There is nothing like the circus. The animals, the tents, and the peanuts are iconic images that many kids can recognize from birth. Circus-themed activities allow kids to experience some of the circus without the stinky smell of animals. This circus slime looks just like a big top, and is a fun slime sensory activity for kids of all ages. This Big Top Circus Slime is the perfect Circus birthday party idea!
Big Top Circus Slime Activity for Kids
- Elmer’s white glue
- Liquid laundry starch
- Red food coloring
- Measuring cup
- Small bowl
- Pattern blocks (optional)
Slime is a bit persnickety, so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t work right the first time. We typically use a ratio of 1-1-1 for glue, starch, and water, but sometimes you’ll need a bit less glue depending on humidity. If your slime seems really stringy, it might just need to run under cold water for a couple of seconds. This usually helps it firm right up.
For the circus slime, make two batches, one red and one white.Big Top Circus Slime for Birthday Partieshttp://bit.ly/2wreA8O Click To Tweet
Once the slime was mixed, we flipped a bowl upside down to act as a base for our big top tent. Layer stripes of contrasting red and white to make the big top tent.
We used pattern blocks to complete our circus slime “tent.” A little blue pattern block was the perfect tent topper flag.
As the slime relaxes, it will mix, creating a red and white swirl. The kids loved playing with it until it completely mixed, making a sort of pink color in the end.
We broke off small sections to prevent the slime from mixing too quickly. When one batch turned pink, we put it aside and played with new stripes of red and white.
The big top slime would be a fun thing to use in a circus small word play, or along with a circus Duplo or LEGO set.