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Elmers Glue Mermaid Slime Recipe {An Easy Summer Kids Craft}

Summer is here! Are you looking for an easy kids craft? This Elmers Glue Mermaid Slime recipe is easy, fun, and is the perfect summertime craft project!

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you KNOW how much we love slime recipes around here. We have an easy slime recipe for Glow in the Dark Slime, Unicorn Slime, and a Slime Shop post on our favorite places to buy slime, to name just a few.

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And today, we’re sharing an easy recipe for Mermaid Slime; perfect for summertime crafting with kids. The best part of this recipe is you can customize it to create any theme you want!

Today, I used sequins in shades of blue, gold and green, along with beach-themed buttons, to create a slime perfect for summer.

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Here’s what you need:

  • Elmer’s Clear Glue (this link is a GREAT value)
  • 1/2 TBSP Baking Soda
  • 1 TBSP Contact Lens Solution*
  • Bowl
  • Spoon

This slime recipe is totally kid friendly; they can help you each step of the way! First up, just empty your glue into a bowl.

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Next, add in your sequins, glitter, buttons, etc. and stir. Then, add in your baking soda and stir in well. Finally, add your contact lens solution and mix in.

After the slime begins to form, you may want to remove it from the bowl and knead it with your hands. Slime still too sticky? Add a drop or two more of contact solution!

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Store in an airtight container. We made our first batch a couple months ago, and it still works great! After a little while the slime will start to dry out (or sometimes separate), when that happens just toss it and make a new batch!

Have you tried making slime with your kids yet? Do you have a favorite recipe? Leave a comment and let us know about it!

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As I mentioned, we have LOTS of slime options in our archives, including This glitter slime recipe, which was our first attempt at slime!

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We also have seasonal glitter slimes, including this recipe, perfect for Christmas!

christmas craft for kids

Thanks for reading all about our Elmers Glue Mermaid Slime Recipe {An Easy Summer Kids Craft}. Have a lovely day!

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Love this! We'd love for you to come link up at Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday over at R&R at home!