My kids have been obsessed with making slime lately. Honestly, I also have had lot of fun creating them. Recently, we made birthday cake slime out of white slime with multi-colored styrofoam beads and I loved how it turned out!
*Note: Even though this slime is called birthday cake, it is not edible.
Why do kids enjoying creating slime and the benefits?
It took me a while to get on board with this slime craze that my kids have started in my home. They have loved experimenting with different formulas to create the perfect recipe for slime.
Originally, I didn’t like it as it can be kind of messy.
However, after discussing with other moms, I decided that this is actually a fun science experiment. It also develops problem solving skills as my kids try different options to create the perfect slime.
In addition, playing with slime is a great sensory activity for kids. Sensory play is beneficial for improving motor skills in children.
Also slime has been beneficial in my home to help regulate emotions. Playing with slime is a great calming activity. Often as an adult, I find myself playing with silly putty when I’m stressed and overwhelmed. Slime has this same affect on my children.
Once I considered all these benefits of slime, I decided to embrace this new obsession and get on board. It also helped after I learned how easy it can be to clean up!
I hope that you lift the ban in your home as well (if you have banned it, of course) and encourage this activity in your home as well.
Ok, now that we can all agree that slime can be a a good thing, let’s continue to learn how to create this birthday cake slime.
Ingredients you need for birthday cake slime:
You only need 3 ingredients to make this homemade slime. You have no excuse not to make this one soon!
That’s all you need for your kids to have a blast and create this slime recipe! Woohoo! I love a simple project.
Where to buy slime ingredients?
I buy all my slime supplies on amazon for the simple convenience of it. Being able to order is online and have it shipped to my door is very beneficial in my house!
However, if you need these supplies right away, check your local superstore, discount store or craft store. I’m sure either of these will have these supplies on hand for you to make this birthday cake slime. I know mine local ones do!
Ok, now that you are prepared with all the ingredients needed for slime recipe, let’s learn how to create birthday cake slime with this step by step guide below!
How to make Birthday Cake Floam Slime:
First put the white glue in a medium size mixing bowl.
*Pro Tip: You can add food coloring to the glue at this point if you prefer. Pink or Blue would be adorable. Here is the food coloring that we use and love.
Then slowly add in the liquid starch and stir until the slime starts to form.
You want the slime to be stickier then normal to hold the foam beads so do not over activate the slime by adding too much liquid starch at this time.
Next mix in the of foam beads. We added approximately 1 cup but you can add more if you would like. This is the fun part so allow the kids to add however much they want to create their own unique birthday cake slime.
Then continue to stir in the foam beads. Once the glue starts pulling away from the edge of the bowl and sticking to the spoon, remove the slime from the mixing bowl and mix with your hands.
You can add more liquid starch if the slime is too sticky at this time. The slime will be really sticky at first but once you start kneading it with your hands it will become less sticky so don’t give up!
Also, with more experience in slime making, you’ll quickly learn how much liquid starch is needed to create the slime with a texture of your preference.
Let’s it! It’s really not hard to create at all. All of my kids can easily create this recipe with little to no supervision.
How to store your homemade slime:
You’ll want to store the homemade slime is an air tight container or sealed bag. We love these cute little containers to store our slime in at our home.
Also, we have given slime out as party favors before and the kids love it. These containers are a cute way to give this slime as a gift or party favor.
The slime shouldn’t go bad if it’s stored correctly. When you go to take the slime out of the container, if it’s too sticky, you can add more liquid starch to get it back to the consistency that you prefer.
If the time is too stiff when removed from the container, we recommend mixing in a small amount of hand lotion (approximately 1 tsp at a time) until the slime is back to the stretchiness that you prefer.
We love slime because it’s easy to alter it to make it perfect for you!
What is the difference between foam slime and floam slime?
A lot of people gets these 2 things confused and who can blame them since the names are so similar.
Foam slime is a slime in which shaving cream has been added to it to make it fluffy just like in our fluffy slime recipe. You can easily turn this birthday cake slime recipe into a birthday cake foam slime by adding 1-2 cups of shaving cream (the foam type) to make it light and fluffier than the original recipe. You can mix the shaving foam in prior to adding in the foam beads.
Floam slime is a traditional slime recipe in which small polystyrene balls have been added to the slime to make the slime easier to mold into different shapes. This recipe is to make birthday cake floam slime.
That’s it! Now you are an expert on slime too. Your kids are going to be super impressed with all your new slime knowledge!
We can’t wait to hear how your slime adventures go and please leave us a comment to let us know what you think of this birthday cake slime recipe!
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