Holidays are here and it’s time for parents everywhere to figure out how to entertain their children – and for keen teachers to start thinking of great learning experiences for next year! Have I got an idea for all of you…

My nine-year-old was thrilled when we were invited to try out some 4-ingredient slime made with Elmer’s School Glue. She loves recipes and anything crafty, so this was perfect for her.

We started with the great Slime Kit Elmer’s sent us, containing their school glue, baking soda and food colouring. We then needed to pick up the secret ingredient: contact lens solution! (See the Elmer’s website for the Elmer’s Coloured Slime recipe, including measurements.)

 

First in: the glue!

Next, the baking soda. Then, food colouring as desired.

Then, the magic ingredient: contact lens solution. Eva couldn’t believe how instantly the gluey mixture turned cohesive and slimy as soon as the solution was added!

Knead it until it’s just the right texture, and then done! Note: the food colouring can transfer to the hands pretty easily during the kneading phase, but it washed off just fine!

Eva has been having fun with the slime since she created it, and wisely suggested, “This would make a great stress ball too!”

I can’t wait to try out this recipe with my kindergarten class as well. So easy, and I know they’re going to love it!

{Now I must disclose that the first time we tried this recipe, we had a slime fail – all my fault. The key ingredient in the contact lens solution that makes the concoction slimy is boric acid. The first bottle I purchased – a store brand “multi-purpose contact lens solution” did NOT contain this important ingredient…and therefore my slime was not slimy. It was, as you might expect, gluey. But you have to love the internet – I figured out the error of my ways and purchased another bottle – containing boric acid – which worked perfectly!}

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Elmer’s. Opinions are, as always, my own.

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