This stretchy birthday slime recipe is great for pretend play or for celebrating a birthday. It can even be given out as a party favour for guests.
Slime is a wonderful tool for sensory input. It engages the visual, tactile, and proprioceptive sensory systems.
Birthday Slime Recipe:
- 6 oz. bottle Elmer’s clear school glue
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup warm water, as needed
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup liquid starch, as needed
- birthday themed glitter
- fine blue glitter (or whichever colour that matches the theme of your party)
- Pour the clear glue into a medium-sized bowl.
- Stir in 1/4 cup warm water with a fork.
- Add the fine blue glitter and stir well.
- Drop in 2-3 Tablespoons of liquid starch and stir well for 2 minutes.
- If the slime is too stiff, add more water. If it’s too stiff, add more of the liquid starch.
- Continue stirring until the slime forms into a ball.
- Knead for 2 minutes, adding more water or liquid starch as needed to get to the right consistency.
- When the slime is stretchy and no longer sticky, knead in the birthday themed confetti and glitter.
- The slime is ready for play.
When not in use, store in an airtight container or resealable bag. Adult supervision should be used for this and all sensory play. Be sure to wash hands well after handling slime.
Ideas for Making this Slime into a Party Favour:
- Place the slime in a plastic container and use a hot glue gun to attach a bow, small figurine, decoration or to the top of the lid.
- Or for a less expensive option, place the slime in sandwich bags, seal, and decorate with stickers.
- If you want to make this super interactive and fun, you can set up slime stations and have the kids all participate in making their own party favours. This idea is best when it’s a birthday for older kids or teens or when you have other adults to help.
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