Have you made homemade slime yet? It’s a fun, sensory activity for kids of all ages. Since Easter is just around the corner, we made an Easter themed version of the Perfect Slime today. This Easter Slime recipe is easy-to-make and always a hit with kids.
You might find it helpful to read my post about the most common mistakes people make when making slime. This way you can avoid the most frequent mistakes people make that slime goes wrong.
How To Make Easter Slime:
- 2 Bottles of white glue
- 1/2 teaspoon of Borax
- 1 cup of hot water, 1/2 cup of water
- 2 bowls
- Yellow food coloring
- Clear glitter
- Easter confetti
- Plastic Easter eggs (optional)
To begin making our slime, we followed the directions to make the Perfect Slime. It’s a tried and true recipe with lots of tips and ways to fix your slime in case it turns out too stretchy or too hard.
In the second bowl, we added about 10 drops of yellow food coloring. You can pick any color or even mix colors too. Then, we added clear glitter just so our slime would shimmer in the light. To add to the Easter theme, we also added confetti in the shape of Easter eggs, bunnies, and chicks.
After our slime was ready, I divided the batch in half for my two children and placed it on trays on the kitchen table. I also added a few plastic Easter eggs that my kids could use to scoop up the slime.
For my son with Sensory Processing Disorder, I told him that he didn’t have to play with it but I would leave it on the table. I also gave him the option of wearing rubber gloves. After a few minutes, he began to investigate the texture by poking at the slime with his finger. After getting used to the texture and watching his brother play, he decided to pick it up with one hand. He loved watching it slowly move and stretch from his hand to the tray.
To work on developing fine motor skills, my son used large, plastic tweezers to pick the confetti out of the slime. Pinching the tweezers helps to develop muscle strength and agility. and picking the confetti out of the slime helps to develop hand-eye coordination. He was determined to get every piece of confetti out of the slime too.
Your kids are sure to love making and playing with this Easter Slime. It’s a fun and entertaining hands-on activity for the upcoming holiday.
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