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
Easy starting materials that you may already have in the cupboard
Sprinkle cornflour into the bottom of a shallow container. Squeeze on some shaving foam and get stuck in with your hands.
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.
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.
The slime was slippery but very stretchy
The mix was also incredibly sticky
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.
The putty could be rolled and molded
But it was very stretchy unlike play dough
We could cut it with popsicle sticks
Popsicle sticks could be stuck into the putty
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