Two-Ingredient Tuesday: Starch + Glue = Slime

What better activity to gear up for Halloween than yucky green slime? My boys had so much fun exploring this fascinating material!

Green slime

All you need to create your own slime is:

  • 2 parts liquid starch
  • 1 part white glue

(Optional: food coloring)

Green slime materials

To make mixing and measuring easy, I used clear plastic cups and wooden chopsticks. And don’t forget something to cover your work area – this project is easy, but messy!

Green slime

My six-year-old had no problem using the marks on the plastic cups to measure out 1 part of the glue to 2 parts of the liquid starch.

Green slime

We decided that we wanted green slime, so we mixed the food coloring in with the glue. Here we have our green glue ready for the liquid starch.

Green slime

We mixed up our slime right in the plastic cups, but a low-mess alternative is to knead it in a plastic bag to mix. This is a great option for kids who are hesitant to touch the slime with their hands.

Green slime

My kids, on the other hand, had no problem getting their hands dirty!

Green slime

We discovered that when we stirred the slime in the cup, it started to solidify. But when we pulled it up out of the cup, it slowly dripped off the chopstick, as if it was melting.

Slime - painting

The boys had a great time experimenting with “painting” the slime onto the garbage bag with the chopstick.

What’s your favorite sensory activity? Share in the comments!


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