Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Red Sparkly Apple Slime Preschool Science Experiment

What's red (ish), has seeds, and shows up in the fall? A sparkly apple slime science experiment!! This is the perfect science project for any kid. Who doesn't love slime?

Okay, so technically the apple seeds are really black beans, but I'm pretty sure apple seeds would have disappeared into the slime. The beans are bigger and easier to see! And everyone here loves making things sparkle! (As I've gone though these pictures, it also occurs to me that you could use this exact recipe to make "watermelon slime," but since we're talking about apples...we're totally going with the apple theme!!)

We've been doing a TON of preschool apple activities to go with 10 Apples Up On Top and The Apple Pip Princess. We've also started making slimes to go with our storybooks (like this one), and everyone has loved finding new ingredients to make our storybook slimes!

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We also tried something new with this slime: in an effort to get the slime to look more red than pink, we used red paint instead of food coloring. Some of the pictures still look pretty pink, but in real life it was definitely more red than food coloring! 

So, let's get started! 

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.

Sparkly Apple Slime!

You will need a bowl, 1.5 teaspoons borax dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water, 4 ounces (about) warm water, 4 ounces glue, red paint, glitter, and black beans.

1- Mix the 4 ounces of warm water, glue, and paint together thoroughly:

2- Add the beans and glitter:

3- Add the borax water:

4- At this point you will need to pull the slime out of the bowl and knead it with your hands. Your hands will wash easily, and when you're done the slime will not be sticky! You can watch this process in the video below (or click here):

5- Play with it!!

Be sure not to let anyone eat it!
And see additional safety notes above. :) 

Do you love slimes? They are a great sensory activity and science project! I share some fun details about slime science here (as well as a recipe for sparkly slime!) and an even easier "cornstarch slime" recipe here!

If science is your thing, you will want to check out the over 175 preschool science experiments and activities in my collection! This is an amazing resource organized by science type (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.)

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