Calling all witches and wizards for potions class. Experiment with ingredients to create a magical, SLIMY mess!
Slime is delightfully oozy and is also a fantastic tool for sensory play for your kiddos. Have them help you measure out each ingredient and watch the slime form.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to provide the materials for this week’s craft (shaving cream and glue are tricky to contain in a paper bag!), so below our “Fluffy Slime” recipe we have included a link for alternative slime recipes with materials that may be more readily available at home.
Measure out the glue, water, baking soda, and food coloring of your choosing all into one large bowl. Make sure to mix well! (Keep in mind that the shaving cream will dilute the color once it is added.)
Spray in about 1 to 2 cups of shaving cream into your mixture and combine thoroughly. The more shaving cream you add, the fluffier the slime will be.
Add 1¼ tablespoons of liquid starch to activate the slime. The slime will begin to form almost immediately. We recommend stirring hard until the slime pulls off the sides of the bowl. Then take it out and knead it for about five minutes.
*If the slime is too sticky for your taste, try adding lotion to your hands first and then kneading. You can dip the slime back into the starch if it is still not firm enough. However, keep in mind that adding too much liquid starch can result in a tough slime so make sure to add small amounts little by little.
Step Four: Play with the Slime!
Experiment with the slime by squeezing it, stretching it, and poking it to make funny noises. This slime can even be cut with scissors, or you can twirl rolls of different colored slime together to give it a marbled appearance.
Alternative Slime Recipes:
We wanted to include alternative slime recipes with ingredients that might be easier to find. The website below includes recipes that consist of mostly edible ingredients, making the slime safer for younger children.
Our personal favorites are the Color Changing Jell-O Slime and the Marshmallow Slime.
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