Sensory Play is a favorite in our home! The messier it is, the better. I'm not quite sure why, but kids love to get messy, and I believe they should be allowed to do so. I'm not always a big fan of the cleanup, but these days are fleeting, and I know I'm going to miss the messes all too soon!
Last week, we whipped up a few batches of slime for some Halloween Sensory Play! We made Googly Eye Monster Slime, Candy Corn Slime, and Spooky Spider Slime.
GOOGLY EYE MONSTER SLIME
TO MAKE THE SLIME: 8 oz white glue (I used two 4 oz bottles), 1 tsp Borax (found in laundry detergent aisle), 1 cup warm water, green food coloring, and Googly Eyes
- Empty glue into a large bowl.
- Fill glue bottle(s) completely with warm water (you will use 1/2 cup water), shake, then pour into the bowl that contains the glue. Stir.
- Add several drops of neon green food coloring to the glue mixture. Stir.
- Mix 1 tsp Borax into 1/2 cup warm water. Stir until the Borax dissolves.
- Slowly pour the Borax solution into the glue solution while stirring. Keep a close eye on this process! This is where the science aspect of it begins. You will see the glue solution almost immediately begin to form into a solid as it meets the Borax solution!
- Dig in and knead the slime!
- Add the googly eyes to the top of the slime mixture.
CANDY CORN SLIME
TO MAKE THE SLIME: 2 cups cornstarch, 1 1/2 cups COLD water, orange food coloring, and candy corn
- Pour 2 cups cornstarch into a large bowl.
- Mix in 1 1/2 cups cold water.
- Add drops of orange food coloring until you reach your desired shade.
- Drop in candy corn.
SPOOKY SPIDER SLIME
TO MAKE THE SLIME: 1 bottle of glitter glue, 1 cup warm water + 1-2 TBSP warm water, 1 tsp Borax, and spider rings
- Dissolve 1 tsp Borax in 1 cup warm water.
- Pour glitter glue into large bowl.
- Add 1-2 TBSP warm water and stir again.
- Slowly pour Borax solution into the glue solution while stirring. You will see the glue almost immediately start to solidify!
- Form a ball with the Glitter Slime and knead!
- Mix in the spiders.
After we were done, we put each slime into storage containers, and stored it in the fridge. We usually keep our slime/goop for a few weeks before making a new batch.
My kids loved all the different Halloween items we added to our typical slime/goop recipes! Halloween Sensory Play was a hit!
What is your favorite Sensory Play Activity?
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