Playing with slime is a sensory play activity. Sensory play allows children to utilize and understand all five senses. When several senses are stimulated at once, children build their creativity and learning through exploration.
Sensory play also encourages the development of fine motor skills and coordination.
While creating DIY slime can get messy, the cleanup is simple since all ingredients are machine washable. We suggest wearing a smock or apron, lining the play area with disposable plastic, and perhaps creating and playing with slime outdoors.
Following is a great DIY slime recipes with slightly different variations. Choose the slime that excites your imagination!
Starry Night Slime by littlebinsforlittlehands
1/2 cup Clear Elmer's washable glue
1/2 cup liquid starch
1/2 cup water
2 balls and a spoon
mix water and glue really well. Add star confetti. Add in liquid starch and mix with a spoon. You will start to see the slime form and won't be able o use a spoon for long! Mix with hands until slime is done. Store in a clean dry container for 30 minutes until the slime is smooth. Slime will keep for several weeks.
You can substitute the star confetti for any other glitter or confetti to personalize the slime.
Caution: always wash hands thoroughly after playing with slime.