Slime is a fun sensory activity that promotes motor and cognitive development. Children are engaged in science and mathematics by adding and mixing ingredients and seeing how it all turns into slime. Also, what makes a better way to relieve anxiety or stress than to be able to squeeze a hand full of slime?!
- 2 bowls (a medium and small size)
- 3 Popsicle Sticks
- Food Colouring
- 1 tsp of Baking Soda
- 2-½ small bowls of Foaming Face/Hand Wash Soap
- 1 cup of Elmer’s Liquid Glue
- 1 tbsp Contact Lens Cleaning Solution
* Glitter, beads, or alternative small loose parts can be used to give the slime texture!
- In the medium bowl, add the glue and a few drops of food colouring. Use the popsicle stick to mix it well!
- Using the small bowl, add the foaming face/hand wash soap into the medium bowl. With a new popsicle stick, continue to mix well. You can add more food colouring if you would like.
*Add the loose parts if you would like to add texture to your slime and mix well.
- Wipe the small bowl with a towel then add the baking soda and contact lens solution. Using a new popsicle stick, mix it well.
- Add the baking soda and contact solution mix into the medium bowl. Continue to mix!
- If you still find it is more liquidy and, or sticky, add more contact solution.
- Use your hands to stretch and knead the slime to your desired consistency.
Note: The slime can be kept in a tightly sealed container and played with for up to 2 days. When playing with slime, please avoid carpeted areas.
Extend the Activity!
If the children made the slime without loose parts, you could still give it to them to see what they will create! Loose parts can consist of recyclable items such as shredded paper and plastic bottle caps or googly eyes, sticks and beads. Another fun way is to add lettered beads in the slime and get the children to search for them in the slime to spell out their name or words of your choice!
Happy Slime Making!
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