Slime Kits: Combining Scientific Inquiry with Creativity

Slime Kits: Combining Scientific Inquiry with Creativity

Just imagine you are standing at the counter holding a gooey mess in your hands. The kids are close to tears because that gooey mess is nowhere close to what they expected. You can’t even pull out your phone to Google how to make slime that looks like sci fi theme. The situation seems almost too real, right? For some, it may even be a recall of a rather uncomfortable and painful memory.

Kids are kids and they want what they want. Adult reasoning and logic does not work with them. In fact, your inability to make sci fi slime can lead to a major tantrum.

But think of it this way. Why would the kids not throw a tantrum for sci fi slime? Who doesn’t love a sci fi slime? In fact, who doesn’t love slime itself? Slime is such a critical part of the growing up process. It can be messy, it can be gross, and it can be disgusting. But it brings out the best in the kids and even turn adults into kids. There is in fact nothing like a good old slime to make kids smile.

So, you can either opt to make a slime using different recipes which have higher chances or failing or you can simply buy a sci fi slime kit and get started with no chances of failing.

What is a Sci Fi Slime Kit?

A sci fi slime kit is basically an assortment of different supplies or items that are used to prepare slime. If one were to list down the supplies of the kit, then the list would look something like this:

  • Sodium tetraborate
  • Zinc sulphide
  • Magnetite
  • Guar gum
  • Themochromic pigment
  • Polyvinyl alcohol
  • Glue solution
  • Red colouring
  • Yellow colouring
  • Blue colouring
  • Pipette
  • Stir sticks

Remember all kits will not have these supplies as a standard bunch. What you get in a kit will depend on the kit that you purchase.

Why Prepare Slime at Home

Although it may look quite childish and even disgusting, the process of preparing slime at home can be quite educational for the kids. The process can teach very important qualities to the kids. The process of making slime can teach a kid to:

  • Make correct measurements
  • Follow instructions or step by step directions of a particular process
  • Organize different ingredients in a systematic manner
  • Work with multiple ingredients
  • Be creative and think of different combinations
  • Understand how different elements react with each other
  • Embrace the world of colours

Why Use a Slime Kit Instead of Other Recipes?

A quick Google search will reveal that there are multiple recipes available online that teach you and your kids how to make different types of sci fi slimes. But it is better to use a sci fi slime kit instead of these recipes because:

  • The kits make multiple ingredients available in single bunch. However, for a recipe based approach you might have to collect different ingredients from different places. This may require you to do some driving around.
  • The quantity of different ingredients is managed properly in a slime kit. But if you decide to use a recipe, then you might have to obtain these ingredients in different quantities. You may not be able to get smaller quantities and may have to buy more and spend more.
  • There are different colour variations available in slime kits available in the market. This way you can make colourful slime with your kids. But in recipes, you may not get this flexibility and may have to stick to just one colour.
  • If you are using a recipe then chances are that you may not be able to make a perfect slime because the quantity of ingredients may just go wrong. However, there are no chances of failure when it comes to a slime kit.

The good thing about slime kits is that they encourage kids to be creative. The different types of slimes that kids can make using sci fi slime kits are:

  • Slimes that come alive
  • Slimes that change colour
  • Slimes that are attracted to magnet

So, the next time, you think your kids need a new game; just get them a sci fi slime kit. It will keep them engaged and happy.

 

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