If you’re looking for a slime recipe that can be used for seasonal purposes or just for fun then consider making some star confetti slime. The recipe is very simple and it does not take long to create. First, we will take a look at what ingredients you will need:
You Will Need:
- 6 oz White PVA glue
- ¼ cup of Water
- ¼ cup of liquid starch
- Star confetti
- Mixing bowl
- A measuring cup
- A spoon
- Food coloring (optional)
Method to Make Confetti Star Slime:
- Begin by mixing the glue and the water together in the bowl.
- If you wanted to add food coloring, add a few drops now.
- Now add the liquid starch and the star confetti and mix this well.
You can now have fun with your star confetti slime! Squeeze it, stretch it, snip it using scissors, make air bubbles which you can pop, poke your fingers through it or skip with It – the fun is endless!
Fear not! If your kids get slime on their clothes, an easy way to clean it off is by using washing up liquid. All you will need to do is squirt the washing up liquid onto the clothes where the slime is, leave the clothes to soak in some water and then wash them in the washing machine as you normally would. Thankfully, this will remove any unwanted slime off of clothing.
What’s the Science Behind Homemade Slime?
If we want to look at slime in a bit more detail we can take a look at what the science behind slime is and how it works. The liquid starch contains borax ions which are otherwise known as boric acid or borax powder. When these ions mix with the PVA glue they create a stretchy substance, what we know as slime. This procedure is called cross lining.
Sensory Play Benefits
Aside from being great fun to play with, slime is also a great tool for sensory play. Slime enables children to use all of their five senses: touch, see, hear, smell and taste. If a child’s five senses are stimulated through play, they are able to discover, explore and develop their own creative skills. There are other benefits to playing with slime such as:
- Fine Motor Skills: these are skills that develop when children pinch, squeeze or pick up small things. Playing with slime helps to develop these small muscles which in turn helps to develop a child’s pencil grip and makes manipulating a pencil easier.
- Language: sensory play allows children the opportunity to develop their expressive language as well as understand new vocabulary. For example, the word ‘gooey,’ a word that a child would never be able to understand and describe unless they have played with something gooey such as slime. When a child plays with slime they can begin to describe what it is and its texture. Therefore, it’s clear to see that playing with slime helps a child to learn new vocabulary as well as understand what words mean.