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Incredible Shaving Foam Stretchy Slime

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stretchy elastic slime, kids craft messy play idea, shaving foam and cornflour


This very messy activity makes a range of amazing sensory materials out of just a few ingredients which will keep kids busy all day. We started making a magical moldable foam, added coloured liquid to make a slippery goo then added more cornflour to make an elastic slime. After a few hours, the slime dried to create a springy putty which was stretchy but moldable.

Time: Several hours of fun
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Shaving foam
Cornflour
Plain flour
Squeezy bottles
Food colouring
Shallow container



kids messy play cutting stretchy putty with popsicle stick
Easy starting materials that you may already have in the cupboard


Method
Sprinkle cornflour into the bottom of a shallow container. Squeeze on some shaving foam and get stuck in with your hands.



stretchy elastic slime, kids craft messy play idea, shaving foam and cornflour




homemade elastic stretchy putty kids messy play
It felt slippery and fluffy


Put a few spoonfuls of cornflour into some squeezy bottles. Add a little water and a capful of food colouring into each bottle until you have a thick coloured liquid. Let kids squirt the coloured liquids over the foamy mixture and play again with spoons or hands.



stretchy elastic slime, kids craft messy play idea, shaving foam and cornflour




stretchy elastic slime, kids craft messy play idea, shaving foam and cornflour
A fun way to explore colour mixing


Add plain flour until you have a thick stretchy slime. Have fun lifting it and watching it slide.



homemade elastic stretchy putty kids messy play
The slime was slippery but very stretchy




sticky toddler hands with purple stretchy slime goo goop putty
The mix was also incredibly sticky




homemade elastic stretchy putty kids messy play
It was also fun to swirl the mix with popsicle sticks


Leave the mixture for a few hours until it dries to form a moldable putty. Ours was like an incredible elastic play dough which would stretch and slide but could be rolled and molded.



kids messy play cutting stretchy putty with popsicle stick
The putty could be rolled and molded




homemade elastic stretchy putty kids messy play
But it was very stretchy unlike play dough




kids messy play cutting stretchy putty with popsicle stick
We could cut it with popsicle sticks




kids messy play cutting stretchy putty with popsicle stick
Popsicle sticks could be stuck into the putty


Have you tried this activity? Let us know how you got on in the comments section - and please share a photo.

Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Any age
#Shaving Foam
#Messy Play
#Slime
#Putty
#Colour mixing
#Fine Motor Skills
#Easy
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