This is a sponsored post for Camp Warner Bros featuring We Bare Bears and a Gummy Bear Slime activity.
This week we have a fun new adventure here at home! We are joining in on some more Camp Warner Bros fun with the new movie We Bare Bears: The Movie and a fun DIY Slime activity.
As a mom with a child who has sensory processing issues I knew the activity this week would be a tough one to complete, while also being a great way to introduce a new texture into his play without it being a huge fight. Due to his issues with textures I opted for the movie after making and playing with his new slime.
DIY Gummy Bear Slime
This slime can be made with only 3 ingredients and most of not all can be found in your kitchen.
For us this recipe was a little bit of trial and error. We made it with 1 cup of gummy bears and approximately 3 Tbs of cornstarch and powdered sugar (3 Tbs of each), but you might find you need more or less depending on the consistency you want for the slime.
I didn’t think to do this until later, but it would be lots of fun to make 3 different colors of slime so that they can each represent 1 of the bears! This is easy to do if you have mixed colored gummy bears or if you went to your local candy shop to get a single color.
Since we have a huge local candy shop minutes away from our house we went on an adventure and I let our son pick out the flavors/colors for the slime. He chose light blue/watermelon and purple/grape. (I will admit that I taste tested these and the watermelon gummy bears are delicious! If you want to try them you can check out Albanese.)
Our first batch of slime didn’t turn out and I believe that’s because we used too much of the dry mixture (we followed the above recipe) and the slime became tough very fast and is a similar texture to Starburst candies. My son watched me make the slime, but was very grossed out by the texture and consistency of the slime.
I however was able to get him to poke at it and stretch it out with his finger tips. We did have to clean his hands right away, but I was very proud of my little sensory boy!
This activity ended up being a lot of fun and when we watched We Bare Bears: the movie for the second time we all snacked on our Gummy Bear Slime that tasted a lot like yummy Starbursts. Will you be making slime with your kids?