We have been having SO much fun riding the slime craze 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!
We’ve made lots of fun, themed slimes in recent years and they’re awesome for DIY gifts, for selling at school fundraisers and as a party after activity too.
Check out this gorgeously bright and sparkly Christmas Tree Slime we made last year and even gifted to friends in giant clear baubles!
Gingerbread Slime Recipe
1 cup PVA, white or clear glue (also known as school glue or Elmer’s brand)
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda in the US)
1 tablespoon 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.)
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
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Tip the glue into a clean bowl.
Then add the bicarbonate of soda (baking soda.)
Mix them together.
Add about a teaspoon of brown food colouring or a squirt of brown paint, then mix until it becomes a lovely chocolate brown colour
Next add 1 tablespoon 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.)
Add the spices and mix through.
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. Be patient- it’s worth it!
Now tip in a large amount of gold glitter so that it sparkles! It will look so amazing and stretches really well. I always say the bench-mark of a really great batch of slime is that you could (potentially) skip with it! My girls have certainly tried!
Top tip for slime removal from clothes: apply washing up liquid (dish soap) to the item and then soak in a bowl of water for an hour, followed by a normal wash in the machine. It comes right out!
If you were really organised you could have a series of these as part of a DIY slime advent calendar for kids to open each morning! I think I will have to make one of those next year 🙂 Watch this space!
I hope you love this Gingerbread Slime Recipe! Try it as an after school activity, during a play date (always SO popular with friends!), as part of a Christmas themed party or as a DIY gift idea. It would make an AWESOME stocking stuffer idea.
If you love this please do share it with friends! Thank you.
You might also like our Liquid Gold Slime!
And our Confetti Party Slime is awesome for birthday parties or New Year’s celebrations too!
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