Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids by doing what they love the most – make slime!
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There is nowhere to escape. There is nowhere to hide. Slime is everywhere, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. If you can’t beat them, join them!
Slime is fun, but it’s messy. I have been avoiding slime for years when my kids were young. But now that their friends are starting to get into it, we are hopping on the bandwagon.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, we decide to celebrate the romantic holiday by making Valentine’s Day slime! It’s your basic slime with contact solution, but adding in red food coloring and red glitters to create the “love”.
After all, who needs flowers and chocolate when you’ve got slime?
How to Make Slime for Valentine’s Day
- 1 cup of Elmer’s Clear School Glue
- Red glitter
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 1/2 tablespoon of contact solution
- 1/4-1/2 cups of water
- Craft sticks (optional, for stirring)
- Plastic bags (optional, for storage)
- Pour your slime into the bowl.
- Add the baking soda and water and stir slowly with the craft stick. For the water, you can add 1/4 cup first and check to see if the texture is what you want. If you want a stretchier slime, continue to add more water until the slime reaches the desired consistency.
- Add red food coloring a drop at a time and mix until the slime reaches the shade you like.
- Add red glitter and mix.
- Slowly add in the contact lens solution. Add a teaspoon at a time, mix, and add more if necessary. If you add too much, then your slime might get too hard and difficult to mix.
- Keep mixing until your slime starts to come off the bowl.
- Take out the slime with your hands and knead. The more you knead, the less sticky it becomes.
- Have fun with your Valentine’s Day slime!
Slime Safety Tips:
Making slime is fun, but it does involve chemicals that kids should not handle. Keeping these safety precautions in mind while making slime with your kids:
- Always wash hands after making and playing with slime.
- Make sure the glue you are using is non-toxic and washable. That’s why we like to stick with Elmer’s school glue.
- Adults should handle any chemicals and products.
- Make sure your kids do not put slime in their mouths.
- Watch out for any allergic reactions or sensitivities to the ingredients. Stop immediately if you notice any itching, redness, irritation, shortness of breath, and other signs of a reaction.