Isn’t it astonishing that why our kids love messy plays, paint, slime and other textured materials. It is because our kids at toddlerhood and at school going age are in their brain development period and want to explore different things and ideas. That’s the reason, slime is one of the hot favorite thing for kids to make and play with, so in this article I am sharing some really easy slime recipes for kids.

BENEFITS ON PLAYING WITH SLIME

Before jumping onto slime recipes, Let’s have a look, why slime is so beneficial for our children. So, Let’s have a look on benefits of slime.

  1. Improves motor development especially fine motor skills.
  2. Boost tactile sensation as while playing with slime, our kids learn about holding, touching and feel different textures and consistencies.
  3. While playing and making slime, kids learn about different colors and developing new color ranges by mixing two or three together.
  4. Improves the ability to concentrate and pay attention on one task.
  5. Improves visual sense and perception.
  6. Boost cognitive and imaginative skills.

RECIPES

Borax-Free Liquid Starch Slime Recipe:

Ingredients:

PVA Glue (Washable) 1/2 cup

Water 1/2 cup

Liquid Starch 1/2 cup

Food Color (according to your choice)

Method: First of all mix water, glue and food color thoroughly in a bowl with the help of spoon, then add liquid starch and mix really well until it becomes a homogeneous slime like consistency. Your easiest slime is ready to play and enjoy.

Foamy & Fluffy Slime Recipe:

Ingredients:

PVA Glue (Washable) 1/2 cup

Baking Soda 1/2 cup

Saline Solution 1 Tbsp

Food Color (according to choice)

Shaving Cream 3/4th cup

Method: Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly until it gets a slimy like consistency. Your foamy Slime is ready to enjoy and play.

For more creative and easy ideas about Slime making, please watch Following videos and please leave us your feedback, thank you:)

 

15 COMMENTS

  1. This is great! I’m going to do this with my grandson, he will love it. I played with slime and silly putty when I was a kid and really liked it. Thank you for the recipes. 🙂

    • Hi Tammy, Slime making is such a fun, my kids enjoy making it too. Recipes that I have shared are so easy to make with less mess as compared to other difficult recipes.

  2. Hi Sarah,
    My daughter loves slime. We tried to make it and failed lol. She will love this. We will have to try this recipe, it is much easier than the one we tried. Thanks for it.

    • Hi Melissa, thank you for your comments. Like your daughter, my daughter like making slime too, and this recipe is amazing, I am sure you fine fine it great too.

  3. That is a wonderful post. I don’t even think that the time I was playing with slime I was boosting my imaginative skills. What a great time passed! When I will have a son one day, this site will be the main he will visit to become a more creative guy. Have a great day!

    Marco

    • Hi Marco, you are right, we sometimes underestimate some of the toys and activities kids usually enjoy doing. Slime is one of these activities, it is perfect to boost our children’s imaginative play and motor skills too.

  4. I have been wondering about the slime trend. It seems like something young people are really, really into these days. But now, looking at it from a motor coordination perspective, I can see how it’s really valuable. Kinda like Play-Dough, but on steroids. very cool easy recipes, thanks!

    • Hi Penelope, thank you so much for your comments. Slime and play dough both are really good and beneficial for development of motor skills and it also encourage our child to explore his creativity with textures and colors.

  5. I will try them right away! My son loves to play with slime, but a few i bought him got dirty really quick and we had to throw them. This will save me time and money, thank you so much!

  6. When I saw this post I knew I had to read it as I love slime myself! haha. I guess it’s a texture thing, but it is rather addictive to play with and also relaxing. I never realised that playing with slime would have so many other benefits too such as improving cognitive attention and fine motor skills. Wow, you really have so many awesome tips on this website and so much to offer.
    I will be trying your slime recipes with my nephews, no doubt they would love to get stuck into that.

  7. I was really surprised by the ingredients! Slime can be a lot of fun for kids. And lots of benefits as you have listed. I do have one question, If this gets on the furniture or the carpet, is it easy to clean up?

    • Hi Matts Mom, thank you so much for your comments. Slime is really a fun for kids to make and play. If it gets stuck on furniture, it can easily be removes with a wet cloth as it is gooey but not sticky.

  8. Hey Sarah, I feel like a kid again watching these Slime recipes and video demonstrations of how to mix them up as well as adding food colouring to accomplish a vivid appearance, thanks for the info.
    I never thought of adding an equal amount of shaving foam to glue in order to achieve a foamy & fluffy Slime, great idea. Next time our niece & nephew are stopping over we’re going to give these Slime recipes a try & have some fun.
    Although Slime is pretty basic to make yourself, I’ve never made it before. As kids, we used to buy Slime pre-packed along with Playdough like you can today. Heck, I remember playing with them like yesterday – happy days!
    Simon.

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