Chia Seed Slime

Wow, this recipe exceeded my expectations and totally blew me away! I mixed 60ml chia seeds with about 430 ml water and a few drops of food colouring and left it in the fridge overnight.

The next day I carefully added little bit by little bit of a total of between three and four cups of corn flour (Maizena) while my daughter was stirring throughout. Once it got quite thick we kneaded it with our hands.

And then magic happened! My sensory seeker daughter played with this slime instead of watching TV! She knows she can only watch a little TV while little brother is napping. After an hour, she asked me to put a table in front of the TV so that she could continue to play. And then she played and played and played some more, and even took the table outside while we had a braai.

Our sensory avoider two-year-old also joined in for a while. And Daddy Engineer taught them all about non-Newtonian fluids.

Although this is a messy activity, the best thing about this recipe is that even if it comes into contact with materials, it won’t stick forever like typical slimes and it’s quite easy to wipe it off once it turns solid. (Just add a dash of water each time your child wants to play again, as it turns solid. And remember to store it in the fridge.)

Here’s to many more fun days of corn flour slime!

Have fun, feel inspired and unlock your inner child!

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