Slime for Kids: A Helpful Gifting Guide
How To Pick The Best Slime for Different Ages
If you have kids in your life, odds are you’ve heard of the slime craze that has swept the nation. Maybe they’ve let you know in no uncertain terms that next time you get them a gift, that’s what they want more than anything. Whether it’s the holiday season or you have a birthday for a special small one coming up, our team of slime experts would be happy to help you pick the best gift for their age and stage. That’s why we’ve put together this handy article on slime for kids!
What Is The Best Age For Kids To Play With Slime?
Here at Dope Slimes, we generally recommend that kids be at least 8 years old to play with our products. However, some kids are ready to play with slime at an earlier age. It depends on the individual child, and it’s always best to consult with the child’s parent or guardian if the gift is for a grandchild, niece/nephew, family friend, etc.
The greatest concern when it comes to age limits is how likely the child is to try to eat the slime. Though we don’t use any toxic products in the making of our slime, they aren’t good to eat, and can cause stomach aches and other discomforts if ingested. Some of our slimes look (and smell) really yummy, so it’s important that the kids are old enough to know that just because it looks tasty doesn’t mean they should eat it.
Birthday Cake Ice Cream Slime
Diamond Clear Slime
The Best Slime for Kids Under 8
You may have a child who has their heart set on playing with slime, but you might not trust them not to take a taste. Or, you might have a little sibling that wants to play with slime like their big sis or bro… but also wants to sample it. And that just can’t fly.
If you have a younger child that you think is ready to play with slime, it might be a good idea to go with one that doesn't look or smell edible. This will make it much less likely that they'll try to eat it. A good example is our Diamond Clear Slime, pictured above.
There are also several great options for homemade, edible slime for kids. While we don’t sell any, you can head on over to this article at LittleBinsforLittleHands.com for some easy, awesome ideas that use ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now!
Keep in mind that edible slimes won’t look and behave exactly like their traditional counterparts. They lack important activators that give regular slime its signature texture. However, they’ll provide hours of entertainment for younger kids who don’t want to feel left out (and it’s okay if somebody taste tests it, too.)
Slime for Kids Aged 8+
If you’re looking for slime for kids aged 8 years old and up, we have a great selection for you! With hundreds of different options for texture, scent, add-ins, and DIY kits, you’re sure to find something for the slime lover in your life.
To help you narrow it down, here are some questions to ask yourself as you’re slime shopping:
What does the child enjoy? Do they have a favorite color? Favorite food? We have everything from Andes Mint Creme slime to Texas Roadhouse Rolls to Orange Julius. So, we’re sure to have something that fits their preferences!
What kinds of add-ins would they enjoy? And do those add-ins make sense with the slime itself? For example, our Pineapple Fimo Slices probably wouldn’t match well with our Area 51 Abduction slime. But, they’d go perfectly with Pineapple Breeze Butter Slime…
Does the child want pre-made, ready-to-play-with slime, or would they have a lot of fun making their own? If they want the fun and adventure of creating their own slime, we have lots of slime supplies to get them started.
If you have any questions about slime for kids, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! You can live chat with us during normal business hours by clicking the icon at the bottom right of the page. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, fill out our handy online contact form and we’ll get in touch with you soon!