Make your own slime for a ooey-gooey sensory 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!
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!
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.