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Potions/fairy dust/glitter/slime present ideas!

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nameforno3 Sat 04-Nov-17 12:49:44

Does anyone have any ideas for my 8 year old DD who is a compulsive potion maker (using things she’s not meant to) Would say she has slight sensory issues.
I know they have kits in places like the works
but they aren’t the best quality - grateful for any ideas!

swizzlestix Sat 04-Nov-17 13:12:21

My daughter loves slime and for the perfect slime you need PVA glue, Formil ( lidl's bio washing liquid), glitter and shaving foam. There was. Slime thread which has really good recipes! Could buy little plastic Tupperware type pots to put it in. She also adds beAn bag balls, beads and bits of foam!

Taffeta Sat 04-Nov-17 14:17:34

Hobbycraft is good. We use contact lens solution (must contain boric acid), shaving foam, PVA glue and then glitter, scents, paint.

Shaving foam and contact lens solution obvs from Boots or supermarket instead.

nameforno3 Sat 04-Nov-17 22:24:30

Thank you both!
Will get into all of that.
She loves small Tupperware pots!

Hedgyhoggy Sat 04-Nov-17 22:58:59

I got a slime recipe book from the works for £2 and have added pva glue, contact lens solution, glitter and orbeez, don’t know if I messed up not getting clear pva glue though...does anyone know?

Impatientwino Sat 04-Nov-17 23:04:10

I bought a glitter set for DS in home bargains that has glitter tubes, glitter glue and 3 or 4 pots of glitter stick ons for £1.29 in home bargains today.

I've already wrapped it otherwise I'd have taken a photo for you!

nameforno3 Sun 05-Nov-17 11:42:25

Ooh that kit sounds good!

Stompythedinosaur Sun 05-Nov-17 16:01:54

I've ordered sets of little glass bottles with corks from eBay, also plastic pipettes and funnels are good. We have some measuring breakers (from learning express) as well as a small witches cauldron, pestle and mortar, and tea strainer which get used too.

For ingredients I get large bottles of cheap shampoo etc (ideally scented) that the fc can use freely (so they leave the proper stuff alone) as well as lavender and any other cheap dried herbs I can get. Have also made bottles of water with food colouring, and bottles of different scents from the baking sections.

Lovemusic33 Sun 05-Nov-17 16:50:27

My daughter loves making potions too, she's 11 and has ASD, I am looking for things we can make (slime) that's not too messy. I'm also thinking about getting her a bath bomb making kit as she likes bath bombs with things hidden inside (like the lol doll things).

KeepSmiling83 Sun 05-Nov-17 18:05:26

What about the Fablab Bath bomb set where they make their own bath bombs? Or a kids science set - I’ve got DD1 the neon science set but they do gruesome/gross science sets which may suit?

Annwithnoe Sun 05-Nov-17 21:46:53

Cornflour and water are an interesting texture if you can stand to touch it here

She might enjoy mixing vinegar and breadsoda too

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