Did you try making our Easter Slime? Ever since we made our holiday themed slime a few weeks ago, my children have been asking to make the sensory play material again. So, we followed the Perfect Slime recipe today and created Earth Day Slime. As a teacher and a mom, I love finding fun ways to celebrate Earth Day and teach my children all about our planet in both the classroom and at home.
How To Make Earth Day Slime
- 2 Bottles of white glue
- 1/2 teaspoon of Borax
- 1 cup of hot water, 2 1/2 cups of water
- 3 bowls
- Blue and green food coloring (or liquid watercolors)
To begin making our slime, we followed the directions to make the Perfect Slime. It truly is the perfect recipe to make your own homemade sensory play material. There are also a lot of tips and ways to fix your slime in case it turns out too stretchy or too sticky.
In the second bowl, we mixed one bottle of Elmer’s glue (5-6 oz) with ½ cup of water. Then, we added about 10 drops of blue food coloring. We stirred the mixture till the glue began to turn blue. After a few minutes of stirring with a spoon, we continued to combine the ingredients with our hands so the glue absorbed the food coloring. I would recommend that you wear gloves during this step so your hands don’t turn blue from the food coloring. Liquid watercolors are an alternative to food coloring.
In the third bowl, we again mixed one bottle of Elmer’s glue (5-6 oz) with ½ cup of water. This time, we added about 10 drops of green food coloring and combined the ingredients just like we did above. If you want a darker color, simply add a few more drops of food coloring.
Earth Day Slime for Sensory Play
After following the remaining steps to make the Perfect Slime, we created the Earth out of slime. We referred to our globe and pictures of Earth from space as we did so. We put the blue slime into a bowl and spread it around till it was in the shape of a circle. Then, we pulled the green slime apart and put it on top of the blue slime. We used a toothpick to shape the different continents, even though they were not to scale.
After creating the Earth, we took the slime out of the bowl and placed it onto a mat. We watched as the slime began to spread and the colors mixed together. As we played with the slime, the two different glue mixtures continued to combine together, and our slime turned to a bright teal color.
After teaching your children about the Earth and ways they can help keep it clean, have fun this Earth Day with Earth Day Slime.