Kids Sensory Activities : Slime Play Food
Children can play with pretend food made with homemade slime.
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Have you ever made slime? The stretchy string of goodness! My children have always enjoyed playing with slime and adore cutting slime. Today’s sensory activity gives them an opportunity to satisfy their need for “cutting slime” while creating play food.
We started off with making a slightly harder slime, more putty-like and less slimy. I did not have the exact colors for making pretend pizza but I tried. My red (for tomatoes) was more pinkish than red.
I placed the different colored slime in paper plates and gave them knives and forks ( please use them at your own discretion) They tried making pieces.
But ended up simply pulling the pieces out and creating their pizza on the brown and white slime. The squishing, pulling, tugging and cutting part of this sensory activity turned out to be the best part.
The red, green and yellow ended up being toppings for their pizza.
They loved cutting the slime out to create their play food.
Honestly this looks more Mexican than Italian. I can see refried beans with cheese..
They had to set up shop with all this yummy slime play food.
Dinner is served!
at their pretend restaurant.
How to make play food slime.
- 1/2 cup liquid starch
- 1/2 cup white glue
- Food colors
Add 1/2 cup white glue in a bowl and add 1/4 cup of liquid starch and start mixing. Once you get a stretchy substance, keep kneading and add the rest of the liquid starch. Your slime will not be very stretch but more putty-like. This is better for pinching and cutting. To make the slime colored, add your preffered food color to the white blue before adding in the liquid starch.
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This looks like so much fun!