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.