If you haven’t reviewed my previous list, check out How to Encourage Reading: Part 1. This is my second list of tips to encourage young readers.
In honor of the upcoming (official) The Toot Fairy book launch, we have a fun, farty slime recipe for you to try out! A PDF of this recipe is also found in the free printables section here: The Toot Fairy. You can also watch a video the kids and I made on my new YouTube channel (please subscribe), Facebook, and Instagram!
As mentioned in a previous blog post, having kiddos read recipes is another fun way to get them reading.
Make your own tooting slime with the Toot Fairy’s slime recipe!
Step 1. Empty both bottles of clear glue into a bowl.
Step 2. Fill one of the empty glue bottles with water. Add this water to your bowl.
Step 3. Mix together for one minute.
Step 4. (Optional) Mix in food coloring of your choice until the color is uniform throughout.
Step 5. While stirring, slowly add a small amount of liquid starch (1 teaspoon at a time) until the consistency is that of thick slime.
Step 6. Knead or work with the slime with your hands until it’s no longer sticky.
Step 7. Place your slime in a small jar or cup using your fingers/hand. A narrow cup with tall sides works the best. Friction and air exiting the cup around the slime makes the slime toot when you put your fingers into it.
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