Though I wouldn’t let La Jolla Girl run all over the house with this homemade slime, it’s a pretty cool textural kids activity. The recipe is very simple and there’s no need for total accuracy. Therefore, a preschooler can make it themselves, if you supervise the food coloring part.
Homemade Slime Recipe 6 level tbsp Cornstarch
1/4 cup Water
Put water in a bowl mixed with a few drops of food coloring. Add cornstarch until the mixture seems dry, but slightly tacky when you touch it. Add water if it’s too thick and cornstarch if it’s too thin. This recipe makes about a fist-full of slime.
Here’s the crazy thing about this slime. It is solid until you touch it or pick it up. Then, it liquifies. If it dries out, just add a few drops of water. You should be able to put some in your hand and let slime down into a bowl three feet or so below.
I would keep this contained to a countertop or other play area. The slime will leave a tiny bit of residue on fingers and whatever surface, but it cleans up very easily. Anything left on hands, basically falls off with running water.
This bought us about 45 minutes of summertime sanity yesterday morning. I have recipes for other kids activities including playdough, finger paints and watercolor paints.