I think I love making easy slime recipes as much as kids do! If you make the recipe together, it’s a science lesson. The sensory play that follows is an added bonus! Slime is easily adaptable to any season, holiday, or special event. And students never seem to lose interest in slime! This fun purple glue slime with spring flowers in it provides an excellent distraction during that often wiggly season of spring going into summer.

How to make spring themed purple slime with flowers.

Recommended Grade Level:

Materials for the Purple Slime Recipe

  • 6 oz. Purple Glitter Glue
  • 1/2 T. Baking Soda
  • 1 T. Contact Solution
  • Plastic Flowers
  • Mixing Bowl/Spoon/Plastic Mat

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Importance of Sensory Play in Preschool

SLIME RECIPES WITH GLUE

VARIED SENSORY ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT PRESCHOOL ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF ANY CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT.

Sensory development aides connections in the brain while providing interesting ways for kids to be curious, engaged, and learning.

Sometimes the thought of how to make slime with glue and other messy ingredients creates anxiety for adults! Here are some common questions and answers about this recipe for slime.

How do you get slime out of hair?

I’m thinking we’ve all been there! Although educational, engaging, and FUN, making slime (purple or otherwise) is messy.

Removing slime from hair is fortunately quite simple. Gently scrape as much slime off as possible, using a comb or your fingers. Soak hair with hot water. Then, wash hair with warm water and shampoo. Work as much lather into slime as possible. Rinse and apply conditioner. If you still have sticky residue, work in some coconut oil or peanut butter to remove it.

How do you get slime out of clothes?

Use ice and a butter knife to scrape frozen/dried slime from clothing. After scraping off as much of the slime spot as possible, scrub with dish soap and rinse. Follow with a wash in your regular laundry detergent.

How do you get purple slime out of carpet?

Slime that has penetrated into the carpet fibers can be tricky to remove. First, apply ice to harden the slime before removing slime from the carpet. Then, use a scrub brush to remove as much of the slime as possible. Use a spray bottle to mix a cleaning solution of water and white vinegar. Sprinkle the stain with baking soda, spray with the vinegar mixture, and scrub. Vacuum and repeat as necessary.

You can also try a mixture of rubbing alcohol and warm water. Blot/dab the stain until it is removed.

Add flowers to the purple slime.

What Can Preschoolers Learn While Making DIY Slime?

HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPES

MAKING SLIME AT HOME IS EASY AND DOESN’T REQUIRE A LOT OF COMPLICATED SLIME INGREDIENTS.

Elmer’s purple glue will work for slime, as will other sparkly glue. Knowing how to make slime without Borax is easy when you replace it with saline solution.

As you make this purple flower slime, you can ask thoughtful questions:

  • How will we make slime with purple glue and contact solution?
  • What makes it not sticky anymore?
  • What can we do with the slime?
  • How did it change when we added the saline solution?
  • What would happen if we added food coloring/rice/beads?
Completed homemade slime for spring!

Why Is It Important For Kids To Explore with Their Senses?

Children are naturally curious about everything around them. Learning by engaging the senses is also a natural thing for kids. Sensory play offers a lot of valuable benefits.

Oral Language

Sensory play encourages conversations, new vocabulary, and opportunities to talk. They can build background knowledge as well.

Fine Motor

Small muscles in the hands are necessary for handwriting. Sensory play that allows for squeezing, pinching, squishing, pulling and more helps to develop those find motor muscles.

Creativity

Sensory play is often very open-ended and exploratory. It allows kids to play how they wish and to use creativity and/or problem solving independently.

Observation

Sensory exploration helps kids develop observation skills as they play. They might observe things like texture, smell, objects, consistency, or shape/color.

How Do I Make Purple Slime?

Purple Slime Recipe for Kids

Gather Your Supplies:

  • 6 oz. Purple Glitter Glue
  • 1/2 T. Baking Soda
  • 1 T. Saline Solution
  • Plastic Flowers
  • Mixing Bowl/Spoon/Plastic Mat
Slime ingredients for the purple flower slime.

Step One:

Pour glue into mixing bowl.

Glitter glue in a jar.

Step Two:

Add baking soda. Mix well until combined.

Purple glitter glue and baking soda in a jar.

Step Three:

Add contact solution. Stir until you reach a stretchy consistency.

NOTE: It may seem sticky at first. Knead until desired consistency, you do not need to add additional contact solution.

Add saline solution to purple slime mixture.

Step Four:

Add the flowers. Use the mat to squish, squeeze, and play as desired.

Store in an airtight container/jar.

Add flowers to the purple slime.

Slimy Letters and Numbers

If your kids’ creativity is waning, encourage them to make letters or numbers with their slime, write their name, or make shapes.

Blow Bubbles

Kids might also experiment with blowing gently through a straw to create air bubbles and bumps in their slime.

Hide and Seek

Ask students to find a particular color of flower, or hide other beads/letters/numbers in the slime to seek.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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