Earth Day Slime

It seems like tutorials for slime or goo are everywhere, I don’t want to repeat something you have seen a million times but I had to share this. It’s slime! Who doesn’t like playing with cold and wiggly slime.  Wyatt and Echo love playing with this kind of stuff. It is even great for sensory play. I don’t write about it much but you all know Wyatt is Autistic and he is a big time sensory seeker  (meaning he just can’t get enough of things that he likes).  We actually made did this project a couple of days ago and he has been playing with it ever since. I have to admit I enjoy playing with it too, It’s just so much fun!

This slime is just a fun activity to do with your children to celebrate. It is not really helping the Earth, unless you think about the store bought containers of goo you are saving by making your own, then maybe it helps a little. We try to do a lot of things on Earth Day to actually help but for kids it is still nice to do something cool too. Here are some great things to do with kids on Earth Day to help out our planet. We try to do most of those, we also go around out neighborhood and pick up trash. The kids actually really enjoy it. What do you do on Earth Day?

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What you will need for this project:

  • 1 Small bottle of clear Elmer’s glue and 1 bottle of white Elmer’s glue
  • 1/2 cup of water for each color
  • Green and blue food coloring
  • 1/2 cup of liquid starch for each color (found in laundry isle)
  • Something to mix with
  • 3 bowls

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First start by mixing white glue with 1/2 cup of water.

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Then mix in your green food coloring. Stir until combined.

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Add your 1/2 cup of liquid starch to an empty bowl and slowly pour your glue mixture into the starch. Stir.

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It will look stringy and wet at first, keep stirring. You may want to squish it up with your hand. The more you work with it the more firm it will become.

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Do the same with the clear glue, this time adding blue food coloring to it.

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You are done when they are solid and not sticky anymore.

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Now its time to mix them up and play.

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This is our attempt at an Earth.

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It is so much fun to play with. Her face cracks me up, she is amazed with how much it stretches. I found the idea for this slime here, check out their other cool slime recipes.
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Enjoy!

* Do not let children eat it. I make my kids wash their hands after playing and keep it on a hard surface (if they make a big mess it’s just easier to clean up).*

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Comments

  • Emily
    April 12, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    My kids would love this. I’m going to save it for a summer activity when they are all home.

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