This Garden Dirt Slime Recipe may be the dirtiest good clean fun your child has this spring!
What kid doesn’t like digging in the dirt a little bit? I don’t blame them, I adore it too. This Garden Dirt Slime Recipe is great when they have to be indoors and need something fun and creative to keep them busy. It is perfect for rainy days or when mom needs an activity to keep the kids occupied.
Adding insects, fruits, or vegetables to a the dirt slime makes it even more fun.
Garden Dirt Slime Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups white school glue
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup potting soil
- 1- 2 tablespoons saline solution
- 1/4 cup water
- Combine the glue, water, baking soda and soil in a bowl or use the pot that you will be setting out for play to keep the mess to a minimum. It is up to you how much soil you add but I have given you a starting point. The more you add the thicker the texture will be but I really wanted to capture the color and feel of dirt so I added a lot, probably close to a 1/2 cup or more. Mix it all together very well.
- Add saline solution about a teaspoon at a time and mix well between every addition, you will know you have added enough when the slime is just barely sticky and is pulling away from the sides of the container to cling to the spoon.
- Remove slime from the container and knead with your hands to finish it up.
- Add give your child a pot, some plastic garden tools, little insects, and some plastic vegetables for imaginative playtime. We have used these Safari Ltd. Fruits and Vegetable Toobs for so many things that they are well worth the investment- learning the 4 food groups, sensory bins, sorting fruits from vegetables, and playing store to name a few. The bugs are just some random we have from a play pack.