Up until now I haven’t tried out slime. We do lots of messy play and my eldest particularly loves gloopy things like cornflour and water play, so I knew slime would be a hit. However I had heard the horror stories about it getting everywhere so I wasn’t in a rush to try it.
Then I was given the opportunity to review the So Slime DIY shaker 3 pack by Canal Toys and so it was time to give Slime a try. Canal Toys gifted me the pack in exchange for this review of the product, these are my honest opinions.
The product – So Slime DIY Shaker 3 pack – colour change
The pack that we reviewed is the So Slime DIY shaker 3 pack – colour change. It was nicely packaged with a window to see the pots of slime. An eye catching colourful pack that looks great when given as a gift.
My eldest son is autistic and non verbal so visuals make a big difference for us. It is great to see on the back of the pack clear visuals that represent exactly what will be in the packet. It also helpfully included pictures showing the process to create your slime with instructions.
In the box we had three different coloured pots. Each pot contained:
- A sachet of coloured slime powder
- A sachet of either confetti or glitter
- A small toy surprise
Between the 3 pots we had 3 different coloured powders, 2 different coloured glitters, 1 confetti and 3 different surprise toys.
I got out our messy play tray out, old clothes on. We were ready to go!
Making the So Slime DIY
The benefit of this product is that it was really easy to make. It took five minutes to do and there was no glue involved. I have to admit I made the first pot up myself so I could take some photos. The kids did the others and really enjoyed pouring in the sachets and water.
To make the slime up you simply pour in your glitter or confetti, add in the slime powder, then add the toy surprise and fill the pot with water to the first line.
The next step was to close the lid and shake the pot for 30 seconds. I did get better results with the pots that I shook a bit harder and slightly over 30 seconds than the ones the kids shook. So I would recommend fast shaking.
You then have to leave the slime for 5 minutes, this was the hard bit for my son as he was keen to see inside straight away. Once the 5 minutes are up it was easy to gently pull out of the pot.
Additions to the slime
The slime did have different effect to it depending on what addition was used. Personally I preferred the confetti to the glitter.
The little surprise toy figurines are a nice touch. They are small so can easily be covered in the slime.
My son really enjoyed finding and uncovering the toys from the slime.
Customise you slime
The nice thing about the pack of 3 pots is that you can customise your slime. You can mix the slime powders and additions up to create different slimes. Mixing two of the pots was easy as you could just put half of the powder in each.
You could also add the slime’s together once they had been made by squashing them together which creates a two-tone colour effect.
Colour Changing slime
After playing with the slime for a little while the colour tone did change. I think the fact that you can mix the slime’s together and make different colours makes it lots of fun.
Slime Play – sensory
My son really enjoys sensory play so he was in his element with the slime.
The pot that didn’t get shook up enough did have a very slightly lumpy texture but the other two were really smooth. It feels a bit wet and sticky at first touch but as soon as you start playing it becomes smoother and no longer feels wet.
After finding the toy surprise in the slime my boy wanted to explore it with his feet!
We then had fun pulling the slime into long string pieces and swirling them about.
My son spent a good 45 minutes playing with the slime, dropping it, stretching it and smushing it in his hands.
So far the slime has kept really well, we have played with it most days this week. It feels quite firm when you get it out, but after a minute of playing it has a good texture again.
What do we think?
The product recommended price is listed as £9.99. I think given the amount of time saved making up the slime and the fact that it keeps well we have got good value out of the product. Also at this price it makes a great gift item.
I would still say it is messy play so you want a plastic mat or tray out, I wouldn’t want it on my carpet. Having said that the slime held together really well so was easy to clear away. We played with it on a plastic tray and it was really easy to wipe away any bits of glitter or slime that had escaped. The most messy part of the product was the glitter.
I think if you have a child who enjoys messy play then this is a great product. My eldest loved it and has happily played with it all week.
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Have you used So Slime DIY? Have you made slime before? I would love to know how you have got on, let us know in the comments below.