As we all know, Christmas can get a little expensive. It can get especially expensive if there are a lot of children in your family, or if your child wants to give gifts to their friends. The solution is cheap and simple though: SLIME! Every kid loves slime, and the best part about making it at home is being able to monitor how sticky, gooey, or putty-like it is. So, without further ado, let’s get crafting!
Here is what you’ll need:
- shaving cream
- Elmer’s glue
- contact solution
- baking SODA (not baking powder, don’t make the mistake I did)
- red food coloring
- glitter for fun
Originally, I had planned on making exact measurements for you guys to follow, but I soon realized that slime really doesn’t work that way. So, instead I will give you the order that I added everything and what effect each ingredient has on the slime.
First and foremost, glue. I used about 5 oz of the 7.5 oz bottle. I then added just a touch of water and mixed them together really well. Next, baking soda. I didn’t use very much at first. More can always be added at the end, so sprinkle just a touch and stir. Then, add in your shaving cream. Let it foam up and stir it in. Don’t be afraid of this part! I used a pretty decent bit of shaving cream. After that, I added the red food coloring. It took quite a bit to turn the slime an actual red color. Next the contact solution (which is where the magic happens). Add a little at a time while stirring and eventually you will have a slime glob on your spoon. Then add glitter and any other fun festive decor to your slime.
What does each ingredient do? Here’s whats important: add shaving cream for more fluff; add contact solution to make it more cohesive; add baking soda to make it less sticky. Work with your slime and get messy until you are absolutely satisfied with your result. Now, you can immediately let little ones play, or you can package it up for gift giving!
For a santa themed container you only need 4 things:
- black and yellow cardstock
- mason jar
- black sharpie
- hot glue gun
Simply cut out a long strip of black card stock and hot glue it around the center of your jar. Make a square out of your yellow for Santa’s belt buckle, and draw two buttons with your sharpie. Lastly, add your slime into the jar and seal it up to keep it fresh. Cheap, easy, adorable, and fun!
I hope this tutorial inspires messy creativity in everyone this holiday season. For more crafts, gift ideas, and DIY projects follow my blog! I will see you guys on Friday with more creations made by hand and with heart.