Glitter Egg Slime

This colourful slime is a great Easter activity, and you can keep it in matching glitter eggs.

Skill Level

Intermediate. Adult supervision needed.

Time to Make

30 minutes per egg

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes - The slime is formed by a chemical reaction between the polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in the glue and the borate ion from the boric acid in the contact lens solution. We therefore recommend that the recipe is not altered, as the chemical reaction needs these ingredients to work. Please make sure that the making of the slime is supervised by an Adult. After making / playing with the slime we recommend that hands are thoroughly washed. This Slime is not edible. If your child has any allergies, please make sure you check the ingredients of each of the components. If any signs of reaction appears on the skin, please wash thoroughly and stop use immediately. If in doubt, please seek medical advice.

How to Make

  1. Pour approximately eight tablespoons of PVA glue into your bowl. Add a few drops of blue food colouring and stir with the spoon until the colour is fully mixed in.
  2. Squirt some shaving foam into your mixture, approximately half the amount of the glue, and mix it in with the spoon. Then add a teaspoon of baking soda and mix it again until it is smooth.
  3. Add one tablespoon of contact lens solution to your mixture and stir. Your mixture should begin to stick together. Continue to add more contact lens solution until the slime is no longer sticking to the bowl.
  4. Take the slime out of the bowl and knead and stretch it with your hands until it is no longer sticky.
  5. Put your slime on the table and add some blue glitter to it, knead the slime and add more glitter.
  6. Spread some glue onto the outside of both halves of the blue egg. Then sprinkle blue glitter over the glue and leave to dry. Once dry you can put the slime into the egg.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 with each of the different colours.

Top Tip

Don't put the egg together until the glue and glitter on the outisde is completely dry, otherwise the egg may stick together.

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