Hello there! It’s Creative Carmella here with you again to share homemade slime with you, which is a simple and fun kids’ craft!
October is here already, and that mean making lots of creepy crafts at our house. This quick kids craft is sure to get lots of oooohhhhs and ahhhhhs!
You will only need a few ingredients to make this super slippery, slime too!
In one bowl mix together 1 1/3 cups warm water with 3 tsp of Borax, set this aside and have the kiddos do the rest.
In another bowl, let the kids measure 1 cup Elmer’s school glue with 3/4 cup warm water.
Next up is the food coloring. The kids wanted to make their slime orange so I let them figure out how many drops of red and yellow they needed to work that out.
I was pretty proud of these big kids of mine working as a team. I’m thinking I need to let them take the lead a little more often with these kinds of crafts; they loved it!
Okay, back to the slime! Once you have achieved the perfect slime color, pour the glue mixture into the Borax and water…
This is when the “magic” happens… no stirring needed! Right before your eyes, the slime will form! Once you have poured all the glue mixture in, just reach in and grab the slime…
Our little guy was all over this part! We talked a lot about how it felt, how far it could stretch, and what color it was too. He is a hands on toddler, like most are, so this was an awesome way to teach him about color and texture. The big kids learned about measurement, team work, and grossing mama out 😉
To make it even more interactive, I got out a bag of creepy, crawly bugs. Liam has a big fear of bugs of any kind, so I was happy to see him having fun with these. Fingers crossed he realizes that bugs are kind of fun…. well, at least we can hope that he won’t scream whenever he sees one!
And this, my friends, is what it’s all about…. all THREE kids playing with the same thing and having fun. That is surely a mama’s dream craft!
I hope you all will have fun if you try it too!
I’m Looking forward to seeing you here again next month, until then, come say hi on Instagram where I seem to hang out most these days.
Happy Fall, y’all!