I have a minion fan and a slime fan here! This week we made a fun minion slime project since we are looking forward to Despicable Me 2 this summer! Our slime is quick and easy and always perfect. There are so many fun themes to dress up slime or keep it simple. Slime is not only great sensory play, it’s also an awesome science lesson! Make some minion slime this summer!

DESPICABLE ME MOVIE AND MINION SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS

Despicable Me Minion Slime

Our minion slime is super simple. You only need 4 ingredients and one is water! You will have perfect minion slime in 5 minutes. It’s a great project for kids to make. Slime is a bit messy on the hands to make, but not messy at all when finished!

Grab our recipe and get started! You will find all the information you need to make great slime with the link below. {Plus there are tons of great ideas to inspire you as well}. We are also featured on Zulilly.com with more awesome Minion ideas!

READERS: Because we make so much slime, we have given our favorite recipes there own posts. You can find the liquid starch recipe  here or by clicking on the black box above. Additionally, we have cool recipes you can check out here.

MINION SLIME TIPS

To get the perfect yellow minion slime, I used about 10 drops of liquid yellow food coloring. You need a good amount of liquid food coloring to get a bright yellow. Also check out our EMOJI SLIME.

We added a single large googley eye. My son has a preference for the one eyed minions. Slime is an awesome tactile sensory experience! If you love making homemade play dough then try out this Minion themed banana play dough too.

Despicable Me Minion Slime Liquid Starch Slime

GET CRAFTY

We dressed up a small mason jar like a minion to fill with our bright yellow minion slime. I am not super crafty but all you need is some aluminum foil, construction paper, and tape.

I cut a band of black for the glasses and a band of blue for the overalls. Tape them around the jar. My friend fashioned the aluminum foil around the google eye for glasses. You could also cut a circle out of aluminum foil and glue that to the black band and then attach the eye.

Despicable Me Minion Slime Play

Everyone had fun squishing and filling the jar with the minion slime.

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPE

What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the starch {or borax powder or boric acid} mixes with the PVA {polyvinyl-acetate} glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!

The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state.

The addition of water is important to this process. Think about when you leave a gob of glue out, and you find it hard and rubbery the next day.

When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and is thicker and rubberier like slime!

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT SLIME SCIENCE

Despicable Me Slime Minion Activity

ENJOY DESPICABLE ME AND MINION SLIME THIS SUMMER!

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  1. Hello!

    I am a writer for ParentMap.com and ParentMap magazine (a Seattle-area parents’ magazine) and I am adding to an existing online article on Minion Party Ideas, and I’d like to feature your Minion Slime in our online magazine. I would describe the recipe and publish one of your images with credit to you and link back to your site. Our print publication is distributed across 60,000 homes each month and our website receives more than 1.5 million page views a month.

    Please let me know if you agree to be featured!

    Let me know if you have questions/concerns.

    Thanks!

    Tiffany Doerr Guerzon
    http://www.TDGuerzon.com

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