Every kid loves it.
As a kindergarten teacher I’m very familiar with the love that most little ones have for anything squishy, gooey, and slimy. Sensory activities have become a big part of early primary and preschool classrooms as they allow children to explore their senses in a way that is safe and calming while they learn.
My youngest son, in particular, loves any kind of sensory based activity and was super thrilled to try out all kinds of different slime recipes with me. Many of the recipes I found call for liquid starch, which they don’t seem to sell in our area, so we moved on to recipes that call for ingredients that are more easily available.
Adding the FloraCraft Slime Ballz turns a regular old slime recipe into a further sensory experience because it adds an extra squishy texture for kids to experience. And since I wanted to make this a calming sensory experience for him I decided to add some lavender essential oil.
To make this lavender sensory slime I used some ingredients that you likely already have on hand, in addition to FloraCraft Slime Ballz.
It’s a really quick and easy to make, and as I mentioned I experimented with several different recipes until I found one that worked best for us. I used an adaptation of this recipe – I found I needed to change the ingredient amounts in order to make the slime harden up enough to play with.
To make this you will need:
- 3 cups foaming shaving cream
- 10-20 drops lavender essential oil or more, to your preference
- 10 drops blue food colouring approximate
- 10 drops red food colouring approximate
- 1/2 cup white school glue
- 2-4 tbsp baking soda use more as needed
- 1 tbsp saline solution optional
- 1/2 package FloraCraft Slime Ballz
Mix the foaming shaving cream, lavender essential oil, and food colouring in a bowl until you get the colour and scent that you want.
Add in the white school glue and mix. Add 1 tbsp of saline solution (optional – helps with stickiness), and 1/2 package of FloraCraft Slime Ballz. Mix thoroughly.
Add the baking soda slowly, 1 tbsp at a time until the slime loses it’s stickiness and starts to pull away from the bowl. It’s ready to play with once it doesn’t stick to your hands or surfaces.
I continued adding baking soda until the slime started to form a ball and pull away from the sides of the bowl….
We found that as well left it for a while, the slime got less sticky and easier to hold and play with. Because of the foaming shaving cream, it starts to condense down after a few hours of play, so it’s probably a slime recipe that is best to be played with right away. We kept it overnight in a sealed container and it could still be played with, but was more malleable on day one.
My son loved playing with it!!
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Thanks to FloraCraft for the opportunity to collaborate on this fun project! The recipe, opinions, and images are my own.