Step One: Gather materials.
- A 5-ounce bottle of Elmer’s clear school glue.
- ½ cup of water.
- ½ teaspoon baking soda.
- 1 Tablespoon contact solution.
- Grey acrylic paint.
- Purple, Green and Gold confetti.
- Mardi Gras beads for playing (optional).
Step Two: Pour the whole 5 ounce bottle of clear glue into a small mixing bowl.
Step Three: Add in ½ cup of warm water and stir.
Step Four: Mix in the baking soda.
Step Five: Drop in a few drops of grey acrylic paint. Stir. If the desired color isn’t achieved, the artist can add in another drop or two.
Step Six: Add 1 Tablespoon contact solution to the mixture. It will begin to form instantly. At this point, it will be quite sticky Continue to mix the contact solution in the bowl until it starts to pull away from the sides and form.
Step Seven: Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky.
Step Eight: Add the confetti and mix in.
Step Nine: Store the Mardi Gras slime in an airtight container.
Step Ten: Set this slime out with Mardi Gras beads. This will provide another element for sensory input in the play. The stretchy slime will contrast against the hard beads, offering a great tactile experience.
Step Eleven: Children will enjoy playing with this and watching the confetti mix in. The contrast of colors is striking.