Recently we were invited to trial this awesome new So Slime Tie-Dye Kit. We are running out of cheap activities to do during Lockdown, so this was a lovely surprise!
Canal Toys have sent us a few other of their products for review, such as So Bomb DIY. We always have a lot of fun exploring them.
Our So Slime Tie-Dye Review
One of the things I like about this kit is that the clear slime comes ready-made.
As much as I love messy play, I’ve had my fill of ridiculously messy activities in the last few weeks. So I was glad for a quick off the mark activity!
What’s In The So Slime Tie-Dye Box?
In the So Slime Tie-Die Kit there is:
- One tub of clear slime
- Two (resealable) packs of clear slime
- Three packs of glitter
- Three liquid colours
- A spatula
The Fun Starts…
The Kit recommends you use a tub or bowl to do your mixing, so I grabbed two left over take away tubs which were the perfect size.
Fin and Indi couldn’t wait to get stuck in, so they opened all the slime and divided it up between them.
The slime is a satisfying putty-like consistency which stretches when warmed.
It’s unusual to see a clear slime in our house, so some minutes were spent looking at it and poking it around.
The Scented Dye Goes In… Oops, We Forgot To Use The Spatula!
Indi chose the blue coloured dye to start with which she said smelled of blueberries.
She squirted loads of blue in to the tub with her portion of slime in at first, but it added a lovely streak of turquoise upon mixing (with her hands – whoops she was meant to use the spatula!)
Fin started with yellow and red and was surprised that it made such a vibrant orange. He then added glitter which made a metallic effect.
I don’t think Fin and Indi really got the concept of the tie-dye, and the fact that being sparing with the colours would make a streaky effect.
We have not done tie-dye before, and because they like to get stuck right in, using a little spatula to create the effect was not hands on enough!
They were both needing the colours in with their hands which was making the clear slime take on the colours very quickly.
Now For The Glitter Slime…
In true Indi style, she tips pretty much the entire glitter packs in her tub, and there is lots of excess colour due to being very heavy handed with the bottles.
Her hands are now dark blue, and the slime is dripping blue!
But she keeps on needing the colour in and it soaks it all up.
Her slime turned an awesome shade of very dark blue / black with an array of galaxy style steaks through it. It looked really cool.
Fin was a bit more considered in his choice of colour combo, and decided to stick with orange.
He liked his slime because the sparkle of the glitter made it looked like gold slime.
Fin’s slime smelled of flowers and fruit and he’s now very attached to it!
He also was fascinated with Indi’s slime being so dark compared to his orange slime.
We We Really Thought Of The So Slime Tie-Dye Kit
The kids have played with the slime all evening, even rolling it out on the kitchen surfaces like a pizza.
Indi even wanted to go to bed with hers, which is always a sign of a good toy!
The quirkiness of mixing the colour, the glitter, and it all being scented is a really great concept.
I would buy the kit again as the kids really did enjoy mixing their own slime colours.
They’ve made slime before, and I could see that Fin enjoyed dyeing it their own colours a lot more.
I liked this consistency of slime (putty-like) because there is a lot less damage in the house that can be done with it!!
The So Slime Tie-Dye Kit will be available at the usual kids retailers like Argos, Smyths and Amazon, and you can read more over on the Canal Toys site.
Thank you, Canal Toys for sending us this sample to review, a fun evening on lockdown was had!
Last Updated on June 25, 2023 by Lucy Clarke