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This simple recipe for winter slime is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter boredom buster!
We love making slime. We’ve made Halloween slime, Christmas slime, glitter slime, Valentine’s slime, and even oobleck slime! But as much as the kids love slime, sometimes I don’t like them to make it or play with it because of the difficulty of clean-up. But, when we were asked to try out the new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth, I figured if anything could make cleaning up slime and food coloring easier, it would come from Scotch-Brite.
Simple Winter Slime Recipe- So Easy, A Preschooler Can Do It!
I wouldn’t recommend allowing your preschooler to make slime unattended, but with supervision, they can do most of this recipe alone. Bo felt so proud that she made the slime by herself!
What you’ll need to make winter slime:
- Borax powder (if you don’t want to use borax, you can use laundry starch instead)
- School glue
- Blue food coloring
- Winter confetti (ours had snowflakes and sequins)
- 2 small containers
- Measuring cup
Mix your glue with the same amount of water. If your glue bottle is 4 ounces, you’ll need 4 ounces of water. Add food coloring. Bo went a little to heavy on the food coloring this time, but that’s OK.
Mix 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of Borax powder in a separate container (or mix 1/2 a cup of laundry starch with 1/2 cup of water).
Gently pour the glue mixture into the Borax water mixture. Stir with a fork.
When the slime starts to form, use your hands to really mix it up!
Pour off any excess water.
Now, it’s time to clean up!
The raised texture on the dish cloth helped clean up food coloring and glue stuck to our play tray. The sturdy dish cloth made wiping away sticky messes easy!
Add sequins and snowflakes to the slime.
Let your kids play with the winter slime as long as they like! We liked to see how quickly we could stretch it without breaking it.
If you want to try the dish cloth we used, there is a in-store Clip Strip Offer for $1.50 off 2-pack of the dish cloths! Check your local store (we found ours at Kroger) for details.
They were a little hard to find at first, but ours were hanging with the mops!