Glow in the dark has always been big, right? I mean what makes a cool t-shirt even cooler? Make it glow in the dark.
So it makes sense that if you want to make slime even better- making it glow in the dark is the way to go!
This glow in the dark slime was a huge hit with my toddler- and it kept his short attention span engaged for over an hour- much longer than regular slime does.
And best of all, this glow in the dark slime is so so easy.
How to Make Glow in the Dark Slime
First you need your ingredients. There’s only 3.
1 bottle of glow in the dark glue
2 tsp baking soda
1 Tablespoon contact solution
Then you need your supplies:
1 small bowl (cereal size is fine)
Tablespoon and teaspoon measure
Now it’s time to make your glow in the dark slime!
Like I said, this is super easy.
Start by pouring the glow in the dark glue into your bowl. You need the whole bottle. Once you can’t squeeze anymore out, go ahead and cut off the top and scrape the rest out.
Next it’s time to stir in the baking soda. Measure 1 tsp of baking soda and stir it into the glue thoroughly.
Finally, add in the 2 tablespoons of contact solution. Start stirring and you should see the slime start to come together almost immediately.
Scrape the sides of the bowl and stir well to get all of the glue incorporated into the slime.
Knead the slime just a bit to get rid of any excess stickiness and you are ready to play!
How to Play With Glow In the Dark Slime
Well, really you can play with it anyway you want, but here are some suggestions:
Take your slime to a dark room. I know us moms want to keep the slime at the table so it doesn’t get all over everything, but if you can’t make the room dark, I suggest getting out tray- we have plastic trays like this but a baking sheet would probably suffice too.
Hold your slime up to a bright light for a few minutes to “charge” it. It will glow better this way.
Take a flashlight along with you. You might need it to “recharge” your slime. Plus if you have a very small flashlight it can be fun to use it to make patterns and dots on the slime.
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Then just let the kids play!
We added in toys and containers and we have a little black light light that gave a pretty cool effect too!