DIY Easter Slime
When we start getting closer to Easter, I start looking for inexpensive ways to fill the kids’ Easter Baskets. I am not a big fan of filling them with candy, so I look for other fun items to put in there instead that won’t cost a lot of money.
This DIY Easter Slime is a perfect fit for that! This recipe makes a bigger batch so there is enough to fill several eggs. Best of all it uses items that are inexpensive or you may even already have around the house making is a budget-friendly way to add some extra fun to the Easter Baskets or even the Easter egg-hunt!
Here are the ingredients you need to make your DIY Easter Slime:
- 1 1/2 cups of Elmer’s Glue or (3) 4 oz bottles if you don’t have the bigger jug
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Baking Soda
- 3 Tablespoons of contact solution + a little extra in case it’s too sticky
- Orange Food Coloring (or whatever color you prefer) – I have found that the gel food coloring gives more color than the liquid drops
Once you have all of your ingredients together, it doesn’t take much time at all to make your slime! You will be surprised how little time it takes and wonder why you waited so long to start making it yourself instead of buying it!
1. Get out a bowl to mix your slime in. Make sure it’s big enough to give you room to stir everything together nicely so you don’t have ingredients spilling out over the sides.
2. Pour the glue into the bowl.
3. Add the baking soda and mix it together well with the glue.
4. After the baking soda is mixed well into the glue, stir in the food coloring. Add as much food coloring as you need to achieve the color you are wanting it to be. Stir it until it’s uniformly colored throughout without any white streaks left from the glue.
5. Pour the contact solution into the mixture. Stir until it starts to form a slime-like texture. When it gets firm enough to handle, continue mixing it with your hands until it’s thoroughly mixed and doesn’t have sticky spots. If it’s still slightly sticky, you can add a little bit more contact solution until there are no sticky spots left.
Then you are ready to get out your plastic Easter eggs and fill them to put in the kids’ Easter baskets, or even for the egg hunt! Slime is always a hit among the kids, so they will be happy to find their Easter egg slime!
It’s so easy to do, you can even make it any time! Just save this recipe, and change which food coloring you use each time to make it a little different. For Christmas you could make red and green slime, for 4th of July blue and red or even leave some white as well, and so on. The possibilities are really endless!