Make Your Own Slime Party Favors

Oriental Trading Company is over-rated.  Yup, I just went there.  I’m just totally over spending money on cheap knick-knacks that kids throw away, lose, or break hours after receiving them.  It just feels so wasteful.  Am I right?

Before my little guy’s big 4th birthday bash, I set out to find a party favor or goodie bag filler that would be fun, fresh, and something the kids might actually enjoy.  I searched Pinterest late at night, walked the aisles at Michaels, and googled for days, but continued to come up short on winning ideas.  It wasn’t until one day C and I were tackling boredom by making homemade slime that it hit me… Make Your Own Slime Party Favors!

C enjoyed mixing the ingredients and following the simple recipe.  He enjoyed kneading, and stretching, and molding the finished product.  He couldn’t wait to share his slime with his dad when got from work.

Finding a way to bottle this experience wasn’t too tricky, and my little man’s enthusiasm for the project made the process totally worth it.  Amazon Prime (a mother’s best friend) came through for a gallon of glue, individual slime containers, mini jars, and tiny ziplocks.  A quick trip to the market for baking soda, contact solution, glitter, and food coloring tubes, and I was good to go.

The actual slime recipe is below, but as you can see, I took some liberty in naming the ingredients in a more colorful way for the kids.  Baking soda and contact solution?  Try magic dust and slime juice.  Obviously.  The mini jars came with both round and square labels (Nice!), so I labeled my ingredients, set up an assembly line, and went to bagging.  I found the bags at Michael’s in the baking section… they even came with their own twist ties.  Perfect.  

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These favors were looking pretty cute already if I do say so myself.  A quick break to design and print custom slime recipe and “thank’s for coming” tags, then back at it to finish the project.

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In case you’re looking to snag this idea, the kid’s slime recipe tag read:

MAKE YOUR OWN SLIME!

  1. Add magic dust to glue and stir.
  2. Sprinkle glitter and color into your mix (as much as you like!) and stir some more.
  3. Pour in slime juice and stir until slime forms!

The finished favor was quite the hit.  I received texts for days following the party with photos of tot after tot having tons of slimy fun…

… and my little ones were pumped to learn that we had one favor leftover.

Success.

And now time for the nitty gritty:

Make Your Own Slime Party Favors:

Each favor bag should include:

  1. One tub of approximately 8oz of white school glue.
  2. One small ziplock containing 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
  3. One small jar containing approximately 2.5-3 tablespoons of contact solution.
  4. One individual tube of food coloring.
  5. A couple of small ziplocks containing various colors of glitter (optional).
  6. One popsicle stick for mixing (optional, though I do think it’s nice for parents if you have all that you need for the project contained in the bag!).
  7. An insert or tag including the kid-friendly slime recipe.

Remember… this is slime here, people, not molecular gastronomy.  I measured exactly one container/bag of each ingredient and then estimated the rest match.  This made assembly fast, fun, and mostly stress-free.

So, what do you think?  Is this a favor you may try for an upcoming party?  I’m love that it’s great for the little ones, but also can be fun for older kids as well.  I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know how it goes in the comments below!

Make Your Own Slime Party Favors
A unique and fun party favor that kids of all ages will love!

For more family fun from the Hansen House, (like super fun galactic color bottles or all of the road trip tips and tricks you could ever want) click here.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. artymommy says:

    Such a cute idea!!! Pinning it now. I would totally do this :).

    Liked by 1 person

    1. blroetzel says:

      Awesome! It was seriously a lot of fun to make, and seemed to be so well received too. I think your kids will love it!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Cute as cucumber 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  3. THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. blroetzel says:

      Hahaha! Glad you like! It’s a fun one!

      Liked by 1 person

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