Make this wonderfully fun confetti party slime recipe as an amazing activity or party favour for kids and tweens!
WE LOVE SLIME!
We have been having so much fun making lots of crazy slime concoctions at this house, with 4 kids who can’t stop playing with it and thinking up fabulous new ingredients to add in each time we mix a new batch! I was even interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live recently talking about our favourite slimes! 😀
The basic recipe is so simple, uses easy to find ingredients that are readily accessible here in the UK and rest of Europe, and in my view is safer than some of the other recipes which use neat cleaning detergents as the key ingredient.
This confetti party slime would be absolutely AWESOME at a kids’ birthday party (or for any celebration!) as they could make it together as fun activity as well as take some home for party favours too! It looks so inviting to play with and is easy peasy to make in just a couple of minutes.
How to make confetti party slime:
PVA, white or clear glue (also known as school glue or Elmer’s brand)
Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda in the US)
Contact Lens Solution (there are various types of this so if you click the link to the one we used you will find it works perfectly! If you can’t choose this exact one, then make sure the one you buy contains boric acid (borax) in the ingredients list. It simply won’t work without this.)
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Watch the How to Make Slime Video here!
Tip 1 cup of the PVA glue into a clean bowl.
Then add 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda.)
Mix them together.
Next add 1-2 tablespoons of contact lens solution.
Mix with a spoon until it starts to become stringy, coming away from the edges of the bowl (almost like when you’re cooking eggs.)
At this stage take it out of the bowl and knead it between your hands. It will start off sticking to them but within about 20 seconds it will firm up and stick only to itself, becoming elastic and super stretchy.
Sprinkle a large amount of the confetti over the top and mix it in.
If for some reason it’s still too sticky then add just a few more drops of contact lens solution until it’s just right. Be careful as too much will result in it becoming brittle and snapping.
Now streeeeeetch it, squeeze it, roll it, skip with it, snip it with scissors, poke fingers into it, make air bubbles and pop them and PLAY until the cows come home! Slime is an amazing tool for fine motor skills development so that’s great to know what’s happening in the background while they play.
Tweens and teens are getting so good at making amazing slime variations that they’re now selling it in the school playground and becoming mini entrepreneurs! This recipe is a fail-safe if you want to start doing the same (check with parents first, of course!)
Slime Cleaning Tip:
If the kids get the slime on their clothes … DON’T PANIC! I’ve now found an easy way to get clean it off by simply squirting on washing up liquid/ dish soap, leaving it to soak in a bowl of water and then washing as usual in the machine. Comes right off, phew!
If you love SENSORY PLAY check out these archives for plenty of inspiration.
We have an awesome recipe for FLUFFY SLIME if you want to change it up a little!
If you have a baby or toddler you may prefer our SENSORY PLAY IDEAS for BABIES here!
If you’re a huge fan of PLAY DOUGH see our dozens and dozens of scents, flavours and imaginative play ideas!
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