Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
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april showers slime

Don't you just love the early days of spring, with their gray clouds and the quiet drip of rain? So make this showery slime to reflect those feelings! It’s got cloudy blue mixed with thundery gray and sudden streaks of bright silver just like an April thunderstorm.
Step 1

Project Notes:

   -  This slime has three colored stripes: dark gray, cloudy blue and bright Silver. You’ll make three small batches of slime: one white and two clear.
   -  When you’re crafting with little ones, keep an eye on the chunky glitter and sequins, since these may present a choking hazard.
   -  Be smart and protect your work surface with wax (or parchment) paper while you’re making slime. You also may want to wear an apron (or other protective garment) to avoid slime-related accidents. 
 

First, find your favorite glue slime recipe. Add color to each slime according to your recipe’s instructions.
 
TIP: Elmer’s® has some great recipes; click here to download.  
Step 2

Start by using the bottle of white glue to mix up your dark gray slime. Follow your recipe’s instructions to make a batch, then mix in black and a very small amount of blue food coloring, until you have a thundery dark gray. Set this slime aside for a bit.

TIP: Dip a craft stick into the gel coloring container, then mix the color into the glue, stirring thoroughly until it’s completely blended. Always use a new, clean craft stick when dipping into your food coloring in order to avoid cross-contamination. 

Step 3
To make Cloudy Blue slime, use half of one 9 fl. oz. bottle of clear glue. To get the color shown, add a small amount of Sky Blue food coloring according to your recipe’s instructions, until you have the color you desire.
Step 4
Flatten out this slime on a piece of wax (or parchment) paper and sprinkle all your sparkly stuff (such as white iridescent glitter, clear iridescent sequins and aqua chunky glitter) onto the center of the slime. Fold the slime’s edges in toward the center to blend the mix-ins into the slime. Continue folding and kneading until it’s all evenly distributed throughout your slime. 
Step 5
Finally, it’s time to make bright Silver slime. Mix up one more batch of slime using the remaining half of clear glue. Repeat Step 4 to blend lots and lots (and lots!) of the Silver glitter into the slime. Keep going; you want this slime to look like a gooey river of Silver!
Step 6
Form each slime into a strip and lay them next to the other on your non-stick surface.
Step 7

Now, it’s time to play! Fold and twist your slimes together until they’re blended just the way you like.

TIP: If you plan to keep your slime for more than a few hours, be sure to store it in an seal-tight container (or a re-sealable plastic bag).

 
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