Alphabet Slime

Alphabet Slime: 31 Days of Sensory Play Challenge | Stir the Wonder

This month we are participating in the 31 Days of Sensory Play Challenge hosted by Adventures of Adam. I signed us up to play with slime and boy was this a challenge! We made an alphabet slime and despite following this Liquid Starch Slime Recipe from Little Bins for Little Hands and consulting the post from Fun at Home with Kids on How to Fix Slime that Didn’t Work, I still don’t think this slime turned out quite right, but Caden had fun playing with it anyway! Hopefully I can mix up a good batch of slime another time for the full slime experience!

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To create this slime I used:

I mixed up the slime according to the above recipe, but for some reason the slime was very stiff and crumbly. I did some troubleshooting with a couple of friends who suggested adding more glue or adding more starch. I did both to see what would work best, they both seemed to help to some extent. It was also suggested that clear glue makes a stiffer slime so I’ll have to try white glue next time. It also might have been my lack of experience in making slime that caused this issue. Who knows?!

But Caden enjoyed playing with this slime regardless and had fun rescuing the letters from the slime. He also loved squishing the slime into a crumbly mess which is a sensory experience in and of itself, just not a slimy one.

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6 thoughts on “Alphabet Slime”

  1. I love it that children never really realise when an activity doesn’t go to plan. They have a great time playing any way. Wish we could get hold of liquid starch in the UK. Thank you for joining us in the #31DaySensoryPlayChallenge

    1. Lucy says:

      Sure I found a link on here about making slime UK friendly, the equivalent to borax is in 1 particular Aldi laundry liquid or a green eco one online hth x

  2. Anna says:

    This is so cool! Thanks for sharing. Maybe it would help my older kids be more enthusiastic about spelling practice?

    1. Samantha says:

      oh yes! That sounds like fun!

  3. What a fabulous way for kids to have fun while learning letters, would be great for a classroom!

  4. Victoria says:

    Oh, I’m going to have to try this! My girls would LOVE it!

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