It has been a fun school year filled with one adventure after another.

Last week we wrapped up a year of preschool that took us beyond where I expected to go. We discovered the world through geography lessons using a literature-based curriculum, and simple letter and number recognition activities eventually turned into reading and basic multiplying. Now that I see what happens when I let my son explore the world at his own speed, I am excited to continue our homeschooling journey.

With the free time that we now have at the beginning of summer, I introduced some fun by showing the kids to a new slime recipe! The best part is the fact that it comes down to only two ingredients, which made set up incredibly easy even if clean up was a bit more involved.

All this recipe needs is equal parts liquid starch and white Elmer’s glue. That’s it! Wanting to make a large batch of it, we used four cups of each.

It started out as a pretty messy business while the glue and starch reacted with one another. It takes a few minutes before you begin feeling confident in the texture, but if you do go at it for a while and don’t feel an improvement, you may need to add a little bit of either glue or starch. If it’s too runny add a little more glue. If it’s too sticky, drop in tiny bits of starch.

To make this activity extra fun we added food coloring for a rainbow effect!

The easiest method of accomplishing this is to divide the slime into individual plastic bags and drop in food coloring. This allows you to knead the color into the slime without dying your hands (and prevents mixing colors together to create an ugly brown effect before you have a chance to enjoy the beauty of multi-colored slime).

Once all of our slime had some color…it was time to play!

  • Originally published 6/10/2018