Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Slime

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Summertime is filled with swimming, outdoor fun and hands-on activities for kids. Nothing says summertime more than the 4th of July so we have the perfect 4th of July slime that is Red, White, and Blue for you to make with your kids. This would be so much fun to make at an outdoor 4th of July party!

Ingredients for 4th of July Red, White, and Blue Slime:

supplies to make 4th of July slime

1 (6 ounce) bottle Elmer’s Glue in each: blue, red, and white or clear

About ½ cup warm water, for each batch

½ teaspoon baking soda, for each batch

1 tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid), for each batch

White or iridescent glitter, for the white slime

Red and blue food coloring, if darker colors are desired

Instructions for the 4th of July Red, White, and Blue Slime

You will make three separate batches of slime with one in each color.

making the red 4th of July slime

Empty the glue into a large bowl. 

Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into bowl with glue and stir to combine.

making the 4th of july slime

Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly. 

glitter to add to slime

If you are adding additional glitter, food coloring, or confetti, stir into the glue mixture before adding the contact lens solution.

blue dye added to slime

Add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. (Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)

balls of red, white and blue slime

Remove the slime from the bowl. The slime will be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, stretching or kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when it is no longer sticky.

balls of res, white and blue slime
balls of res white and blue slime
balls of red white and blue slime

4th of July Red, White and Blue Patriotic Slime

4th of July Red, White and Blue Patriotic Slime

Summertime is filled with swimming, outdoor fun and hands on activities for kids. Nothing says summertime more than the 4th of July so we have the perfect 4th of July Slime that is Red, White, and Blue for you to make with your kids. This would be so much fun to make at an outdoor 4th of July party!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • 1 (6 ounce) bottle Elmer’s Glue in each: blue, red, and white or clear
  • About ½ cup warm water, for each batch
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda, for each batch
  • 1 tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid), for each batch
  • White or iridescent glitter, for the white slime
  • Red and blue food coloring, if darker colors are desired

Instructions

  1. Empty the glue into a large bowl.
  2. Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into bowl with glue and stir to combine.
  3. Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.
  4. If you are adding additional glitter, food coloring, or confetti, stir into the glue mixture before adding the contact lens solution.
  5. Add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well. (Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)
  6. Remove the slime from the bowl. The slime will be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, stretching or kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when it is no longer sticky.

Notes

Slime is best and lasts longer if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use. I hope you have fun making this slime!

balls of red white and blue slime
balls of red white and blue slime
balls of red white and blue slime
strings of red white and blue slime
strings of red white and blue slime

Slime is best and lasts longer if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use. I hope you have fun making this slime!