Hours Of Entertainment That Doesn’t Involve Hats and Gloves

The weather has taken a nose dive on the thermostat, and mothers aren’t as quick to head outdoors with the kids.

Having snow on the ground gives kids an incentive to face the burly winds, but trudging the winter box out for some leaves only entertains but for so long.

Cabin fever can quickly set in, leaving the kids to turn on one another in order to curb the boredom. But no more, we have the perfect indoor craft that no child will want to miss out on.

Snowman slime brings a touch of outdoor wonder to the convenience of your kitchen table.

What is snowman slime one may ask?

It is a mix of common craft ingredients that makes a stretchy, slick, and wet substance that is sure to occupy every child, no matter their activity needs.

There are options to make these recipes either more or less stimulating, so if you have a child with sensory issues they will be attended to.

A child that doesn’t enjoy stimulation will like the plain slime without the bells and whistles, but a child who craves stimulation would really like the added texture items you can use.

There is a lot to be learned about children with sensory processing disorder, as Mommy Underground has previously reported, and it would be worth looking into to see which projects would suit your child best.

You have three easy and effective recipes to choose from, according to Lemon Lime Adventures:

Basic Borax Free Slime Recipe

Foam Slime Recipe

Simple Starch Free Slime Recipe

These recipes can be on the wetter side, so it is suggested that you use something that has a tight seal for storage.

Thinking ahead, you may want to repurpose the slime as gifts for your children’s friends, which would mean putting it in a decorative container when completed.

Using a small mason jar with ribbon looks nice, or you can go all out with the snowman theme and decorate plastic snow globes with googly eyes, buttons, a pipe cleaner nose, and a pipe cleaner bow tie, as Lemon Lime Adventures recommends.

Simple Slime

Ingredients:

  • White craft glue
  • Liquid Starch
  • Water

Lay out bowls or paper plates for each child participating. Divvy up the glue evenly in all the bowls. Use the empty glue container to pour water into, and then evenly distribute that as well.

Use the same glue container and fill it with liquid starch, add a little at a time to each bowl, watching a slime consistency form.

Mixing can be messy, which most kids love, so they can be stirring with their fingers as you add the ingredients.

If getting sticky is not your child’s thing they can use a popsicle stick to stir it until the slime forms.

After the slime has been fully integrated, watch the kids’ faces light up as they stretch and slop the white goo. Just empty into your container of choice when you are done to enjoy on another cold day.

Snowman Slime With Texture

  • Use the simple slime recipe above, but then add foam balls to give it that snowball look.
  • Some people steer away from styrofoam products to be a little more environmentally conscious. If this is you, there are earth-friendly alternatives.
  • Try adding small wooden beads, pebbles, or small silicone balls. Glitter most assuredly adds extra fun to any craft so feel free to dabble in that as well.

Contact Solution Snowman Slime

Ingredients:

  • White craft glue
  • Water
  • ½ tbsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tbsp contact solution

Begin the same way you do with the simple slime, by stirring together the glue and water. Slowly add the baking soda, and then the contact solution.

To make the slime less wet, decrease the amount of water, but to make it slimier add more contact solution.

You can add any of the texture items here as well, or just douse it with glitter and be done with it.

It would be wise to lay down a plastic bag or tablecloth that you don’t mind getting covered in slime because as much as you suggest keeping it in the bowl, it will be everywhere.

The mess is certainly worth it, compared to constant refereeing between the siblings who may need a little time distracted from each other.

Suggest taking out the slime every time things get a little tense indoors, or weather keeps you caged in for too long.

It is also great to entertain the little ones while you need to make dinner or get a load of laundry done.

Enjoy this easy cold weather craft that is quick, fun, and affordable. It may not be as good as the real thing, but snowman slime is a close second.

Please let us know in the comments section if you have tried this craft with success, or if you have a go-to craft you like to use when the weather keeps you indoors.

 

 

 

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