Nickelodeon Slime Super Slimy! Kit Review (Cra-Z-Art)

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What It Is
The Nickelodeon Slime Super Slimy kit from Cra-Z-Art is an arts and crafts activity kit that gives kids all they supplies they need to not only make basic slime but also customize it with colors, scents, glitter, and foam crunch. The set comes with four two-once bottles of glue (three white, one clear), two plastic bowls for mixing, and a spoon.

No matter what type of slime you are making you'll always start with the basic steps of mixing together equal parts glue and water using the included measuring cup. Then simply add the necessary additives to customize your slime. So for example we had to add one spoonful of colorant to the bowl and about 1/3 of foam beads for a colorful foamy, crunchy slime. That's the first part of the formula, the second part requires a second bowl, which you'll use to mix 2 spoonfuls of the slime-making powder and 15 milliliters of hot water together. We definitely suggest adult supervision for mixing this step since the water needs to be hot. Once the powder is completely dissolved, mix it together with the first bowl until it thickens into your perfect slimy consistency. Overall, we loved how easy this was to do and that it really takes a lot of the guess work and potential dangers of slime-making at home out of the equation. 

Is It Fun?
Unless you're living under a rock, you've probably heard that slime and slime making is back in style. The hashtag slime has well over 2 million on instagram alone. But some of the biggest problems with DIY slime are that the process often requires glue, which has become hard to find, and the process uses chemicals like borax that are definitely not kid-safe or parent approved. This is why this kit is so great--it comes with everything you need to safely make slime at home as well as customize it to you liking with lots of additives such as foam, glitter, scents, and colors.
Who It’s For

The Nickelodeon Slime Super Slimy kit from Cra-Z-Art is for ages 6 and up. This slime kit works great as both an intro to slime making as well as an expansive kit for kids looking to make a lot of slime varieties. If you've got a little mad scientist in the making or some one you can't away from the craft table--this might be the craft activity kit for them.

What To Be Aware Of
UPDATE MAY, 2017: Due to consumer concerns, Cra-Z-Art has updated their formulation to eliminate the sodium tetraborate decahydrate (Borax) with a compound that is as effective for slime-making but without the risk of burning skin if overly exposed. Follow all directions.

All the slime-making supplies are included, but if you require more additional Nickelodeon Slime kits and additional supplies are sold separately. Check them all out here.

Make sure you are using room temperature (read: lukewarm) water for the first step in the process. If the water is too cold, the glue won't mix properly. This step is key to getting the right consistency for your slime!

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy