Hi everyone! I’m Mandy Bush and I am the executive assistant for Cardinal Rule Press (Maria’s publishing company). I am a mother of 2 (son and daughter) and I will be blogging on Be the Difference and will be recapping some valuable tips from Empowering Kids With Character – The Show!

How to Make Slime - mariadismondy.com

On June 28th, Maria and her 6-year-old daughter showed us how to make a safe slime!You can watch the full video here.


  • Glue
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Baking soda
  • Contact solution
  • Optional: fillings, such as glue glitter, food coloring or little foam balls (meant for slime)!
  • You can also use lotion if your slime isn’t stretchy enough ?


  • WARNING (per Maria): Using disposable items, such as bowls and spoons, is recommended as the slime can clog your pipes if you try to wash the items in your sink!
  • Maria didn’t measure, so you’ll have to “eyeball”.
  • Put some glue into your bowl.
  • Add a bit of baking soda and mix it up (you can add the food coloring here, if you prefer).
  • What you’re looking for is a “sticky” consistency, where the slime sticks to itself and not your hands or the bowl – add some contact solution as needed.
  • Once it starts sticking together, add the fillers.
  • When it’s really sticking together, begin using your hands to knead it together, adding contact solution as needed to make it really hold together and not stick to your hands. You’ll know you have the perfect slime when it’s no longer leaving slime particles on your hands!
    • If the slime is too hard, you can add lotion to make it stretch more.

Maria also shared the tip of using lunch trays, as staple in her home,as a way to contain messes when doing a variety of crafts!

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