How To Make Cornflour Slime – Messy Play Activity

Hi Everyone, in January me and Jasper went to a messy play session at the local children’s centre. There were 3 different messy activities to play in including cornflour slime, homemade play dough and cooked multi coloured pasta. Jasper had a lot of fun playing in the slime, watching it drip everywhere and trying to eat it with a spoon, so I thought I would try and recreate it at home. I also found the the slime really satisfying to play with because it feels like a solid when you scoop it up but it drips like a liquid, really weird! I read online that it is great to make this slime with older children as well as babies to introduce them to the concept of solids and liquids. So I think this would be a fun activity to do whatever age your child is but a little warning it did get really messy so I would recommend having plenty of towels on hand or a bath already run!

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Jasper playing in the slime.

The ingredients you will need to make the slime are:

  • 500g cornflour
  • 3 cups of water (you will need approximately half the amount of water as cornflour depending on how runny you want the slime to be – I used warm water so Jasper wouldn’t get cold)
  • food colouring (this is just to make the slime a bit more interesting so its not essential but I went for green slime)
Ingredients used to make the slime.

Then to make the slime simply add the food colouring to the water in mix it in to the cornflour. I made the slime in Jasper’s old baby bath so I am happy we have got a bit more use out of it and I hope to do some more messy play activities in it. I also added some spoons in to the slime for Jasper to play with which he really enjoyed.

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The slime ready to play in!

Please let me know if you do this activity with your baby and I would love to know if you have any other recommendations of messy play activities that Jasper would like.

Thanks for reading, Jen x



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