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Fall Slime (Sensory Activity)

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Easy homemade slime for toddlers – make this Fall Slime and enjoy a sensory activity with your toddler while teaching your child about the seasons and Fall colors!

toddler hand squishing fall slime

I know, I know, us parents don’t love slime. But since our son LOVES slime, we make slime with him on a regular basis. Especially because playing with slime is such a great sensory activity for toddlers!!

If you’re new here, this blog is about helping toddlers and young kids overcome picky eating, and our feeding therapist for picky eating recommended doing as much sensory activities as possible and exposing our son to as many textures as possible!

And that is why we slime. (I feel like that should be a hashtag. lol, no? Nobody? #whyweslime.. Come on! Make it happen!)

fall slime being stretched in front of a pumpkin

Lovely stretchy fall slime!

Here is a simply recipe for Fall Slime, with beautiful autumn colors: red, orange, brown. 

And yes, glitter. You can absolutely skip the glitter and use ANY fall-themed add-ins you like – I’ll give you some ideas below!

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Here’s what you need to make fall slime:

  • One 6-oz bottle Elmer’s Clear Glue*
  • ¼ to ½ cup warm water, as needed
  • ¼ to ½ cup Liquid Starch, as needed
  • Red, orange, and brown (copper) food coloring (this set has the copper and golden yellow colors I used – see below, and this set has the Christmas Red color and other orange + brown colors.. you can’t go wrong with either one!)
  • Red, orange and brown glitter (very fine)

*You can typically find 6-oz bottles of clear glue at crafts stores, but you can also use a 5-oz bottle available here on Amazon, or get a bulk container for multiple batches of slime, and measure out about ¾ cups. Remember, you’re starting with ¼ cup each water and liquid starch so you can adjust the amount even if you don’t have exactly 6 oz of glue to start with.

ingredients to make fall slime: glue, liquid starch, glitter, water

Don’t want to use glitter? Here are some other fun slime add-ins:

As always, please do NOT use any small objects if you have a child or a baby in the house who would put these things in their mouth, and ALWAYS keep a close watch when playing with any of these items or with slime.

To make slime:

Making fall slime is super easy and only takes about 5 minutes. So as much as we parents might want to put it off, there’s really no excuse not to do it!

  1. Pour out all the clear glue into a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Use a fork to stir in ¼ cup warm water.
  3. Add ¼ cup Liquid Starch and stir well for 2 minutes. Test the slime and add more water if too stiff, more Liquid Starch if too sticky.
  4. Continue stirring until the slime forms into a ball, then knead for 2 minutes, adding more water or liquid starch, as needed.
  5. Once the slime is stretchy and no longer sticky, divide into three balls.
  6. Use a small amount (a drop or two!) of food dye to dye each ball orange, red or brown.
    making tricolor fall slime with food dye
    Then mix in the corresponding glitter. Lay the slime colors out in strips to play.

making tricoor fall slime

Store the slime in a tightly sealed container – it will last for weeks if it does not dry out!

I hope you enjoy playing with this slime as much a we did!! If you end up making this Fall Slime, please take a picture and tag @highchairchronicles on Facebook or Instagram! I LOVE seeing your creations!

tri color slime in fall colors - orange, red, brown with glitter

If you enjoyed this activity, let me know with a comment below. I love hearing from you! And don’t forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!

pinnable image of easy fall slime

Yield: 3 color slimes

Fall Slime (Sensory Activity)

toddler hand squishing fall slime

Easy homemade slime for toddlers - make this Fall Slime and enjoy a sensory activity with your toddler while teaching your child about Fall!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Active Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • One 6-oz bottle Elmer’s Clear Glue
  • ¼ to ½ cup warm water, as needed
  • ¼ to ½ cup Liquid Starch, as needed
  • Red, orange and brown food coloring (see notes for links to exact colors used)
  • Red, orange and brown glitter (very fine)

Tools

  • 1 medium-sized bowl
  • 3 small bowls
  • 1 plastic fork for mixing

Instructions

  1. Pour out all the clear glue into a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Use a fork to stir in ¼ cup warm water.
  3. Add ¼ cup Liquid Starch and stir well for 2 minutes. Test the slime and add more water if too stiff, more Liquid Starch if too sticky.
  4. Continue stirring until the slime forms into a ball, then knead for 2 minutes, adding more water or liquid starch, as needed.
  5. Once the slime is stretchy and no longer sticky, divide into three balls.
  6. Use a small amount (a drop or two!) of food dye to dye each ball orange, red or brown.
    making tricolor fall slime with food dye
    Then mix in the corresponding glitter.
    making tricoor fall slime
    Lay the slime colors out in strips to play.

Notes

  • Food dye colors: this set has the copper and golden yellow colors I used - see below, and this set has the Christmas Red color and other orange + brown colors.. you can't go wrong with either one!
  • Glue: You can typically find 6-oz bottles of clear glue at crafts stores, but you can also use a 5-oz bottle available here on Amazon, or get a bulk container for multiple batches of slime, and measure out about ¾ cups. Remember, you're starting with ¼ cup each water and liquid starch so you can adjust the amount even if you don't have exactly 6 oz of glue to start with

Don't want to use glitter? Here are some other fun slime add-ins:

As always, please do NOT use any small objects if you have a child or a baby in the house who would put these things in their mouth, and ALWAYS keep a close watch when playing with any of these items or with slime.

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