Hello! I hope everyone is adjusting to social distancing life. It is very tough keeping little ones busy at home but we are definitely getting used to it day by day.
As I was planning my daughter Chloe's Mermaid themed birthday party I came up with an idea of making Mermaid slime as a party favor. Because of COVID-19 pandemic we had to cancel her big party and decided to have an intimate party with just my family. I still wanted to show this idea although I won't be able to use them as party favors.
My older two children who are pros at making slimes helped me make this sparkly slime. This slime recipe is very easy to make. There may be many different methods to make slime out there. This one is created by my kids.
*If you are making slime with small children make sure an adult handles all chemicals. Don't get the slime on hair or clothing.
INGREDIENTS: clear glue, multi-purpose disinfecting solution (contact lens solution), baking soda, food coloring (we used blue to mimic ocean color), glitter and measuring cup. Also get a large bowl and measuring spoons. (not pictured)
STEP1: Protect your table with a cover first! Then pour 1 cup of clear glue into a bowl.
STEP2: Add 5-8 drops of food coloring and stir.
STEP3: Add 2t of baking soda and 2.5-3T of contact lens solution little by little, stirring in between. If the slime feels too sticky add some more contact lens solution (few drops at a time).
STEP4: If all ingredients are mixed well pour the slime on the table. Knead it with hands until it is not too sticky. My kids added glitter while they were kneading. We used both chunky and fine glitter.
STEP5: All done! Have fun with it. My kids ended up adding all sorts of beads in it per Chloe's request.
I had ordered many of these little plastic containers to give out to Chloe's friends. I also added an under the sea animal on top for extra fun.
If kept in air tight container or a zip-lock the slime will last for few weeks.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make Mermaid slime! Try making this with your children at home. This can become a fun science experiment and it is also a great sensory toy.