How to make your own Soapy Slime
What you need
- 3 Cups Lux Flakes (or you can grate some pure soap bars – I use Sunlight yellow)
- Around 2.5 litres of warm to hot water (you may need more or less ).
- 1/2 teaspoon of Edicol paint powder or a few drops of food colouring – whatever colour you choose to create!
What to do now
- Mix together well and then I like to leave overnight or at least for a few hours as the mix will go thick and this way you can tell if you need to add more water or more flakes to get the consistency you desire.
- You can add colour if you want at this stage or keep it white (adding glitter creates a lovely effect in the white mix). It washes off easily when time to clean up, smells lovely and will keep in a covered container for quite awhile! Older children will like to use whisks and egg beaters to froth it up while younger toddlers are usually happy to fingerpaint and squelch with it!
However, this batch we turned into our special Christmas Slime!
They finally decided it was even easier to just put the egg cartons into the slime and fill them with balls from there….amazing the progression of play and the thought process of children isn’t it?
Yes it was messy, but a bucket of water and a towel close by soon washed small hands easily and by doing this activity outside all the mess just ended up on the grass and the table was easily hosed down. The slime has been put into a covered container to keep for another day.
The balls were washed in a tub of soapy water by the children who played with them, I think it is important for children to be involved in an activity from the start to the end. The children helped me make the slime the previous day, they played with it and then they helped to clean it up.
And did I mention I love slime? Go on…try it…I promise it is the most glorious stress reliever to squish and run it through your hands! Why let the kids have all the fun?
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