Sensory activities are a cornerstone of ABA therapy, providing individuals with autism an engaging and therapeutic experience. Sensory slime, with its tactile qualities and vibrant colors, offers a fantastic way to stimulate the senses. In this guide, we’ll explore how to create sensory slime step-by-step, using simple ingredients that are easily accessible. 

Benefits of Sensory Slime: 

  • Tactile Stimulation: The stretchy and squishy texture of the slime provides tactile stimulation, promoting sensory integration and awareness. 
  • Visual Engagement: The vibrant colors of the slime and the addition of pom pom balls capture attention and foster visual engagement. 
  • Relaxation and Calming: Manipulating the slime can have a calming effect, making it an ideal tool for relaxation and self-regulation during ABA services. 

Materials You’ll Need: 

  • ½ cup Elmer’s glue 
  • 1 ½ cups hot water 
  • 1 teaspoon borax 
  • ¼ cup of pom-pom balls or beads 
  • Small mixing bowl 
  • Measuring cup 
  • Measuring spoons 
  • Spatula 

How to Make Sensory Slime: 

  1. Measure and pour your glue and ½ cup hot water into a small mixing bowl and mix well. 
  1. Measure and mix in 1 teaspoon of Borax into your remaining hot water and stir until dissolved. 
  1. Add your pom-pom balls to your glue mixture and stir. 
  1. Pour your Borax water into your glue mixture and mix well. 
  1. Use your hands to take the slime out of your bowl and knead in your hands until it’s no longer wet. 

Creating sensory slime is a fun and therapeutic activity that can be easily incorporated into ABA services. By following these simple steps and using basic ingredients, you can provide a stimulating and enjoyable sensory experience! 

If you’re interested in learning more about how ABA therapy can benefit your child, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you on this journey. Give us a call at (855) 444-5664 to get started