DIY week: Make your own slime!

Hi everyone!

Now that the weather is getting warmer, there's nothing more satisfying that making a messy, fun DIY sensory project—outside! This one calls for (optional) glitter, so brush off that outdoor furniture and get ready to make slime! Guest blogger Amy Rios from the blog A Beautiful Friendship is going to walk us through it. Read on for her account below:


Thank you Andrea for letting me share Micheals' Kid-Friendly Slime recipe with your readers. This slime recipe is super easy and only takes about 15 minutes. Most of the ingredients you probably already have at home.



  • Kitchen Scale                                                           
  • Measuring Cups
  • Mixing bowls
  • Craft Stick
  • Acrylic paint
  • Decorations for the slime such as glitter, pom poms, googley eyes, sequins, etc.



  • 5 oz Washable School Glue (clear)
  • 1/4 cup of Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups of warm water



  • Measure out 5 oz of glue into your mixing bowl. 
  • Measure out 2 cups of water and 1/4 of baking soda. I try to make as few dirty dishes as possible so I mixed the baking soda into the water inside the measuring cup. 
  • Slowly pour the baking soda solution into the glue, mixing with the craft stick. You will see the slime starting to form immediately. There will be a lot of baking soda solution left over. 
  • Take the slime out and knead it until it is dry and a good slime consistency. 
  • Stretch it out and punch a hole in it. Mix in your add ins. And you are done! Hope your little one enjoys it!


Thanks, Amy! For other ideas and inspirations, check our her blog, A Beautiful Friendship. If you want your kids craft project featured in our monthly DIY post, send an email to 

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See you next time!