Spring Slime

Celebrate the new season by making some pretty pastel spring slime with the kids!

Spring Slime - sensory play recipe in pretty pastel colors

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Spring. A time for delicate flowers, and tentative green shoots. So how better to celebrate the start of a new season than by making SLIME? (OK, go with me on this one!)

It’s been forEVER since we made slime, which is the real reason behind this week’s play recipe. Usually I make it myself and then hand it over to the kids – but the girls are that much older now (8½ and nearly 10) that I figured they could make it themselves! I made Princess Slime for them years ago and they loved it!

We used my basic slime recipe but with white glue instead of clear. Here’s a how-to video that I made (the method is the same for either kind of glue):

 

They poured the glue (one regular bottle per child) into a bowl, added just a drop or two of food dye, then slowly added some liquid starch.Spring Slime - sensory play recipe in pretty pastel colors

 

These light pastel colors are perfect for spring slime – the girls chose to make slime in green, pink, and blue.

Spring Slime - sensory play recipe in pretty pastel colors

Once the glue had stopped absorbing the liquid starch (and didn’t feel sticky to the touch), they started kneading the slime.Spring Slime - sensory play recipe in pretty pastel colors

It only takes a minute or two, and then the slimey fun can start!Spring Slime - sensory play recipe in pretty pastel colors

I provided plastic flowers, fake petals, and pastel pom poms to decorate their slime.Spring Slime - sensory play recipe in pretty pastel colors

I thought they might work the items into the slime, but neither of the girls wanted to do that.Spring Slime - sensory play recipe in pretty pastel colors

But they LOVED how stretchy it was – and that they had it made it on their own!

Spring Slime - sensory play recipe in pretty pastel colors

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