Activities for Kids

Spiderman Slime

Any Spiderman fans in the house? As I sat watching episode ten thousand and something with the boys on Sunday morning, It suddenly occurred to me that the famous “V-252” black goop from the earlier episodes would be pretty darn easy to make. Given that we are in full swing of superhero time in our house, and my eldest got lots of spidey memorabilia for his 5th birthday, the timing was perfect!

I used a new slime recipe for this, and to be honest, it may be my new “go to”. It’s so easy and a lot less temperamental than mixing with borax with water before hand! For a slightly more fluid slime I may add a tiny bit of water to the solution, but I loved the fact that this was not sticky at all.

Here’s how we made it:

1 100 ml bottle art and craft glue (1 cup glue, make sure its PVA glue)

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 tablespoon of contact lens solution (containing borax, most saline solutions have it, but just make sure)

Black paint and glitter

Empty the bottle of glue into a bowl and mix in the teaspoon of baking soda. Next add in the paint and glitter. Once its all incorporated add in your tablespoon of contact solution and voila! Slime in under 3 minutes!

The boys loved turning red Spiderman into the more aggressive version and it adds a new dimension into play. You could have so many variations of this slime, and it would make a gorgeous night sky theme, or even firework slime with today being Guy Fawkes!

Happy playing, I would love to hear your feedback!

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