Easter break is next week and it can be difficult keeping the children entertained, especially if it's cold or rainy where you live this time of year.
Slime can be a great sensory activity for children and it is very easy to make at home. I have seen recipes that call for borax, Tide and other unsafe ingredients. I can't imagine giving something so toxic to little ones to play with. I was pleased when I found this safe and natural recipe just incase a little one may ingest it.
This is a very simple, one ingredient recipe unless you choose to add food coloring. This particular recipe is a rubbery, non-sticky consistency and can be altered to make it a sticky, ooey-gooey consistency. To do so, just add less psyllium and more water.
1 T. Psyllium Husk Powder
1 c. Water
Natural food coloring (optional)
In a large microwave bowl add 1 tablespoon of psyllium husk powder (fiber supplement). Add natural food coloring now if using. Then mix 1 cup of water. Whisk really good and heat in microwave for 5 minutes. It will rise up so watch closely. If it bubbles over, pause and restart. Check consistency every 3 minutes until you get what you like.
You may do exactly the same in a large pot on the stove. If within 3 minutes it bubbles over, pause and then restart. Check consistency every 3 minutes until you get what you like.
If you just want one color, and buy a store product, Metamucil will work fine. If you buy a different brand then make sure it has psyllium, wheat husk will not work.
Make sure to allow to cool all the way through before using.
Enjoy your Easter break with your little ones and remember what Easter is really all about.
9 If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.