Get ready to WOW your kids with this magnetic slime kids activity! This magnetic slime recipe allows children to not only have fun, but explore magnets and the magnetic field they create with an epic diy magnetic slime! This magnet activity is perfect magnet science experiment for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students.
Whether youare kids are big slime fans or not, this outrageously fun magnet experiment for kids allows students to explore the properties of magnets and the magnetic field they create while having fun with magnetic slime! This EASY magnetic slime recipe is simple to make to allow preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students to explore magnets for kids. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love making a batch of this DIY Magnetic slime to explore magnets while getting in some sensory fun too!
Magnetic Slime Recipe
All you need are a few magnetic slime ingredients to whip up a batch of your very own magnetic slime putty:
- 1/2 cup of elmers white glue into a bowl.
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of the iron oxide powder
- 1/2 cup Sta-Flo liquid starch t
- Neodymium Magnets to PLAY
DIY Magnetic Slime
Ready to make your kids favorite new slime recipe? Here is the quick and easy way to make magnetic slime. Pour 1/2 cup of elmers white glue into a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of water to the glue and stir to combine. Add a 1/2 cup of the iron oxide powder and stir to combine.Add 1/2 cup Sta-Flo liquid starch to the mixture. Keep stirring it will turn black.
NOTE: Please remember when experimenting with the cause and effect of this magnetic slime experiment that it should be used with close adult supervision. Magnets can be extremely hazardous if swallowed or put too close to house hold items such as computers, credit cards, pace makers, televisions, etc. In addition, the iron oxide powder should never be ingested or inhaled.
Now since this is slime, be prepared to let your kids just have fun playing and handling the slime for the first few moments. Children of all ages love the sensory play of this amazing substance the sheets, flows, oozes, and balls back up for more fun!
This glue and liquid starch recipe base is fun to play with even if weren’t magnetic!
Magnetic Science Experiment
Once your students have gotten some time to play with the slime, it’s time to reveal why this slime activity with magnets is SO COOL! Grab a magnet (or two) and show them how it reacts to the slime. Explain it is the iron oxide powder in the slime that creates a pull from the magnetic field they create. You can read a book on magnets, magnetic field, explain some caution about using the slime and magnets, and then give them a chance to explore.
Kids learn best through play and experimenting. This magnet for kids project allows young children to learn about the effect mangets have as well as exploring cause and effect.
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My kiddos loved watching the slime eat the magnets as the iron oxide solution enveloped with magnets!
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