I'm playing a bit of catch here on the blog today. I was searching through pictures on my computer and found quite a few things from March, which I hadn't gotten up here on the blog. One of those things was when we made galaxy slime for science one day. I had my red heads search Pinterest for science and art inspiration. The kids were able to find quite a few pins to some amazing projects. They came up with things like this snake and this bird of paradise craft for art...oh and this solar oven for science. Lots of fun projects were pinned for us to do. You can check them out on my Homeschool Board. I'm really excited to start tackling some of these great projects with my kids.
The first project we decided to tackled was found by Keagan. It's actually a preschool activity, but my upper elementary aged kids found it to be so much fun. I honestly think kids just like to play with goo. It's in their DNA. Our first project was called galaxy slime. I pulled out all the ingredients and had them read over the directions themselves. I wanted them to be completely in charge of getting this project done. Mom was just there to supervise and provide assistance if needed. They were able to do this whole thing solo.
For this project we needed liquid water colors. I didn't have any, so we made our own. It was really simple to make them. We followed the tutorial found over at Preschool Inspirations. It also helped us use up some of our old water color tablets.
Once we had our water colors made, we got onto making our slime. I followed all the steps that Stephanie shared over at Two-Daloo. We took it slow and added lots of glitter. You can never have enough glitter right? At least that's Libby philosophy :)
Once the kids had their slime made, I let them have at it for a while. Lots of giggles were heard friends.
1 bottle of Elmer's Clear School Glue
1/2-3/4 cup Sta-Flo Liquid Starch (I found ours at Wal-Mart)
Glitter (we should have used fine, but I didn't have any. I just used what we had on hand)
Place glue in a bowl. Next add glitter and water colors. Mix well. Next add in your starch very slowly. I poured the liquid starch into the empty glue bottle. This made it very easy for the kids to gradually add starch to their bowls of glue. Make sure to continue mixing your glue as you add your starch. Keep checking your mixture as you add your starch, so you reach the desired consistency. Once you've reached slime consistency, you're free to have fun and play with your galaxy slime.