Today’s video is all about crafting with kids. I just love letting my little one get creative, even if it is a little messy.
It teaches her problem solving, how to make something from nothing and she can make something fabulous, all good life lessons to instill in a four-year-old. And what better way to do it than with slime?
The idea for this video came when my husband and I went to the office supply store on a Friday night to get some things we needed for our quilt shop. I know, we lead very exciting lives.
But the merchandising department was on its A game that day. Right when you walked in the store at toddler eye level was a very colorful display filled with absolutely everything one would need to make Galaxy Slime.
If you are not into all the hipness that is going on out there with the youngsters, everything galaxy is hot now. Every one of my favorite baking YouTube channels has come out with some sort of galaxy baked goodie that looks fabulous, so naturally slime would follow.
So we picked up the slime supplies, printer ink and a day planner I am now in love with, and headed home to get messy.
I have tried to make slime before and it never quite got to the slime part. So I wasn’t positive this would work. I especially had my doubts when I picked the glue concoction out of the tub for the first time and felt how gross and sticky it was. But this actually worked, was pretty easy and my daughter was entertained the entire time. So this was a total win.
We kept the slime nice for several days by wrapping it in plastic wrap and sticking it in a plastic resealable bag. It would have lasted longer, but somebody decided it would be a good idea to wrap it in toilet paper. Not naming names (the Future Quilter) and it is hard to come back from that.
I would absolutely do this craft again and it was a lot of fun for not a lot of money. If you make slime with your little ones using this tutorial, please share a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #quiltaddictsanonymous so I can see it.
Get the stuff we used in this video at the links below (contains affiliate links):