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How to make slime at home for kids

The tacky yet not so tacky world of Slime

Hey Mama’s, back again to the amazing world of sensory games for our children. One of the most loved play is with Slime.

  • It oozes between your fingers when you pick it up, yet it doesn’t stick to your skin.
  • It comes in a variety of colors.
  • It can be made to glow in the dark.
  • Amazing sensory play for all kids

5min Recipe to make slime at home for kids play :

Home made slime recipe for kids play

There are numerous ways to make it, but the end result is always a cool concoction that can provide hours of fun. You can easily make it at home in less than 5 mins.

Recipe 1. Using borax

  • Make a saturated borax solution by adding 1gm of borax to 25 ml of water. Stir thoroughly until the borax has completely dissolved.
  • In a plastic cup, add 50 ml of white glue and 50 ml of water. Stir thoroughly
  • Add a few drops of food coloring and stir again.
  • Add borax solution drop by drop to the glue water mixture and stir with a stirring rod. It will start collecting on the rod.
  • Continue adding borax solution until most of the glue water mixture has turned into slime.
  • Remove the slime from the stirring rod with your fingers and work it with your hands until it is no longer sticky.
  • Store in a ziplock bag.

The second recipe does not require borax.

Recipe 2. Liquid starch slime

½ cup of white / clear glue

½ cup liquid starch

½ cup water

2 bowls and a spoon

Food coloring

Here’s how to go about:

  • Pour glue into water and stir well
  • Then add color, glitter in glue and water mixture. Mix them well.
  • Pour in ½ cup of liquid starch. You will see the slime immediately starts to come together.
  • Mix and knead well with hands for few minutes.

Its ready to play! The more you play, the smoother it gets.

  • You can use scented food coloring or essential oils for added sensory input.
  • Kids can also make bubbles by blowing air through straw into the slime.
  • There are a number of types of slime one can make, as snow, fluffy, magnetic, rainbow, glow in the dark, color changing slime and so on.

You might love reading some amazing Sensory games for kids and also how to make Play Dough at home, click here .

Enjoy this soft, squishy and tacky thing!!

This lovely guest post has been contributed by Rimjhim, who is a SAHM, a mom of two beautiful and naughty kids. She believes in raising kids developing their creative side and is strong preacher of Positive Parenting!

  1. Familyearthtrek

    Ohh wow I didnt know we could make our own slime! I loved them as kids…especially those slime arms that you can throw. I havent introduced slime to my daughter yet but I did buy the kinetic sand after I read your last post!

  2. Lorraine M

    Activities in my opinion with children are critical especially with us living with so much technology. I must ask who had the most fun making the slim?

  3. stephaniesherlock

    My granddaughter loves making slime. One of our friends had a science birthday party with different science stations, slime was one of the stations. Did you know that contact lense solution is diluted borax. This is an easy alternative. Also, glitter is sold in single serving bags, so you have less mess. These are a few slime ideas we discovered.

  4. thesparklenest

    This is a great idea, slime isn’t something I’ve thought of making for my children, we don’t usually do much messy play as for some reason my eldest isn’t a fan! I might give this a try – I loved slime when I was a kid!

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