20 Oct Make Your Own Glow-in-the-Dark Slime
Recommended Age- All Ages
Homemade slime is a great sensory activity that will help your child work on his fine motor skills, as well as his imaginative play. This glow-in-the-dark version is easy to make and is a wonderful addition to the season, for countless hours of fun, day or night.
2- 8oz bottles of school glue
1 cup of liquid starch
1 squirt of glow-in-the-dark craft paint
Combine the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
Allow to sit for a few minutes before play.
Explore and enjoy!
Variations, Tips, and Additions
The great thing about making slime at home is that you and your child can stretch your creative muscles. A few tips and fun additions that you can add to your slime are as follows:
Add a few shakes of glitter to add a little sparkle to your slime.
Mix a few drops of food coloring to add a little extra pop of color.
Have your child wash his hands before playing with his slime. It will help prevent dirt and mold growth.
Store his slime in a zip-lock bag and put it in the fridge to extend its life for up to a few days.
Your Child’s Involvement and Benefits
Your child’s involvement in the making and mixing of the slime depends on his age and abilities. The older he is the more active he can be in making the slime. If he is too young to partake in the creating phase alone, let him watch and help with simple steps, such as adding the squirt of paint. This slime is NOT edible and he should be monitored at all times.
Slime is a great way to help him work on the fine motor skills of his hands, allowing him to work on his grip and pinching grasp. It also allows him to use his creative and creating skills, which in turn helps engage his memory and learning skills. Slime is very sensory friendly, and in some cases can be used as a calming device.
Make Your Own Glow-in-the-Dark Slime
Shandy Marso, Contributor
Carolina Pediatric Therapy © October 2014