Here is a fun and simple craft for Christmas that is so fun and festive.
This little Sugar Plum Slime is perfect for those of you that might be fans of the Nutcracker. Even if you have never experienced the Nutcracker ballet, there is something so magical about the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Land of Sweets that anyone can appreciate.
You can make this in literally 2 minutes with your child for something fun to play with or package this up as a little gift. I think popping this into a stocking would be fun or maybe gift your child just the ingredients to make it themselves.
My 8 year old still loves making slime and she really loved this version. A few weeks ago I made a bunch of little slime containers and brought them to a soccer tournament for her team. Ok that was such a hit I can’t even tell you. The kids loved playing with the slime and it entertained them for probably 2 hours between games. In fact, I put a few pieces of candy in the bag with the slime and they totally ignored the candy. If that isn’t a testament I don’t know what is. 🙂
So to make this slime takes three ingredients- glue, contact solution and baking soda. You can add in the glitter as I did or not- you can use colored glitter glue or plain white or clear glue and add drops of food coloring. It will turn out great no matter what.
- 4oz of glue or glitter glue
- ½ tablespoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon contact solution
- glitter and/or sequins (optional)
- Add glue to a large bowl followed by baking soda and contact solution.
- Mix together with a spoon or your hands.
- The mixture will be very sticky at first- continue kneading like dough.
- Mix in glitter or sequins if desired.
I used purple glitter glue and that turned out very pretty. I also used pretty white snowflake glitter and little gold stars glitter (from Target Dollar Spot) and I think that turned out perfectly.
I also purchased these little plastic ballerinas to add with the slime. Mine were blue and pink so we just painted some glue over the ballerinas and added purple glitter to keep with the theme.
Also a note about contact solution. Some people have had trouble with this recipe in the past. I suspect it might be brands of contact solution. I use the very inexpensive Equate Contact Solution that is $2.98 for two containers at Walmart. I believe the Target store brand version also works quite well. Just look at the back of your solution and be sure boric acid is on the ingredient label.
To package your slime, you can put them in a clear party bag with the little ballerinas tied on with a ribbon (similar to how this Fish in a Bag slime is packaged.)
I also like little condiment cups tied with ribbon and the ballerina glued right on top. You can find condiment cups here or in the plastic plate/cup section of your store.
If you decide to give this project a shot, please come back and let me know how it works out for you!
Here are a few other fun Christmas ideas you might like: