Space Slime Recipe

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The kids are going to love this Space Slime Recipe! It’s a fun way to get a little bit messy while dreaming of space!

Kids love slime and things that glitter. Right now, sparkly galaxy slime is popular as it should be. It’s beautiful. It is mesmerizing. Even I, as an adult, want to get my hands on it. Unfortunately, slime, and especially specialty slime-like galaxy slime, are costly. Even worse than the cost is that slimes tend to dry out incredibly fast.

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Within days of opening, your new slime purchase has turned into a sparkly, galaxy rock. Unless that is what you are going for, there is good news. Did you know you can make space slime for much less? You can gather the simple ingredients and whip up a quick batch of galaxy slime in a flash.

Possibly with ingredients that you already have in your home right now. Sometimes I will involve my kids in the space slime-making process while other times I am not interested in the mess so I make the slime on my own and give it to my kids to play with after. They are happy kids to have Space Slime of their own.

Space Slime Recipe

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Space Slime Recipe

Not all slime is created equal. Some slime is super cool like this space slime recipe. The added glitter aspect gives such a cool and sparkly look that also adds to the textured fun.

Messy plan is a great way to activate creativity within kids as well. Slime is really great for sensory activities as well as just a super fun project and craft idea. If you’re looking for a fun way to talk about space while also teaching the kids how to create their own slime, this simple slime activity is awesome.

Recommended Space Books for Kids

Don’t forget to add in the books! I’m a big believer in the fact that you can’t ever read too much. Not only that but incorporating books about the topics that you’re currently learning about are great for kids, too

All of these book suggestions listed below are great for helping them learn more about space. Have them turn the pages and read aloud to make it an even more fun learning experience.

We like to have times during the day when we’ll all sit down and read together. It’s a great way to fill our minds with information and have a bit of quite time and relaxation time as well.

Below are some of our favorite space books that will give the kids a ton of great information. They’ll love learning as much about space as they possibly can!

National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun!National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun!Super Cool Space Facts: A Fun, Fact-filled Space Book for KidsSuper Cool Space Facts: A Fun, Fact-filled Space Book for KidsNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar SystemThe Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar SystemThere Was a Black Hole that Swallowed the Universe: A Funny Rhyming Space Book from the #1 Science Author for KidsThere Was a Black Hole that Swallowed the Universe: A Funny Rhyming Space Book from the #1 Science Author for KidsThere's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)

 

Recommended Space Toys

If your child is fond of planets, stars, and everything in space, you must grab one of these space toys! Your little one will be so happy to have any of these!

Daron NASA Space Adventure Series: Space Shuttle with Lights & Sounds & Figure, Approx 9Daron NASA Space Adventure Series: Space Shuttle with Lights & Sounds & Figure, Approx 9Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle (48 pc)Melissa & Doug Solar System Floor Puzzle (48 pc)LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle 60226 Space Shuttle Toy Building Kit with Mars Rover and Astronaut Minifigures, Top STEM Toy for Boys and Girls (273 Pieces)LEGO City Space Mars Research Shuttle 60226 Space Shuttle Toy Building Kit with Mars Rover and Astronaut Minifigures, Top STEM Toy for Boys and Girls (273 Pieces)Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector, Solar System Space Toy Set, 5 Piece Set, Ages 3+Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector, Solar System Space Toy Set, 5 Piece Set, Ages 3+4M 3427 Solar System Planetarium - DIY Glow In The Dark Astronomy Planet Model Stem Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & Boys Multicolor, 1 EA4M 3427 Solar System Planetarium – DIY Glow In The Dark Astronomy Planet Model Stem Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & Boys Multicolor, 1 EARocket Ship Play Tent Playhouse | Unique Space and Planet Design for Indoor and Outdoor Fun, Imaginative Games & Gift | Foldable Playhouse Toy + Carry Bag for Boys & Girls | by Imagenius ToysRocket Ship Play Tent Playhouse | Unique Space and Planet Design for Indoor and Outdoor Fun, Imaginative Games & Gift | Foldable Playhouse Toy + Carry Bag for Boys & Girls | by Imagenius Toys

 

Slime Ingredients

All you need are the following ingredients to make slime. Who knew that slime was such a simple process? So many people say no to making slime and I really think it’s because they think that it’s a tedious process.

Space Slime Recipe

We have lots of other easy slime recipes too. Because once you make slime once, you’re going to want to make it over and over again.

Recommended Space Printables

Little Learners Print and Go Activity Kit: Space

Learn all about space with your preschooler, kindergartener, or first grader. With fun facts, space-themed tracing, and easy-to-use lapbook pieces, your child will fly to the moon on a fantastic learning journey.

Little Learners Print & Go Math Kit: Space

If you’re learning about space this year, use this math pack to have some fun space activities to accompany all those space facts you’ll be learning with your kids.

Space Color by Number Addition Worksheets

Have fun practicing addition facts with these super cool space color by number addition worksheets!

Space Slime Recipe

Slime Directions

I highly recommend that you make this slime recipe together as a family. The more that everyone can join in on the fun, the more fun the process is going to be.

Each person can easily take a step and be a part of the slime making process.

In a large bowl mix school glue and water until blended smooth.

Add large drops of coloring blending as you go, until the shade you desire is reached. The darker the better.

Add glitter mixing until blended. This will help ensure it spreads in more rather than waiting until the slime is activated.

space slime

Once you’re happy with the color and amount of glitter of your slime, it is time to add your liquid starch.

Add in the starch and mix well until the liquid transforms into thick stretchy slime. Now you’re ready to let the kids play. The first few minutes of the kids playing will also be ensuring that the slime is mixed well.

Space Slime Recipe

You can easily have them stretch the slime and pull the slime and talk about what the slime looks like. Slime is a great way to deal with stress and anxiety or to show them how simple it can be to create something awesome from items that they have at home.

The slime will then be stretchy, squishy and so much fun. Make certain that you challenge them to pull the slime as far apart as they can without tearing it. They’ll love the challenge and you’ll love seeing them try to beat their best attempt!

Space Slime Recipe

As you can see the glitter, because we used big flecks, does not get all over the kids hands. The slime also does not stick to hands either.

There might be a time during the initial process that it’s sticky but the more that it’s worked and played with, it really isn’t that big of a concern.

Space Slime Recipe

Space Slime Recipe

Your space lover will be so happy to play with this out-of-this-world slime.

Materials

  • 4 oz school glue
  • 4 oz water
  • 1/4 cup liquid starch
  • black watercolor paint or food dye
  • 1 tablespoon (or more) multi-color glitter

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl mix school glue and water until blended smooth.
    2. Add large drops of coloring blending as you go, until the shade you desire is reached. The darker the better.
    3. Add glitter mixing until blended. This will help ensure it spreads in more rather than waiting until the slime is activated.
    4. Once you are happy with the color and amount of glitter of your slime, it is time to add your liquid starch.
    5. Add in the starch and mix well until the liquid transforms into thick stretchy slime.
    6. Now you’re ready to let the kids play.

This Space Slime is a perfect alternative to expensive galaxy slime. It is easy to make, fun to play with, and will fill your slime-loving kids with pure excitement!

Make certain that you store the slime in an airtight container so that it stays good. If you leave it out, the air is going to dry it out super fast. And all that means is that you’ll be making this recipe again very quickly!

More Space Activities

If you’re a fan of this simple slime recipe, make certain to check out some of our other space activities for kids!

Space Rocket Pop Up Card

Create a beautiful space-themed pop up card for a special day. Perfect for space lovers!

Cool Space Learning Games

Space Counting Mats

Space Slime Recipe

Outer Space Craft Ideas

Galaxy Paintings with Constellation Designs by Artsy Momma

Exploding Paint Rockets with Film Canisters by STEAMsational

Paper Weaving Rocket Craft by Homeschool Preschool

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