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Cocoa Slime {Tactile Sensory Activity}

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Cocoa Slime is an amazing tactile sensory activity.  Children can use their hands to explore how some of the ingredients change and interact.  Through this activity, they can also develop their curiosity and creativity.  When the vinegar and baking soda are combined, the mixture begins to bubble and fizz which makes this a great visual activity too.

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How to Make Cocoa Slime:


  • 2 Cups of Corn Starch
  • ¼ Cup of Baking Soda
  • 1 Envelope of Cocoa mix
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • ¼ Cup of Vinegar
  • Bowl
  • Spoon


1.  Put the corn starch, baking soda, and cocoa mix into a bowl.


2.  Slowly add the water.


3.  Mix well.


4.  Slowly add drops of vinegar into the mixture and stir.




Cost to Make Cocoa Slime:

  •  2 Cups of Corn Starch: $1.00
  • ¼ Cup of Baking Soda: 50¢
  • 1 Envelope of Cocoa mix: 20¢
  • ¼ Cup of Vinegar: 10¢

Total: just $1.80 for a fun hands-on activity!

Teachable Moment:

Every activity has a Teachable Moment!  What is a Teachable Moment?  It is a time during every craft or project when you can teach your child something about the activity.

1.  Discuss how the vinegar interacted with the baking soda. Add more vinegar and talk about the results.

2.  Describe the feeling and texture of the slime. Compare and contrast it to other textures (jello, pudding, whipped cream)

What hands-on activities do your children like?  

Christmas Tree Ball Painting is another fun hands-on activity that your children will love to do this holiday season!

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Thursday 18th of December 2014

Oh how fun (sort of) and messy (a lot!) but I bet my kids would love it!