This ladybug slime is amazingly red. We’ve discovered the secret to get a deep, rich color with slime. Let’s get started!
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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.
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!
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.
- 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
How to Make Slime
- Pour the glue and water into a craft bowl.
- Add in the baking soda and your colorant.
- Add glitter and sprinkle in some pompoms.
- 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.
- Add more pompoms and ladybugs.
- Store slime in an airtight container.
Over to You
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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