I created my Giving Back with Glitter Slime project in partnership with Elmer’s and their let’s bond initiative. See this activity and more in the Elmer’s Kids Summer Crafting E-Book.
If you enjoyed bonding with your child over my easy glitter slime then I hope you’ll consider sharing the experience with another family. Summer is the perfect time to give back. In many communities, resources that are available to children in need during the school year fade away – creative activities from the classroom and subsidized meals just to name a couple.
You and your child can help others in need by creating some simple kits to provide an exciting activity for a child this summer. First, go make some easy glitter slime together. I promise it’s SO much fun, a little messy (but not too messy) and just awesome to watch their spongy brains soak it all in. Then, get ready to show them how to give back by providing an opportunity for another child to have the same experience with their own parent.
To create these kits you’ll need:
- Bottles of Elmer’s Classic Glitter Glue
- Liquid starch
- Travel toiletry bottles to hold the liquid starch
- Clear bags
- String (I highly recommend baker’s twine)
- A note with the instructions to create the slime.
Some advance prep will make this process go smoothly and allow your child to feel accomplished and involved. Here are a few ways to prep for making these kits:
- Measure and fill the bottles with appx. 1/4 cup of liquid starch. If your child is old enough they can do this with a funnel.
- Print and cut out instructions
- Pre-cut a length of string and let your child use it as a guide to cut the strings.
- Have your child add the instructions note, a bottle of liquid starch and a bottle of Elmer’s Classic Glitter Glue to each clear bag.
- Work with them to tie each bag closed (this was the only part Kayla needed a little help with)
- Place your kits into a box or basket to bring to a local school.
- Find out where you can bring them to make them available to those who need them most. In certain areas there are programs in public parks to provide free lunch to kids over the summer. This would be an excellent place to share these kits.
Kayla thought it was really neat when we distributed our kits. At six years old she fully grasped what we were doing and that SHE was helping make a difference for other kids just like her. As a busy parent who doesn’t always have the time to dive into an art project with my child (but would love to alllll day evvvvery day) it also felt good knowing we were giving other parents an easy way to have that moment of “I’m a pretty darn good parent” parenting.
If you liked this project then you’ll probably love Elmer’s Kids Summer Crafting E-Book. You can join the Elmer’s Parents Club to get this free crafting E-Book filled with great activities for summer fun….and you just might see Kayla in there showing how slime gets made!