Unicorn Slime

 

Jessie Sima's debut picture book, Not Quite Narwhal, has my family totally charmed.  Inspired by Kelp's newfound unicorn magic, we concocted a little magical recipe of our own: Unicorn Slime!

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If the slime craze hasn't entered your household yet, believe me- it's coming.  So many of the wonderful recipes out there have hard to come by ingredients like Borax.  It makes for great slime, but it's not something I have lying around the house.  And when I'm looking for a project, I'm usually rummaging through what I already have, hoping to avoid a trip to the store. That's why I absolutely love this slime recipe- the contact solution is easy to keep around and works the same magic as Borax!  If no one in your house wears contacts, just pick up a small travel bottle- you only use 1/2 tablespoon per batch, so a little goes a long way!

1.  Mix together glue, baking soda, and contact solution in a small bowl.

 What 3 year old doesn't love squeezing out an entire bottle of glue?

What 3 year old doesn't love squeezing out an entire bottle of glue?

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2.  Stir, stir, stir until you get a slime-like consistency.  If your mixture doesn't seem to be coming together, try adding a few more drops of contact solution. 

3.  Begin stretching with your hands.  Eventually, the concoction will lose its stickiness and become the slimy stuff we all know and love.

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4.  Add rainbow sprinkles for an extra touch of magic!  You could also use glitter, but sprinkles are much less messy (I know many of us have glitter phobia), and they have the bonus effect of bleeding color into your slime.  Just remind your little ones they just squeezed a whole bottle of glue into this bowl.  It.  Will.  Not.  Taste.  Good. 

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And there you have it!  Easy, magical unicorn slime perfect for all your little not-quite-narwhals.

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Anna Harpeunicorn, narwhal, slime