This easy butterfly slime is just a clear slime recipe using contact lens solution as the base with some added pizzazz. It is a nice sensory play recipe for Spring or for when you wish Spring would come soon. As I type this, it is -40° outside when I live up in Canada. Yes, that’s -40° in both Fahrenheit and Celsius! Now this temperature is cold even for us seasoned Canadians so this is exactly the kind of day that has me dreaming of Spring. I’ve been thinking about flowers and butterflies and green grass as I stay bundled inside and look out at the snow.
Butterfly Slime Recipe:
- 1 cup Elmer’s Clear School glue
- 2-3 Tbsp. contact lens saline solution
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- unicorn glitter
- butterfly confetti
- optional: butterfly toys for extended play
- Pour the glue into a large mixing bowl and stir the baking soda into it.
- Begin to add the contact lens solution a few drops at a time as you stir.
- When you find that the mixture begins to pull away from the bowl, it’s time to begin kneading.
- Add the glitter and confetti. Continue kneading.
- If the slime is still too sticky to play with, add one or two more drops of contact solution and knead.
This slime provides visual, tactile, and proprioceptive sensory feedback. Kids who help with the kneading when making the recipe will get more proprioceptive input.
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