We have two weeks packed with Halloween fun to celebrate and we are so excited! We are hosting the Halloween Costume Party for our playgroup, Noah’s preschool class is having a Halloween Party, we are going to a Halloween Party at Small World Learning Village, and we are having Noah friend Caden and cousins Harmony and Amyah over on Halloween to carve pumpkin and trick-or-treat! SO…we needed a fun treat for all of his friends and we (or at least I) wanted to steer clear of candy…because he will certainly be getting enough of that! I gave Noah the choice – Pumpkin Slime or Pumpkin Playdoh?! He picked the slime! YESSSS! We love getting messy over here. Follow the easy steps below to make this treat for ANY holiday!
1 teaspoon Borax powder
1 1/2 cups cold water
5 oz. Elmer’s glue (You can use clear glue or the white. We prefer the clear!)
Red and Yellow Food Coloring
Add 1 tsp of Borax powder to 1 cup of cold water.
Stir mixture until the Borax dissolves and then sit it aside for a few minutes.
Pour 5 oz. of liquid Elmer’s Glue into a separate mixing bowl. Then add 1/2 cup of cold water to the bowl with the glue. Stir together.
Add 2 drops of red food coloring and 2 drops of yellow food coloring to the glue/water mixture. Mix together and you get a rocking pumpkin orange! Yey!
Pour your 1 cup or water/Borax mixture into the bowl of glue/water/food coloring mixture. Watch the AWESOME happen! The kids love this…and I really have fun inspiring wonder and curiosity. 🙂 Mix well. It will start to thicken. Dump any excess water out of “Slime.”
Knead with hands. This is where the real fun begins! Great for sensory play!
I bought 2 oz. plastic cups with lids from Gordons and this is how we will gift the Pumpkin Slime to our friends for Halloween!
I packaged them cute with candy corn bags from Dollar Tree. 🙂 I made up this poem, as well. Feel free to use it! Have fun and feel free to email me with any questions!
This idea was inspired by All Things Simple.