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This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

This Starry Slime Craft for Kids Will Get Your Little Ones Interested in Space

Squish, pull, and mix this slime to create an out-of-this-world slime!

Experiment with chemistry, astronomy, and art with this out-of-this-world Starry Slime craft for kids! Slime is huge these days—what kid doesn’t have a can full of this stuff to squish, pull, and shape? Your kids may already have a batch slime or two, but do they have one with a galactic (and educational) twist? Explore the patterns and colors of the Milky Way while spending a little quality time crafting. Use this project to segue the conversation into a STEM (or STEAM) learning opportunity to think creatively about outer space or how something sticky like glue can produce something smooth like slime.

Materials for Making Starry Slime

  • 2 Elmer’s® Washable Clear School Glue, 5 oz.
  • 1 Creatology™ Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks
  • 1 Glitter Shakers By Creatology®
  • 1 Creatology™ Glitter, 3 oz.
  • 2 Elmer’s® Washable School Glue, 4 oz.
  • Wilton® Gel Icing Colors, 12 Pieces

Tips for Making Starry Slime

  • All types of Elmer’s® glue work with this recipe; however, this project uses two 5 fl. oz. bottles of clear glue and two 4 fl. oz. bottles of white glue to make Starry Slime as shown.
  • Be careful when children are crafting with sequins, as the product does have a choke hazard warning on the label.
  • Protect your work surface with wax (or palette) paper and wear an apron (or other protective garment) to protect clothing, as the food coloring may stain.

Instructions for Making Starry Slime

  1. First, find your favorite glue slime recipe. For the Starry Slime, add color to each slime according to your recipe’s instructions.
  2. This slime has four colored stripes: black star slime, pink slime, teal slime, and crystal slime. To make black star slime, use one 5 fl. oz. bottle of clear glue. To get the color shown, add black food coloring and a very small quantity of royal blue food coloring, according to your recipe’s instructions. (Tip: Dip a craft stick into the food-coloring container, then mix the color into the glue, stirring thoroughly until it’s completely blended. Always use a new, clean craft stick when dipping into your food coloring to avoid cross-contamination.)
  3. Flatten out your slime on a piece of wax (or palette) paper and sprinkle on fine glitter in silver, pink, purple, peacock blue, and dark blue. Fold the slime’s edges in toward the center to blend the glitters into the slime. Continue until they are evenly distributed throughout the slime. Repeat to mix tiny silver stars into the slime.
  4. To make crystal slime, make your favorite 5 oz. clear glue recipe. Repeat Step 3 to blend white iridescent glitter into the slime. Continue until it is evenly distributed throughout the slime.
  5. To make pink slime, use a recipe that calls for a 4 fl. oz. bottle of white glue. To get the color shown add pink food coloring and a tiny quantity of violet food coloring, according to your recipe’s directions.
  6. To make teal slime, use a recipe that calls for a 4 fl. oz. bottle of white glue. To get the color shown add teal food coloring according to your recipe’s instructions.
  7. Form each slime into a long strip and lay each one next to the other on your non-stick surface. Now, fold and twist the slimes together until you have blended them just the way you like.
  8. Store your slime in an airtight, sealable container (or re-sealable plastic bag).

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