Our Five Ring Circus: Halloween Sensory Play

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween Sensory Play

October is almost halfway over, and we're trying to cram in every possible Halloween activity into a month that flies by too quickly!

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
  1. Empty glue into a large bowl.
  2. 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. 
  3. Add several drops of neon green food coloring to the glue mixture.  Stir. 
  4. Mix 1 tsp Borax into 1/2 cup warm water. Stir until the Borax dissolves.
  5. 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!
  6. Dig in and knead the slime!
  7. Add the googly eyes to the top of the slime mixture.
I made this slime for Lexie a few years ago, but Lily didn't remember it.  She actually screamed when I showed it to her for the first time and said it was REALLY creepy! Creepy but FUN!

Googly Eye Monster Slime Sensory Play


Candy Corn Slime

TO MAKE THE SLIME:  2 cups cornstarch, 1 1/2 cups COLD water, orange food coloring, and candy corn
  1. Pour 2 cups cornstarch into a large bowl.
  2. Mix in 1 1/2 cups cold water.
  3. Add drops of orange food coloring until you reach your desired shade.
  4. Drop in candy corn.
The girls loved this one!  It's more like GOOP, so it feels like a solid until you scoop it up, then it turns into a liquid, and drips out of your hands.  Since the girls were playing with it on a hot day, the candy corn started to melt into the goop, which looked very cool!

Candy Corn Slime Halloween Sensory Play
Candy Corn Slime Sensory Play


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
  1. Dissolve 1 tsp Borax in 1 cup warm water.
  2. Pour glitter glue into large bowl.  
  3. Add 1-2 TBSP warm water and stir again.
  4. Slowly pour Borax solution into the glue solution while stirring.  You will see the glue almost immediately start to solidify!
  5. Form a ball with the Glitter Slime and knead! 
  6. Mix in the spiders.
This one was the messiest, but so much fun!!!

Spooky Spider Slime Halloween Sensory Play
Spooky Spider Slime Sensory Play
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!

Halloween Sensory Play

What is your favorite Sensory Play Activity?

You can find more ideas HERE.


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  1. Sensory play is even better when they can eat it! :)

    1. Definitely! Lily managed to eat a handful of candy corn before we tossed it into the slime!

  2. oh gosh so gross and amazing! I've yet to bite the bullet and make some slime. It sounds like such a hit. I love the googly eyes the most. So fun. And messy. We'd just do it outside =)
    Thanks for linking up this week!

    1. You definitely should! We limit it to outdoors or the sunporch. If the weather isn't good, a plastic tablecloth is key!

  3. Oh my goodness, these look so fun! I'm usually not a crafty mom at all, but the goggly eyes goo looks like it has my kids' names written all over it. I'm gonna have to try this for their sakes lol.

  4. What great ideas! We are on Fall Break now and I think we are going to have to try this!

    1. Enjoy your break! It's easy to make and I bet they would love it!

  5. So fun! I think my daughters would love this, but my son doesn't like to be messy so I would be interested to see his reaction. :)

    1. Lily doesn't like "sticky" slime, so she wasn't a fan of the spider slime. Lexie, however, loved it all! Liam is still at the age where he tries to eat!

  6. Great idea! I love the spider slime the most.

  7. Awesome! Just awesome ideas, yet again! Thanks for sharing!


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