Using glue, glitter, and some food coloring, this patriotic slime is a crafty Independence Day project they'll love to make and play with!
Age Group: Kids Crafts
Project Type: Crafts
1 tbspbaking soda
red and blue food coloring
Medium and Small Mixing Bowls
Plastic Spoon or Stir Stick
Empty the entire 4 oz bottle of clear glue into a plastic bowl.
Add one tablespoon of baking soda.
Squirt in one tablespoon of saline solution.
Stir for a minute or so until baking soda is dissolved and mixture starts to pull away from sides of bowl. At some point you will need to knead with your hands . If slime is still sticky, squirt in a little more saline solution until it becomes easier to pull.
Pour in your desired amount of iridescent glitter. We used about 2 tablespoons for this batch.
Mix until sequins and glitter is distributed evenly.
Take 2 helpings of slime from the white slime batch and put into two small bowls (you’ll be dividing the full batch into 3 parts to make red, white, and blue).
Add 3-4 drops of red food coloring to one batch and 3-4 drops of food coloring to the other batch. Knead with hands (you will get food coloring on your hands).
Roll slime into cylinder shape with hands and place in red, white, and blue order. Note: This looks best for that perfect slime photo, but eventually once you do mix together, it will become a combination of all the colors.
Expert Tips & FAQs
When crafting for a large gathering, purchase value packs of glue (I’ve included a link above) to keep costs down and in ease of making
It’s best to use bowls and mixing supplies that you will throw away or save just for slime projects.
We mixed in glitter and sequins, but try adding in foam balls too for a cool sensory feel
If you don’t have star sequins, mix in regular red, silver, or blue colored sequins or even rhinestones
For both glitter and food coloring, start with a little bit and add more as you desired until you get your desired sparkle and intensity
If working with large groups of kids, have things pre-measured so you avoid excess use of supplies; this makes it easier to make sure everyone gets their proper share
This project for Patriotic Slime was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/how-to-make-patriotic-slime/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.