Tree Lighting Slime Play Fun!

47300739_2149192165125070_7268346491863826432_o The Creek and River47 church had a fun slime play booth at The City of Orange Tree Lighting!

It was great to see some of our current students and their families, reconnect with alumni, and meet new friends!

Slime is not only fun to play with but it’s a great sensory motor activity for building muscle strength in the hands for writing and cutting skill development!

We whipped up a glitter batch in our preschool kitchen (you can view our live Facebook video of it here) and it was a hit!

We also had slime to give out to play with at home – you’re never too old for slime! Several adults who tried it said it was a good stress reliever and were fascinated by the texture!

It was fun getting to talk with some of the slime expert kids about how they make their slime – from fun add ins to different chemical activators, slime continues to fascinate and engage children.

47396789_2149192155125071_7367823174299287552_oHere’s our simple, 3 ingredient recipe (4 if you choose to do glitter)

You Need:
• 1 bottle of Glue
• The same amount of water
• 1/2 teaspoon of Borax Soap
• 1/2 cup hot water
• A few sprinkles of silver or white glitter

Pour your glue into a bowl. Fill the same bottle with water and add to the glue. Stir until well combined. Add a few sprinkles of the glitter & stir some more

In a separate container, add 1/2 cup of hot water and 1/2 a teaspoon of the Borax. Stir until dissolved. Add hot water and Borax to the main glue and water mixture.

Pour this solution into your original bowl with the glue and water. Stir to combine. You just made slime!

Storage: we recommend a solid zip bag or a plastic storage container such as Tupperware – whatever you use, make sure it seals to help your slime stay fresh (and not ooze out and make a mess).