I'm always looking for some type of new sensory experience for Lily and most of them are messy so when I found this recipe I decided to give it a try. Here's what you need:
- 1 cup corn starch - 1/3 cup sugar - 4 cups cold water - food coloring - GLITTER! - measuring apparatus - Large zip-lock bags
First, you whisk the cornstarch, sugar and water together in a pot over medium heat. It took about 15 minutes to see any change in the texture but when it finally did thicken it was very quick so you have to make sure you are whisking it a lot so it doesn't burn to the bottom of the pot.
I scooped the hot slime in to three bowls. This way it cools faster and you can make different colors out of one batch. I added yellow food coloring and gold glitter to the largest scoop of slime, and red and blue to the other two.
The easiest way that I found to get the slime in to the bag was to fold the bag over an empty bowl so that the slime hits the bottom of the bag and avoids the sides. This wouldn't be such a problem but I made a bag with both blue and red slime so Lily could mix them in to purple.
I sucked all the air out of the two bags and then places them each in to another set of zip-lock bags to avoid any mishaps. She really liked them, as you can see. What's great about it is that it's not messy and it's also not a texture she's used to feeling. I think it will be a great tool to get her to learn how to draw in the future.