As you may have figured out already we are big into LEGO here. We love it! It is always fun to combine LEGO with other activities to make them all the more fun.
Making slime is a great science experiment. You can introduce the word polymer and talk about it a bit. Plus you are concocting a new material from other materials. Add to this the fun play aspect of LEGO and you have yourself a winning activity boys will enjoy.
I found a video to explain what is going on when you are making slime. If you decide to use the video with your boys, you get an extra recipe for slime and a very easy to understand explanation of the science behind the project.
Have fun with these “awesome” LEGO slime sensory bins!
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LEGO Slime Sensory Bins:
The first one is an ooey, gooey white slime with minifig heads and studs. A lot of fun play opportunities here as you can add whatever pieces you would like and create a theme. LEGO Minifig slime.
Molten Lava Slime! This is so neat. The color is fantastic and . . . Bonus – it is done with LEGO Star Wars. You make 4 batches of slime in different colors so your boy will have a blast mixing colors as well.
Another LEGO Star Wars winner here. Yoda’s Swamp Bubbling Slime World–how can you go wrong with a name like that?! Green slime that bubbles, yes, it actually bubbles. We like this so much. They made a playdough island for land and used this LEGO set for added fun.
Using LEGO Mixels with slime is a great idea! They are certainly slime worthy. They look so alien-like (at least I think they do—do you?) This one is a totally lime-green alien style slime. Wow.
Another fizzy, bubbly version of LEGO Slime is this bridge building adventure. Build a bridge over the slime for your minifigs.
Here is the video I was telling you about. You can skip to 2:25 to hear her explain what is happening scientifically. This is a pretty standard slime recipe so you can experiment with colors and amounts a bit if you like.
There are quite a few ways to make slime. I would stick with the suggestions made on the websites if you want to do the activity and have it turn out like you see in the pictures.
If you just want to experiment (and why not, right?) try different recipes and see which your boy likes best. They all have a different texture, stretchiness and feel to them.