Mini Monets and Mommies: Rainbow Sparkle Slime

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rainbow Sparkle Slime

Who doesn’t like glitter slime? Seriously. How could your child not absolutely love it? It sparkles, it stretches and it’s so much science-y fun.

Colorful craft



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Learning and Development


Slime recipes are perfect for little learners. Why? Not only are they completely cool to play with, but they also include plenty of educational aspects. Yep, I said educational. So, what can your child learn and how can she develop?

·        Science: Sensory exploration (sense of touch), states of matter, exploring light and scientific inquiry (making predictions, observing/collecting data and analyzing data)

·        Math: Making measurement

·        Art: Colors

·        Building fine motor skills

Materials for the Slime Recipe


Here’s what you’ll need:

·        ¼ cup of clear Elmer’s glue

·        ¼ cup Liquid starch

·        ¼ cup of water

·        Fine glitter in a rainbow of colors

To make more of the slimy stuff, use more of each ingredient. Keep them in the same proportions.

How-To Steps


Before starting, keep in mind that this is NOT a taste-safe recipe. If your child tends to put things in her mouth or tries to eat non-edible items, this is not for her. Always supervise your child at all times and never allow her to put any of the ingredients or the finished product in or near her mouth.

Now that you’re ready to begin, ask your child to predict what will happen when you mix the ingredients together. Write down her predictions and compare them to what really happens. As the two of you go through this recipe your child can observe what’s happening to the ingredients, telling you what she thinks is going on.

1. Measure the ingredients.

2. Mix the glue and the water together.

3. Add in the liquid starch, blending it in until the mix gels. If it’s too watery, add a tiny bit more of the liquid starch.

Kids' activity
 

4. Separate the slime into piles.

5. Pour a different color of glitter onto each pile.

Sparkle slime
 

6. Spread the sparkles throughout each slime pile. Your child can use her hands to twist, mush and mash the glittery stuff in.

Glitter art

Childrens' activity

Sparkle project
 

Play Time


Now that your child has several different colors of glitter slime, it’s time to play. She can keep the hues separate or start blending them together. Try holding the stretchy, sparkly stuff up to the light. Your kiddo can move it around, exploring how the lights reflects off of it and makes the colors change.

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    1. You have enjoyed a very different kind of experience while learning and making Slime recipes which is completely cool to play. I am very exciting to share this awesome post with materials and recipe for the Slime Recipe to my students who are come to take economics dissertation writing help - http://www.dissertationhelp.uk/economics-dissertation/ from me at Dissertation Help UK where I am working as a dissertation tutor and providing dissertation writing and dissertation editing services on different subject such as finance, business, marketing, nursing, economics and many more. I also love doing such kind of activities, so I want to make this different colors of glitter slime. Thanks.

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