Wednesday, July 13, 2016

"Red Hots Slime": Sensory Motor Fun!

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Looking for a cool indoor activity for a hot summer day? Try mixing up a batch of "Red Hots" Slime!  This colorful and fragrant slime is not only fun for kids to make and play with, but a great activity for developing a variety of skills.  Language skills grow as children are able to feel the meaning behind words such as "slimy" or "gooey". Cognitive and problem solving skills strengthen as children mix, measure, and help clean up. Lastly, this hands-on activity promotes fine motor skills by strengthening small muscles and hand-eye coordination. 

For this project you will need:

·         1 box of Red Hot Candy

·         1 teaspoon of Borax

·         1-2 6 oz bottles of glitter glue

·         1 large bowl

·         1 small microwavable safe bowl

·         Metal strainer

·         1 cup of water, ½ cup of cold water

Step 1: Place 1 cup of water and ½ cup of Red Hot Candy into the small bowl. Microwave this mixture for 2-3 minutes. Careful mixture will be VERY HOT! Everyone always says that it smells so good!

Step 2: Empty the 1-2 bottles of glitter glue into the large bowl. Add the cold water into the glue and mix.  The glue should be slightly thinned out.

Step 3: Strain the water from the candy. You will only be using the water for this project. It gives the slime a bright red color!

Step 4: Place the Borax into the water and mix until dissolved.

Step 5: Slowly add the Borax mixture into the glue mixture, about a ¼ teaspoon at a time. Mix continuously.  When mixture starts to come together, mix with hands until slime no longer sticks to hands.

Step 6: Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes.

Step 7: Have fun playing with your slime! Tip: Keep in Ziploc Bag to keep slime fun to play with for months!

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