Celebrate a day of love by experimenting with these chemicals to make this simple Valentine’s day slime recipe.
You can make this slime with your kids or give it as a gift to a friend. There’s really no way that’s wrong to make and share this slime recipe! Or keep it at home for your own kids.
The kids are pretty obsessed with making this every single year and I don’t blame them..I love the look and feel of this easy diy slime recipe! It’s not sticky and it holds up really well no matter how long the kids decide to play with it.
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Simple Valentine’s Day Slime Recipe
While some may not celebrate Valentine’s day, you can always take a day out to celebrate love and show others you appreciate them.
And since I try to cut down on the sugar and “stuff” for the kids as gifts, I find that making a homemade Valentine’s Day gift is really fun to do.
They love it as well and it’s a gift that they can play with a lot longer than a bite of chocolate lasts!
Recommended Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
Grab your favorite Valentine’s day book or book about love to celebrate a whole day of family and focus on family time.
We have a tradition where we take turns reading and it’s a lot of fun with these books listed below. I’m a big believer that reading is a huge building block to help with other forms of learning and the kids tend to love it as well.
All you need to do is gather the materials together, mix and voila! Slime seems daunting but I assure you, it’s so easy to do and you can change it up to add different colors to make it for every season.
Recommended Slime Supplies
Slime lovers will love finding all of these things in bulk. We only use a tiny about of contact solution so you can bet you’ll need a giant tub of glue for all of the slime you’ll be making.
Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon – Great for Making SlimeCreative Arts by Charles Leonard Glitter, 16 Ounce Bottle, Silver (41145)Patelai 4000 Pieces Heart Confetti Metallic Foil Heart Confetti for Valentine’s Day Wedding Party Decor (Red, White, Pink)Equate Saline Solution for Sensitive Eyes Twin Pack, 12 fl oz, 4 count
Why make slime?
It’s super fun to see the liquids form a soft ball and come together to form slime. You can get into the science of slime creation. It makes a wonderful gift for a friend. You can also use it for sensory play.
Slime is also great because it’s something that the kids can make on their own. This is a great STEM activity that will have them noodling around about how slime is formed and what they can do to keep their slime from drying out over the next couple of weeks.
How does slime form?
The glue is made of a polymer, when boric acid is added, the borate ions react with the hydrogen bonds, the link together and it forms a NEW polymer. Cool right?
I swear every time that I do an activity or craft with the kids, I’m always learning something new and different as well. I guess what they say is true – you’re never too old to stop learning!
- Add the glue to a large bowl.
- Add the water to the bowl. If using glue bottles, add water to bottles and shake to ensure you get all of the glue out.
- Add the baking soda and mix thoroughly.
- If using glitter or confetti add them in and mix.
- Add small amounts of the contact lens solution and stir consistently. (see notes)
- Remove the slime from the bowl leaving the liquid behind and knead it to bring it together. It is ready to play with when it is no longer sticky.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge to keep fresh.
Regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue.
Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.