Super Sparkly New Year’s Eve Slime
Add this festive New Year’s Slime activity to your New Year’s Eve celebration this year. Your kids will love it!
Ever since my daughter was born, we choose to ring in the New Year at home. If you have young kids at home, I suspect you do too, right? When your kids are babies, they really get the whole new year thing… and you kind of want them to keep a regular bedtime.
But once they get old enough to understand time and months and seasons… ringing in the New Year with your kids can be super duper fun! So, what do you do to keep it fun and festive- regardless of whether your kids make it to midnight or not?
This New Year’s Slime is such a fun and festive activity to do New Year’s Eve. If your kids are into slime, read on to see how easy it is to make!
And Happy New Year!
What you will need to make the slime:
- 2 (6 ounce) bottles Elmer’s Clear Glue
- About ½ cup warm water
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid)
- About 1 ½ tablespoon glitter in white, silver, or iridescent
- Toys or foil confetti (if desired) I love these gold coins!
How to make the New Year’s Eve slime!
1. Empty the glue into a large bowl.
2. 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.
3. Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.
4. If you are adding additional glitter or confetti, stir the glitter into the glue mixture.
5. 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 soft ball.)
6. 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.
7. Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.
Here are more ideas for getting festive this New Year’s Eve!
- How to plan a kid friendly New Year’s Eve party on a dime
- Make this super cute New Year’s paper plate clock craft!
- 10 Easy Ways to ring in the new year with your kids