My daughter nagged me for months, probably a whole year even to buy the ingredients to make slime. She had seen it on TV, on YouTube, a lot of her friends were making it and she loves slime. I am going to be completely honest and admit that I put it off for ages. I wasn’t particularly keen on the mess and having watched a couple of videos, I wasn’t convinced we would be successful, so I put it off some more.
Then a few months ago, I decided that I would invest in some slime making ingredients and we would have a go. Blimey, it soon added up when I had bought contact lens solution and the other bits and bobs needed. The making ceremony itself was great fun and it is all quite scientific but the mess! We used too much food colouring and at one point my daughter looked like she was turning into a smurf and my dining table has never quite recovered since. Then when we finally had something that resembled slime, it was great for a few minutes and then it started to seep liquid. Apparently, we had added too much contact lens solution.
So that was the end of our slime making.
Until today. As soon as I saw the So Slime DIY Slime Factory, I knew that this would be perfect. It offers a simple, mess-free and fun way to create pots of fabulous slime.
The whole case is cleverly designed so that the base holds everything so that you are ready to make your slime. Inside the box, you will find the Slime Factory, 10 slime powders of various colours, confetti and glitter to add to your slime, 4 surprise figurines, 1 tool and funnel, 3 slime shakers and stickers to personalise your pots with.
They have quite literally thought of everything, from the ease of making the slime through to labels that you stick on the pots to write on what you are calling your slime and who it was created by. The base has a space to keep everything and there is a mixer in the centre to mix your slime.
So how do you make the slime? Each packet of slime powder is designed to create one pot of slime. You open the packet and add the powder to your mixer pot and add water up to the line marked on the pot. Then the magic begins. There is a short process of mixing, first with the tool provided and then the mixer. My daughter particularly loved this bit. You can also add any glitter or confetti at this stage too.
Then you wait for five minutes and your slime is ready to squish, squash and generally play with. You can then pop it into your pot and your creation is ready to be labelled.
Our first batch was a success and it took less than ten minutes to create from start to finish. A decided to call it ‘Puppy Blue Sparkle’ and it was a perfect texture and looked great with the bright blue slime with added silver glitter.
She also added one of the little plastic figurines, a puppy and she loved the idea of adding in characters to each pot of slime. We did a quick clean up and she was quickly making slime again, she made two different colours and each time, she was thrilled with the result. It is so easy to do and made very little mess.
The So Slime DIY Slime Factory Slime costs around £20 and it is great value. If you are looking for a set to make slime and you want to make it easy to do, this is the perfect set. It allows you to make ten different lots of slime which will keep your little slime lovers happy for a few days. It is fairly mess-free, getting the glitter and confetti out of the tiny bags and into the storage containers was a bit tricky and I am still covered in small amounts of glitter a few hours on, but the slime part of the process is really mess-free. Any slime residue left on the mixer and tool can be easily wiped off with some warm water. Once in the pots, the slime looks very professional and I love the fact that kids can write on the labels as it gives them a real sense of achievement once the slime is tucked into the pot and labelled.
My daughter is 8 and she loved this set. It is for children aged 6 + and it would require some adult supervision, particularly with younger children. The only negatives that we found were that with only three pots, once you have made three lots of slime, you would have to find other pots to put your slime in. Apart from that, I think that this is a very well thought out and designed set.
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