Since this is my first year blogging through the holidays, I am having a blast thinking up creative and blog worthy activities to celebrate each season. This wintery Happy New Year Slime idea was inspired by a Winter Snowflake Homemade Slime tutorial on the Little Bins for Little Hands blog. Please click on the link to obtain the recipe for this amazing slime. The slime turned out perfect and exactly the way I was hoping it would. I'll share some of our tips and tricks for making perfect New Year's slime throughout this post.
Ingredients Needed for Happy New Year Slime
I found liquid starch and clear Elmer's glue at our local Walmart. I also found the gold and silver glitter at Walmart. The Happy New Year confetti was found at a party store.
Little Bee gets excited when ever I gather supplies for a project together because he knows that I will let him get involved with mixing and pouring. I enjoy letting Little Bee practice his practical life skills by pouring various liquids and glitter. He then gets to mix all the goo together. Yes, it's true that glue, glitter, and toddlers creates a mess! However, they learn by playing and helping. So embrace the mess, because someday you will look back and remember these times with joy.
For more practical life skill activities to enjoy with your toddler, visit: Montessori Toddler in the Kitchen.
The first step is mixing together the water with the clear Elmer's glue. Then LOTS of glitter is added and mixed. Please visit, Winter Snowflake Homemade Slime for the exact ingredients. Her slime is the perfect mix to create the perfect slime.
The next step is adding the liquid starch to another bowl and slowing spooning the glue/water mixture into the liquid starch bowl. This transferring activity was wonderful for Little Bee to work on his hand-eye coordination. In the last picture (above) on the bottom right, you can see that the slime is beginning to thicken.
This was my first time that we have made slime together. I really enjoyed the feel of this slime and I think that Little Bee enjoyed it too. You can play with the slime right away, but it is really sticky right at first. It took a good hour for the slime to thicken and become less sticky. It is still very gooey like slime should be, however it becomes more firm as time goes on.
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