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With Halloween finally here, it is time to figure out how to make the day a a little more fun while saving some money. We love to find ways to keep them busy while learning and making slime is one way. Making slime is such a popular trend for kids so we decided to give it a little twist for this Halloween.
We headed out to our local CVS Store and gathered what we needed for our homemade slime. We also picked up some extra items to make our slime Halloween inspired and also some treats to keep us going while we brewed up some Halloween fun. Making homemade DIY slime is very easy. We used a borax based recipe, and I have heard some kids have reactions so make sure your kids do not have problems. My kid and her friends have always had fun with Borax based slim.
We always have our kids wash their hands after playing with any slime.
This recipe is a favorite of our older daughter and she has always had compliments on it.
This Borax Halloween Toy Slime Recipe requires:
- Elmer’s Brand Glue
- Food Coloring
I will not give my daughters recipe, but it is a simple recipe that can be found online. Its always good for kids to learn about numbers and measurements. Having kids learn and adjusting their slime to their liking teaches them about reactions and shows them how using ingredients in different quantities can change the results.
Parents always supervise activities that include mixing different substances. There are also different kinds of slime that use saline solution and also others that require shaving cream or modeling clay. These are called Foam slime and Butter slime respectively.
Next after making her batch of slime she separated it into equal sections. This is another great way for our 3rd grader to work on putting her math skills to real world use. For our project today, Brooklin made 3 Halloween inspired slimes. To make slime colored, you can use food coloring, being careful to use the slime to knead it in. You do not want your kids hands or clothes stained. Paint can also be used for color, start slow.
Check out this Brain Slime with Eyeballs made with items from my local CVS Pharmacy.
After making your slime samples, mix in some toys and put them in a container. Make sure to cover with plastic wrap to something to prevent drying out. but this slime recipe is fairly easy to handle and will not dry out immediately.
We made 3 different colors of slime:
- Green for Witches Potion with Newt and Snake
- Pink for Brains with Eyeballs
- Blue for Slimy Reptiles
We also decided to get some fun treats to keep us busy while making our homemade slime. Of course one can add their slime to small containers like witches cauldrons or jack-o-lanterns. We decided to use the clear cups because their are great for making noise with the slime with kids fingers, but also shows off the toys inside.
Whats fun about toy Slime is kids can remove the toys and just clean them off. The borax makes cleaning this slime of fairly easy. Again make sure kids clean their hands after playing with their slime.
Lat Minute Halloween ideas and candies can be found at your local CVS Store just in time for Halloween in 2 days. They have a large selection large sized bags of candy for trick-or-treat’rs.