When I was little I had a babysitter who used to make me slime every time she came round, I absolutely loved playing with it and it’s still such a vivid memory of mine.
I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to make it for the kids actually as it’s such a simple activity and although it makes a lot of mess it is really easy to clean up afterwards. You can just run the bowls under the tap and it will all wash off and a dip in the bath is enough to clean up the kids.
To make this slime you will need…
– Food Coloring (optional)
– Glitter (optional)
All you have to do is pour some of the corn flour into a bowl and add water, there isn’t really a set measurement as there is no ‘correct’ consistency, you can just keep adding more water or flour until it feels how you want it too. The feeling of this slime is so bizarre because it goes from being a solid ball to melting away into a liquid. It really is fun to play with.
Once you’ve got it to the consistency you want you can add some food coloring or glitter, or anything else you like really.
I gave the kids some paintbrushes and they also did some painting with it, our decking and table all needs re-painting so I wasn’t worried about the mess but if you didn’t want slime everywhere then you could put some cardboard / paper down (note that rain did not get rid of the mess so definitely cover whatever you surface they are using it on!) If you are doing some painting with it and your kids are at the age where they are learning to write then you could practice painting letters with it. You can also talk about how it feels, slimy, soft, silky, gloopy, wet and gunky were some of the words we came up with.
I hope this post has been helpful if you are looking for ideas on how to make slime.