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Bubble Slime – How to Make Slime That Pops!

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Welcome to the world of slime popping fun! This simple sensory activity is great for developing oral motors skill too! The kids will love this homemade bubble slime activity because it’s fast, simple, and entertaining to interact with!

Bubble Slime Aids in Oral Motor Skills Development

You can make these easy peasy slime bubbles with little effort at all. Not only is making slime the coolest thing ever for kids, but little do they know, they are also getting to work on their oral motor development with this activity too. This is great for helping with speech issues or speech delays – more on this below!

If you’re looking for a fun STEM learning activity for kids, this DIY bubble slime recipe is a must try!

Slime is not recommeded for children under 3 years old. For a taste-safe sensory play activity for toddlers and babies, don’t miss our Taste Safe Foam Recipe!

Skills: Sensory Play
Ages: 3 Years +
Prep Time: 10 Minutes

How to Make Bubble Slime!

In this video, you’ll see how simple it is to make and play with bubble slime! Such a quick-to-make and easy activity that will have the kids coming back over and over again! Just be prepared for a lot of giggles and “woahs!”. Below you’ll find the simple steps and materials used to make this fun recipe!

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How to Make Bubble Slime!

In this video, you’ll see how simple it is to make and play with bubble slime! Such a quick-to-make and easy activity that will have the kids coming back over and over again! Just be prepared for a lot of giggles and “woahs!”. Below you’ll find the simple steps and materials used to make this fun recipe!

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

Slime Bubble Tips

Making slime bubbles is super easy and fast, but there are definitely a few important tips to help make the perfect slime experience! Steby step instructions are below along with links to materials used!

How to make slime less sticky?

What might appear a bit sticky and messy at first won’t be for very long! The more you knead, the less tacky it’s going to be! Just be sure to pay close attention to the measurements. If you notice that it’s still a bit tacky after kneading it for some time, add a little bit more liquid starch.

How do I get slime out clothes?

The earlier you get to the slime, the better! If you catch it early slime is so simple to remove from clothes, hair, the carpet, and lots of other places it shouldn’t be! The secret solution: white vinegar! That’s right, it’s that simple! For clothes, I’ll soak them in warm water with a splash of vinegar on top of the affected area. In just a few seconds, you’ll begin to be able to rub it clean. Easy peasy!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Mix 1 cup white glue with 1/2 cup water;

Step 2

Add food coloring. We used a pink color so it looked like bubble gum bubbles!

Step 3

Add 1 cup liquid starch; and

Step 4

Knead until firm and not watery or too sticky.

Step 5

Provide a paper straw and blow some bubbles!

Step 1

Mix 1 cup white glue with 1/2 cup water;

Step 2

Add food coloring. We used a pink color so it looked like bubble gum bubbles!

Step 3

Add 1 cup liquid starch; and

Step 4

Knead until firm and not watery or too sticky.

Step 5

Provide a paper straw and blow some bubbles!

Educational Benefits for this Slime Bubble Activity!

Did you know that oral motor skills are important for so many practical life skills including speaking, facial expression, feeding, and drinking? Oral motor skills include the movement, and coordination of the mouth, jaw, tongue, cheeks and lips and begin to develop in the womb. Oral motor delays can happen, and one technique to strengthen that skill is with straws! Sucking, and in this case, blowing into a straw is a fun way to exercise those important oral muscles!

Additionally, the science of creating slime is the coolest! Talk about the reaction that forms with the combination of the slime ingredients. Use this as a great learning lesson on how reactions occur and different ways that they can be changed to produce different results.

boy holding up rainbow sensory bottle with pasta

If you add too much liquid starch, the slime will become rubbery. If you add too little liquid starch, the slime will be too sticky.

Plus, it is a fun opportunity to talk about the anatomy of breathing. Take a deep breath of oxygen in, and as your kiddo exhales, watch as the bubble captures the carbon dioxide!

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Educational Benefits for this Slime Bubble Activity!

Did you know that oral motor skills are important for so many practical life skills including speaking, facial expression, feeding, and drinking? Oral motor skills include the movement, and coordination of the mouth, jaw, tongue, cheeks and lips and begin to develop in the womb. Oral motor delays can happen, and one technique to strengthen that skill is with straws! Sucking, and in this case, blowing into a straw is a fun way to exercise those important oral muscles!

Additionally, the science of creating slime is the coolest! Talk about the reaction that forms with the combination of the slime ingredients. Use this as a great learning lesson on how reactions occur and different ways that they can be changed to produce different results.

If you add too much liquid starch, the slime will become rubbery. If you add too little liquid starch, the slime will be too sticky.

Plus, it is a fun opportunity to talk about the anatomy of breathing. Take a deep breath of oxygen in, and as your kiddo exhales, watch as the bubble captures the carbon dioxide!

Other Sensory Bases to Explore!

There are so many sensory bases worth exploring. Here are just a few of our favorites!

The Ultimate Slime and Putty Kit

This kit includes 8 fascinating varieties of slime and putty, including premade putty, magnetic slime, glow in the dark putty, and so much more.

Sensory Sand

Sensory sand is moldable! This bulk pack comes with enough to fill an entire bin for lasting fun! Bonus points for including a storage bin!

Modelling Dough

This modelling dough compound NEVER dries out! It is a fun texture – it is stretchy like play dough, moldable like kinetic sand, and odorless.

Water Beads

This set comes in 3 different sizes – small, medium, and large. Water beads are non toxic and reusable, and recommended for children 3 and up.

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