Although slime seems to be a very messy activity, it is very fun to play with and washes off fairly easily.  Making and play with slime encourages the development of fine and gross motor skills.  Children will also learn about math, science, creativity, language skills and more.  Let them participate in making the slime by doing the measurements, mix the ingredients, choosing the colour…

Here are the ingredients:

4 oz glue (1/2 cup) – Elmer’s Glue is best

2 oz water (1/4 cup)

1/2 Tbsp baking soda

Food coloring

1 Tbsp contact solution


Mix glue, water, baking soda and food coloring thoroughly.

Mix in contact solutions slowly.  You might want to add a few more drops depending on the texture you want for your slime.  Then knead it to a desire texture.

Before incorporating other learning materials to enhance the activity, try just playing with the slime.  What do you notice, how does it feel, what about the smell, what do you hear …

Try playing the slime with other learning materials; scissors, jars, small containers with holes, buttons, rocks


Store the slime in an air tight container.  If it is too sticky the next day, add a few more drops of contact solution.

Let me know how your slime turned out.  Please email me some picture at

Have Fun and always wash your hands after playing with slime.

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