How To Make Homemade Slime

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Recommend for: Fine Motor, Baby, Toddler,

Categories: Sensory

Summary: Slime is so amazing: one minute it melts into your hands and the next it is rock-solid. Your child will hardly be able to contain themselves at the excitement of getting their little hands dirty with this gooey substance.

Slime is lots of fun, and it can help you teach your child about different textures. There’s also a great chance your child will not be the only one mesmerised by the different textures and sensations of this easy-to-make slime.

Easy to make and so fun to play with, this can be the perfect fun activity for you and your child any time of day, regardless of season or weather. Here’s what you’ll need…

Ingredients:

  • 2 bowls
  • 3 cups cornflour
  • 200 ml cups water (about 3 cups)
  • Food colouring (choose your child’s favourite colour or whichever colour you have at home)

Method:

  1. Take one bowl and add the cornflour it in.
  2. In the other bowl add the water and the food colouring. You can vary the amount of food colouring depending on the colour intensity you want your slime to have.
  3. Pour the water mixture into the corn flour and mix them all together.

Tip: Engage your child into the process of preparing the slime. Let them add the ingredients and give them a chance to mix them all up. It will be so fun for them to notice how it all comes together.

Turn this into a teachable moment by prompting your child to discover the different textures and sensations of the slime. You can do this by saying:

  • “Try taking a handful of this slime. See how it melt into your hand and becomes all gooey? How does it feel?”
  • “Now try punching it. Let’s see what happens.”

Want to have a blast? Try making small quantities of slime, each a different colour. Then mix them all together to create a slimey rainbow.

Remember: Make sure you always supervise your child while playing this activity, especially when trying it with a baby who might want to taste the substance - not recommended.

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