You should all know by now that we LOVE sensory play activities! From slime to dough and fizzy bombs.. our house is filled with stuff to make fun, weird, slimy, fizzy stuff. Homemade slime is just one of the many things we’ve created and played with over the last couple of weeks. This is about the 5th batch I’ve made… the last one I forgot that I put it in the freezer. Homemade slime and the freezer do not mix.
Because Miss I has sensory issues, we have been working with her over the last couple of months to help get her used to touching different things without her losing her shit. We’ve gone through the powdery stage, the sticky, the fluffy and now we are at the slimy. I think it’s safe to say that after this… we’ve worked through any slimy issues she had!
Homemade slime is not only super easy to make and fun to play with but it’s also an awesome texture for kids to explore! To top it all off, it’s edible and chemical free! At least if you never make it again, you can use the remainder of the Metamucil to keep your bowels freely flowing and healthy! Better living everyone.
What you’ll need
– 3 cups of water
– 3 Tbsp plain Metamucil (NOT the flavoured stuff!) or psyllium husk
– food colouring- I highly suggest staying away from reds and oranges…. it makes it look a little bit like a placenta!
– a pot
– a whisk
– a tray for cooling and playing
What to do
– Measure out your Metamucil and pop it off to the side.
– Add your 3 cups of water and food colouring to a pot and bring it to the boil. Turn the element down to a medium heat and grab your whisk.
– Start whisking quite vigorously and slowly add in the Metamucil. DO NOT STOP STIRRING!!!!
– Keep stirring until you have a hair gel like consistency in your pot. This takes about 5 minutes.
– Pour your homemade slime onto a tray and leave it to cool. Once the top has stopped steaming, flip it over so the other side can cool.
– Once you’ve got cold slime, get right in there! I highly suggest putting down some plastic or playing with it on an easy to clean surface as it can get quite messy! Your slime will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of weeks.