Playing with slime is such a soothing activity for children and in my experience adding small items to it makes it even more calming. For my children focusing on digging items out of the slime takes their focus away from their frustration and upset and gives them something better to work on. Slime is not just for kids that need to chill out, it’s for all kids, and in my experience most children LOVE it. I make mine pretty stiff because when it’s wetter kids tend to try to shake it off and then you find little bits all over. This princess slime puts a princess spin on a not so princess like activity – but even princess fans LOVE slime.
Gather your materials. You will need clear glue, regular glue, glitter glue, food color, glitter, laundry starch, gems, beads, and a bowl and spoon for mixing.
I am not an exact recipe type person and I was using up half empty bottles of glue for this. But below is what I did!
1/2 bottle of clear glue
1/2 bottle of glitter glue (I had 1/4 of 2 different colored bottles)
2 drops of red food color
2 big dollops of plain glue
1 vial of glitter
about 1/4 cup of starch + a little more.
Start by mixing the glue and food color. I was pumped when my son wanted to help make this for his sister.
Add the glitter and mix.
Add the liquid laundry starch slowly. I had my son add about 1/8th of a cup, then I stirred and then he added more. In all, it was about 1/4 cup. I know it’s enough only after I knead it for a long time. If it’s still sticky then, I add more. I knead it a lot to make sure it’s stiff.
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