We finally decided to jump on the slime bandwagon. After discovering this super easy three-ingredient slime (glue, contact solution and baking soda) we were sold! It’s so easy, fun and inexpensive. So here’s how you can make some too.
The thing about slime is that it’s fun for kids and adults alike. Everyone’s a winner. Plus, three-ingredient slime makes this craft a snap. It almost sounded too good to be true. Then we tried it and we were hooked.
Gather three-ingredient slime supplies
Slime is so popular nowadays that sometimes you can find all the ingredients on the end caps in grocery stores. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Contact solution or saline solution (just make sure it contains boric acid)
- Baking soda
- Elmer’s clear glue, white glue, glitter glue multi-pack
You don’t have to go crazy on the contact solution or the baking soda. A little bit goes a long way. I bought the gallon-size glue however so we can do a lot more slime crafts down the road. Or if you want to take the easy route, just buy one of Elmer’s Celebration Slime Kits that includes everything you need.
Just dump and mix
Next, just add 1/2 cup of glue, 1 tablespoon of contact solution and one teaspoon of baking soda into a bowl. Mix slowly with a spoon. Then, dig in there with your hands. At first it will be really sticky but as the ingredients combine, it forms the perfect slime. Feel free to add more contact solution if it’s too sticky.
You can add lots different ingredients to make your three-ingredient slime just your taste. Here’s a few options:
Just a word of caution. Slime is pretty darn messy. It can ruin clothes and carpet. So, keep an eye on your little whipper snappers. They might leave their slime on the carpet or in their pocket. You can also buy some pretty sweet slime jars that will keep all of your slime locked away nice and safe.
Check out these other fun slime ideas
I couldn’t believe all of the creative things you can do with slime. Here’s just a few for you to pick from:
What other slime ideas do you have? Leave them in the comments below.
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