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Sensory Slime- a fun (and chemical free) activity kids and toddler!

Sensory Slime- A Fun (edible) Toddler Activity!

*A quick note… just like our Play Dough recipe, this recipe is considered “edible” because it’s ok if baby accidentally has a small taste due to curiosity. Please don’t serve this up as a snack or encourage your baby to eat it. It is made with ingredients found in your kitchen, but definitely not a meal. Kapish? Alright… Now that that’s out of the way….


The sun is shining and it’s bringing out the adventurous side of this mama! We’ve been all about the fun activities lately (moon sand will be tough to beat!) and so thing ooey-gooey play-time project is right up our alley!

To make, we simply mixed all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl (full recipe below).

I stripped Emmy down just to keep myself from having to do too much laundry (ha!).

We opted to do this activity outside. I’m sure it could be done inside if weather doesn’t permit, but be sure to put something down for easier clean up!

Here’s what you need to mix up your own sensory slime:

  • 1 2/3 cups of corn starch
  • 1 cup of cool water
  • 1 packet of Kool-Aid, color of choice

SENSORy SLIME! No toxic chemicals! 3 ingredient, toddler safe, sensory activity!

Like I mentioned earlier… you simply just add them all to a big ol’ bowl and mix! But here’s the most important part: let it sit for just a few minutes (10 max). Something about sitting really helps get things slimier!

Because of the consistency of corn starch and how it reacts to water, I’d suggest using a fork to really break things up. It can get a little tough in the beginning.

Also, if your slime seems a little watery on top, make sure you have all the clumps of corn starch scraped from the bottom.


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