There are SO many DIY slime recipes out there! All being really fun, cool and of course slimy! You can also buy slime at almost any craft store (but what is the fun in that)! The slime recipe I am going to share with you today was so much FUN to make. I felt like a mad scientist in the kitchen throwing together ingredients to make the perfect FLUFFY slime and was so excited when it actually worked! Stay a while if you want to learn how to make fluffy slime too!
Supplies you will need (links):
- 1/2 Cup Elmer’s WHITE Glue
- Unscented Shaving Cream
- Orange Food Coloring
- Saline Solution
- Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
- Pumpkin Scented Oil (optional)
- Glass Jar
- Black Construction Paper
How to Make Fluffy Pumpkin Slime
Step 1: First add 1/2 cup of your Elmer’s white school glue and 4 cups of shaving cream into a bowl or pot. Mix well and then add drops of your orange food coloring. Add only a couple drops for a light orange and add more if you want a darker orange! Stir to mix in your color. If you want to use pumpkin scent, add a couple drops to the mix! This part is optional!
*Do not be afraid to use your measuring cups, all products wash out easily!
Step 2: Next stir in 1/4 teaspoon of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Then add 1 tablespoon of contact solution. This is when you turn into a mad scientist. You have to add a little more contact solution (tablespoon at a time) until your slime forms. You will notice your slime becoming less sticky. If your slime is still sticky add some more saline solution. At this point, I was kneading it with my hands until my slime took on its fluffy consistency. Almost like a marshmallow, without the stick!
Sensory Play for Toddlers
The consistency of our fluffy slime became so addicting to play with! It makes for the perfect sensory play! Sensory play is important to build your little ones nerve connections in their brain that triggers the child’s senses. This will help develop their cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills along with problem solving and social interaction. Two senses Aliza explored during this activity was touch and smell! Some kids may be a little more sensitive to the texture of our fluffy slime. Start slow and don’t force them to stick their hands in it. Give them little pieces at a time! Also, if you know your child is sensitive to smell only use a small drop of the pumpkin scent or none at all! It is completely up to you!
Aliza had so much fun with her slime! She played with her putty for 3 days straight! This was also a great strengthening activity for those little arms and hands! Pulling the putty apart causes resistance which increases muscle strength! Aliza was pulling little pieces off and making them into little balls and placing them into her jar. This is a great fine motor activity!
Once you have finished playing with your putty, put it in a tightly sealed container! We made ours into a jack-o-lantern by cutting out a face with our black construction paper and glued it to our jar! This makes for a great go-to sensory activity any time.
Check out some of my other cotamom sensory activities here, including a “no mess pumpkin painting for babies and toddlers!” The perfect Halloween activity for your little ones, and mess free = stress free for mama 🙂
I hope you enjoyed making this FLUFFY pumpkin slime as much as we did! Stayed tuned for some more Halloween activities! Don’t forget to subscribe, comment and share <3
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