We’ve been having lots of fun in my home lately and focusing on a lot of hands on activities and sensory play. Both of my girls (4 and 1) love to feel different textures. They love to learn by exploring on their own and letting their imagination run wild. Sensory play is great way for children to discover the world around them while developing fine and motor skills.
Since I have a smaller child all the activities we’ve been doing lately have been taste-safe (like our taste safe moon sand and natural play dough) because she likes to put everything in her mouth. I try to stop her and I’m successful most of the time. However, there are times she’s able to put things in her mouth so I rather use materials and ingredients that are not dangerous for her.
A while back, before my youngest was participating in our kid activities, we made silly putty. My oldest loved it and I knew there had to be way to recreate this while keeping it safe and non-toxic for the little one. That’s how this slime recipe came to life. And who doesn’t love slime? I’m in my 30’s and I still love playing with it. It’s really relaxing for the adults and fun for the kids!
This is so easy to make it’ll take you just a few minutes and you only need 3 ingredients – all natural.
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add in food dye to achieve desired color.We mixed red and blue to make purple.
Once boiling, add in Psyllium Husks and reduce to medium heat. Stir non-stop.
As you stir the mixture will begin to thicken. Keep on stirring. In about 5 minutes you will have a very thick mixture.
You will know it is done when the mixture begins to all move with the spoon like gel.
Remove from heat and place on a tray to cool down. It is going to be VERY hot – so be careful.
Once it stops steaming pick it up and flip it over to let the other side cool down.
Once it’s completely cooled down – play!
The psyllium husks will add a slight brown tinge that kinda looks like glitter once done.
You can play with this on a table, tray, plate or on these craft trays.
That’s it! This is probably one of the easiest sensory play activities we’ve made. You can try different colors each time of make several batches at once. The best part is that kids all ages enjoy this slime so it’s a fun activity that we family can enjoy together.
If you make this recipe, let me know if your kids like it as much as mine.
Taste-Safe Slime Creation