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Guest Blogger – Amy from The Idea Room {How to make Slime}

 

I’m so lucky to have such crafty and creative friends, and even more lucky when they offer to come over and share some of their creativity with my readers!  My friend Amy, of The Idea Room, is no exception!  She’s a stay at home mother of five and ideas and creativity are something she is never short on……and she’s here to share a fun one that your little ones are sure to enjoy!!

 

Hey there! My name is Amy and you can normally find me over at The Idea Room.
I love Tidy Mom and so it is very exciting to be able to be here today and share one of my kids favorite activities with Cheryl’s amazing readers.

Summer is just around the corner and the kids are going to be home all day long and looking for something to entertain them. At our house when the boredom hits, we like to pull out the Borax and make some slime…Glow-in-the-dark slime! And it is so simple and easy that anyone can do it! All you need are a few household supplies.

How to make homemade slime


You will need the following items:
Borax
Elmer’s Clear School Glue (you can also use Elmer’s White School Glue)
*I have tried glues other than Elmer’s and have not had as good of results so I would stick with the Elmer’s brand
Food Coloring
Empty bottle (soda bottle)
Glow in the Dark Paint (optional)
water
2 disposable cups
stir stick



We follow the directions shared in this You Tube video but added the glow in the dark paint as well.
We also used clear glue instead of the white Elmer’s glue. I loved the feeling and texture the clear school glue gave the slime.

The more borax solution you add, the stiffer your slime will become. If you want runny slime go easy on the borax solution. We wanted our a little stiffer so we added a bit more Borax solution. Ours turned out really nice. You can roll it into a perfectly round sphere, that slowly flattens when left alone. It really does glow. But I was not smart enough to figure out how to take a picture of it. The version I made is “mom-friendly”. It will not stick in carpet because it is fairly solid. I cannot make any guarantees though if you choose to go with the runnier slime version.

I hope you enjoy this and that you and your kids love it. I have had some people who are concerned about the “toxicity” of the Borax. If this is a concern to you there are other versions of slime recipes that don’t include the Borax but in my opinion but do not turn out as good. You can also let your kids wear thin latex gloves while they are playing with it. And as always be sure your kids wash their hands after playing with and handling their slime.
Thanks for having me. I would love to have you stop by The Idea Room anytime and see the other fun stuff we are sharing!

 

Amy Huntley- The Idea RoomAmy is a stay-at-home mom of five and former science teacher . She loves to blog about fun crafts, recipes and things to do with your family.  When she’s not blogging, she’s outside with her family: camping, hiking, and even running when she gets a free moment.

Website: The Idea Room
Twitter: @TheIdeaRoom
Facebook: The Idea Room

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Comments

  1. 1

    This is a great idea (and seems pretty simple).
    Thanks so much for sharing this Amy!!

  2. 2

    mom of five!!! I didn’t know that!

    And my son will be ALL over this….or should I say it will be ALL over HIM! He’ll love it!

  3. 3

    Oh. My. Gosh. I think you just made my kids whole day. WOW!!! Thank you Cheryl for introducing me to a wonderful and creative mom!! Cant wait to stalk her site!

  4. 4

    We love, love, love to make homemade slime. It is so much fun!!! Love this post.

  5. 5

    LOVE this!! And I especially love the last picture :) Way cute. Can’t wait to make this with my 3 yr old over summer break!! I am going to share this on my facebook and link back :)

  6. 6

    I LOVE Amy and her blog, The Idea Room! It’s nice to see her here today!

  7. 7

    I love Amy’s site! Great tutorial. Sharing this with my readers on Facebook!

  8. 8

    I love this idea! I don’t think that I have even seen the neon food coloring before- so that is something that I will be on the lookout for! I love Amy and her blog… and I am so glad that she guest posted here so that I could meet you too!

  9. 9

    SLIME!!!! How fun!

  10. 10

    This is AWESOME…you just became my kids HERO…STumbled!

  11. 11

    What fun! A great project for me to do with my grandkids while visiting, then I’ll send them all home to their Mom’s with it. LOL

    Great visiting with you here Amy!

  12. 12

    We are totally going to do this over the summer. My kids will LOVE it!

  13. 13

    Awesome! My son will love this!

  14. 14

    Thanks Cheryl for having me! Thanks everyone for the fun comments!

  15. 15
    Michelle says:

    Can you use another product besides Borax? I can’t find this in my area.

  16. 16

    That’s a fun idea! I actually have a box of Borax hanging out in my garage that I was just gonna get rid of.

  17. 17

    I love activities like these! Kids like them and it actually keeps them occupied in a good and creative way.

  18. 18
    misteriouse says:

    it was a good project for my 6 kids

  19. 19

    Does anyone know how to slime out of a fuzzy, fleece blanket?

  20. 20

    Thank you for the recipe(and video)! My son has sensory issues so this was a great project to do with him because his curiosity overrode his fear of unusual textures:)

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