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Making Slime

Exploring sense of touch

Month 7 · Activity 17 · Cooking  


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
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills