Mermaid Slime for Young Kids – Safe, Fun, and Easy!

This mermaid slime for young kids is fun, easy, and uses a mild activating agent. Let’s get started bringing science to little minds!

Mermaid slime for young kids safe slime recipe

How to Make Slime “Safe” for Young Kids

I bet you’re wondering why safe is in quotation marks. Slime is safe for all ages, no matter if you have babies, toddlers, preschoolers, or retirees. ;)

To make slime safe for babies, mouthing wobblers, and kids with very sensitive skin, enclose it in a top-sealing plastic bag. Cover the seal with clear packing tape or colored duct tape. That way, you can be sure that they won’t get it open.

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Another way you can help make sure slime is “safe” is to use contact solution as an activating agent like we’ve done here with our mermaid slime for young kids. There are some design limitations to this method, however, it is less likely to react with skin.

As a reminder, no matter what activating agent you use, wash hands after playing with slime. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out our favorite slime recipes.

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Ingredients for Mermaid Slime for Young Kids

This mermaid slime for young kids is a fun, simple, and safe activity to set up. We loved the buttons as a quick way to make a themed slime the little ones loved!

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  • 4 ounces white glue
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2-3 drops coloring (soap colorant or food coloring)
  • 3-4 tablespoons iridescent glitter
  • 2-3 tablespoons contact solution (must have sodium borate)
  • mermaid figures, buttons, beads, or charms <– Check these out, there are so many!

How to Make Mermaid Slime 

Yield: About 1 cup of slime

Mermaid Slime for Young Kids

Mermaid Slime for Young Kids

This mermaid slime for young kids is fun, easy, and uses a mild activating agent. Let’s get started bringing science to little minds!

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

Tools

  • bowl
  • spoon

Instructions

  1. In a crafting bowl, mix glue, baking soda, and food coloring together.
  2. Add glitter and stir until incorporated.
  3. Add contact solution, stirring until a mass forms. Remove from the bowl and knead by hand until the slime is no longer sticky.
  4. Add the mermaid elements and store in an airtight container.
  5. Mermaid Slime for Young Kids

Notes

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How to make safe slime for kids

Over to You

How would you change up this mermaid slime for young kids? Would you add purple glitter glue? A different glitter?  Maybe throw in a few puffy stickers in The Little Mermaid theme? Let us know below.

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