Y’all, I have been avoiding slime like the plague…
I have seen it all over social media and have made sure to stay as far away as possible, BUT when we’re doing a superhero theme and Elasta-girl comes up, I can’t help but think slime.
So we made slime and I must admit, it was a lot of fun and way less messy than I had envisioned.
This activity works on fine motor skills, science and some practical life skills as your Lil’ tries “cooking” with you.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Science

  • Pose “what” and “why” questions about their surroundings
  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Science

  • Pose “what,” “why” and “how” questions about their surroundings
  • Use 5-senses to make observations

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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*Glue

*Food Coloring

*Contact Solution

*Baking Soda

Bowl

Step #1
Combine

  • an entire bottle of liquid glue (4oz)
  • 2 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of contact solution
  • food coloring
Step #2
Mix until the slime pulls from the side of the bowl.
Step #3
If your slime is still too sticky, add an additional squirt of contact solution.
Step #4
Play with the slime to your heart’s desire.

Encourage your Lil’ to try new things with it and ask them what they think is happening.

Teacher Tip

We used white glue, but clear glue would give your slime a more vivid color. Also, basic color mixing principles apply, so if you’re make 3 different colors of slime and then play with them all together, they will mix. This is how we ended up with poop brown slime our first go around. They don’t show you that on Pinterest when they make rainbow slime…

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