Mermaid Slime

One of the most common project requests by my daughter almost always involves unicorns or mermaids, so I think this post is long overdue. It’s not an overwhelming recipe, with only 3 batches to make, and definitely fun with all of the shimmer and glitter involved. An instant favorite for any mermaid taking it on!

To get started you will need:

  • Clear school glue
  • Liquid starch
  • Water
  • Shimmer or pearl powder (we used eye shadow and make up pigment from the 99 cent store but craft stores also sell pearl powders if that’s more convenient)
  • Pink, purple, and teal food coloring (we always use the neon food coloring, it delivers brighter results)
  • Glitter of different sizes
  • Paper plates (optional but convenient)
  1. Mix 1/4 cup of clear school glue with 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons) of water in your bowl and mix until there are no more clear streaks
  2. When glue and water are completely dissolved, add food coloring, glitter, and shimmer and thoroughly mix  *We did this in a group today, so we each mixed one color but if you’re making it by yourself just make one color at a time*
  3. Add 1/4 cup of liquid starch and immediately start mixing in a circular motion until it clumps up in the middle of the bowl 
  4. Remove from the bowl and press back and forth in your hands and stretch and knead until the texture feels nice and smooth 
  5. Repeat this until all 3 colors are complete, and lay the three in stripes on a plate to rest until they begin to melt into each other 
  6. Pick them up and stretch and twist to blend 
  7. Enjoy your mermaid slime! 

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