Make your own DIY stretchy slime.
Slime fosters curiosity, imagination and exploration, and promotes physical development. A hugely popular product.
1 x 7g packet of slime powder
1 instruction sheet.
What you need:
- 150 ml COLD water
- stirring spoon
- mixing bowl
Using the scissors cut off the top of the slime powder packaging. Leave to the side.
Pour 150 ml cold water (the colder the better) into your mixing bowl / beaker.
Lift up your slime powder and the stirring spoon.
Start stirring then add the powder – continue stirring for 30 seconds.
Leave for 5 minutes – you will notice only half of the water has been absorbed. Lift your slime blob out – stretch it, then put it back again.
Leave for 10 minutes – you will notice the amount of water in the bowl/beaker has decreased. Lift the slime blob out – you will notice it will have a different feel to it than before. Stretch it a little then place it back into the bowl.
Mould it, stretch it, let it flow through your fingers.
Why not try adding glitter to your slime creation.
This activity should be carried out in the kitchen or outside. If slime does end up on a surface such as a carpet – it must be cleaned up immediately; Slime like chewing gum will flow in-between all of the fibres and if allowed to dry it will be difficult to remove.
However if slime does end up on fabric or carpet, just know that vinegar is the key to its removal. Plain old white vinegar will get slime out of most everything. Mix the vinegar in with some warm water and washing up liquid. Using a gentle brush – such as a tooth brush gentle work at the slime – the vinegar will break the polymer bonds allowing you to remove the polymer mess!