Sensory activities: non-toxic slime - House with No Steps

Sensory activities: non-toxic slime

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Make your own slime for a ooey-gooey senory experience! 

Using just two ingredients, you can make a flubbery slime for a fun sensory experience for your child.

Your child will discover and explore new sensations while they squish, pull, pinch, and stretch this non-toxic recipe! This activity can also help a child develop their motor skills through shaping, molding, and squeezing the slime!

What you will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of fibre supplement with psyllium husk
  • Food colouring (optional)
  • Water
  • Measuring cup
  • Microwave safe bowl

What to do:

Step 1: In a large bowl, add 2 tablespoons of a psyllium based fibre supplement.  We used smooth Metamucil which worked a treat!

Step 2: Add 1 cup of water and stir.

Step 3: Add 3-5 drops of your choice of food colouring and stir.

Step 4: Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Make sure you use a large microwave safe bowl and watch closely as it does bubble up!

Step 5: Cool completely - this can take up to an hour.

Step 6: Squish!

Tips and tricks:

Tip 1: Make sure you let the slime cool completely before touching it - it can be piping hot when it first comes out of the microwave! This can take up to an hour.

Tip 2: For a more gooey and sticky slime, use only 1 tablespoon of fibre.

Tip 3: For a less sticky and more flubbery slime, use 3 tablespoons of fibre.

Tip 4: Make sure you use a large microwave safe bowl as it can bubble up and over!

Tip 5: To make brightly coloured slime, try to find an un-coloured fibre supplement (still with psyllium husk as the main ingredient) and then add the food colouring.

Tip 6: Some food colouring can stain little fingers, so if this is a worry, just leave it out!

Tip 7: If your child does not like the texture, try putting the slime in a sandwich bag instead which gives a different sensory experience.

Tip 8: Fibre supplements are edible, however we always recommend supervising small children.

More fun sensory activities!

Make your own tapioca water beads

Make your own smelly jars

Learn about the benefits of sensory activities for kids with disabilities

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