Prep 10M | Chill 2Hr | Enjoy in 2Hr 10M
The next generation of playdough is here, and it’s a little…gooey. Slime first entered the kids toy market in 1976, but the stretchy substance took off in popularity with DIY recipes in 2015. And it’s not just a toy anymore, it’s a form of relaxation. Many people with heightened sensitivity or varied sensory preferences find a sense of calm when they dig their hands into a fresh batch of slime. Give it a try with your littles this winter, you might be surprised how good it feels. If you’re looking for more family-friendly activities, our Wally Wheat booth travels around the province educating kids on the country’s largest crop, wheat. Spot our booth at Calgary Stampede’s Aggie Days, AmazingAg in Edmonton or Aggie Days in Lethbridge.
The protein found in flour, gluten, acts like a glue to hold food together and works perfectly to make ooey-gooey slime, with no borax or glue.
1 cup flour
1 tbsp water
1/3 cup dish soap
Glitter, foam balls, sequins (optional)
- Combine the flour and water in a large bowl and mix.
- Slowly add in your dish soap and continuously mix with a spatula. The slime should start as a paste and transform to a dough consistency.
- Add food colouring and knead in the colouring with your hand. Gently knead the dough for 3-5 minutes.
- Knead in optional mix-ins and mold the slime into a ball. Cover and refrigerate slime for 2 hours.
- Remove from fridge and enjoy! Slime can be stored in an airtight container for one week.