SLIME MAKING WORKSHOP - SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Last month the We Came Here to Party team launched the first of our Creative learning workshops held in Sans Souci, Sydney. As part of one of our many local initiatives, this year we wanted to generate a local community hub for kids to learn creatively while local mums got to know one another.
One workshop in particular sold out in a couple of days AND had a very big wait list! Uh-huh, the Slime making workshop where we showed our kids and parents how to make slime.
Slime making workshop: Kids learning to make slime hosted by We Came Here to Party in Sans Souci, Sydney
Slime making workshop: Work station and Slime kit for each child
Slime making workshop: We Came Here to Party Slime kits for each child at Sans Souci public school hall
Why are kids so obsessed with Slime?
When it comes to our human senses, we can confidently say children value them much more. This is because they easily enjoy the simplicity of what they see, touch, smell, hear and taste.
So what does that have to do with Slime? Slime making is a tactile sensory experience. Something so stretchy, fluffy and squishy is almost a guaranteed winner for kids and delights their senses, mainly the sense of touch.
The benefits of slime can be a calming and relaxing activity and not just for the kids! It is stress relieving for children and also allows them to have a well-deserved mental break. Don’t forget the right side of a child’s brain needs just as much development and play time.
Slime making workshop: Hugo learning how to make slime with our slime recipe
The Slime Making Workshop day
The Slime Making Workshop day Over the winter school holidays 40 very eager children ran into the hall, so excited to make some slime. To begin our workshop, we started with a little dance to break the ice and get the party started. Each child went over to their own individual slime station and waited for their workshop facilitator to begin instructions.
Once the slime started to form everyone added their special colours, played with it for a while and then packed it into a seal proof container to take home. We provided snacks for all the kids and parents and finished up with games. We taught 40 children how to make slime simultaneously and that was a serious mission accomplished from our end. And what we learned in return was that almost every parent voluntarily wanted to be involved with their child. It was delightful and heart-warming to watch the teamwork and bonding.
We loved it so much we held another 40 kid slime making workshop the following week and well WE HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE….For a limited time, we have added a Slime Making Party to our Party Packages offering.
Slime making workshop: 40 kids learning to make slime with the help of our experienced
Slime making workshop: our slime recipe coming together for one of our slimers
Slime making workshop: set up equipped with individual station for all 40 kids
Slime making workshop: set up with slime glitter and paint
We have some tips for the parents that want to tackle slime making with their child:
1# Disposables are easier and less messy. Specifically, disposable tablecloths, bowls, containers.
2# Outdoors for extra precaution
3# Use a Borax free Slime recipe to avoid pesticide use.
We encourage parents to make slime with their children. For the benefits mentioned above but also for the irreplaceable bonding time together
Here’s our next October School Holiday workshop details and some more pics from our Creative learning Slime Making workshop xox
Slime making workshop: our slimers learning how to make slime independently
Slime making workshop: slime recipe binding together perfectly for one of our slimers
Slime making workshop: some of our slimers focused and engaged during their slime experience