We were sent a So Slime Tie-Dye Washing Machine for the purpose of review. As always opinions are honest and our own. I say ‘our’ but in the spirit of honesty, I must confess Aoife actually wrote the bulk of this review – I’m starting to see the perks of kids! This post also contains an affiliate link, should you make a purchase via that link you won’t be charged any more but I will get like, 1p.
Slime – I don’t get it, I really don’t. Aoife on the other hand LOVES slime, she has virtually every ‘So Slime’ product available and there are pots of slime all around my house. You can imagine her delight when we were offered the So Slime Tie-Dye Washing Machine for review.
So Slime Tie-Dye Washing Machine – What’s in the box?
The Tie-Dye washing machine comes with a washing machine, three scented colour dyes, two ready-made clear slimes and a pair of disposable gloves.
There was also one detergent container to store the colourful slime in and a tiny washing basket. The washing machine requires three AA batteries which are not included in the box.
The So Slime Tie-Dye Washing Machine is different from the other So Slime items we have had previously in that this one isn’t for making slime, it’s for colouring the slime and giving it the effect of a tie-dye T-Shirt.
So Slime Tie-Dye Washing Machine – How it works.
The idea is very simple. Open one of the pouches of clear slime, soften it and stretch it into the washing machine drum, (ideally when it isn’t spinning) close the door and press the on button to start the machine spinning. Once the machine is spinning, add a few drops of the scented colour(s) into one of the top three holes in the top of the machine one by one. After about two minutes open the machine and release the newly made tie-dye slime into the washing basket, using the gloves, as to not get your hands inky.
So Slime Tie-Dye Washing Machine – What we think.
This Tie-dye Washing Machine is a fun and entertaining toy for the kids and, I have to admit, its very cool watching the Machine spin round. The clear slime is very stiff and both kids struggled to get it soft enough to pull and attach to the arms of the washing machine drum. It didn’t help that the washing machine door kept falling off to add to the frustrations. The colours took a while to take to the slime, you really do only need a couple of drops or you run the risk of turning the slime a whole colour rather than creating a tie-dye effect. We got there in the end and, although the end results weren’t as dramatic as the pictures, the kids were well impressed with their creations.
The So Slime Tie-Dye Washing Machine is currently available from £17.99 at Amazon, Argos and Smyths.
It is worth mentioning that only two clear slimes and three scented colours come with the washing machine and I’m yet to find refills available anywhere.