. I think your family would love it, too!

3Below Characters on Netflix

We started by watching an all-new series called Tales of Arcadia: 3Below. It’s now available to stream on Netflix.

It’s a new adventure comedy from DreamWorks Animation and the team behind Trollhunters — another favorite of ours.

3Below is the second chapter of the Tales of Arcadia trilogy. It follows two royal teenage aliens, Aja and Krel, and their bodyguard Vex, as they flee a surprise takeover of their home planet and crash-land on Earth — in Arcadia, the same town where the events of Trollhunters take place.

The trio is now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, so they must blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all while attempting to repair their ship to return to and defend their home planet.

It’s a perfect series for the whole family to enjoy together while on holiday break.

On this particular afternoon, the boys readily curled up on the sofa, ready for some extra snuggles and giggles. I think everyone in our family has been especially ready for a break from the normal routine and daily hustle. Being big boys at school all day is a lot of work!

Family Time Watching 3Below

I loved spending time with my three favorite guys to enjoy the show.

When the episode was finished, I suggested a little craft project to enjoy together. I wanted to make slime together, inspired by the character’s alien pet-turned Corgi who is named Luug. He is cute, slobbery and full of laughs.

The boys were overjoyed to agree.

3Below TV Series

This easy slime recipe is a simple, fun way to relax and create as a family together. I love a little homemade DIY together!

Easy Slime Recipe

Ingredients to Make Slime

Of course, there are lots of ways to go about making slime. I love to experiment, so I ended up creating our own recipe for this classic kid’s project.

When I was researching options, I saw all sorts of ideas including how to make slime without Borax (which I did) and how to make slime without glue (which I didn’t do).

It’s amazing how many ways there are to create this stuff! Today, I’m going to be showing you how to make slime with glue.

First, let’s gather our supplies:

  • 1 4-ounce bottle clear glue
  • purple food coloring (I mixed blue and pink)
  • 1 tablespoon fine purple glitter
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons saline contact solution

Since Luug — from 3Below — is purple, I decided to base this easy slime recipe on him. You could definitely get creative with other colors if you so desired.

Best Slime Recipe

I created a fun little printable that can be tied to the jar with Luug on it. You can download it for free here.

These would also make a fun party favor as well!

Now that you’ve got your ingredients, are you wondering how do you make slime? I’ll tell you!

How to Make Slime

How to Make Slime

In a bowl, combine the glue, food coloring and glitter. Mix until color is completely mixed into the glue.

Stir in the baking soda.

Add saline solution and stir until it forms slime.

It’ll be sticky at first but the more you play with it the less sticky it’ll become!

My boys absolutely loved this activity — it was the perfect way to spend an afternoon together.

Once they were done playing, we tucked the slime into small jars and screwed the lid on tight so the slime wouldn’t dry out. You could also use a plastic sandwich baggie if you don’t have any empty jars available.

Best DIY Slime

I used a little black and white twine to tie my Luug printable to the jars for the boys. Even though they were just pretending at home, they enjoyed seeing one of their favorite characters.

I can’t help but think what a fun idea for a themed birthday party as well!

I’m looking forward to more lazy days as a family over holiday break. I know there will be more snuggles, more episodes of 3Below on Netflix, and activities together.

I hope your gang enjoys break as much as we are — and that you take time to watch 3Below below together as a family!

Easy Slime Recipe

Luug’s Slime

This easy recipe for DIY slime is a simple, fun, homemade activity that is perfect for kids to create -- they'll have the best time with this great project!
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Course: Other
Cuisine: Other
Keyword: Slime
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 4 ounce bottle clear glue
  • purple food coloring I mixed blue and pink
  • 1 tablespoon fine purple glitter
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons saline contact solution

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the glue, food coloring and glitter. Mix until color is completely mixed into the glue.
  • Stir in the baking soda.
  • Add saline solution and stir until it forms slime.

Notes

It’ll be sticky at first but the more you play with it the less sticky it’ll become!
Tried this recipe?Follow me on Pinterest @spaceshipslb

 

Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.

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