I don’t know about you, but my kids are obsessed with slime. Homemade slime, store bought slime – it doesn’t matter. They can’t keep their hands off the stuff. Playing with slime is a great sensory activity for kids. Children can explore with their sense of touch, smell, sight and hearing when playing with slime. Playing with slime can be a great stress reliever too. It is no wonder that homemade slime is so popular. Today I’ll be sharing a Slushie Slime Recipe that brings to mind a favorite frosty treat. This, however is NOT edible, but it is lots of fun! If your kids like slime, they will also love Making Oobleck.
Please supervise your children when making and playing with slime. This is not edible.
Slushie Slime Recipe
You will need:
- 1 airtight container
- 1 5 oz bottle of clear glue
- ½ cup water
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp contact solution
- Food coloring
- Slushie Beads
- Small bowl
In a bowl, pour the entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue.
Next, add in ½ cup of water.
Then add in ½ tsp baking soda and stir together.
Add 1 tbsp contact solution. It will instantly begin to form.
Drop a few colors of red food coloring. Stir to mix.
Next, add in the slushie beads. The mixture will be STICKY! Don’t panic! Simply mix the solution in the bowl until it starts to form.
Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky. This can be stored in an airtight container.
Note: After the slime sits for a bit, the beads will rise to the top and the slime will settle to the bottom. This is normal – just mix it and it will go back together. Kids will think that part is super cool.
As a mom who has kids who are obsessed with slime, I do have some advice on how to keep the stuff from getting everywhere. I have found slime on carpets, sofas, clothes, the cat (don’t ask!).
Make sure kids are in a “slime approved” area when playing. For us, this is typically at a table. This keeps the slime for slipping out of their hands and onto a rug when they are stretching it.
Another tip is to make sure the container for the slime is always within reach of where they are playing. If not, kids will leave the slime wherever they are working when they are done. Having the container nearby makes it easy for them to remember to put it away.
Hopefully these tips save your sanity and your kids have fun with this slushie slime recipe.
If you are looking for more fun activities to do with your kids, I highly recommend KiwiCo, which you can enjoy no matter the weather. As a former teacher, I was really impressed with the quality of materials found in KiwiCo. Some moms have told me that they want to do activities like I do on Mess For Less with their kids, but they just don’t have to the time to go buy all the supplies and prepare them for the activity. KiwiCo is the perfect solution. Every month your KiwiCo will focus on a particular theme like Colors, Dinosaurs or Gardening. KiwiCo offer a variety of projects ranging from crafts, imaginative play, science experiments and more.
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