Today we are making non sticky slime! Our kids have been asking to make slime for weeks (really), but I’ve been putting it off. We just had our floors refinished two weeks ago and I was nervous to have it anywhere near the floors. But… the teacher in me said “Go for it! A little mess won’t scare us away” So, I partnered with O-Cedar to share this (messy, fun, and super quick) slime recipe sponsored post with you. I hope you love it as much as we do!
How to make non-sticky slime
I didn’t want the thought of a mess to stop us from having fun. Messy summer crafts, like this DIY fluffy slime, can be tough to handle (sticky glue, glitter, food coloring) and can leave the floors messy, but I just wipe it up as soon as the mess happens. I use the EasyWringTM Spin Mop & Bucket System, as you know from previous posts I’ve written. 🙂 You can pick it up for $39.99 at retailers nationwide.
The kids actually like cleaning with it (shhhh… don’t tell them they are cleaning or they might stop. They mostly like pushing the pedal and watching it spin, the floors at the same time.)
So, when we decided to make the slime, I knew I needed a non-sticky slime recipe. I went back to my old science books (from when I taught elementary school) and found a recipe for a non-sticky fluffy slime.
A little nervous, but excited… I prepared the area: Table Cloth for the table and EasyWringTM Spin Mop & Bucket System for the floors. (At least I’d have the floors & table taken care of. I would have made it outside, but it’s just too hot. With the temperature being 100 degrees yesterday, I didn’t want to be out there myself, so I knew the kids wouldn’t want to be outside, either.)
Here’s what you need:
-O-Cedar’s EasyWringTM Spin Mop & Bucket System (we had to use ours… but a little mess won’t scare us away from fun.) 😉
-Tablecloth (but honestly once the slime is made, you wont’t need it at all – it literally does not stick)
-1 Tablespoon Borax
-1 cup Hot Water
The kids loved making this slime and I literally didn’t worry about the mess at all (even thought the glue was sticky and the borax did spill) because I just used my EasyWringTM Spin Mop & Bucket System. The exclusive spin bucket design with built-in wringer controls the moisture level of the mop, so I knew I could use it on hardwoods and not worry about getting too much water on our (new) hardwood floors.
Mix the Tablespoon of Borax into the hot water and mix it until it dissolves. Set it aside.
In another bowl:
Mix 1 cup glue with 1/2 cup water.
Add in 5 cups of shaving cream. Gently Mix it together.
Add in two Tablespoons of contact solution.
Add three tablespoons of the borax solution to the shaving cream solution. I do this one tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition.
Mix it until it is no longer sticking to the sides.
Optional: you can add food coloring at the end and knead it in, but the kids didn’t want to add any- they thought it looked like a cloud when it was white.
They played with it for HOURS. They got out pots & pans and pretended that it was food (it was easy to ‘cut’). They put it into different containers and watched as it molded to the container shape. They squished it into cups to hear the funny sounds it would make. They stretched it as far as they could before it would break…
All in all, it was a huge hit.
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