This Cornflour Slime is a great quick and easy activity for kids of all ages, even my 12 month old enjoyed playing with it. It can get a little messy so it’s best to make and play with outside, but it does clean up easily with water. You can make the slime with or without the food colouring, we added a few drops of pink food colouring to ours. It’s also a cheap activity, costing on $1.50 for the cornflour plus a negligible amount of food colouring.
You will need
- 2 cups (300g) cornflour
- 1 cup water
- a few drops food colouring, optional
To make it
Place the cornflour into a large bowl. If using food colouring, add it to the water. Add half of the water to the cornflour and stir to make a paste. Add the remaining water and start by stirring slowly, then stir really fast. This will give the mixture its slimy texture. The slime is now ready to play with.
I poured our slime into a shallow container for my two kids to play with. If your slime still happens to be a little liquid, it will thicken up as it is played with. You can add more water or cornflour to make a thicker or thinner slime. After using, you can store the slime in the fridge for up to a week, just add extra water if the slime dries out.
This slime is a great way to introduce kids to the concept of solids and liquids. If you poke the slime with your finger it feels like a solid, but when you pick it up it ‘melts’ through your fingers like a liquid. It’s great fun to try pick up the slime and mould it without it melting through your fingers.