How to Make Patriotic Slime
This patriotic slime is perfect for your 4th of July festivities or any patriotic holiday, really. Whether you are having a party and are looking for a fun activity to keep the kids busy, or you are just looking for a fun summertime activity for the kids, this is the perfect sensory activity to keep the kids entertained.
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What You’ll Need
School glue (3 bottles) (we suggest regular)
What to Do
Begin by gathering your materials.
We made three batches of slime for this activity- red, white, and blue. First, pour one bottle of glue into your mixing bowl. You can use either white or clear glue (we used white). Then, fill your bottle of glue halfway with water and pour into your bowl. Add several drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly. Next, sprinkle in some glitter. Repeat this three times (one for red, one for blue, and one for white). When making the white slime, we used white glue and white glitter; for red, we used several drops of red food coloring and red glitter, and for blue, we used several drops of blue food coloring and blue glitter.
Next, add 1/2 cup of liquid starch and mix thoroughly with your popsicle stick until it forms a glob. The picture below shows what the slime should look like about halfway to becoming a glob.
Now for the fun part! 🙂 Knead the slime together in your hands for a minute or two until it is no longer sticky. If the slime isn’t globbing together or is still too sticky, place it in a bowl of water to rinse it and continue kneading until it isn’t sticky.
Now it’s play time! Set the slime out for your child along with some stars, sequins, gems, or anything else you’d like to include. The children enjoyed making imprints in the slime with the stars, mixing the colors together, and seeing how far it could stretch.
After the kids were done playing, we put the slime in airtight containers for next time.
That’s it! What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.
We also made lavender scented slime and DIY floam from recycled cups that turned out really fun!
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Saturday 1st of July 2017
I need to try this. We tried a different recipe last week that just made a huge mess. This looks better! My kids would love it.
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Sunday 2nd of July 2017
I hope this recipe works for you! We discovered that if the slime was still sticky or not globbing together after adding all the ingredients and kneading it awhile, rinsing it in a bowl of water helped. Also, a minute or two of kneading the slime after rinsing it does wonders for it as well! :)