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Crayon Slime for Sensory Play

Are you looking for a sensory activity for your kids to do at the beginning of the school year? Try this Crayon Slime! Sensory play ideas like this one are fun for kids of all ages in any classroom or homeschool!

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Crayon Slime for Sensory Play:

Sensory play helps stimulate your children’s different senses such as touch, smell, taste, and more.

They are naturally curious and, when given the opportunity, they will explore and experiment which helps them learn about their world.

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Getting Ready To Make Crayon Slime:

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What’s Needed:

  • 6 oz. Bottle of Clear Elmer’s Glue
  • About ¼ Cup of Warm Water
  • ½ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon of Contact Lens Solution (containing boric acid)
  • 6 to 8 Grated Crayons
  • Cheese Grater
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Spoon or Spatula 

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How To Make Crayon Slime:

To begin making this sensory activity, grate 6 to 8 crayons using a cheese grater.

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Next, empty the glue into a large bowl. After emptying the bottle, fill it about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid.

Then, shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water and pour it into the bowl with the glue. After adding the water, stir to combine the ingredients.

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Next, add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.

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Then, stir the grated crayons into the glue mixture.

After adding the graded crayons, add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well.

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(Note: Regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)

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Finally, remove the slime from the bowl. Begin to play with the slime, kneading it as you would bread dough. The slime is ready to play with when it is no longer sticky.

How Do You Store The Slime?

After playing with the crayon slime, store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator. When you want to play with it again, let it sit out and warm up to room temperature. You may also need to play with it or knead the slime. 

This Crayon Slime recipe is a fun sensory play idea for kids to do in classrooms or homeschools at the beginning of the school year! 

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Crayon Slime Recipe

Crayon Slime Recipe

This Crayon Slime recipe is a fun school-themed sensory activity for kids of all ages.

Materials

  • 6 oz. Bottle of Clear Elmer’s Glue
  • About ¼ Cup of Warm Water
  • ½ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon of Contact Lens Solution (containing boric acid)
  • 6 to 8 Grated Crayons

Tools

  • Cheese Grater
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Spoon or Spatula

Instructions

To begin making this sensory activity, empty the glue into a large bowl.

Next, fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid.

Then, shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water and pour it into bowl with the glue. After adding the water, stir to combine the ingredients.

Next, add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.

Then, stir the grated crayons into the glue mixture.

After adding the graded crayons, add contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well.

(Note: Regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)

Finally, remove the slime from the bowl. Begin to play with the slime, kneading it as you would bread dough. The slime is ready to play with when it is no longer sticky.

Notes

After playing with the crayon slime, store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator. When you want to play with it again, let it sit out and warm up to room temperature.

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