Picture this: You’ve finally gotten your super crabby baby down for a nap in his/her own bed.
Baby has been cluster nursing all morning and generally monopolizing ALL of your time and energy as babies do.
You stealthily escape the nursery, minding the creaky spot on the floor…and are immediately greeted by your older children. They ask you “Mama, can we make slime?”
Inside you are feeling like:
But you say “Yes” anyway! You get online to find a recipe quickly and you end up scrolling through A LOT of text.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a beautifully curated blog post that share pretty pictures and sweet moments but my baby only slept in 20-minute increments at the time so I needed to get this going.
That night I said to my husband, “there needs to be a blog for this mom stuff that gets to the point a bit more quickly” and the idea for TLDRmom was born!
TL;DR: Here is our borax free super simple slime recipe!
Simple Slime Recipe (No Borax)
- 4 ounces of Elmer’s Glue
- 1/2 TSP of FRESH baking soda
- A few drops of food coloring
- 1-2 TBS of contact solution add more gradually as needed (your contact solution MUST contain boric acid)
Extras: (to be added before the contact solution) a few drops of perfume oil or glitter! ***
How to Make the Slime:
- Combine glue, baking soda, food coloring, and glitter and/or perfume oil in a large bowl.
- I prefer to use our glass Pyrex mixing bowls.
- Once the above ingredients are combined, add your contact solution. You’ll notice the slime starting to form and stick to itself- once it’s no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl, you’re ready to rock!
- Slime can be saved in Tupperware or Ziplock bags to play with later!
Hard lesson learned: Be cautious with slime on hardwood flooring. It can leave weird blotches. Protect your wooden tables with a vinyl tablecloth.
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