You know what the perfect prop for an October sleepover is – Halloween Slime Kits from Elmer’s Glue. (Please note this post has affiliate links). Seriously, when Elmer’s sent me these kits their timing could not be better as my daughter was having two equally slime obsessed friends sleep over. These awesome kits come with everything you need Elmer’s Glitter Glue, magic solution and glitter glue pens.
My friend Natalie Wright of Natalme had also recently sent me her fun book Slime 101 so I put that out for the kids as well. The more slime ideas the better. I’m so glad that I did because chalkboard slime quickly ensued and even I as a seasoned crafter was impressed!
The kids were stoked and I heard the words “this is the best sleepover ever” uttered more than once. Everybody shared supplies and kits plus we had our own home stash of starch and contact solution from previous batches. I’m always a fan of keeping kids crafty and sleepovers are no exception.
The Elmer’s Slime Kits were great because everything was included and the 8 year old girls were able to read the instructions on the box and make their own batches without much help. There was even a picture guide which made it like Ikea furniture easy.
My son opted for a recipe from Slime 101 for making Chalkboard Slime. We used Black Elmer’s Glitter Glue and Folk Art Chalkboard Paint. I was skeptical of whether or not it would really work, but those videos on Facebook don’t lie. Worked like a charm and my son was beaming with pride!
The only thing better than Halloween Glitter Slime is Halloween Glitter Slime with extra chunky glitter. We made a batch with glitter, another with sequins, one opted for googley eyes and then of course chalkboard paint. Once you get the basic recipe for slime down add ins are fun.
Thank you Elmer’s and Dover Publications for sending me these goodies and making me the best on the block for at least one night this week. The kids had fun, kept busy and now have take home goodies from the sleepover. Plus my son had never made slime before so he was extra excited!
Has slime fever hit your house? Are you kids equally obsessed with oobleck? Please share your favorite recipes, books and add ins. Who knows when I will be hosting another sleepover and will need entertainment.
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How to Host an Epic Sleepover – This slime party was not my first time at the sleepover rodeo. Read about some of my other tips and tricks.
How to Host a Kid’s Gingerbread Workshop – These would be so fun to make as haunted houses for Halloween. That reminds me, I may have to do that!