I should probably admit that I’ve never actually been to New Orleans, so Mardi Gras isn’t something I’ve personally experienced, but that’s no reason I can’t bring the party to my house. This Mardi Gras Slime brings the party to sensory play.
Mardi Gras Slime Recipe:
- 5 oz. bottle of Elmer’s clear school glue
- ½ cup water
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. contact solution
- grey acrylic paint
- purple, green, and gold confetti
- optional: Mardi Gras beads for playing
- Pour the whole 5 oz. bottle of clear glue into a small mixing bowl.
- Add in ½ cup of warm water and stir.
- Mix in the baking soda.
- Drop in a few drops of grey acrylic paint. Stir. If desired colour isn’t achieved, you can add in another drop or two.
- Add 1 Tbsp. contact solution to the mixture. It will begin to form instantly. At this point, it will be quite sticky. Don’t worry! Continue to mix the contact solution in the bowl until it starts to pull away from the sides and form.
- Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky.
- Add the confetti and mix in.
- Store the Mardi Gras slime in an airtight container.
You can set this slime out with Mardi Gras beads. This will provide another element for sensory input in the play. The stretchy slime will contrast against the hard beads, offering a great tactile experience.
Kids will enjoy playing with this and watching the confetti mix in. The contrast of colours is really quite striking!
Slime can be part of a sensory diet. It offers visual, tactile, and proprioceptive sensory input.
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