Christmas Slime

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The kids were playing with some store bought slime the other day. They had tons of fun with it until they both wanted more and the little bit they had became a fight.  Yep, my kids fight.  I put the little bit of store bought slime up and off to preschool they went.  While they were gone I got to thinking we had not made homemade slime or gak in sometime.  We still had everything on hand to make it so why not.  Of course it had to be Christmas slime with the upcoming holidays.
Christmas Slime by FSPDT


I followed our Gak aka Slime recipe and then added “Christmas scent” which is a little pine oil and cranberry mandarin oil.  I once had a yankee candle called Christmas (or something close to that) and it had a pine and fruit scent.  That is why I chose the scents I did.

Christmas Slime by FSPDT


Now that we had Christmas Slime we needed a set up for playtime.  I had a bag of free craft goodies from Craftprojectideas and decided to add some of them in to add to the holiday them.  

What we used with our Gak/ Slime

craft sticks

pom poms

jingle bells

pony beads

melty beads

Christmas Slime by FSPDT

Sensory Activity for children with Christmas Slime.  I used a tray to set up for the kids to come play.  I added a little glitter to the slime last minute.  Then I added all the fun craft supplies to the tray.  Last I added the slime.

Christmas Slime by FSPDT

Now the fun could start.  The boys could not wait to get their hands in the slime.  This is such a hands on activity and my guys love that.  They quickly started adding all the craft supplies to the slime.  The craft supplies were a great added texture to the activity.

Christmas Slime by FSPDT

They were all hands in for this activity.

Christmas Slime by FSPDT

This is very messy.  I at least was able to get them outside but I was not able to find a plastic tablecloth.  I had hoped to lay one out for easy clean up at the end.  I highly recommend one.  Even with that said, we were able to clean up without too much extra effort.  We saved as much slime as we could and made a sensory bottle out of it.  We are always reusing things over here.  I did not do anything to the table or porch.  The next day it rained  and cleaned up the mess for me.  All we had to do was go back and pick up the few beads and bells that were left behind.  The boys were covered in the slime too at the end of playtime.  They came clean very easy in the tub and clothes came clean too.

Christmas Slime by FSPDT

I absolutely love how they put their thinking skills to use more and engage in problem solving too.  They found that the little hole in the table gave way to lots of fun.  They could let the slime slowly drip down the center and onto the floor to start.  I suggested we put the tray down there to catch it as it puddled to reuse.

Christmas Slime by FSPDT
Here is the slime sensory bottle we made at the end.  The boys love watching it drip from one end to the other.
Christmas Slime
Christmas Slime
I am so glad the boys inspired me to make them Christmas Slime. They not only had fun playing in it but I did too.  It was a fun way to spend our afternoon.  Maybe you and your kids can enjoy it too.
 
 
     


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Here is another fun slime activity by Sow Sprout Play with their very cool Christmas Fluffy Slime I saw it yesterday on my FB page share days.  I just love what they did.

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