Girls have really enjoyed playing with the slime and had no trouble touching it, unlikely jelly cake yesterday. This got me a bit puzzled because slime and jelly have the similar texture and we even used the same color. Oh, well! What can I say? Some days it’s easier to get kids to cooperate than others! Same with you?
We have used transparent / clear glue for our slime and this time, glitter glue we added didn’t mess up with slime structure like it did with our failed homemade playdough! In case you were wondering if you can add glitter glue to slime instead of powdered glitter. Which reminds me to add glitter to our shopping list!
Recipe we used for sparkly red slime:
- In one bowl mix 1 tsp borax powder with 1 cup of water
- In another bowl mix 1/2 cup of clear glue with 1/2 of water, add few drops of red food coloring and 2 tsp of red glitter glue.
- Use the larger bowl, put in first the borax mixture, then add glue mixture. Mix in with hands a little until it forms slime and collects all the water. Put in fridge to settle for 1/2 hour.
As I said before, girls had no trouble touching slime which came as a surprise. Both toddler and older daughter enjoyed trying to get it to stretch and then forming it back in a ball.
I have added several cookie cutters, including heart shaped. It was interesting to try to get slime cut with cutters – it resisted a bit and got stuck to plastic cookie cutters so they had to use their hands to push it out.
Another thing they found fascinating is the slime would fill in the hole that was left after the piece of slime was removed with the cookie cutter. Overall, this was a fun activity and I’m totally happy with the decision to join in Sensory play challenge!
In January, we are participating in 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge with the different daily sensory prompt. You can read more about this challenge over at Adventures of Adam.
TOMORROW WE ARE PLAYING IN THE BATHTUB!
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.