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Day 333: Slime Time

Offering your children different textures is great for sensory development and slime is an unforgettably fun way to use your senses!

This recipe calls for equal amounts of glue, water (add a few drops of food coloring) and liquid starch,(if you use 1 tablespoon of glue, use 1 tablespoon of water and 1 tablespoon of liquid starch as well) a bowl, a craft stick or spoon for mixing, and a zip-top bag for storage. First, mix the glue and colored water together in a bowl with a craft stick, then add the liquid starch to the glue/water mixture and stir until it comes together. After a minute of stirring, have your child lift the slime out of the bowl with their fingers. Knead the mixture for a little while and play! The slime should be stretchy, firm and slimy.

Tip: Ask your child how the slime feels. This is a great time to encourage your child to use descriptive words.

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