Ooey gooey, squishy and stretchy… You know you want to play. Learning the alphabet has never been filled with more sensory fun!
We are turning slime into an extra magical sensory experience. Ready?
The kids were pulling and rolling the slime across the kitchen table mesmerized by the feel. I had to get in on the fun too. I started rolling a snake and quickly turned into into a letter “G” which prompted more letter making at the table. Love when our play takes a literacy twist!
Fast forward a day and I’m cleaning out the clutter from that catch all kitchen cabinet when I unearth these three guys. Boy, I forgot I had these molds!
I happened to set them down right next to our bag of slime and then ding, ding, ding. Can you freeze slime?
Why yes you can!
Pop those little letters out and set out a regular old batch of slime and you have the ultimate ABC sensory fun experience.
Here are the nitty-gritty details.
There are a few different ways to make slime. We only tried the Borax mixture. I’m not sure if it would work with different recipes or not. This is how we made the slime. We actually made two batches so we could have two colors.
- Dissolve 1 tsp of Borax in 1 cup of room temperature water.
- In a separate container mix together 1/2 cup white glue and 1/2 cup room temperature water. Add food coloring to create your desired color.
- Pour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture and stir. It will be gloppy and soupy. Keep stirring until a big ball sticks around the spoon. Lift out and knead a few times. You may have leftover liquid left in the container.
Store the slime in a plastic zip bag or air tight container.
You know your kids best. If you feel your child may try to put the slime in their mouth, DO NOT do this activity.
To make the frozen slime, you will need to fill each alphabet mold by gently pushing the slime into each slot. Place the molds on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer. We waited overnight for ours to freeze.
The letters will stay frozen for about 20 minutes depending on the temperature in the room and how much they are handled. You can also refreeze the slime.
You could play with the frozen letters on their own. But, pairing them with a batch of “regular” slime is twice as fun.
The frozen letters make great stamps in the slime.