Easter Egg Slime
BY DYAN ROBSON, AND NEXT COMES L
Apr 4, 2017
Slime has always fascinated me, but I waited until my kids were much older to try it out. Some of the ingredients used in slime recipes freaked me out, but then I found a recipe that I was comfortable with and whipped up a batch. Soon my kids were addicted to slime and we have made quite a few batches by now. This pretty Easter egg slime has easily been my kids' favourite of all the slimes that we have made.
A few important notes about slime:
- always wash your hands after playing with slime
- parents should make the slime
- seal the slime in an airtight container or zipper seal bag for reuse (it can stay good for up to a couple of weeks)
Here's what you'll need to make this fun Easter slime:
- 2 bottles of clear glue
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- contact solution (I used Opti-Free Replenish No Rub)
- mini glitter foam eggs (I picked these up from Dollarama)
Pour two bottles of clear glue into a bowl and add the baking soda. Mix well. Then what I like to do is add the contact solution in batches, one squirt at a time. I probably use about 1/8 cup of contact solution by the time I'm done, but please note that I don't actually measure the contact solution. Instead I add the contact solution, stir, and repeat until the mixture starts to ball up and stick to itself.
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Then I wet my fingers with more contact solution and attempt to knead the slime. I say "attempt" because I always end up digging in too early and getting covered in glue. Seriously those slime-making videos make it look way too easy! Meanwhile, I end up with fingers glued together or glue in my hair. It's not a pretty sight! Regardless, I keep kneading and adding squirts of contact solution until it no longer sticks to my hands.
Once the slime is well mixed, I add the mini glitter foam eggs and fold them into the slime. Look how pretty it is!
Not only is it gorgeous, this slime is super stretchy; we stretched the slime across our entire kitchen just to see how far we could go.
But most importantly, the kids love the tactile sensory experience of the slime. The combination of sticky and slimy with the squishy foam eggs is just lovely. Perfect for my sensory seeking kids!