Helping adults prepare children for kindergarten and life.

No ratings yet, sorry.
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Motor All Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

Making Slime

Exploring sense of touch

Instructions Printer-Friendly

Homemade Slime


 1 plastic bowl

1 1/2 cups white glue (Elmers or similar)

1 cup of cornstarch

Mix glue and cornstarch in a bowl with your hands.  (This is using your sense of touch

Add more cornstarch if too sticky 

Store slime in the refrigerator for a few days 


1 plastic bowl

1/4 cup of glue with 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed in

Add 1 teaspoon of contact lens solution

Mix well

Add 1/4 cup of cornstarch and knead



Include a child in the mixing of slime. After slime is made, encourage the child to make a ball, add objects and have fun feeling the slime.

* Slime can be messy but is a wonderful way to develop creativity, sense of touch and fine motor skills


This is often a child's first "science experiment" as they learn about chemical principles so make it exciting.


Chat about how slime turns from a liquid to a solid and how it is gooey and so much fun to stretch.  Check this site for other slime recipes and more information.


Can you share what types of jobs a scientist would do at work?

What is the grossest thing you can think of that you have seen?


  • plastic bowl
  • 1 1/2 cups white glue (12 ounces - can use clear or glitter glue)
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Second recipe - 1/4 cup of glue, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon contact lens solution, 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • tablecloth/cover/old newspaper to protect the table
  • art smock

Share This Activity

  • icon-social-facebook
  • icon-social-twitter
  • email

Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Star
  • Color - Purple
  • Number - Review
  • Alphabet Letters - S, V
  • Senses - Touch
  • Character Trait - Respect
  • Target Words - Hot, Soft, Above, Below

Monthly Proverb

Scottish-He that is wise can make a friend of a foe

Did You Know?

"The foundations of social competence that are developed in the first five years are linked to emotional well-being and affect a child’s later ability to functionally adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life." National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Books to Read

"The Monster At The End of This Book"
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon"
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Wave" VIDEO
by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon". VIDEO
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

"The Monster At The End of This Book". VIDEO
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

Music Playlist

"A - You’re Adorable"
by Perry Como Album The Very Best of Perry Como (Pop)(Activity 4)

"Hello, My Name is Joe"
by Ellen and Peter Allard Album Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2 (Children) (Activity 1)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
by Ella Jenkins Album Early Early Childhood Songs (Children) (Activity 3)

"Hello, My Name is Joe" VIDEO
by Ellen and Peter Allard (Activity 1)

"A - You're Adorable" VIDEO
by Sesame Street (Activity 4)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" VIDEO
by Ella Jenkins (Activity 3)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Nursery Rhyme

(Activity 26 Month 7)

Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight