Metamucil Slime

Metamucil Slime

Easy to make slime using Metamucil which gives a great colour and smell to the slime!

Materials Needed:

  • 1 tbsp Metamucil
  • Water
  • High Bowl
  • Microwave

What to Do: 

  • Add 1 tbsp Metamucil into a bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of water and whisk together.
  • Pop it in the microwave for 5 minutes. 
  • Check the progress of the slime every couple of minutes in the microwave and to see the consistency, give it a stir.
  • Once it's ready, cool down to warm and enjoy playing with it! 

Hints and Tips:

  • More fibre supplement, less water gives you a more non-sticky flubbery slime. 
  • More water and less fibre supplement gives you a more ooey-gooey sticky slime.
  • It doesn't have to be Metamucil just check it has Psyllium.
  • You can also use a clear fibre supplement and add food colouring to it to change the colour of the slime.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Following directions.

    Play and create with the slime.

    Listen and follow directions, ask questions.

    Manipulation of the slime. 

    Play with others / share resources.

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play, Manipulative Play
  • Interest Areas: Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Manipulation Games, Quiet Games, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1: Developing knowledge and self-confidence through new skill development, manipulating slime and utensils.

    2: Becoming aware of fairness through sharing materials and experiences

    3: Developing fine motor skills through manipulation of the slime. 

    4: Developing creativity, imagination, enthusiasm, confidence and persistence through creating with slime.

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