In the true spirit of summer, I’m always looking for new and fun kids crafts to keep my kiddos happy and busy during those long summer days. There’s nothing better than a nice quiet afternoon to clean the house, catch up on my favorite book, or finish binging my next favorite Hulu series. If you’re looking for a fun, easy, and mess-free kids craft, look no further! Here’s how to get started on these DIY Fish in a Bag Slime crafts.
- Plastic fish (or mermaids or sharks or turtles)
- Liquid Starch
- Elmer’s Glue (I used blue glitter glue)
- Treat bags (mine were plain bags but the shaped treat bags look like a fish bowl! perfect!)
- Twine or ribbon
- Add 1/4 cup of water to a bowl. Next, add one container of clear glue or glitter glue to your bowl (about 1/2 cup or basically the entire 6 oz container of glue). Stir very briskly or use a whisk. Stirring gently won’t incorporate the water into the glue- you don’t want the water to remain separate as you can see above. Stirring with a fork or whisk will bring both ingredients together.
- If you use a clear glue or white glue you might add food coloring, watercolor paint or glitter to your mixture. I used a blue glitter glue so I skipped this step. Stir well to get the color you want.
- Now add 1/2 cup liquid starch to your mixture and again stir well to incorporate. After stirring I like to let it sit for maybe 5-10 minutes and that allows the rest of the water to be absorbed and it also seems to harden the slime up just a bit to make it easier to handle.
- Knead the slime with your hands until it feels bouncy and stretchy. I placed the slime in my treat bag in a ball. The slime will mold to a big blob at the bottom so I placed the fish in the slime in the front of the bag and on the top after putting the slime in the bag. Tie with a ribbon and present your fish in a bag
This is one of my favorite crafts because there are SO many fun additions you can add to make it new and fun! What are some of your favorite kids crafts for the summer? Let us know in the comments below!
Tutorial via My Frugal Adventures.