Today I want to talk about how to organize your slime supplies my daughter’s way. Making slime is her favorite thing to do every day and all day long. She makes glitter slime, scented slime, foam slime, clay slime, magnetic slime, faux snow slime… you name it, she’s made it. And since a lot of supplies are needed to make it and then to store the actual creations, I thought I should talk about it here on my blog. And well, she wants me to talk about it and she also possibly wants to share a recipe or two. “You’ve let my brother share posts when we travel, so can I write a blog post too.”
I’ve also received a couple of requests after my daughter’s room reveal (click HERE) to have more info about the craft cart since there weren’t a lot of photos of it and it’s contents. So here it is!
How to organize your slime supplies
How to store slime supplies?
- storage cart (HERE) or shelf for supplies like shaving cream and paint to tint the slime
- dollar store containers for random ingredients like foam or fake snow (we bought these HERE or HERE)
- foodservice squeeze bottles (HERE) for glue, water, tide and activator like borax
- glitter storage (HERE and HERE).
She wanted all her markers on the cart as well even though she just uses them to decorate the containers or labeling. Maybe she will be a scientist when she is all grown up?.
My daughter has an Instagram slime account, sells slime at school and also trades it with friends. It’s serious business, I tell you.
Her absolute favorite thing are these squeeze bottles and she uses toothpicks on the top to prevent the glue from drying out.
She likes using acrylic paints in her recipes which always makes me scared that she’ll ruin some of her clothes or bedding. It has happened on occasion.
And she loves to use duct tape to decorate her containers.
How do I store homemade slime?
My daughter loves these fun colorful small plastic containers because they are the perfect size and easy to use (HERE)
The label maker (HERE ) is the perfect tool for her to remember what she made and she comes up with quite the creative names for her concoctions too.
Her favorite containers come with a little unit to store everything upright in. I think they are perfect. I you don’t want to go that route you can order jello shot containers (HERE) which we have used already too or these heart shaped ones HERE. A lot of people recommend sandwich bags but we personally hate them for slime. They always end up being way too messy.
This is a great way for my daughter to explore simple chemistry even though it drives me crazy at times.
And it also gives her a great way to explore sensory things she’s struggled with while also being creative and having fun.
Lets make some more slime. It’s fun!