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4th of July Slime

This 4th of July Slime is so much fun for the kids!

  • 1 (6 ounce) bottle Elmer's Glue in each: blue, red, and white or clear
  • About ½ cup warm water, for each batch
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda, for each batch
  • 1 tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid), for each batch
  • White or iridescent glitter, for the white slime
  • Red and blue food coloring, if darker colors are desired
  1. You will start by making three separate batches of slime with one in each color.

  2. Begin by emptying the glue into a large bowl. Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Then, pour into the bowl with glue and stir to combine.

  3. Next, add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly. If you are adding additional glitter, food coloring, or confetti, stir into the glue mixture before adding the contact lens solution.

  4. Next, add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. (Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)Remove the slime from the bowl. The slime will be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, stretching or kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when it is no longer sticky.

  5. Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.