Ever run out of ideas for entertaining your kids? This fun idea combines science and aromatherapy as a great way to teach your kids about both. Slime is a combination of white glue, baking soda, and contact solution. Add blue and red food coloring and lavender essential oil and you have Lavender Slime!
As you are making slime with your little one, be sure to tell them about the scientific benefits of Lavender. If they get burned or cut they can use Lavender to stop the blister or scar from forming. If they feel anxious, sad, or stressed out they can inhale lavender. When they have trouble sleeping, lavender will help. They must never eat lavender oil, so be sure to tell them that, but they can cook the flower petals into their food.
Ingredients for Lavender Slime:
- 8-ounce bottle Elmer’s white school glue
- 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons contact saline solution, more as needed
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- Red and Blue Food coloring, to make it purple
- 1-3 drops of Lavender essential oil
Directions for making Lavender Slime
- Add glue and food coloring to bowl. Squeeze the bottle of glue into a bowl (photo 1). Add your food coloring if desired, and stir until combined. Then mix in baking soda (photo 2).
- Mix in saline solution. Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons saline solution and mix until combined (photo 3). If it’s too sticky, add 1/2 Tablespoon more solution at a time. The more you add, the thicker it’ll be. The less you add, the slimier it’ll be (see texture in photo 4).
- Knead the slime. Using your hands, knead the slime until it holds together. It will be wet and gooey at first, but just keep kneading until it all comes together.
- Store slime. Store slime in a container with lid, or in a zip top bag. The slime is best to play with on a place mat.
Useful Tips for Making Slime
- Use plastic bowls and spoons to make clean up easier.
- Make sure to get the color correct before adding the saline. It’s harder to mix in when it begins to thicken.
- For thicker slime, add more saline solution. For a slimier texture, add less saline.
- Slime is best to play with on a place mat, plastic tablecloth or even a trash bag.
- Can add in extras like glitter or even mini styrofoam balls.
- Recipe makes about a cup of slime. Can double or triple based on how many kids there are.
- If you have long hair, make sure to put it into a pony tail. If a little slime gets in your hair, simply rub some coconut oil or olive oil on top and comb it out.
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