DIY Kitchen Concoctions

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These DIY kitchen concoctions are great fun to make with the kids! The best part is you probably already have the ingredients needed on-hand in your pantry. With glitter slime, super soft play dough, and homemade oobleck, these kitchen concoctions are sure to inspire lots of hands-on sensory fun!! Here are some of our favorite recipes to make your own kitchen concoctions at home:

DIY Kitchen Concoctions

DIY Slime Recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup Liquid Laundry Starch
  • 1 bottle Clear School Glue
  • Water
  • Extra Fine Glitter

Glitter Slime Recipe


In a large disposable bowl, empty a bottle of clear school glue. Fill the glue bottle half way with water. Stir the water/glue mixture until well combined. While stirring, slowly add the liquid laundry starch. The mixture will begin to congeal. Once thoroughly combined, hand-knead and separate into 5 equal sections (smaller bowls). Add 1-2 Tbsp of extra fine glitter to each bowl and gently fold the glitter into the slime. Continue hand-kneading the slime until well mixed. Can be stored in an air tight container for several days.

Super Soft Play Dough Recipe:

  • 1/2 Cup Corn Starch
  • 1/4 Cup Hair Conditioner OR Hand Lotion


Add the corn starch to a large mixing bowl. Slowly add the hair conditioner until well-combined. Hand-knead the dough as needed. If the mixture is too crumbly, add a bit more hair conditioner. If it is too wet, add a bit more corn starch. Can be stored in an air tight container for several days.

Oobleck Recipe:

  • 2 Cups Corn Starch
  • 1 Cup Water


Add the corn starch to a large mixing bowl. Slowly add the water and stir. Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid, which means it changes viscousity depending on the pressure applied to it. Squeeze the Oobleck and it behaves as a solid. Release it, and it acts as a liquid. Very cool!

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