I thought it was time to post a fun little project you can do at home: homemade slime!
I recommend that you do this in a large bowl in the sink, or else pretty much tarp an entire room.
Put a lot of corn starch in a bowl. Add water a little at a time, mixing with your hands, until it feels right. It is done when you try to pull your hand out fast and get clumps, but pull your hand out slowly and it runs. Add a few drops of food coloring and let the kids go to town.
I suggest you strip your kids down at least to the waist, maybe more if they’re under age 4 and prone to fingerpainting.
There are recipes online for slime using Borax. I think that for kids under age 5 or 6, you should just do the corn starch one, especially if they try to eat science experiments. With the safe slime, all that will happen is they will think it’s yucky and maybe get a green mouth.