How to Make Slime & Bath Jellies with Fresh Kidz Body Wash
By: Marcy Sanford
The crafting craze has hit our house hard. Little E loves taking household ingredients and turning them into something new. One of the biggest hits at her school this year has been homemade slime. Some enterprising young children are even selling it. We’re still just making for ourselves and to share with friends but since she started making slime, Little E has been through gallons of glue, detergent, and other products in search of the perfect combination, which apparently is just slightly slimy to the touch and never sticky.
When I came home with a fresh batch of Fresh Kidz body washes, the first thing she wanted to do (after sniffing them all and declaring them divine) was to see if she would be able to make slime with them.
We’re happy to report that the slime turned out perfectly an to her delight, “smelled amazing.” She said it was, “perfectly scented slime.” Who could ask for anything more?
Want to make your own batch of Fresh Kidz Slime?
It’s easy and a fun craft for kids of all ages.
Here’s what you need.
½ cup glue or transparent glue
If you use regular glue the slime will be opaque.
Transparent glue gives you clear slime.
1 Tbsp. Fresh Kidz Body Wash
We tried all the Blue body wash, Pink body wash, and Purple body wash and they all worked out perfect.
½ Tbsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. Contact Solution
Add ingredients one at a time to a small mixing bowl and mix with a spoon or your hands after you’ve added each ingredient. It is important to mix after each ingredient and the order you add the ingredients is important. (Glue, Fresh Kidz Body Wash, Baking Soda, Contact Solution)
When you have the slime the consistency you want, you can add a few drops of color if you would like.
Another option at this point is to add a little something extra to the slime. Our house runneth over with Perler beads so we decided to add a handful of those to make crunchy slime.
When you’re finished making the slime, be sure to store it in a sealed container. We like to reuse old plastic containers by storing slime in them. This recipe makes enough that you can even divide it up to share with friends.
Another craze that has hit our house hard is homemade bath products. Maybe she’s inspired by the Fresh Kidz story and is hoping to create her own line of products when she’s older but Little E loves to mix bath soaps to make new concoctions and if that’s what it takes to get her in the bath, that’s fine by me.
I’ll have to admit the bath jellies were a new thing for me, but she seems to love them. They are kind of reminiscent of the Jell-O jigglers I had when I was a kid, except you don’t eat them, you clean with them.
Here’s the recipe.
1 packet gelatin
1 ½ Tbsps. Fresh Kidz Bath Gel
Food Coloring (if you want to add a bit of color)
Pour Fresh Kidz Bath Gel into a glass, ceramic, or steel bowl.
Bring the water to a boil. Once it begins to boil, add packet of gelatin, remove from heat and begin to whisk immediately, stirring until the gelatin dissolves.
Pour the water and gelatin mixture into the bowl with the soap and mix together.
Add food coloring if desired. Mix.
Next you have to put the mixture in the refrigerator to cool. You can leave it in the bowl that you mixed it all together in or you can pour it into a shallow container for more of a sheet cake effect.
Allow to cool completely. Once cooled you can mash it up, cut it up, use cookie cutters to make shapes – whatever you desire.
My daughter likes to squish it between her hands to clean them.
Little E already loved the smell and feel of Fresh Kidz Body Wash. But now that she knows she can also make fun craft products and transform it into homemade bath products, she loves it even more.
I love the fact that Fresh Kidz deodorant and body wash products are free of harmful chemicals. I also love the fact that Fresh Kidz aluminum free deodorant is safe for kids and effective. Fresh Kidz is a safe deodorant for kids that provide all day odor protection and fights the stinky bacteria that are the main cause of body odor, which is a definite plus in our household.