Slime has always been a hit or miss for me! I love seeing how excited my kiddos get when we make it in the classroom but sometimes it turns out great. Then other times, not so great. So when I stumbled upon Elmer’s Magical Liquid I knew I had to give it a try. It’s not very expensive at all ($4.00 – $6.00) depending on where you look and you get 4 “batches” out of each bottle. Plus, it works great every time and it’s super easy to do!
We will be starting our Weather Theme next week and as a little pre-activity to kick things off we made slime to represent each of the four seasons! On an anchor chart, I had the kiddos brainstorm what color and items reminded them of each of the four seasons. Then we picked our favorites, one color and one item for each season.
Fall: Orange with leaves
Winter: Blue with snowflakes
Spring: Pink with flowers
Summer: Red with stars
Then I went shopping to find the glue and confetti. You can use colored glue that already has glitter in it or white/clear glue and add confetti or glitter. The combinations are pretty fun!
The next day at a center rotation I had each group represent one season and make the slime for that season. Making the slime is so easy…
- Pour glue bottle into a plastic container
- Add glitter and/or confetti
- Slowly add 1/4 cup Elmer’s Magic Liquid and stir
- Use hands to knead slime to desired consistency
Each “season” slime turned out beautiful! I guess I am ready for spring because that one was my favorite :0)
Then all I have to do is store them in air tight containers to keep the slime fresh. (I used mason jars) I plan to put them in the sand and water table as a great activity through out our Weather Theme!
Have you ever used Elmer’s Magical Liquid or do you prefer to make slime the old fashion way? I would love to hear your feedback in the comments!