Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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Sparkly Turkey Feathers Slime Science Fun

Need a last minute sensory-filled science activity for Thanksgiving? Or a fun farm themed preschool science project? Either way, this sparkly turkey feathers slime is perfect.


I wanted to make a turkey feathers slime to go with the book 10 Fat Turkeys, and this worked out perfectly! Enjoy!!

Simple Supplies:

* just under 1 teaspoon borax
* 1/4 cup warm water
* 1 bottle Elmer's pink glitter glue
* 6 tablespoons warm water
* 3-6 colored craft "turkey" feathers.


SAFETY NOTES: 
1- Do not get borax in your mouth (or your kids' mouths). It is toxic. If it gets in someone's mouth, call poison control. Obviously if you can't keep slime out of your kids' mouths and other body parts, you should wait until they're a little older to make this with them! Like everything on this site, this activity is meant to be done with close adult supervision!
2- Borax can irritate skin! You can let children wear gloves or play with the slime in a plastic bag to protect their skin.


Easy How To:

1- Mix the borax and 1/4 cup warm water and set it aside.

2- Cut the craft feathers into 1/2 - 1 inch pieces.



3- Mix the glitter glue, 6 tablespoons warm water, and cut feathers.


4- Add the borax water to the other mixture and stir them together. Knead the new slime for a minute or two until it is not sticky anymore.

I love this part of the slime-making process, when everything is just starting to come together:


5- Play with your slime!





I have a great explanation of the science behind slimes and how they work here!

If you want another turkey activity, check out our fine motor turkey!

And have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!!

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Happy Educating,
Carla












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