One of our favorite sensory activities is playing with homemade slime. It’s super easy to make and it creates hours of fun for my kids. Since it’s winter, I decided to make a snowflake slime for my kiddos. They loved it!
Making slime is SO easy! There’s a couple ways to make it. I used to make slime using the ingredient Borax, but this time I made slime with liquid starch, called Sta-Flo. I’ve read that it’s not safe for kids to play with Borax, which is why switched to using liquid starch. I’ll share how to make the slime both ways.
Materials Needed for Version 1:
- 1/2 cup Elmer’s white glue
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup Sta-Flo Liquid Starch (affiliate link for your convenience)
- Snowflake table scatter
First, mix the 1/2 cup of glue with 1/2 cup of warm water. Then stir in the snowflake pieces. Slowly stir in the liquid starch and keep mixing with a spoon our your hands until you have the slime consistency.
Materials Needed for Version 2:
- 1/2 cup of Elmer’s white glue
- 1 cup of warm water (and another 1/2 cup later)
- 1 tsp. Borax
- snowflake scatter
To begin, mix 1 tsp of Borax with 1 cup of warm water. Set aside. Mix the remaining 1/2 cup of water with the 1/2 cup of Elmer’s glue. Slowly pour the two mixtures together and stir until the slime forms. If you have any troubles, check out this awesome post for tips.
After the slime is made, have a blast playing with it! I love watching my kids explore and be creative with the slime.
If you’d like to print out the directions for making slime, just click here –> Snowflake Slime
This was Day 2 of our 31 Days of Play Series. If you’d like to see the other activities we’ve done, just click here. Happy playing!