Friday, January 22, 2016

SLIME

I have posted about slime a few times in the past, and let me tell you why. WE LOVE SLIME!!! Busy loves it from the beginning stages but the Beans doesn't like it until it's not "goopy" anymore ;) We have tried many recipes to make slime but this one has become our favorite. So in case you missed the previous posts, here it is again...

SLIME

What you need:

What to do:
  1. Pour the glue in a glass bowl.
  2. Mix in the watercolor. 
  3. Slowly add the liquid starch in small amounts and knead with your hands. 
  4. Once you add the starch, stretch it out to make sure it stretches but doesn't break. 
  5. You can even store it in an air tight container and pop it in the fridge for a cold slime!
SLIME Tips:
  • The key with this is to mix the liquid starch in small amounts slowly and not to dump all of the ingredients in all at once to mix. I have thrown away some batches doing that. 
  • I always read that it takes equal parts glue and starch, but that recipe NEVER works for us! I have no idea why...
  • In these pictures you will notice that the slime is glittery!! That's because we did something a little different this time. We used a little less than one full bottle of clear glue, then used Elmer's Glitter Glue to make up the difference. It turned out great!! 









Remember, this is science (mixing), math (measuring and shape making), literacy (letter making), fine motor practice (squeezing and manipulating with hands and fingers) and sensory!! So don't just make slime, make it meaningful!! 


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