Do you like to make homemade gifts for your kids? I’m sharing with you my idea for a DIY Slime Kit Gift for Crafty Kids. Two of my sons are getting this for Christmas this year. SH! Don’t spill my secret:)
Sometimes I love the homemade gifts for my kids the best because I can customize the gift to their individual tastes. One of my three sons absolutely loves to make slime. He’s very creative and he is constantly making things and doing things like taking pens apart to use their springs or tubes. A favoite past-time of his is watching videos to learn how to make things (including how to make slime). As a mom, I encourage all levels of creativity in my kids:)
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I wanted to give my boys a creativity kit again this year as I gave them a DIY Fort in a Bag Gift kit and a DIY Craft Bin for Boys with STEM Focus kit last year for Christmas gifts. They loved the kits and still use them. As I started to brainstorm ideas for this year, it hit me that a DIY Slime Kit would be perfect!
I made this kit for just under $50.00 because I bought the storage bin on sale. Whether you get these parts on sale or not, putting together your own kit is always cheaper than buying one in my experience.
Supplies Needed for the DIY Slime Kit Gift for Crafty Kids
I sat down with my idea notebook, which is my notebook I keep for all my blog post ideas and recipes, and I started to jot down all the supplies my son usually uses for making slime (or putty). He’s tried all sorts of different things like adding poster putty and rainbow loom rubber bands for chunky slime, but I decided to make a basic slime kit that he and his brother will be able to use to get creative in making slime or putty.
My son frequently raids my pantry for ingredients like corn starch, flour, and baking soda so I thought it’s a perfect idea that I’m buying him his own and adding them to this kit. I find it hard to keep enough glue in the house to keep up with his creations. Clear glue is harder to find, but the craft store always seems to have it in stock.
Here is what I came up with as the most commonly used ingredients in his slime making:
- 2 glitter glue bottles in orange and green, 6 oz. bottles; purchased at craft store for $5.79 apiece so for 2 it was $11.58
- multi-purpose glue, 7.625 oz. bottle; purchased for $2.48
- box of baking soda, 1 lb.; purchased for $0.72
- box of corn starch, 1 lb.; purchased for $1.56
- 2 clear glue bottles, 16 oz.; $8.99 apiece at the craft store so for 2 it was $17.98
- bottle contact lense solution with boric acid, 4 oz.; purchased for $2.99
- pack of four gel food coloring, 2.7 oz.; purchased for $3.48
- wide craft sticks for stirring (plastic spoons work good too); already had at home so $0
- empty 8 oz. storage jars to store slime in; purchased at the craft store for $0.99 so for 2 it was $1.98
- small conditioner bottle (I saved it from when we stayed at a hotel); already had at home so $0
- small lotion bottle (I saved it from when we stayed at a hotel); already had at home so $0
- scrapbook plastic case for storage of all the ingredients (14 5/16 in x 14 1/6 in x 3 1/8 in would hold a 12 in by 12 in scrapbook); purchased at the craft store for $3.99 because it was on sale
All components of the kit that needed to be purchased I bought either at Michaels craft store or Walmart. The grand total price to put this kit together was $46.76 + tax.
This kit is not all-inclusive, but it’s meant to be a storage container for some slime supplies. If you wanted to add to this kit, liquid starch or borax would be a good components to add also. These containers tend to be larger so they wouldn’t fit in the bin unless you poured a portion into a smaller container.
Another idea is to add more food coloring. Look at the craft store if you are looking for a pack of food coloring that contains more colors.
Amazon Sells These Supplies too
Here is an affiliate link to Amazon for the same bin I purchased. This bin was going for $10.22 on Amazon when I checked.
We have used this type of clear glue also: Amazon link.
Elmer’s Washable Glitter Glue, 6 oz Bottles – 6 colors sold individually or as multi-pack
Check out how to make your own Glitter Holiday slime here!
Slime is all the rage right now and what better for the holidays than Christmas Tree colored slime!
Other DIY Gifts for kids: DIY Fort in a Bag Gift
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I hope you enjoyed this post and make your own kit to surprise your child with this Christmas. This slime kit will be a great activity to do over Christmas break. I find this type of activity is a great boredom buster for kids.