Looking for a fun activity for Easter? We had fun making this Easter Egg Slime that fits into little Easter eggs. This slime is fun to play with on its own but also but even better with the Easter eggs! Kids will love helping to make this slime for Easter!
Easter Egg Slime Recipe
This slime is not only fun to make for Easter but also fun to give as gifts! You can even add all of the ingredients needed to make this slime into an Easter basket as a gift.
What is Slime?
Slime is a polymer. Other examples of polymers are Jell-O, gum and rubber bands. White glue is also an example of a polymer. A polymer is made of long chains of polyvinyl acetate molecules. These chains slide easily making the substance like glue easily pourable.
The Science Behind Slime
When you add the contact lens solution to the glue, it counteracts the glue and forms a viscous substance of slime which can be shaped and pulled. This slime forms due to the glue molecules cross-linking with the borate ions. This is a bond that causes the large molecules to no longer slide freely past one another (like the substance was when it was a glue). Therefore resulting in the slime substance!
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Supplies Needed to Make Easter Egg Slime
1. 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glitter Glue (6 oz) – we used the Elmer’s glitter glue.
We recommend Elmers as it has been tested and is quality glue. Do not substitute any ingredients as your slime may not work.
2. 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
3. 1½ tbsp of Contact Lens Solution – Renu Fresh contains Boric Acid and Sodium Borate. Do not substitute for other brands. Check the label before buying to make sure it has the right ingredients.
4. Water – Add up to 1/4 cup of water if you’d like a more stretchy slime. While water is not needed it really helps the slime become more stretchy so we do recommend adding it.
5. Extra Glitter (optional)
Safety Tips: Adults only should make the slime and handle all chemicals. Do not substitute any ingredients in our slime recipes. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves while playing with the slime. Always wash hands before and after use. If you notice any skin irritation discontinue use immediately. See the bottom of the post for more safety precautions.
Directions to Make Your Easter Egg Slime
1. Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.
2. Pour the entire 6 oz Elmer’s Glitter glue into the bowl.
You can also use 3/4 cup of glue from a larger bottle.
3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly.
4. Add up to 1/4 cup of water.
If you want your slime to be more like putty (harder and less stretchy), then skip this step.
5. Optional step: add in extra glitter.
6. Slowly add in your contact lens solution.
(Reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form).
Add the contact lens solution in slowly. We like to add in 1 tablespoon to start and then mix. Then slowly add in the rest.
Knead and mix thoroughly before adding more as you do not want to add too much or your slime will get too hard.
7. Now mix and knead until your slime forms and begins to harden.
Take it out and knead, knead, knead. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. It will be very sticky at this point. Keep kneading and stretching the slime and it will become less sticky.
If it’s not the desirable consistency keep kneading. Only add a little more contact solution a teaspoon at a time to prevent the slime from becoming too hard.
If you still find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.
For storing after use, keep your slime in an airtight container.
Now the fun part! Play with the slime however you’d like! Put them into Easter eggs and have fun taking them out and putting them back in.
How Long Will the Slime Last?
This slime recipe should last at least 1 week if stored properly. It will typically last much longer. Store in an air tight container or bag. We like to store in a resealable bag so we can press out all of the air from the bag.
Slime Safety & Precautions
Note: Making slime is a science experiment and safety precautions should still be made when creating slime. By making this slime, you agree to our site terms which you can read here.
- Adults should handle any chemicals and products
- Adults should make the slime
- Always read and follow the labels of products used. If contact lens solution is accidentally ingested, seek medical attention immediately.
- This project is not suitable for children under 4.
- Slime should not be placed in the mouth. Always wash hands before and after playing with the slime.
- If you notice any skin irritation, discontinue use immediately. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves while making and playing with the slime.
- Slime is a science experiment and should be made and played with in moderation. Do not allow children to make their own slime and do not play with slime for an extended period of time.
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