This summer, we’ve been enjoying the long warm days going on adventures and being at home doing little projects here and there. One of my kids’ favorite things that we’ve made together has been slime. I have made play dough many times for them, but for some reason I haven’t done slime with them, so we finally did. At first they were confused at what to do with the slimy nature of it, but then we added the animals and letters to make it a I spy animal and letter slime. Follow along for the slime recipe.
DIY I Spy Slime Recipe Supplies:
- 5oz Elmer’s Clear Glue (any glue works, but for the I spy effect, I wanted it to be clear so that they could see the letters better)
- 1/2 TBSP Baking Soda
- 1 TBSP Contact Solution (people have said that Bio True and UP & UP brands are the best to use for this, but I thought Bausch & Lomb worked just fine – it’s what I had on hand)
- Small Bead Animals
- Small Bead Letters
First, empty the whole bottle of glue into a bowl.
Next add your baking soda and mix it in.
Then add your contact solution and mix in well.
Finally add your beads and animals and dig in with your hands. Mix until it’s a nice ball of slime. If it feels too sticky then add a tiny bit of contact solution until it isn’t.
My kids thought it was so fun to find the animals, dig them out and then put them back in the slime. After they were done playing with it (which was literally an hour later) we put it in a container to play with it another day. And they have been playing with it often since then. Even my 2 year old loves to play with it.