Halloween’s the perfect time to make a monster out of slime! Should it be creepy, silly or strange? Whichever you pick, we’ll show you how to mix up this glittery, pom-pom-filled slime and decorate its jar to build your own terrifyingly cute creation!
-This project is intended for kids ages 4 and older.
-When you’re crafting with little ones, keep an eye on the pom-poms and sequins, since these may present a choking hazard.
-When making slime, protect your work surface with wax (or parchment) paper. You also may want to wear an apron (or other protective garment) to avoid slime-related accidents.
-Dip a craft stick into the icing color 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, in order to avoid cross-contamination.
ELMER’S CLEAR GLUE SLIME
*Adult supervision is required; This project is not appropriate for children under the age of 3 years. Always wash your hands before and after making and playing with slime. Warning: If large quantities of contact lens solution are accidentally ingested (greater than a tablespoon), get medical attention immediately.
5 oz ELMER’S Clear School Glue
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon contact lens solution
WILTON Icing Color, Sky Blue
1.Find a bowl, cup, or plate to mix your slime in
2.Pour out the entire contents of a 5 oz of Elmer’s Clear School Glue into the bowl.
3.Add 1/2 tablespoon baking soda and mix.
4.Add 1 tablespoon contact lens solution.
5.Mix until slime forms and it begins to get harder to mix.
6.Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands If needed, add 1/4 tablespoon contact lens solution to make the slime less sticky
DIRECTIONS AFTER SLIME IS MADE
Glitter Tube by CREATOLOGY, robin’s egg
Chunky Glitter by CREATOLOGY, aqua
Pom Poms Pack by CREATOLOGY, 10mm, brights
1.Flatten out your slime on a piece of wax (or palette) paper and sprinkle on plenty of Robin’s Egg glitter. Fold the slime’s edges in toward the center to blend the glitter into the slime.
2.Repeat this technique to add a generous sprinkle of chunky aqua glitter.
3. Again, repeat process to add brightly colored pom-poms.
4.Continue folding and stretching until all the mix-ins are evenly distributed throughout the slime.
5.Set your slime aside for a bit while you decorate your jar to look like a monster.
MONSTER JAR DIRECTIONS
Plastic Storage Jar by ARTMINDS, 8oz.
Multi-Surface Fine Tip Premium Paint Pen by CRAFT SMART, white
Multi-Surface Fine Tip Premium Paint Pen by CRAFT SMART, black
Multi-Surface Fine Tip Premium Paint Pen by CRAFT SMART, yellow paint pens
Colored Eye Stickers On A Roll by CREATOLOGY
1 piece of adhesive foam
CREATOLOGY Blunt Tip Scissors
Assorted Chenille Pipe Cleaners Value Pack by CREATOLOGY
Fashion Mini Glue Gun by ARTMINDS (adult supervision)
Mini Glue Sticks by ARTMINDS
1.First, add a couple of cute eye stickers to the side of the jar, then use white and black paint pens to draw a mouth and terrifying teeth underneath. Don’t forget to draw in some furry details with a yellow paint pen (or any other color you like). Let the paint dry for a few minutes.
2.To cover the top of the jar, first turn it over and trace its lid onto the paper backing on a piece of adhesive foam. Cut out this foam circle, remove its backing and stick onto the lid, covering it completely.
3.Next, cut out a strip from the long side of the adhesive foam. (1″ – 1½” is great, but this measurement doesn’t have to be exact.) Cut triangles into one long side to create zigzags. Remove this foam piece’s backing and wrap it around the lid so that the zigzag is pointing downward.
3.This monster clearly needs horns! Wrap two contrasting chenille pipe cleaners together to create one thicker chenille pipe cleaner. Fold this chenille pipe cleaner in half and curl both halves around your finger or a pencil to make a spiral. Repeat this step to make a second horn.
4.ADULT: Have an adult hot glue a large sparkle pom right in between the two horns. Let the glue cool for a few seconds. Then the jar’s ready to be filled with slime.
5.Store your slime in your monster decorated jar!
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