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Ladybug Slime and How to Get the Best Slime Color

This ladybug slime is amazingly red. We’ve discovered the secret to get a deep, rich color with slime. Let’s get started!

Ladybug slime - this is so much fun to make! We are also sharing the secret to get the deep, dark red slime color you see. Amazing #slime #slime101 #ladybugs #howtocolorslime #howtomakeslime #rufflesandrainboots

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How to Color Slime

It doesn’t matter if you’re using clear glue or white glue as a base, sometimes slime just doesn’t color the way you want. And we know: we make a LOT of slime recipes here on Ruffles and Rain Boots.

When making slime, you need to put in a TON of food coloring to offset the white glue. Conversely, when using the clear, the colors aren’t vibrant.

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Most people use food coloring and that’s fine – gel or liquid colorants both work well. But there’s a secret: soap coloring! It’s contact-safe, so even little ones are fine to play. 

Pick up an inexpensive pack of soap colorant if you (or the kids love making slime). We used it for this ladybug slime and WOW – it’s impressive in person!

We've discovered the secret to amazingly deep, richly colored slime. Click on through to learn how! #slime #howtocolorslime #howtomakeslime #ladybugslime #redslime #slimetutorial #slimerecipe #slimemaking101 #slime101 #rufflesandrainboots

How to Get the Brightest, Deepest Slime Color

If you’d like to use what you have on hand, we’re sharing our best trick to get the brightest, deepest slime color you can possibly make.

Instead of adding a ton of food coloring liquid to get the deepest slime color, use this trick: add glitter in a color closest to your colorant. 

The combination of glitter and colorant will help fill the spaces in the slime and no matter how far you stretch it, the slime will keep its color. When massed together, you’ll get the deepest color possible.


Ladybug Slime – Deep Red Slime – Ingredients

You don’t need much other than household ingredients for slime. We prefer to make the slime for younger kids with contact solution, however, you can use the activating agent of your choice.

how to make dark red slime

How to Make Slime

  1. Pour the glue and water into a craft bowl.
  2. Add in the baking soda and your colorant.
  3. Add glitter and sprinkle in some pompoms.
  4. Mix in 1 tablespoon of contact solution. Stir until the mass starts to form. Remove the slime and knead it. It will be sticky, however, when you work it the stickiness will reduce and finally disappear.
  5. Add more pompoms and ladybugs.
  6. Store slime in an airtight container.

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Ladybug Slime and How to Get the Best Slime Color

Ladybug Slime and Coloring Slime Secret

This ladybug slime is amazingly red. We've discovered the secret to get a deep, rich color with slime

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • 5 oz white glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon contact solution (must contain sodium borate)
  • extra fine glitter
  • soap colorant
  • mini black pompoms
  • small ladybugs (see post)

Instructions

  1. Pour the glue and water into a craft bowl.
  2. Add in the baking soda and your colorant.
  3. Add glitter and sprinkle in some pompoms.
  4. Mix in 1 tablespoon of contact solution. Stir until the mass starts to form. Remove the slime and knead it. It will be sticky, however, when you work it the stickiness will reduce and finally disappear.
  5. Add more pompoms and ladybugs.
  6. Store slime in an airtight container.
how to make red slime

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What color slime have you tried to make and had it fail or turn pastel? Try this trick with red and ladybugs or another color!

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