My kids love, absolutely love playing with slime. Judging by the most popular YouTube videos for kids, they’re not alone.
Making slime is one of the most popular activities for kids these days. There are so many great slime recipes to try. But, since we’re slowly coming into summer (yay!), I thought it would be fun to share a super easy DIY Glitter Mermaid Slime!
This is such a fun activity to try during the warmer months!
Read on to get the full project directions and printable instructions! And, there’s a super cute printable below for turning this Mermaid Slime into adorable party favors.
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DIY Glitter Mermaid Slime for Kids
To make this DIY Glitter Mermaid Slime, you’ll need the following:
- Clear glue
- Food coloring
- Colored glitter
- Baking soda
- Contact lens solution
Start by pouring the clear glue into a bowl.
Then add a few drops of food coloring. (Choose a color that matches the mermaid theme.)
Add a good amount of matching colored glitter and stir it well.
Then add baking soda and contact lens solution (that’s what turns the mixture into slime).
And you’re done! It really only takes a few minutes from beginning to end.
Make as many mermaid-themed colors as you like!
DIY Mermaid Glitter Slime Party Favors
If you’re throwing a mermaid-themed kids’ party, you can even turn this Glitter Slime into cute goodie bag prizes!
Just pour the slime into empty baby food jars and tie ribbon around the neck of each jar.
Grab these adorable mermaid toppers to glue onto the jar lids.
And you’re done!
Since this slime lasts a very long time when it’s stored in an airtight container, it’s a wonderful party favor for kids to take home.
Get these adorable mermaid slime printable topper labels by clicking the image below!
DIY Glitter Mermaid Slime Instructions
Now….for the printable Glitter Mermaid Slime instructions!
The full ingredients and instructions are below. And you can even print them for your convenience!
DIY Glitter Mermaid Slime
This fun glitter mermaid slime is perfect for ocean-themed sensory play!
- 6 oz clear glue
- 3 to 4 drops food coloring
- 1 to 2 tbsp colored glitter
- 1/2 tbsp baking soda
- 1 tsp contact lens solution
Pour the clear glue into a mixing bowl.
Add a few drops of food coloring to the bowl. Start with one or two drops and add more as desired.
Add the glitter and mix well.
Add the baking soda and contact lens solution. Stir to combine. When the slime starts to pull away from the bowl, you'll know it's done.
Store in an airtight container.
Did you love making this DIY Glitter Mermaid Slime with your kids? Share how yours turned out in the comments!
Take a look at these other fun activities to share with your kids this summer!
And see more ways to have some sensory fun with the kids on my Sensory Play Pinterest board!