Kids love slime and things that glitter. Right now, sparkly galaxy slime is popular as it should be. It’s beautiful. It is mesmerizing. Even I, as an adult, want to get my hands on it. Unfortunately, slime, and especially specialty slime like galaxy slime, are costly. Even worse than the cost is that slimes tend to dry out incredibly fast. Within days of opening, your new slime purchase has turned into a sparkly, galaxy rock. Unless that is what you are going for, there is good news. Did you know you can make space slime for much less? You can gather the simple ingredients and whip up a quick batch of galaxy slime in a flash. Possibly with ingredients that you already have in your home right now.
Sometimes I will involve my kids in the space slime-making process while other times I am not interested in the mess so I make the slime on my own and give it to my kids to play with after. They are happy kids to have Space Slime of their own.
We have lots of other easy slime recipes too.
4 oz school glue
4 oz water
1/4 cup liquid starch
black watercolor paint or food dye
1 tablespoon (or more) multi-color glitter
In a large bowl mix school glue and water until blended smooth.
Add large drops of coloring blending as you go, until the shade you desire is reached. The darker the better.
Add glitter mixing until blended. This will help ensure it spreads in more rather than waiting until the slime is activated.
Once your happy with the color and amount of glitter of your slime, it is time to add your liquid starch. Add in the starch and mix well until the liquid transforms into thick stretchy slime. Now you’re ready to let the kids play. The first few minutes of the kids playing will also be ensuring that the slime is mixed well.
The slime will then be stretchy, squishy and so much fun.
As you can see the glitter, because we used big flecks, does not get all over the kids hands. The slime also does not stick to hands either.
This Space Slime is a perfect alternative to expensive galaxy slime. It is easy to make, fun to play with and will fill your slime loving kids with pure excitement!