Every kid loves to draw, and with this activity, you can really change things up. Instead of paper, use slime as the canvas and watch as their creations come to life with movement!
White glue and liquid starch to make the slime; magic markers or Sharpies for drawing.
Video Tutorial: slime drawings video
1. Pour 1/4 cup of white glue into a large bowl.
2. Add 1/8 cup of liquid starch combine until it is thick and slimy.
3. Knead the slime with your hands. Add another 1/8 cup of liquid starch to the slime and knead thoroughly. Make sure there is no unmixed glue hiding in the center of the slime ball.
4. If the slime is too sticky, add more starch, a little at a time. You want to knead the slime until it is not sticky anymore. The slime can be stored in an airtight container or plastic bag for up to a month.
Grab some markers and let the stretchy fun begin! You can use magic markers or Sharpies. The slime will not damage the tips.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT:
Slime is a non-Newtonian fluid. Non-Newtonian fluids like Oobleck, quick sand, and silly putty change state based upon the pressure that is applied to it. By pulling slowly (or by allowing gravity to take over), the slime stretches and elongates. Otherwise, it snaps and breaks.
How can you incorporate the fluidity into the art? Use movement to tell a more visual story and add another dimension to your art!
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