How To Make Slime For Kids (Easiest Recipe Ever!)

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Last week, I had the opportunity to help hundreds of kids make slime! It was awesome & I loved teaching them the simple steps to lớn make slime. Making slime with a lot of children is not always easy, so today I want to nói qua my tips & tricks for doing this with a large group and using slime stations to lớn minimize the chaos.

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Our school plans a STEAM night every year. We invite numerous clubs and organizations that are related to lớn Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math to lớn come & set up a station for kids khổng lồ learn from. This year, I was invited lớn help kids make slime. I wanted everything khổng lồ run smoothly, because I am Type A and I knew that I wouldn’t have a lot of extra help! It took some planning, but I did figure it out & I’m excited to chia sẻ my tips with you!

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I first had lớn decide on a slime recipe. I wanted lớn use this slime recipe, but I decided against it because it can turn out very slimy/slippery (until you knead or play with it for a bit) và I didn’t want khổng lồ create a giant mess. After making about đôi mươi batches of slime, I ended up with this easy slime recipe.

Easy Slime Recipe

1/4 cup Elmer’s glue (clear or white)1/2 teaspoon baking soda2 tablespoons waterglitter or food coloring2 tablespoons saline solution (ingredients must include boric acid)

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Elmer’s glue
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Elmer’s clear glue
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Saline solution
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Baking soda
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Glitter
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Wide sticks
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Plastic cups
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Mats

Begin by mixing the glue with the baking soda. Then stir in 2 tablespoons of water. Set in some glitter and/or food coloring. Then slowly pour in 2 tablespoons of saline solution, while stirring. Place the slime on a mat & knead it with your hands. If it feels too sticky, địa chỉ a little bit more of saline solution. You don’t want to địa chỉ too much, or it will make the slime break apart easily. I always squirt a little on my hands before touching the slime.

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Slime Stations

I set up 5 slime stations, using 5 tables in this classroom.

Glue Station

When the students arrived lớn the classroom, the first table they came to had plastic cups, glue, measuring cups and directions. I printed out direction cards for each person to lớn take, but I also placed signs on the table. (The printable for this will be at the bottom of this post.)

They poured 1/4 cup of glue into their cup. I hate lớn use plastic cups, but since I couldn’t take the time khổng lồ wash a bunch of bowls, I decided lớn use them. At the end, they threw their cups away, so it did make clean up easy.

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I bought gallon-sized glue bottles, since that’s the cheapest way to buy glue. Each jug makes about 32 batches of slime. One thing I would recommend is to put down a tablecloth underneath the glue. This table got sticky, but it was able lớn be cleaned easily.

Baking Soda Station

Next, the students went lớn a table with baking soda. They only needed lớn stir in a 50% teaspoon. Instead of using plastic spoons, I gave them a wide craft stick for stirring.

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Water Station

For the water station, I just had a jug of water and tablespoons. Pretty easy!

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Decoration Station

The messiest station was the decoration station! Big surprise, huh?! I had a variety of glitter and food coloring bottles for them khổng lồ choose from. One thing I would recommend is khổng lồ make sure children don’t put too much food coloring or glitter in their slime. I found that the slimes that didn’t turn out as well were ones with too much color or chunky glitter.

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Saline Solution Station

The last station is what makes it turn into a slime! I bought a TON of saline solution bottles và we just used about 2 tablespoons for each person. You địa chỉ cửa hàng one tablespoon at a time to lớn the cup, while stirring. Then set it on a tray or plate and play with it until it isn’t sticky.

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This was the station I was for most of the night. By the end of the night, my hands were pretty stained! bởi vì you know the trick to lớn getting food coloring off your hands? Spread toothpaste on them, let it sit for a minute, then wash it off!

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After their slime was made, we put them in Ziploc baggies & threw away the plastic cups và wooden craft stick. All in all, it was super successful night và the kids had a lot of fun!

If you’d like to download the slime posters I made for our stations, just click here –> Slime Station Posters

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Last Tips for Slime Stations

make sure to bring wipes, for tables và handsbring a lot of measuring cupstry khổng lồ have a sink nearbydon’t use gel food coloring – it makes hands stain very easilyhave more supplies than you think you need – it’s never fun to run out of supplies!

Have you done slime stations? I’d love lớn hear if you have any other tips!