We have been going slime-crazy in our house over the last few weeks. I don’t know if it is a general craze or one limited to my daughter’s school but making slime is THE thing to be doing at the moment, apparently. They are making it at home and then taking it into school in plastic tubs to ‘play with’ at break time.
My daughter making slime for her friends at 7am this morning.
This all might sound rather odd but I have become really quite obsessed with finding the perfect slime recipe. We have had numerous disasters along the way and the internet is littered with recipes that, quite frankly, just don’t work. However, I am (probably disproportionately) pleased to say that we have finally cracked it. Such was our ‘Eureka’ moment that I thought I would share it with you so that you can avoid the kitchen disasters should the craze come your way.
5 tablespoons PVA Glue
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Contact Lens Solution (check it contains boric acid)
Put PVA glue in a small bowl. Add desired colour and the bicarbonate of soda. Mix well. Add 5 drops of contact lens solutions. Stir until consistency starts to change. Add 5 more drops and stir again. It should start coming together as slime at this stage. Put a small amount of contact lens solution on your finger tips to stop it sticking and scoop it out of the bowl. Stretch and pull the slime until it reaches a non-sticky, slimy state. You can always add a couple more drops of contact lens solution at this stage if need be but take it easy – if you use too much it won’t work. Less is definitely more!
Once you get the hang of it it really is pretty easy. You can add glitter to it or maybe even some scent. Just make sure you store it in an airtight container or freezer bag as it will dry out.
Happy slime making!