It’s the hottest trend right now and it seems like everyone is making it. Kids Slime. Oh yes, get ready to let your kids get messy and have a great time doing it.
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What you need
2 bottles of cold Elmer’s school glue
1 cup cold liquid starch
Food coloring and glitter (optional)
How to make Kids Slime
To make your ingredients cold, place them in the fridge overnight. In a large bowl, dump both of the bottles of cold glue. If you want to add food coloring or glitter, this is the time to do it. If you add the food coloring or glitter after the liquid starch, it won’t mix. I suggest using a silicone spatula to mix with, for easy cleanup.
Once you have your desired color, you’re ready to add in the starch. Liquid Starch is sold in large bottles in the laundry section of your local grocery store. It’s very cheap, and one bottle will do a lot of projects! Add in a half cup of the liquid starch, and start squeezing the Kids Slime between your fingers.
This will be messy! You can let your kids do it, but the ingredients will be very cold. Squeeze the slime for two minutes, then add the other half cup of starch. Very quickly the slime will stop being sticky and will become a slippery patty in your hand.
You can make this slime as sticky, or as non-sticky, as you want it to be, based on how long you knead the starch into it. If you want more sticky slime (like we did), add only about ¾ cup starch to the mixture, instead of a whole cup. If you want slime that won’t make a mess, add about 1 ½ cups of starch to the slime. You will need to knead and mix the slime for about ten minutes to get non-sticky slime, so be prepared to squeeze!
Store the slime in a sealed plastic container, in a cool dry place, for a long life. If you take the slime out to play with it, and it’s turned into a runny liquid again, just add more liquid starch to the mixture and mix!
DIANNA MENDEZ says
Your recipe is simple and I think mom’s and teachers appreciate the cost savings. I love your detailing on photos and instruction. Great idea for keeping kids busy while having loads of fun.
Thank you! I am all about being frugal as much as possible.
Lindsey McCord says
I want to make this for myself! I love watching slime videos on instagram…thanks for sharing!