With the snow that has dumped pretty much everywhere this weekend, I've got a great project you can make with the kids! This 3-Ingredient Sparkly Valentine Slime is easy enough for everyone to mix up, and it is sure to keep those kids entertained for hours while they're stuck indoors. For you homeschoolers, this makes for a great science project!!
Making slime is pretty simple, and my daughter loved helping! To make this sparkly Valentine Slime, all you need is:
Elmer's Glitter Glues (6 oz)
1 teaspoon Borax
*While it looks pretty and is a lot of fun, this slime is NOT edible. Because of that, I don't recommend letting small children play with it. Be sure to wash your hands and work/play space well after playing.
First, pour out one bottle of red or pink glitter glue into a mixing bowl. My daughter loved that she was able to squeeze all the glue at once and loved how much glitter the glue had in it! Pour some warm/hot water into the empty glue container, put the lid back on and shake. This will get all the excess glue out of the bottle and is an easy way to measure the water you need. Pour the water into the glue and stir until combined.
In a separate cup or bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon of Borax and 1/2 cup of hot water and stir until the Borax is dissolved. Now comes the fun part! Slowly add the Borax/water mixture to the glue and keep stirring with a spoon and you'll see that it almost immediately becomes thick and clumps together.
When it gets to that point, it's time to get messy and use your hands to mix it all together. Pull the clumps out and squish them together in your hands. Keep squishing it together with your hands and kneading it like a dough until it's smooth and no longer sticky. Don't worry about any leftover water in the bowl - just pour it out when your slime is done.
Now your kids are free to play! Stretch it, squish it, and have fun! The glittery slime is moldable, but won't hold it's shape for long. Squish your hands into it and leave a hand print, or create a shape and watch it melt into a blob. Your kids will be entertained for quite a while.
For a little more Valentine fun, we added some acrylic heart jewels! It was fun to squish the slime and try to find the hearts. This would be a great activity with kids to practice counting, color matching and more!!
Store your slime in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. It should stay good for quite a while as long as you keep it sealed. I've also heard that keeping it in the fridge will help it stay good longer. Let me know what you think of this slime in the comments or if you make this slime for your kids!