This week we've been playing with slime! Jacob really loved this activity and spent ages playing with it. The slime has quite a pleasant texture, much nicer than the goop we made a couple of months ago!
Jacob scoops up some slime and watches as he tips it back into the container.
I put out a whole heap of different kitchen utensils for the kids to use in it, including ladles, scoops, spoons and a whole funnel. The favourite thing was this though, a waterwheel. Jacob was quite interested in watching the slime ooze down onto the wheels to make them move.
Watching the slime drip from his hand
Rubbing his hands together to see what the slime felt like. Jacob kept saying it felt like 'shampoo' and all soapy.
Here's the recipe in case you want to try it yourself!
1 cup Lux soap flakes
2 litres of warm water
Dissolve soap flakes in warm water in a large plastic container. Add food colouring. Allow mixture to stand until it becomes thick; add more water if necessary (I made ours a couple of hours beforehand but it probably would have been better left longer, even overnight!)
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