If you've got a school-aged child, chances are your house has been taken over by slime. Yes, you read that right. SLIME! It's everywhere, and at this point, it is inescapable. Don't get us wrong: we love slime! It's a great activity for kids, and it combines a lot of different lessons into one. It's artsy, crafty, and a great science lesson! But good gravy is it messy. You haven't lived until you're tried to get slime out of hair, carpet, or clothes. But it keeps the kiddos busy, and that's all that matters, right? If your kids are deep in the slime craze, you're going to want to get really familiar with this trick for turning your too-soft slime into perfect slime in no time.
There are so many different slime recipes out there, but we recommend one that doesn't use Borax. As much as kids put their hands in the stuff, it can irritate their skin. All you need is baking soda, glue, and contact solution, and you can make a perfect batch of slime. But sometimes recipes can get messed up, especially if you let your kids man the ship. Not to worry!
If their batch of contact solution slime is a little too loose, all they have to do is add a little bit more activator (that's the contact solution). Start with 1/2 a teaspoon, mix well, and check the consistency. If you need a bit more, a couple of squirts should do the trick.
Once they've got the perfect batch of slime, they can turn it onto a magical creation with a few simple add-ins! A couple dashes of glitter will add just the right amount of sparkle to any slime. Don't forget the food coloring, so they can have a whole rainbow of the stuff! You can also make crunchy slime by adding small beads or tiny Styrofoam balls (you can find those at most craft stores). The sound it makes is really cool, and your kids will love the different textures they can come up with!
We know it can be a hassle (raise your hand if you've got 19283 tubs if slime in your house!). But it's such a great activity for kids, it's hard to say no. Remember this lesson for rescuing a too-soft slime, and have a super slime summer!
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