Essential Oil Slime for Kids

It’s cold outside, and kids can only play out in the snow for so long; so it’s time to find some inside activities to keep them entertained. Why not try out this essential oil slime? By combining slime with essential oils, it becomes a sensory experience for touch and smell, which can help improve brain development in children! Plus, this slime is made from edible ingredients, so young children are safe joining in the fun! Of course, it is always a good idea to supervise and dissuade them from eating it; but if they happen to taste it, they will be fine.

Because this slime is made from edible ingredients, you will want to store it in the refrigerator when the kids aren’t playing with it. And each time you bring it out to play, do a quick check to make sure that there isn’t any mold growth before giving it to the children.

This activity can be a little messy, so try to keep it contained on a splash mat or kitchen table for easy cleanup. Your kids will love stretching it, smashing it, tearing it into sections, making handprints or footprints, creating pieces of artwork, or even picking it apart into little pieces. If it gets a little dry, just wet your hands under a faucet, and work that little bit of water into the slime.

Some oils that are safe to use with children and are great for this activity are lavender, lemon, peppermint, or orange.

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