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Are you excited to try something new this Mardi Gras season? Over the years, I’ve done a lot of different slime recipes, but this Mardi Gras Slime is so fun. With just a few ingredients, you can make this slime for at home or to take with you place. Don’t worry, we have specific rules when we take the slime out of the house. It has to stay in its container!
I enjoy making themed slime with the kids because it allows them to be creative. If we stuck to the same colors all the time, it would be super boring. Mardi Gras is a great time to learn about history but making slime is a fun way to take it all in!
History of Mardi Gras
Have you ever wondered about the history of Mardi Gras and how it came about? Mardi Gras is one big celebration. In case you didn’t know it Mardi Gras is a French for “Fat Tuesday.” This has always been a great day to celebrate but Mardi Gras takes it further. Before everyone celebrates Easter, it’s time for a big celebration! When this celebration is over, it’s time to take a break from rich foods and focus on Lent.
Is slime toxic?
Some of you might be wondering if the slime is toxic. That is a fair question! It really depends on the actual ingredients you are using in your slime. As long as you’re not using toxic ingredients, your slime isn’t going to be toxic. It’s important to have safe levels of chemicals in the slime that you’re making.
The next time you’re wanting to bring Mardi Gras to life, consider making this Mardi Gras Slime with the family. It’s beautifully made and so much fun to play with. When we get bored around here, slime is always our go-to.
Mardi Gras Slime for Kids
1 (6 ounces) bottle Elmer’s Glue in each: purple, gold, green
About ½ cup warm water, for each batch
½ teaspoon baking soda, for each batch
1 tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid), for each batch
Toys or foil confetti (if desired)
You will make three separate batches of slime with one in each color.
Empty the glue into a large bowl.
Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into bowl with glue and stir to combine.
Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.
If you are adding additional glitter or confetti, stir the glitter into the glue mixture.
Add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. (Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a softball.)
Remove the slime from the bowl allowing any excess liquid to remain in the bowl. The slime will be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when no longer sticky.
Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.
What fun do you have planned for Mardi Gras this year?