If you're in need of a quick and easy activity to do with the kiddos on a rainy day, or a neat activity for your classroom, check out this three ingredient easy homemade slime recipe!
You Will Need
An old medicine measuring cup
Plastic sandwich zip bag
To make the slime, pour 4 medicine cup-fuls of cornstarch into a bowl. Slowly stir in 2 1/2 medicine cups full of water. Stir with a spoon, craft stick, or let the kids mix it with their hands. You can add more water if the mixture is too thick, or more cornstarch if it's too watery. Double the measurements to make a larger recipe.
To color your slime, add a few drops of food coloring. We added a few drops of red, which turned our slime pink. Next time, we'll use green or blue... or something. Add as much as you want and have fun swirling it with a craft stick or spoon.
Super easy- what can't you do wth cornstrach, right?
Add in extra for a firmer mix...
For playtime, we added a few Dollar Store play dough shapes and tools- some went inside of the bag, and some we just used to press on the outside of the bag. If your kids don't mind getting a little bit messy, this can totally be played with out of the bag, on a tray. B doesn't like his hands to be messy, so we kept it in the bag, which is perfect for little ones and mess-free!
...find shapes and extras in there like small beads (only if you plan to keep it inside of the bag) for sensory play.
B had great fun with this mess-free slime!
Discovering the leaf inside of the bag...
Be sure to supervise your littles while playing with the slime. I know that goes without saying, but just in case! We're discovering lots of rainy day activities like this one, because we've been stuck inside for days on end! Give this a try with your kids and see what they think! You can store the slime in the plastic bag and play with it again and again!
Check back soon for another fun activity brought to you by the gals at Mommy's Block Party!