DIY Surprise Slime - Engineer Mommy
Jul 142016
 

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During the summer, we spend a lot of time outdoors. Whether we’re simply heading to the playground or going on a nature-inspired scavenger hunt, we love to be out in the open air. My daughters could easily spend hours upon hours outdoors! In fact, one of my older daughter’s favorite activities is playing with a DIY Surprise Slime! It’s a slime that’s embedded with plenty of little surprises, including glitter, pom poms, beads & more! Letting her play with the slime always results in extra laundry for me, but with all® free clear detergent, I can relax and let my kids enjoy all the fun of summer. Thanks to this detergent, my daughter is free to be a kid!

Ever since she was born, my older daughter has dealt with seasonal allergies and sensitive skin. In fact, she’s not the only one in our family that suffers from allergies. My husband has extremely sensitive skin and also deals with environmental allergies. By washing everyone’s clothing with all® free clear detergent, my family can enjoy everyday life without worrying about sensitive skin issues. This detergent is actually ideal for those with sensitive skin! Did you know that all® free clear detergent is the #1 recommended detergent by dermatologists, allergists, and pediatricians?

My daughters’ allergies can sometimes get in the way of her being able to enjoy some of the activities of spring and summer. For example, maybe we can’t spend time in the playground one day when the pollen is unusually high. Her allergies may prevent her from being in the park on some days, but luckily, I don’t have to worry about her sensitive skin when I use all® free clear detergent (the #1 Sensitive Skin Brand) to wash her clothing. In fact, all® free clear detergent was awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association, because this detergent has no dyes, perfumes, certain chemicals, and irritating residues.

DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime

Here’s what you’ll need:
1/2 cup white school glue
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup liquid starch
2-4 tsp. corn starch
small popsicle sticks, for stirring
pom poms, glitter, beads, etc., for embellishing the slime
food coloring, for coloring the slime

1. First, add about 1/2 cup of white school glue to each of four cups. Add about 1/4 cup of water of each of the cups.

DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


2. Add a few drops of food coloring to each of the cups.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


3. Using small wooden sticks, mix the contents of each cup to create a uniform color.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


4. Now, it’s time to add about 1/4 cup of liquid starch. This will make the mixture stretchy! Also, add a few tsp. of cornstarch to each of the cups. If the mixture is too sticky, add more cornstarch. If it’s too thick, add more glue. Keep kneading the mixture into your hands until it comes together to form a stretchy ball.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


5. Now, we will combine the colors to form a slime rainbow. Stretch out the slime into long strips.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


6. Twist them together and watch how the rainbow slime stretches beautifully.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


7. Now, let’s add the “surprise” factor into our Surprise Slime! I gathered some tiny pom poms, clear glitter, acrylic gemstones, etc. and embedded them into the slime.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


8. Knead the slime around to incorporate the little embellishments.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


9. See how stretchy this is! This was actually a lot of fun to make- and even more fun to play with!
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


I wasn’t the only one who loved this slime! My daughter was absolutely in love with this! She was amazed at all the fun embellishments found throughout this slime.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


In fact, she was so interested in finding all the little pom poms that she sat right down on our patio to start digging through the slime.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


She had a blast exploring this treasure-filled slime and collecting all the pom poms. I think she would have happily spent hours playing with this slime!
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


Of course, when it comes to childhood playtime activities, messy hands and messy clothing come with the territory. With all® free clear detergent, I don’t have to keep my daughter away from her favorite messy activities. This detergent lets her be free to explore the world! She can get messy, because this detergent fights tough stains, whitens whites and even brightens colors! That’s a multi-tasking powerhouse that’s worth checking out!
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


After a quick wash with this detergent, her shirt was brilliantly clean! all® free clear detergent even removes the #1 spring allergen! Want to learn even more about the newest all® free clear detergent? Join their community here!
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


I love the liquid detergent, but I also appreciate the convenience and ease-of-use of the all® free clear Mighty Pacs®. I can simply throw one of these directly into the drum. I really love that these remove 99% of everyday and seasonal allergens, including cat and dog dander, dust mite matter, ragweed, grass, certain fragrances and tree pollen. Please note that all® free clear is not intended to treat or prevent allergies.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


Adding these to my laundry room is an easy way to keep my clothing clean & fresh! Please be sure to follow the directions for use on the packaging exactly.
DIY Surprise Slime

DIY Surprise Slime


I picked up these laundry room essentials a recent a trip to Walmart. Look for these products in the laundry aisles of your local Walmart store!
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Do you have sensitive skin? In addition to using all® free clear detergent, here are some extra tips of caring for sensitive skin:
1. Use warm water. When washing the skin, keep the temperature of the water lukewarm. Washing with water that’s too hot can definitely dry out and irritate the skin.
2. Never scrub the skin. Be gentle with your skin! Always use soft sponges to avoid creating irritation.
3. Use SPF daily. It’s so important to protect sensitive skin (all skin, really) from the harsh effects of the sun. Wearing lotion with SPF every day is an easy way to do just that.
4. Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is vital for the whole body! By drinking enough water, you will keep the skin moisturized from the inside out.
5. Use moisturizer daily. Applying a gentle moisturizer every day is an important step in caring for sensitive skin. It’s an easy way to keep the skin healthy & protected.

Now, buy all® free clear and see for yourself what makes this detergent unique! Tell me: How do you encourage your kids to be free, when it comes to messy playtime activities? What are your tips for dealing with sensitive skin?







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20 Responses to “DIY Surprise Slime”

  1. That is an awesome idea to try! My son and I was looking for something to do and most of the time we cannot go out so this would be a great way to have fun at home without spending major bucks.

  2. That slime looks perfect for any kid’s playtime. I don’t know what it is about slime, but it seems to be irresistible to all kids.

  3. I swear by ALL, it has been keeping us clean and stain free for years now. My daughter has eczema so I love that they cater to sensitive skin.

  4. How fun! My kids always loved “Science Experiments” like making homemade slime or play doh when they were little. This looks like a lot of fun for kids to play with.

  5. My kids always loved making a mess in the name of science. They would have loved this slime experiment. Glad there is All to clean up the mess.

  6. Oh how awesome this is! My kids would love this I will need to make this for them for sure, what fun they will have with this!

  7. I love the rainbow color. We all have allergies so I will have to give it a try.

  8. What a fun activity. I bet my kiddos would love for me to make some surprise slime.

  9. We only use All Free & Clear for our laundry. It’s the only detergent that doesn’t irritate my skin.

  10. What a super cool idea, love it. I don’t have any kids but would probably just make this for myself to play around with!

  11. Oh how fun! I love the idea of adding little pompoms to it. It’s definitely good to prepare for the mess though!

  12. My kids love making slime, I mean who doesn’t? This is such a neat recipe – we will be giving it a try this summer.

  13. that was so cool idea. i think kids will absolutely love it.

  14. My daughter would totally love to play with this slime. I avoid anything close to play dough but I will give this a try for an outdoor playdate we have coming up.

  15. How fun and easy! My daughter would absolutely love this. Keeping your “recipe” for future use in the coming weeks. We also LOVE ALL products! They are the only brand of detergent that we use!!

  16. Ooooo how fun is this slime?!?! My daughter would have a blast playing with this!

  17. What a terrific slime idea – I love it! We will have to give this one a try one day!

  18. What a fun DIY project! I think my kids will love this! Perfect activity to keep our kids busy

  19. My nieces love slime. I am going to have fun making this with them. They love glitter, so there will be lots of it.

  20. How fun! My son has come home from school with slime before and always asks me to make it – but I never knew how. I can’t believe it’s so quick and easy! #client

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