Rainbow Slime Recipe for Play
We always have a batch of slime in our house. Seriously, always. Slime lasts for months and months on end which is why it's one of our favorite recipes for play. I love materials that can be reused again and again. We've been on a rainbow kick lately with rainbow flour paint, painting rainbows with marshmallows, and rainbow sand slime. Since we were due for a new batch of slime I thought it would be fun to make this batch rainbow! This rainbow slime recipe is so easy to make and only calls for three ingredients.
This slime recipe is so easy, a child can make it. In fact, one of mine did! JZ (6) loves mixing slime.
We never measure when making slime. Combine equal parts of liquid starch and school glue and mix well to combine. Yep, it's that simple.
There are two options for this rainbow slime recipe. 1. Make small batches, mixing the color in immediately. 2. We chose to make a huge bowl of white slime and add the color in later. Adding the color in afterwards does require quite a bit of extra hand mixing. JZ was so eager to play with the new slime, and I didn't have the heart to make him wait. He played with the white slime for over an hour on Sunday when we made it. I added the color later that day.
Didn't it turn out beautifully?
JZ and J-Bug (4) could hardly wait to dig their hands in the colorful slime.
They were so cute when they asked me if they could mix the colors. As if I would really make this beautiful rainbow slime and tell them to carefully keep the colors separate. That would be mean!
Even I was enthralled watching the colors blend together.
J-Bug and JZ stretched, pulled, and folded the slime in every direction possible, showing off the rainbow.
JZ was particularly found of rolling the slime into balls and making it bounce.
Trouble shooting slime: As I said, we never measure. There is no exact recipe. The key to a good slime is hand mixing well. My kids usually do all the "work". If after a lot of mixing the slime hasn't formed well add a small amount of glue and mix some more then a small amount of the liquid starch. When I do that I fold the slime into itself continually until it forms a solid, stretchy blob.
My sweet friend at Blog Me Mom also made some gorgeous rainbow slime this week, and her recipe is baby and toddler friendly. Be sure and check it out!
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