Our space slime is glittery, stretchy, and so much fun! Give it a try and tell me what you think. We made the slime as party favors for Aiden’s space birthday party. (He’s now 6!) It would be equally fun to add in some Star Wars characters.
Would you believe that this is the first time I’ve ever made slime for Aiden? I’ve made a ton of it for elementary kids. I’ve always been worried that Aiden would eat it. It has liquid starch in it and that’s definitely not safe to eat. (That’s why we stick to oobleck recipes – just cornstarch and water there.) I finally thought Aiden was old enough to give this slime a try. He LOVED it.
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Elmer’s washable glitter glue or Elmer’s washable clear glue and glitter
- Liquid starch (find this in the laundry aisle)
In a bowl, we added 1/4 cup liquid starch to a 6 ounce bottle of purple glitter glue. Stir to combine. It will be very wet and stringy at first. Mix with your hands and knead until the slime starts to come together. Eventually, it will no longer be wet. If it is still sticky, add a little more liquid starch and knead again. When the slime no longer seemed sticky in my hands, I passed it off to Aiden for a test. He would pull it apart and then it would stick to his fingers. I would add more liquid starch and try again. Finally, we got it just right and it wasn’t sticky in his hands either. Check out this post from Fun at Home with Kids for ways to fix your slime if it’s not working out.
We also made gold glitter space slime. To a 9 ounce bottle of Elmer’s clear glue, we added lots of gold glitter. Then we combined the glitter glue with a 1/2 cup of liquid starch. Repeat the same process as before mixing and kneading until the slime feels right – not wet and not sticky.
We placed the purple glitter space slime and the gold glitter space slime into containers I got at the Dollar Tree. I added a label to each container that listed the ingredients and storage instructions. You can store the slime in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
The astronauts wanted to explore the space slime.
The rest of Aiden’s space party was really simple. He wanted to have it at a local play place, so we rented their space themed room. They provided the decorations, the ice cream, the drinks, and the entertainment! Aiden requested a Jupiter cake so I made a spherical cake and decorated it to look like Jupiter. I also made cake pops to serve as Jupiter’s moons. Check out my Instagram post about the cake! (Are you following me on Instagram yet?)