In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, slime is a big thing right now. Although its popularity isn’t found strictly with kids, my 10 year old step-granddaughter swoons whenever she sees it. For her 10th birthday, I decided that putting together a kit would most likely give me extra ‘cool’ points. Then I decided to take it one step further and give it a magical feel that would remind her of Harry Potter. (We love Harry!) When I posted a picture of the kit on Instagram, someone asked for instructions…so here they are.
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Instructions for the DIY Magical Slime Kit (listed below video)
- 1 small plastic storage bin (slightly bigger than a shoe box)
- 2- Small jars or Ziploc sandwich bags for slime storage
- 2- 5 oz. bottles of Elmer’s clear glue
- 1- small bottle of contact solution
- 5 or 6 tablespoons of baking soda (I put this is a small ziploc bag, but you could put it in a jar, bottle or other small container)
- 1 small can of shaving cream
- Food coloring
- Small plastic spoon
- Set of measuring spoons (I found them at the Dollar Tree)
- Glitter of various sizes, sequins, confetti, wiggle eyes, small toys, etc.
- Craft tags or just rectangles of manila cardstock
- Optional for recipe sheet:
- Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
- Map stamp
- Clear contact paper
- Slime recipes (download here)
Print the two recipes on a piece of printer paper. I printed on a sheet of my Tomei River paper which is super thin and A4 in size to give it more of a parchment look. Antique the paper by edging it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then using a black or dark brown ink, stamp some sort of map image if desired. Optional: Cover both sides of paper with clear contact paper to protect it from slime making messes. Roll it up and tie with raffia or jute.
You can also antique the tags mentioned below if desired. I used the Vintage Photo edging minus the stamping for the tags.
If you have pre-cut tags, hand write or use alphabet stamps to make the following (or download and print the ingredient names I used here onto cardstock and cut them out like I did):
- Liquid Luck (contact solution)
- Pixie Dust Powder (baking soda)
- Rainbow Drops (food coloring)
- Magic Cloud Maker (shaving cream)
- Fairy Sparkles (glitters)
- Elf Twinkles (sequins)
- Enchanted Items (other add-ins like wiggle eyes and small toys)
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