I know we’re getting all pumpkin spice up in this business but I just can’t seem to let go of summer… not quite yet. Maybe it’s because it’s still hot as all get out here but I just can’t seem to get down with the oranges and yellows and browns of the fall. And why should I? I figure I’ve got 2 whole days of the season left and ImmaTakeIt.
One of my favorite things about summer is cold watermelon on a hot day. I remember sitting on my Mimmie’s porch and spitting seeds into the flower bed and taking out a big wedge. It was always so dang hot and felt so good to get the sticky hosed off of me after. Those are good memories :)
I suppose that’s why I tend to like a lot of watermelon things. They’re cute! And so when I got some awesome watermelon scented pigment from Solar Color Dust I knew just how I wanted to use it. A little bit of clear glue and black pompoms later and it’s slime time to savor the last few hours of summer!
Oh, but wait! Since I love watermelon and I love cute and happy emojis, I also made some watermelon emoji faces that you can use to dress up your slime jars. I got these fab little plastic jobbies from Michael’s for a buck apiece and they are perfect for slime AND it just so happens these emojis look adorable on top of them!!! Click the image below(or here) to browse the folder with all available file formats or access the quick links below the pic.
Now I don’t check in on the files regularly, and sometimes with computers crazy business happens, so if you find a problem leave a comment on this post and I’ll investigate it for you!
Oh, and included in the Silhouette cut file are “faces only”. I was going to put these on the fronts of my jars over the goo inside but my print and cut is not working and I like having hair on my head so I freaking gave up. :)
Want to get started? For this project you will need:
- Clear glue
- Scented watermelon pigment
- Pink/red food coloring (I like this set)
- Tiny black pompoms (mine are 5mm from Hobby Lobby)
- Baking soda
- Contact Solution/Saline Solution (get it at Walmart, super cheap!) – MUST CONTAIN BORIC ACID
Pour clear glue into a bowl and add a few drops of red or pink food coloring until the desired color is achieved. Oh, it could be yellow, too. Yellow watermelon is actually my favorite though I think most people instinctively think of red or pink :)
Add a little bit of watermelon scent to your glue mixture and mix well.
Sprinkle some baking soda on top of the glue and stir until well incorporated. It might take some time to get the powders worked into the glue without having obvious clumps so prepare to be a little patient!
Add your pompom pips and stir to separate.
Now, I did this 2 ways with my 2 different colors of slime. In the pink I added the pompoms to the glue base and then made them slime. In the red I worked the pompoms into the already created slime. In the end, I’m going to add the “mix ins” during this stage every time. I swear I had so many pompoms trying to pop out of the slime as I tried to work them in that it was a mess! Either way works, in the end, but I’d go with adding them now :)
Add a little bit of contact solution at a time and stir your slime. It will start to thicken up and will begin to pull away from the bowl.
When it starts to hold its own shape, put some lotion on your hands and get in there and hand knead it. It will be messy at first but it should start to hold a more firm and very stretchy shape. If you knead for a minute or 2 and you just have glop stuck to your hands, go back to adding a little bit more saline solution and try again.
Pour your slime into your little jar like mine, or even a sandwich bag will do!
Print your emoji faces and cut them out, then adhere them on your jars or bags and you’re set!
If you’re wondering what you can use to make these stick I used printable vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. Cricut also has their own inket printable vinyl and even if you have a Silhouette cutting machine Cricut products work great! The cheapest option is to just print on paper or cardstock and use a spray adhesive or glue stick to smack those babies on. That works perfectly well, too! Just don’t get the spray adhesive from the Dollar Tree. Just as a total PSA, that stuff looks like an amazing deal, but it is utter crap and will give you such a mess to clean up!
Ah, it’s so cute and happy! And smell good slimy. It’s the trifecta of summertime slime – cute, happy, smell good slimy :)
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