There are many ways to make slime, and this method has proved to be the simplest. We’ve shown here variations for white glue and clear glue so you can make sure to get the perfect slime with whatever you have on hand! Slime is a great way to talk about different colors in a super sensory way! You can use this as an a way to introduce colors beyond just the typical colors of the rainbow. For example, you can teach interesting colors like turquoise, magenta, lime green, mustard yellow, and more!

Set up Time: 10 minutes


  1. Combine 3/4 cup glue (6oz) with 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 cup water and a few drops of food coloring (will need more for white glue).
  2. For white glue: add 1.5 tbsp contact lens solution.
  3. For clear glue: add 2.5 tbsp contact lens solution.
  4. Stir and knead until fully combined and no longer sticks to your fingers.


  • White or clear glue
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Contact lens solution

Learning Through Play

Physical: Fine Motor – We love sensory play to invite children to engage in fine motor skills! They are twisting, squeezing, pushing, pulling, and more, which helps them to use different muscles in their fingers, hands, wrists, and forearms.

Social-Emotional: Self-Regulation – Sensory materials invite children to calm their bodies, slow their breathing, and increase their focus as they explore the shifting and changing elements of sensory play. Teaching children things like colors when they are calm will be much more successful!

School Readiness: Measurement – Invite the children to help you make the slime. Show them the numbers and letters written on the measuring cups and spoons and explain that they help us to know how much of any given material (liquids, solids, powders) fit in that cup or spoon.

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