Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Slime–Yay a Substitute for Liquid Starch

If you live in Canada, or at least British Columbia, you can’t buy liquid starch.  Which is disappointing because there are a lot of recipes for art and sensory activities that call for it.
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During our Christmas break I was on Pinterest and found a blog that found a substitute for liquid starch.  You can check out Fun at Home with Kids and read how she came about her discovery.
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Yesterday morning we made our first batch.  First empty a container of clear glue into a container.  We added blue food colouring and sparkles and mixed.
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Next we added the Seventh Generation laundry detergent a tablespoon at a time.  As you stir it begins to congeal and you want to continue adding till the liquid glue is almost gone.
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In total we added 2 and 1/2 tablespoons then turned it out on to the table and played with it.  At first it’s quite sticky but the more you play the drier it becomes.
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              The children loved it.  Pulling and snapping it apart. 
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               Pressing jewels and buttons into it.  Making faces.
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             The longer it was played with the more it would stretch.
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We are able to stretch it out flat to the point it almost becomes transparent. 
                   Can't wait to try different colours.

9 comments:

  1. So cool! Can't wait to try this new recipe at my SS centre, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Does it matter what kind of detergent you use?

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    1. Hi Savannah, I think it does although I'd suggest experimenting if you want to try a different detergent. I've only used Seventh Generation. Good luck.

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  3. Has anyone tried different types of detergent??

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  4. Has anyone tried different detergents yet??

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  5. My daughter uses glue and gain laundry detergent and it works great!

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