Timon is a meerkat from the Lion King movie. Timon is known for his love of bugs and most especially, grubs. This Timon inspired Lion King Slime will quickly be a favourite for kids who are a fan of the movie. This beloved character is pretty cute, even if he does eat bugs!
Timon Inspired Lion King Slime Recipe:
- 5 oz. clear glue*
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. contact solution (use a buffered contact lens saline solution)
- plastic bugs
- Timon mini figurine or cake pick
*A note about the glue: I find that when making slime, Elmers school glue works best. I’ve tried other glues and the results haven’t been as predictable as they are when I use Elmers for my slime. Instructions:
- In a bowl, pour 5 oz. of clear glue.
- Add 1/2 cup of water. Mix until the glue has broken up and is incorporated well in the water.
- Mix 1/2 cup baking soda in. Baking soda will help determine your slime’s thickness.
- Add 1 Tbsp. of contact solution. Mix. The slime will be ready to knead when the slime pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Contact solution is what makes the stickiness of the slime.
- Knead the slime. It will be too sticky at first. Just keep kneading it! If you have to, you can add a drop or two more of the contact solution, but be careful not to over-activate.
- Once your slime has formed, you can add your bugs and knead them inside.
- Place the Timon figure in or on the slime.
- Store the slime in an airtight container when not playing with it.
Slime is a great sensory play material. It allows for visual, tactile, and proprioceptive feedback. It can be an effective calming tool when used for proprioception. Ideas for doing this include:
- pressing, pushing
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