I’ve never pretended that I like messy crafts. I’ve never pretended that I like getting my hands icky and sticky. So why on earth would I make some slime? Well, mainly to see if my son would like it! I was very grateful to be able to share this experience with the fabulous Laura from Lalymom. She made some bubble dough and you can read about her version of events here.
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There are so many slime/goop/ooblek/flubber recipes around that I even started a Pinterest board to keep track of them! But I decided to start with one from Frugal Fun 4 Boys which needs equal parts clear glue and liquid starch, plus a bit of food colouring. Liquid starch can be purchased in some grocery stores but I ordered mine from Amazon.
So here’s the basic recipe that I used:
Then we showed her how gloopy it was if you hold it up. That’s when it got really interesting!
Before long the two colours had merged but it looked even better!
F wasn’t sure at first but was quite intrigued how far the slime would stretch.
We tried to recreate the amazing photo from The Chocolate Muffin Tree showing slime oozing through a tennis racket. But our slime just wasn’t oozy enough. However, we left it out in the sun for a while and it was perfect! SO much fun!
After we had finished playing Laura packed up the slime into bags. Her son Little Big Man (10m) had been napping earlier and missed out on the fun – but now he got to play too!
Don’t forget to head over to LalyMom and check out the bubble dough that she made! It was a really intriguing texture: mouldable, pliable, but somehow soft and crumbly too.
Update: Since our first slime experience we’ve played with it a LOT more. Check out my How to Make Slime Video!