If you’ve got the ultimate Bumblebee fan in your house, then this Bumblebee Slime is sure to be a hit. Plus, I have the best gift ideas for Bumblebee fans that will knock their socks off.
With recent the Digital/DVD/Blu-ray release of BUMBLEBEE, I thought it would be fun to make some Bumblebee Slime! My kids love playing with slime so naturally I thought it would be fun to make slime to celebrate the recent release.
If you’ve never made slime before, don’t worry. This is one of the easiest slime recipes to make with very little ingredients needed. Making slime is so much fun and it’s a great opportunity to see science at work with your children. While making slime isn’t an exact science, I am going to teach you the basics of making a great batch of slime.
There are many slime recipes that call for Borax as one of the main ingredients. I’ve yet to try making slime with Borax. Most of my slime recipes use liquid starch instead. I just find that using liquid starch and glue makes the perfect slime.
Note: Making slime requires parent supervision. I do not recommend allowing children to make slime by themselves.
For this Bumblebee Slime we are only using three ingredients. The key to a quality slime is using quality ingredients. I’ve tried making slime with some of the cheaper products and for slime is just doesn’t work very well. Play dough on the other hand is a different story. You can use the cheaper products for homemade play dough and it works just fine.
When it comes to quality slime ingredients for making slime, Elmer’s and Sta-flo are the products I recommend. I have personally used these products when making slime with my children and have seen better results.
Bumblebee Slime Ingredients
To make Bumblebee Slime you’ll need just a few ingredients. You can pick these up at your local store or you can order them through Amazon. I always use Amazon because it’s so hard to find the gallon-sized jug of glue at the store. If you plan on making more batches of slime, don’t worry with those tiny bottles. Pick up a big bottle instead and save some money.
- 1/2 cup white glue, divided 1/4 cup each (clear glue won’t really work well for this slime recipe)
- acrylic paints
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup liquid starch
How to Make Bumblebee Slime
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a free printable tutorial card.
Because making slime does require the use of products that aren’t safe for consumption, we do recommend adult supervision. It’s also really important to make sure you wash your hands before and after making/playing with slime.
Pour the white glue into two medium-sized bowls. Next, add the paint to the glue and mix until combined. Keep adding and mixing paint until you reach the desired colors. There’s not an exact amount to use here. Just eyeball it and keep adding paint to get deep colors.
Then, slowly pour in the liquid starch a little at a time and stir until it’s hard to stir.
Remove the slime from the bowl and knead with your hands for a few minutes until it’s no longer sticky. If it’s still sticky, you’ll need to add just a small amount of liquid starch to the slime and knead again.
Note: Be careful when adding more liquid starch. Adding too much liquid starch will turn your slime into a hard mess.
Acrylic Paint Slime
The really great thing about slime is that you can make it any color you desire. For this Bumblebee Slime I used two different colors: black and yellow. Instead of using food color to tint the slime, I used acrylic paint instead. I love the way the colors turned out with acrylic paints.
Tip: I’ve tried using tempura paint to color slime but I had trouble getting the colors right.
I did have to use a good amount of paint to get the colors I wanted. But I think it would have been the same issue using food colors. I’m not sure which way is cheaper since I haven’t done the math, but I did use the cheapest acrylic paints I could find at Michaels.
Cleaning Up Slime
The key for cleaning up slime on many surfaces is vinegar. What you’ll want to do is remove all the excess slime from the area that you can using a paper towel. Then soak the area in white vinegar for about five minutes. After five minutes have passed, use a little warm water on the area and pat and blot dry using another paper towel.
Note: It’s important that you don’t rub it. This will push the slime into the fibers and make it even harder to get up.
You will probably need to repeat this process several times before you’re able to get all the slime. When you’ve removed all the slime, allow to dry and then vacuum.
Note: This slime is not edible or even taste-safe. This should not be put into the mouth for any reason. Please carefully supervise your children during play time.
My kids and I have made lots of different slimes but I’ve only been able to blog a few. If you want some other slime recipes, I’ve linked them for you below.
Best Gift Ideas for Bumblebee Fans
- Transformers Bumblebee: DJ Bumblebee | Suggested Retail Price – $39.99
- Transformers Tiny Turbo Changers | Suggested Retail Price – $4.99
- Transformers Bumblebee: Energon Igniters Nitro Series Bumblebee | Suggested Retail Price – $12.99
- Bumblebee Blu-ray Combo Pack | Suggested Retail Price – $29.99
- Transformers Bumblebee: Bumblebee Stinger Blaster | Suggested Retail Price – $19.99
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Bumblebee Slime Tutorial
- 1/2 cup white glue, divided 1/4 cup each
- acrylic paints
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup liquid starch
- 2 medium-sized bowls
- something to stir with
- Pour the white glue into two medium-sized bowls. Next, add the paint to the glue and mix until combined. Keep adding and mixing paint until you reach the desired colors. There’s not an exact amount to use here. Just eyeball it and keep adding paint to get deep colors.
- Then, slowly pour in the liquid starch a little at a time and stir until it’s hard to stir.
- Remove the slime from the bowl and knead with your hands for a few minutes until it’s no longer sticky. If it’s still sticky, you’ll need to add just a small amount of liquid starch to the slime and knead again.