Slime is not only one of Liam’s favorites but mine too and with Liam’s birthday approaching, birthday slime is a must. I like making it, especially this recipe, and I like playing with it. Like other sensory bins, slime is easy to decorate to make it fit with a specific theme. It’s surprisingly easy to clean if a mess is made and keeps for a long time. There are several ways to make slime. I think I’ve done them all. Below is how I made this recipe, which is so far my favorite.
Birthday Slime Recipe:
- 1/4 cup of PVOH (polyvinyl alcohol) in a bowl or cup (have stir utensil ready)
- IF you color your slime, mix color in with PVOH (I used Colorations Liquid Watercolors, Sargents Liquid Watercolors are awesome, or use food color), otherwise it will be clear & equally cool AF.
- 1 tbsp of borax water solution (so take a smidge less than 1 tbsp of hot water & mix with a pinch of borax & mix well) in a different small cup.
- now pour the borax solution into the PVOH & stir until is a cohesive slime.
- add glitter if you want to and knead….et VOILA!
Keep this in an air-tight container to reuse. Also, I always have my son sanitize his hands before digging in to increase the longevity of the slime.
What I Added & Ways to Play:
I used birthday buttons and added a “Happy Birthday” confetti for fun. There wasn’t much facilitation with this one. I just let him play with it by himself. But if you were to add more or different manipulative to this, you can expand what you talk about.
Be sure to check out the other sensory bins I put together for Liam’s birthday week: Birthday Cake Cloud Dough and Birthday Rice Sensory Bin.