Mermaid Slime

Simple Mermaid Slime Recipe: [Easy & Quick]


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Have you ever heard about Mermaid Slime Recipe? Well, Today we are going to share this with you. Mermaids and unicorns are very popular with children at this moment. And you can see why when they are generally so colourful and glittery. This mermaid slime is no exception! It’s designed to resemble the tail of a mermaid.

The slime is full of glitter which resembles the scales of a mermaid’s tail. It would be great to do with the siren fan in your home or even for a mermaid-themed party.

When we imagine a mermaid’s tail, we think of the blue and green colors and the silver and blue scales glittering on the tail. With this vision in mind, we wanted to create a clay that resembled a mermaid’s tail.

The other thing we love about what we’ve put in that slime is that the glitter is thick. This chunky glitter gives it extra shine that you can notice and is smooth on your hands when you play with it. We tried to make a slime mermaid with glitter and because the glitter is bigger, thicker and less smooth, the feel of the mud is not as smooth as that mud.

What you need

  • 2 Bottles of Elmer’s Glitter Glue (6 oz)
  • 1 tbsp or up to 1/4 cup of water which will make your slime stretch
  • Chunky silver and blue glitter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1½ TBSP of Contact lens solution – should contain boric acid and sodium borate

Mermaid Slime Recipe (step by step)

Go get a bowl and mix the slime ingredients.

2. Empty your bottle of blue glue into a bowl. Then add some of the green glitter glue. Put aside the green glue for another homemade project. Blend both types of glue together.

Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and toss to combine. Also, add 1 tablespoon or more of water here (up to 1/4 cup) if you want a stretched slime.

Then add your thick glitter and a little bit of fine blue glitter. We used a lot of glitters to cover the clay and look more like a mermaid’s cue.

Gently add your contact lens solution. Add it to one teaspoon at a time and keep mixing.

We like to add some teaspoons of contact solution at the same time and then mix. Once the mud starts to leave the bowl, you can take out the mud and knead it with your hands. It will still be sticky at this time and it is normal. Just keep kneading up. If after kneading for 5 minutes it is still sticking, add more contact lens solution, a few teaspoons at a time.

If it is still too sticky after kneading try adding a baby oil or lotion to your hands instead. You may also add more contact lens solutions if it is always too sticky. But we like to warn that the addition of too much contact lens solution will make the mud harder and less stretchy to play with.

Now the mud is ready to play with! This slime is perfect to make for a Mermaid party or even just for the Mermaid-obsessed slime fan. Kids will adore stretching this mermaid tail slime!

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