Magnetic Slime Recipe

Take slime play to a whole new level with this amazing magnetic slime.  This recipe only takes five minutes to make and requires just a few materials, making it an easy way to WOW the kids!

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Magnetic SLIME
Take slime play to a whole new level with amazing magnetic slime.  This recipe only takes five minutes to make and requires just a few materials, making it an easy way to WOW the kids!


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Rosie & Jewel love slime & silly putty, so I knew that they would love magnetic slime.  This slime was really easy to make, and it was so cool to watch my girls explore movement & magnetism with this amazing play material!

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Note:  You can buy ferric iron oxide powder in most art & craft stores or online here & here.  You will need neodymium magnets for this, as regular magnets are not strong enough.  Liquid starch can be found in the laundry aisle of most stores or online here.

This activity is meant for children out of the mouthing stage, and close supervision is recommended.  The magnetic powder is not safe to inhale or ingest.  Be sure to wash kids hands once play time is over.  Neodymium magnets are extremely strong.  Please watch children closely.  I recommend leaving the magnets attached to each other to avoid tiny fingers from getting pinched. It is also a good idea to keep the magnets away from electronics.

Method
  • Combine the glue and the magnetic powder in a bowl, and stir until well mixed
Take slime play to a whole new level with amazing magnetic slime.  This recipe only takes five minutes to make and requires just a few materials, making it an easy way to WOW the kids!

I recommend using a stirrer to mix the powder into the glue.  We used a craft stick

Take slime play to a whole new level with amazing magnetic slime.  This recipe only takes five minutes to make and requires just a few materials, making it an easy way to WOW the kids!

  • Once combined slowly add small amounts of liquid starch to the bowl and mix well.  Continue to slowly add the starch & mix until the desired consistency is reached.  
  • For most slime recipes we use equal parts of glue and starch, but for this particular recipe we needed more glue than starch, so I definitely recommend adding the starch SLOWLY.  We used roughly 2 ounces of starch in total, and that gave us the perfect consistency
Magnetic Slime Recipe- this stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids
  • Once you have the consistency down remove the slime from the bowl and knead it with your hands.  After a bit of kneading the slime will be ready for play.  
This slime is super fun & acts just like any other slime until you add the magnets

Magnetic Slime Recipe- this stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids

That is when the real fun starts

Magnetic Slime Recipe- this stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kidsMagnetic Slime Recipe- this stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids

Just look at those faces!  Rosie & Jewel were AMAZED

Magnetic Slime Recipe- this stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids

They played & played, moving and stretching the slime in magical ways.

Note:  You need neodymium magnets for the slime to react, because traditional magnets aren't strong enough on their own, but you can still add other varying magnets & extend the fun.  Combine a few magnets with the neodymium magnets, and kids are sure to have a blast

Magnetic Slime Recipe- this stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids

A Few Tips:  We love making our own play materials, but if you do not feel like making magnetic slime you can purchase a similar slime on Amazon here

Homemade Magnetic Slime- TOO COOL! This stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids!

 The magnetic slime can be stored in a zip seal bag or airtight container between play, and it will stay good for up to one year.


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  GALAXY DOUGH is super smooth, ultra sparkly, & really stretchy.  This no cook recipe takes seconds to make & is so FUN!  My kids played four hours!  Make your own aqua sand using only two ingredients; this stuff is SO COOL!  {NEW RECIPE} Edible and borax free slime for kids

Take slime play to a whole new level with amazing magnetic slime.  This recipe only takes five minutes to make and requires just a few materials, making it an easy way to WOW the kids!
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Homemade Magnetic Slime- TOO COOL! This stuff takes minutes to make & is a sure way to WOW the kids!

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