Ice And Slime Colour Boxes

Ice And Slime Colour Boxes

Posted 2013-08-04 by Jane Streetfollow


This is a fun messy sensory activity, best done outside on a sunny day. The colourful ice shapes feel cold and slippery in the silky slime. Enjoy watching the colours swirl and mix together as the ice melts.

Time: 24 hours freezing time then 30 mins play
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
  • A variety of ice cube trays or silicone muffin trays
  • Several colours of food colouring
  • Water
  • Large tub
  • Cornflour (we used a 500g bag)



  • Method
  • Mix up two capfuls of food colouring per litre of water and freeze in ice cube trays or large silicone muffin trays. It's fun to make a range of colours and have a variety of sizes. It's good to have a few large shapes (e.g. silicone muffin size) as these take a long time to melt.
  • Put the trays in the freezer for at least 24 hours.

  • The dinosaur muffin sized trays were great as the shapes took a long time to melt in the slime


  • Set out a large tub and get stuck in with hands making up a goopy slime mixture by combining cornflour and water. We started with a ratio of 1 cup of cornflour to half a cup of water.

  • Making goop


  • Add the coloured ice shapes and let kids explore the mix any way they choose.
  • Watch the colours swirl and mix as the ice shapes melt.







  • You could also introduce plastic animals.

  • Plastic animals added extra fun


  • Once you have finished playing, scoop the goop mixture into a jar to make great sidewalk paint for another day. The 'paint' dries with a chalky finish.

  • Save the goop for sidewalk paint




    Categories
    #under_5s
    #5_to_10s
    #easy
    #messy_play
    #sensory
    #ice
    #goop
    #cornflour
    #colour_mixing
    #food_colouring
    #dinosaur

    %mykidcraft
    238039 - 2023-07-18 02:19:42

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    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
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