Several month ago we made slime. This was a very, very messy and fun recipe which I never blogged because I wanted to take better photos which I never got around to doing. Earlier this week, Miss 2 seemed slightly envious of her brother's sensory water bag so we got busy making her own sensory bags. The first of which contained half of our slime. This was a great way to enjoy the slime without the mess.
Sensory bag no.2 contained shampoo, water and glitter and was fun to shake to create more bubbles.
Next we filled a ziplock bag with shaving cream foam and red and yellow food dye. Miss 2 enjoyed mixing the colours until all the white foam was gone at which point she was ready for her next bag.
I didn't have anything else to give her but as I was preparing her brother's breakfast an idea came to me. I put some watermelon in a bag and sealed it. "Would you like to hit this with a hammer?" I asked her. I'd never heard such an enthusiastic reply. The watermelon kept her occupied for what felt like a really long time. I think fruit smashing would be a great outdoors activity on a summer's day. I cant wait to give melon smashing a try without the bag.
Here's the slime recipe:
- 2 teaspoons borax powder
- 1 1/2 C water
- 118ml bottle Crayola School Glue
- food colouring
- Add borax powder to 1 cup of water and stir until dissolved.
- Pour glue into a bowl and add 1/2 C water.
- Add food coloring until desired colour is reached.
- Stir to mix glue solution until smooth.
- Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture and watch the solids start to form.
- Stir for a minute and then use your hands to gather the mass.
- The mixture will be very soft and wet. Keep kneading until it firms up.
- Discard excess liquid.
- The more you knead and play with the slime the firmer it will become (I don't have a photo of the finished product).
- Store in an air tight container. We have had ours for about two months and it is still the same.