One of our favorite hands-on activities at home is making slime. Have you tried this? If you haven’t I highly recommend it! Here are three reasons why:
1. It’s easy! There are only three ingredients: glitter glue, liquid starch and water with a 1:1:1 ratio. The kids help measure and mix and it takes only a few minutes to do. We mix 1/2 cup of water with a 1/2 cup of glue. Then add 1/2 cup of liquid starch and mix well. The hardest part is waiting the 10 minutes to let it set.
2. It cleans up nicely. As long as you wait for it to set, it is easy to play with and shouldn’t stick to your hands or hard surfaces. It rinses easily off of clothing, carpet, upholstery and hair using just water (even if it has dried completely). Using Elmer’s colored glitter glue instead of food coloring means that it won’t stain hands or clothing.
3. It smells nice. Like fresh laundry!