How To Make Tiger Slime

If you love tigers, you might want to learn more about them or enjoy a host of tiger-related activities. While live shows for kids such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea bring popular tiger stories to life, tiger themed arts and crafts are a great way to celebrate this striking creature at home. In this post, we explain how to make tiger slime.


Tiger Slime Recipe

Tiger slime is sure to be a hit with preschoolers as well as tiger fans young and old. It’ll keep little ones entertained for a morning and can be combined with tiger figures for even more gooey fun. Here’s a simple recipe to try at home. The trick is to make one orange slime and one black slime and then to combine it together.

To make the orange slime pour 100ml of clear glue into a mixing bowl. Add 100ml of warm water and give it a good stir. Next, add the orange food colouring. Keep adding until you’re happy with the colour. The more you add, the richer and brighter the orange shade will be.

The final step is to add 100ml of liquid starch. Add it slowly and mix it very well. You should then knead the slime for two to three minutes to create the perfect slimy consistency. This is a really important step, so don’t skip it.

Once you’ve made the orange slime, you can make the black slime in exactly the same way. Only this time, use black food colouring instead of orange. When both slimes are ready you can lay them side by side and encourage the kids to entwine strips of orange and black slime together so it looks like tiger stripes.

The orange slime might become slightly brown in colour when it’s mixed with the black slime, but don’t worry - you’ve done everything right.


Imaginative Play with Slime

For imaginative play with slime, gather all of your plastic tiger toys and use them to make slime footprints. You can also encourage your children to pretend they’re in the jungle and to make up a story about what they might see if they were a tiger themselves. As slime offers a unique sensory experience, you might find that children are happy just messing around with the slime itself. This is absolutely fine. Just pop it on a tray and let them have fun. Slime isn’t overly messy but keep it away from anything that might be stained or damaged by the food colouring.


Tiger activities out and about

If you love tigers and are interested in kids’ live shows, don’t miss The Tiger Who Came to Tea. This fun and interactive show is currently enjoying a UK tour. It’ll then head to London’s West end for a spell at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from July to September 2024. Based on the popular children’s book by Judith Kerr and suitable for children aged three and up, this show is packed with singalong songs and plenty of clumsy chaos. Kids’ shows live don’t get much better, so book your tickets today!