How to make these glowing slime creatures with your kids
Give your home a spooky vibe this Halloween season by creating glow- in- the- dark slime creatures. While making slime is a fun activity on its own, transforming it into shapes such as pumpkins, ghosts and bats is a bright ghoulish delight.
Silicone molds, wiggle eyes, glow- in- thedark glue and other supplies are available at crafts stores. This activity requires little adult help and only 30 minutes of hands- on time. They’re ready in two days for Halloween decorating.
3 5- ounce bottles of glow- in- the- dark glue ( in different colors)
Medium mixing bowl Measuring spoons
Saline solution ( contact lens solution) Silicone mold of Halloween shapes Glow- in- the- dark wiggle eyes Washable school glue
Black marker ( permanent or washable)
Remove the cap from one glue bottle and pour all of its contents into the medium bowl. Measure 1 teaspoon of baking soda and add it to the bowl. Mix the glue and baking soda with the cereal spoon until combined.
Measure 2 tablespoons of saline solution and add to the bowl. Stir with the spoon until it clumps together.
Pick up the gloppy mixture and mash it into a ball between your hands. It should feel slimy. If it begins to stick to your hands, squirt a little saline on it.
Ta- da! You’ve made slime. Give it a good stretch or mash to enjoy your creation. When you’re done, pull off a chunk and firmly press it into one of the silicone mold shapes, filling it completely. Do this again with the rest of the slime.
Repeat the previous steps twice more with the two other glue colors.
Place the mold in a flat spot, near a window, to dry for two days.
Gently take your creatures out of the mold, one at a time, pushing from the bottom up. Place each on a table with the bottom side up. ( If you don’t like how one came out, remold it by pressing the bottom back inside
Glue the glow- in- the dark wiggle eyes on your creatures with a small dab of school glue on the back of each eye.
Add a little detail to each creature using the black marker to draw features or
Bring your ghoulish creations to a dark place and watch them glow! When the glow begins to fade, recharge them by letting them sit in light for a couple of minutes. ( These creatures will eventually harden over time, but they’ll still glow.)
Bring your ghoulish creations to a dark place and watch them glow! When the glow begins to fade, recharge them by letting them sit in light for a couple of minutes.
The supplies you will need.
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