Giving gift cards doesn’t have to be boring! Stick your gift cards in Elf Snot this year and your kids will love it! It makes giving gift cards a little more personable, and a LOT more fun!
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With just a little slime (that takes seconds to make) and a cute, free printable sticker, you can take your gift card gift from practical, to star of the show! My daughter has BEGGED to play with this stuff since I made it and she loves it! This is THE BEST slime recipe I’ve ever made. It doesn’t get slimy and sticky with time, but actually stores very well, making it ideal for this Elf Snot gift idea!
Want another cute DIY Christmas gift? Make these cute Hot Chocolate Snowmen Ornaments! They’re SO cute!
Elf Snot would also be a great way to give a gift card for a gag gift or White Elephant gift exchange too! You could always put other gifts besides gift cards in the jar. I’d probably stick them in plastic or something to make sue they stay clean. But little toys like Shopkins, Tsum Tsums, Lego Minifigures etc, would be cool! You could also do golden dollars if you really want to make them work for it!
Want to see the video on how I made this? Click HERE to see the video on Facebook!
If you want to watch a live video I did answering any questions people have had, or watching me make it live to see exactly what I used, how I mixed it, the consistency etc, you can see the live video I did on Facebook for that HERE!
You will need:
Avery 2×2″ Square Labels
(2) Bottles of Clear Elmer’s Glue (off brand is fine too)
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
2 1/2 Tablespoons Contact Solution (after many messages and research with a reader, we discovered that your contact solution MUST list boric acid as an ingredient, or it will make a frothy, sticky mess that doesn’t resemble slime like it should be at ALL, so CHECK your ingredients!!!) I know FOR SURE that this one works great!
Neon Green Food Dye (we used gel)
Mason Jar (I’m linking you to plastic ones, because I couldn’t find the plastic ones in store this year) or any jar with an opening big enough to fit your hand in without it getting stuck.
Gift card (or small toys, golden dollars etc)
FREE Printable Elf Snot Sticker Sheet
How to Make Elf Snot
In a mixing bowl, combine the glue, baking soda, contact solution, and neon green food coloring. Use a silicone spatula to combine it as well as you can. Once the spatula has met it’s match, switch to mixing with your hands. It will be sticky at first, but will quickly turn to stretchy slime consistency.
Place the Elf Snot in a mason jar with a lid, and keep it sealed until you’re ready to put in your gift. Add in the gift card or small toys and press the slime around them. Adhere the Elf Snot Sticker to the outside of the jar. Keep it stored in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to give your Elf Snot as a gift! It makes a great stocking stuffer too! Tie a bow around the jar, or stick an adhesive one right on top!
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