The grandchildren are over so it is a great time to make simple and fun slime. To make this slime recipe you need…
- 1 equal part school glue
- 1 equal part liquid starch
- food color
The children start by pouring 1 cup of glue into a bowl. Next the children add 1 cup of liquid starch and pour that into the bowl on top of the glue. The chosen food color is red. A few drops get added. A spoon is used to mix the glue, starch, and food color until everything is well blended. The ingredient mixture starts to “gel”. The oldest preschooler finished the mixing using her hands.
After the slime starts to really gel up, the slime is transferred onto a tray. The longer the slime is played with, the more pliable and less sticky it becomes.
The children played with the slime for quite awhile and then we put it away to enjoy again the next day. This three year old had fun wrapping the slime around his arm.
The slime can be stretched, rolled and molded. It can also be cut with scissors. Notice how it set up and then becomes part of the “meal”.
Slime can be used for several days. Just save it in a sealed container or plastic bag.
Making slime is really a wonderful material for sensory play, imagination, small muscles development and creativity.