So we love messy play and when we saw this recipe from Fun at Home with the Kids we had to give it a go. Excellent pictures on this site too. Ours look a little more shabby chic in colour if that is possible for slime! It is interesting to play with and is safe as it uses natural ingredients so even toddlers can have fun with it. It does take a bit of organising but you can get hold of the basil seeds from Amazon – do give it a go – the two little girls loved it.
What you will need to make slime…
- Basil Seeds (1/4 of a cup)
- Cornflour (large box 16oz)
- Food Colouring (perhaps something a little more vibrant than ours!)
Simply pop your 1/4 cup of basil seeds into your cornflour and mix with your hands.
Add food colouring to 2 and a half cups of water and pour this into your dry mixture – get your hands in to do this job.
Then start to knead the dough and as you do the basil seeds will start to absorb the water and expand. The mixture will begin to thicken and feel a bit more like slime. Make sure you break up the basil seeds if they are in clumps as this will make a better texture. We have made it a couple of times and it always turns out wetter than slime is but I think that’s OK – it was still fun! It will stick to your hands in a dough like way.
I don’t know why but we seem to be in PJ”s again for this post! Mmm as I say, this is a blog which is a little more warts and all, hopefully I will get better at the pictures! To extend the activity we added in molds and cows! (our farm animals tend to make it into every form of messy play).
It keeps in the fridge for about a week – just knead it a little when it comes out (we squished it into cling film and put it in a box. We have also tried freezing a batch of slime hearts and will have to let you know how they turn out as I have just remembered they are still in the freezer!
Enid Blyton Rating: 7 out of 10 (It was a really fun thing to make with a crazy texture and we would like to have another go using more food colouring – we have had two fairly insipid attempts at colour so far! I think the girls were expecting more translucent slime which is why they rated it at 7.)