I’m joining a group of blogging friends for the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas series. Today we are sharing great, DIY gift ideas!
Gingerbread Scented Slime
I haven’t softened my heart toward slime, I still detest it. But, my kids are obsessed and they love making it and exchanging it with friends. Maybe the slime craze has died down where you live, but around here it is still going strong. The crazy thing is, as much as my kids have made themselves or bought at the store, they still love getting it as a gift.
This year, my kids have been asking to make slime to sell at craft fairs and give as gifts. While I would really rather keep my distance from this stuff, I just had to step in a suggest that they make something that smells like Christmas!
I have to admit, this slime SMELLS AMAZING!
It also makes you crave cookie dough…
What you need
Here are the supplies we used and links to the products I purchased from Amazon.
- White glue
- Liquid Starch
- Disposable bowls
- Containers for storing or gifting slime (we like Mason jars, zip lock bags or food containers from the dollar store)
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Nutmeg
- Ground Cloves
- My printable gift tags
What do to
- Mix equal parts glue and water in a small bowl (1/2 cup of each)
- Add Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves (1 Tablespoon each)
- Add a small amount of liquid starch (1/4 cup)
- Mix well!
Once your ingredients are mixed together, the slime will pull away from the edges of the bowl. If everything works perfectly, you should be able to roll your slime and stretch it, without it sticking to your hands. If something doesn’t seem right, see tips below!
If something doesn’t seem right, see tips below!
- If your slime doesn’t immediately start pulling away from the sides of your bowl, you may need to slowly add more ingredients
- When slime is too sticky, it needs more starch
- If slime is not stretchy enough, add more glue
- Is your slime too watery? You may have added too much water and will need more glue and starch
- Add extra ingredients, in very small amounts
- Store in a airtight container
Help! How Do I Clean Slime Off the Couch?
I lost many good pillows and blankets before banning slime in our house, to the basement craft room. Glitter, paint, slime and all things sticky have been banned to the basement. But, I was so excited when I heard a trick for cleaning off slime that really works!
The answer is VINEGAR! Saturate the area with vinegar and watch the slime clump together and easily wipe up. I can’t speak for every type of slime, but this works beautifully on the recipe we use.
If you’re making this slime to give as a gift, you can put small portions in a zippered sandwich bag and staple a label to the top. You could also use a Mason jar and tie a ribbon around it!
Today I’m thrilled to be part of a fantastic group of bloggers who are also sharing their DIY Gift Ideas for the holidays with you (many with free printable tags)!
DIY Simmering Potpourri at The Happy Housie
Scandi Style Printable Gift Tags at tatertots and jello
Wooden Calendar Holder at Lolly Jane
Peppermint Hot Chocolate at A Pretty Life
Makeup Gift Bag at Inspiration for Moms
Rudolph the Red Toes Reindeer Gift Tags at Tauni Everett
Hot Chocolate Gift Ornament at Clean and Scentsible
Chili and Garlic Olive Oil Holiday Gift at Satori Design for Living
Daiso Hot Chocolate Gift at Paint Me Pink
Gingerbread Slime Recipe with Printable Gift Tags at All Things With Purpose
Farmhouse Kitchen Wrap Free Printable at Hallstrom Home
Potted Paper Whites with Printable Gift Tags at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Printable Christmas Wine Gift Tags at The Heathered Nest
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix with a Gift Tag at Happy Happy Nester