Fun Indoor Activities for Kids: Glue-Starch Slime Monster Recipe

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I think this is one of my favorite indoor activities we’ve tried this summer. Is it the slime that I find so appealing? I’ll admit I do have a certain fascination for slimy things. Or is it the glitter and sparkle? Yeah, you’re right. It’s the sparkle! Sha-ZAM! Oh, and it bounces!

This one has been a total hit with the boys. Another classic I stole from Pinterest. The level of grossness for this slimy project is MUCH less than the Jello worm project. *Shudder*

Here are the how-to deets:

  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s Glitter Glue (you CAN use regular glue and food coloring, but I like the sparkles)
  • 1 cup liquid starch (check the laundry section of your grocery stores)
  • Bowl for mixing

Add glue and starch to bowl. Mix. Keep mixing (it’s going to look gross and like a horrible Pinterest fail. It will solidify, I promise).

Cleanup and Storage Tips:

  • Keep it at the table and off the carpet!
  • Store it in a Ziploc bag or airtight container in the fridge to make it last to keep slimy, sparkly fun on hand for instant fun

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See? It looks slimy and lumpy and gross. This is normal. Keep stirring and smooshing in your hands.

Now? Time to play! Get creative. Get some other toys out. Let the slime “devour” the toys. We like Star Wars and Legos in our house, so it was only natural that the Lego Star Wars toys be offered up as a sacrifice. (It washes off, don’t worry.)

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I’d love to hear what you think of it. How did your kids react? Please comment below and pass it along :)

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