Rainforest Mud Slime Recipe Tutorial for Sensory Play
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If your kids are anything like mine then SLIME is all the rage in your house and my Mud Slime Recipe totally ROCKS! I teamed up with my kids one weekend and we made oodles of batches of different slime recipes to see which ones really worked and which ones weren’t so hot.
Today, I’m featuring Safari Ltd.’s Poison Dart Frogs TOOB (also available on Amazon here) in one of my favorite slime recipes – MUD SLIME!
Rainforest Mud Slime Ingredients:
*1 cup Elmer’s Liquid School Glue
*6 drops Brown Acrylic Paint
*1/2 cup Liquid Starch
*5 spoonfuls of Dirt (dry)
*Poison Dart Frog Toys
Rainforest Mud Slime Directions:
- Combine 1 cup of glue and 6 drops of brown acrylic paint in a bowl and mix well.
- Add 5 spoonfuls of dirt and mix well.
- Finally, add your liquid starch in 1 Tbsp. at a time and mix well. I used my entire half cup. After a few tablespoons you can use your hands to knead in the mix.
This Rainforest Mud Slime is the BEST SLIME EVER! Well, it’s 1 of my 3 favorite slime recipes – but that’s another post! I came up with this mud slime recipe for our rainforest activity because when you think of a rainforest what do you think of?
Normally lush green forest, rain, and colorful animals like Poison Dart Frogs, right? I bet you don’t often think of all the mud in a rainforest do you?
With all that rain you’d better believe that there’s SO MUCH MUD in a rainforest! Squishy gloppy gooey mud. And mud is the perfect medium for sensory play!
Our Mud Slime comes slightly textured, just like you would find in the rainforest – but it’s much cleaner to play with!
Here are some other materials for your Rainforest Sensory Play Time:
*Safari Ltd. Poison Dart Frogs TOOB
Don’t forget an airtight container to store your mud slime in!
Did you know that Safari Ltd. products are HAND PAINTED! It’s simply amazing! Look at the hand-painted detail on the poison dart frogs above! They are fantastic! It almost looks like a real frog!
Here are some more poison dart frogs in the TOOB collection. I love the variety that is included!
If you lay a layer of moss on top of your mud slime your poison dart frogs will get less dirty. My kids, however, live life by the motto “the dirtier the better” – or at least that’s how I feel! The great thing, however, is that the mud slime literally pulls right off of the poison dart frogs without making a huge mess.
There are frogs that are just sitting in this TOOB collection as well as frogs that are climbing which makes for a great variety of play with mud slime!
Look at these poison dart frogs just hanging out! My kids have been having a blast this week with their frogs and mud slime! When you’re done, just store your mud slime in an airtight container! Safari Ltd.’s Rainforest Fun Pack would also go great with these Poison Dart Frogs and our Mud Slime!
Looking for another great sensory recipe? Check out our “Snow Alternatives” sensory ideas!
That is the coolest! It really does look like mud! This would be perfect for dinosaur play, too.
My sons would have so much fun with this. I wish I’d had a slime recipe like this when I was a kid having dinosaur death matches. Very cool.
I bet these frogs would take on your dinosaurs!
I have seen a lot of the slime recipes and posts but I am loving your rainforest slime! It is more natural looking and reminds me of when I had a terrarium when I was younger.
Thanks! There are SO many slime recipes out there but so many really aren’t that great! We spent a lot of time testing out batches and I created this recipe like a mad scientist! It was perfect for our poison dart frogs to play in!
I am so sure my twin granddaughters, who are addicted to slime, will have so much fun making their own slime. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
You’re welcome! It’s perfect for family time too!
This looks like such a fun way to play! This recipe really does look like slimy mud. Perfect for those froggies.
I was thrilled with how it turned out!
This is such a fun idea. I love the idea of creating this slime in a rainforest theme. I think my kids would have a blast playing with this slime!
My son is so obsessed in doing this slimes. My glue keep disappearing! It’s nice to see him having fun though.
Yes I’ve been stocking up every time I see glue on sale! In fact my boys have decided to start a slime business!!
I love all the different slimes that people are creating! We loving add slime to our sensory diet!
That is such a neat idea! I love how you incorporated a learning experience into the slime. And I love the rainforest theme with the poison dart frogs. My kids would have a blast with this.
I know my daughter would love this mud slime! This would be so much fun to try with my after school art class as well.
No kids, and while I may be the cool Aunt, I like taking the niece and nephew units OUT so their messes are never in my apartment! LOL – I’ll share this with their moms so THEY can make this at home! 🙂
Where do you get the dirt, this is such an awesome idea
You can find the dirt in your own backyard or buy at any garden center.
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