This sensory slime promises HOURS of fun for your toddler or sensory loving kid. And the shades of green make it a great craft for St. Patrick’s Day!
HOW TO MAKE SENSORY SLIME
You can go the fastest, easiest route, and make a single color of slime. But my kids love making slime in multiple colors or shades and then watching them blend together.
Either way, the measurements and steps are the same. You just mix all your ingredients in one big container instead of 4 cups. We like to use disposable cups and popsicle sticks because it’s WAY easier for clean up.
The first step is dividing your glue between the cups and stirring in your food coloring.
Then you’ll divide the Borax water between the cups and stir with the popsicle sticks until it looks like an alien egg sack. That in itself is pretty cool!
Next you’ll knead it with your hands until it is no longer sticking to them. You may need to dunk it back into the borax water a few times if it is still really sticky. It’s okay to leave it super sticky and slimy if you want, like we did with our Borax Slime Recipe, but it can make a BIG mess that is difficult to clean up.
Once the slime is the texture you want, lay each color out side by side.
Then fold and twist them together until you have one big beautiful lump of sensory slime.
Isn’t it pretty? I love giving my kids sensory slime at their little table while I’m working in the kitchen. It keeps them occupied and happy, and I’m close by for them to show me all the cool things they do with it, and to make sure there is NO EATING SLIME! Borax is NOT safe to eat (although they would have to consume LARGE quantities for it to be toxic). You can check out our fluffy slime recipe without Borax if you want a borax free slime.
You can keep your sensory slime in a zip top plastic bag for weeks, and have it ready made whenever the kids want to play with it. If you want to go for a different theme and look of slime, check out our Easter egg slime recipe!
Whether you have a toddler exploring their senses, or a child with sensory struggles, I can’t recommend sensory slime enough. We have both, and this is truly one of the most fun and calming activities for our kiddos.
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SUPPLIES FOR MAKING SENSORY SLIME
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MORE SENSORY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
- Rainbow Rice Sensory Bin
- Shaving Cream Paint Bath
- Toddler Science Experiment Baking Soda
- Shaving Cream Art
- Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag
- Toddler Goop (foodsafe!)
- Fluffy Slime Recipe
SENSORY SLIME RECIPE
This sensory slime is a fun sensory craft for kids, and a great way to encourage cooking skills like measuring, mixing, and kneading. Makes enough for two kids to share without fighting! Feel free to make one big batch in a single color, or use your child's favorite colors.
- 10 oz white school glue can be approximate
- 4 disposable cups
- food coloring we used green, green with yellow, and kelly green
- 5 popsicle sticks
- 1 tsp borax
- 1.5 cups warm water
Divide the glue between four cups (about 2.5 oz in each).
Add lots of green food dye to one cup, a mix of green and yellow to another, and kelly green dye to a third. Mix well with popsicle sticks.
In a glass measuring cup, add borax to the water and mix well until all the borax is completely dissolved
Divide the borax water between the glue cups, and stir each one with a popsicle stick. Just keep stirring it until it's too thick to stir, then remove it and knead it in your hands until the stickiness goes away. You may need to dunk it in the borax water a few times as you knead.
Repeat with each glue cup, until you have all four colors. Then lay the colors out in ropes side by side.
Twist the colors together until you have one large piece of sensory slime.
You can now divide it in two for kids to share if needed. Store in a zip top plastic bag when not being played with.
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