Slime is super fun to play with and can be a creative art and craft project for kids. In as much as adults may find it disgusting, kids can’t seem to have enough of it. They are easy to make and will keep your child engaged for hours and hours.
You can easily learn how to make slime like a pro with the right ingredients. If you’re looking to make a science related kind of slime, you pick the science kit. Slime is pretty strange but super fun at the same time. The kit has hydrophilic polymers that make it possible to create slime.
Other than that there are other things that come with it. Some of the main ingredients include;
- Zinc sulfide
- Thermochromics pigment
- Sodium tetraborate
- Guar gum
- Polyvinyl alcohol
- Colorings i.e. red, yellow and blue – this are primary colors so you can mix them up with a color chart reference to make other colors.
- Glue solution
- Stirring sticks
With the ingredients you can make a variety of slime using different variations. You also get a chance to experiment as you make and create the world of science. Your child also gets a chance to not only have fun but also learn. A good example is the use of magnets in the slime, it is simple and interesting.
Do it yourself (DIY) kit
with some key ingredients you can easily make your own slime from scratch. The DIY kit comes with a number of supplies. They include;
- Bowls and mixing containers
- Clay for molding
It is easy and even the kids can try to make the slime on their own. You can guide them through the process since the ingredients are not complicated and not many. This is a good way to keep kids engaged especially if they have friends over and you don’t want them disturbing you while you attend to other things.
It is also harmless and thus you don’t have to worry about your kids being exposed to chemicals. Besides, the kids can learn a lot as this could be a way of them expressing their creativity through art and crafts.
You can incorporate other things in their play when they are doing artworks. This could include collages for one and they could make both two dimensional and three dimensional artworks. They could also incorporate water colors and make colorful pieces.
Definitely super fun and interesting for kids. It glows in the dark unlike all the other types of slime. Apart from using it to during play sessions, they could also use them to make artworks that they can stick to their bedroom walls thus can see them when they are sleeping in the dark. This include making star shaped and butterfly shaped objects or galaxy patterns depending on what they like.
You can use it to educate them about the space, and make science related school projects. At a young age, they still exploring different interest at both school and home. They can easily learn using creative methods that they enjoy.
For science teachers, it can be hard to teach a group of young children using just the textbooks. They have a hard time understanding what things mean especially when technical terms are used. A good example is a simple volcano. Trying to explain what lava is to a child and why the eruption occurs is not as easy as it sounds.
By the use of scientific experiments and demonstration, it makes it so much easier. You also don’t want to use dangerous ingredients that could put them in danger so you want to stick to the ones that are safe and easy to use like slime.
Making slime maybe just for the sake of your child but it also gives you a chance to interact with your child doing what they love. You can learn so much about the things they like doing and what they are interested in in school. If they are having a hard time learning a subject at school, you could incorporate it in the slime project to make it more fun and enjoyable. This way they will relate to it and have a better understanding.