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If your kids are anything like mine, they ask if they can make slime at least once a day. At first, I was hesitant because of the mess and the time and effort I thought I needed to make slime. After many months of experimenting and trial and error, I final found the BEST SLIME RECIPE ever! It’s easy, it’s fun, and it isn’t as messy as you think.
What do you need?
First, let’s collect all our ingredients. You’ll need the following:
2. Baking Soda
3. White School Glue
And that’s it! Seriously, it’s only three ingredients. Unless you want to add some fun things in like glitter, color, foam beads, etc. I’ll link a few things below that I like to use in the best slime recipe ever.
Foam Beads and fun little pieces
Making the slime
If you’ve ever made slime before, you know that it can be messy. While this recipe isn’t mess-free, it is less messy than many other recipes we’ve tried.
First, grab yourself a bowl that you don’t mind putting glue in. Typically we use a plastic bowl we can easily rinse out when we’re finished. You’ll also need a spoon or a stir stick. We like to use these wood sticks to mix our slime.
Then, add one cup of glue to your bowl.
Next, add two table spoons of Sta-flo. Add a little bit at a time so that your slime doesn’t seize up. Sometimes you need more, sometimes less. Keep working it into the slime until it isn’t glue anymore. It should still be a little sticky but not feel like glue.
Finally, and what I believe is the secret ingredient, add 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda. This will make your slime the perfect consistency and texture. Again, like the Sta-flo, add a little bit at a time so you don’t ruin the slime texture.
As a pro tip, adding a little bit of baby oil can make your slime extra stretchy.
Once you’ve made your slime, then you can add the fun stuff in. I like to add color and texture with foam beads and glitter. Add just about anything you want!
If you love crafts and want another fun and exciting activity to do with your kids, check out this blog post about The Perfect Mother’s Day Craft for Kids!