If you are looking for the ultimate sensory play activity, slime is definitely the way to go. Not only is this super fun to make, but it keeps kids of all ages busy for hours playing with it.
You can change things up by adding various mix-ins, depending on what you are in the mood for. Even I have a lot of fun sitting down and playing with my kids with this easy slime recipe.
Slime is so popular for kids of all ages, and for good reason. It’s so fun to play with. I really like this recipe because it is foolproof. We tried a few others and they were hit or miss. It was disappointing to my kids when they didn’t turn out but this one works perfectly every time. I really liked that it didn’t have Borax, because there are mixed opinions on whether it is safe for kids and the powder is more difficult to deal with.
This easy slime recipe was so much fun to make and my kids spend hours playing with it. We’ve had it stored in a baggy for the last few weeks and they still ask to pull it out all the time.
I HIGHLY recommend buying these online. When I tried to track down large bottles of liquid starch in my local stores it was almost impossible. It was way easier to have everything delivered right to my front door.
- 1/2 cup white glue – I like these gallon containers because they are the best value.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup liquid starch
- Liquid water colors – This is so much better than food coloring. You get way more color choices and it’s washable (a must with any kids activity). It ends up being way cheaper than food coloring too.
- Anything else you want to mix in!
We made it easy and have everything you need below:
Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count – Great For Making SlimeSta-Flo Concentrated Liquid Starch, 64 fl oz (1)Colorations Liquid Watercolor Paint, Rainbow Pack, 4 oz. – Set of 6 (Item # LWPACK)Original Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color Set6 Color Glitter Glue Set (6.7oz – 200 ml Bottles) NEON Colors – Pink, Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple, and OrangeBULK CRAFT CUP SEQUINS MIXED COLORS and SIZES ~ Great Big Pack ~ Over 5,000 sequinsMagical Unicorn Poop Slime PuttySlime Stress Ball Stress Relief Squeeze Ball Grape(Random Color )
How to Make Slime
This homemade slime recipe is super easy to make. I made it with my 5 year old and she did a good portion of the work. It’s so fun to watch the recipe come together. Seeing the chemistry in action is not only really fun to watch, but it is a great way to get kids excited about science.
In a bowl, combine the 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of glue. Mix well.
This is the point where you will add in any mix-ins. I stuck with just liquid watercolor but you could throw in anything you’d like.
Add the 1/2 cup of liquid starch.
The slime will begin to form immediately. It will be really loose at first but the more you mix it, the more it will come together.
Mix it with your hands from this point on until it becomes nice and smooth.
This will keep for several weeks in a sealed container. Pull it out again and again for lots of fun sensory play.
This is great a stress reliever too. I had so much fun playing with this slime right along side my kids.
This sensory activity is perfect for rainy days or times when you need to keep your kids occupied for a bit (any work at home moms out there will appreciate that!).