How to make Bubble Slime Ghosts & “Woo! The Not-So-Scary Ghost”

A Funny Book & Bubble Slime Ghosts!

After reading Ana Martín Larrañaga’s “Woo! The Not-So-Scary Ghost” we decided to make some invisible slime and create bubble ghosts! This bookish play was so much fun, I can’t wait for you to see! So, let’s get started…

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Summary of “Woo! The Not-So-Scary Ghost”

“Woo! The Not-So-Scary Ghost” by Ana Martín Larrañaga is a funny book about a Ghost who is tired of being told what to do, so he runs away. He tries to be a scary ghost to the new characters he meets, but no one takes him seriously. When morning comes, he is scared to be out in the daytime all alone and tries to hide. This doesn’t work out as the dog gives him up in an instant and the farmer mistakes him for one of her sheets, lol. He finally builds up enough courage to stand up for himself just in time for the very happy ending. 😉

Bubble Slime Ghosts?

You might be wondering… “What do you do with it?” or “How is this not just going to be a sensory mess?” There are many ways to answer these two common questions…

bubble slime ghosts

First, the most basic answer to “What you could do with Bubble Slime Ghosts?” is… have Fun. Sensory play at its finest is not about “doing” something specific. It is about exploring, feeling, listening, watching, problem solving, creating, etc… This is an open-ended activity. Just as each child has their own unique personality, experience, and preference in play, the outcome of this activity is just as special.

As for the second question, Yes, this can be a messy one! But, I hear you. I’ve been asked that question many times. Therefore, a detailed answer, along with strategies for successful messy sensory play, can be found by reading, “What about the Sensory Mess?”

What We Did with Bubble Slime Ghosts…

Bubble slime ghosts

We tend to keep the activities as simple as possible around here. We’re not interested in complicated or costly. We are also all about fostering independence. So, for this activity first we made a batch of clear stretchy slime. Then we gathered some googly eyes and a straw for each of us. If you hold the slime all scrunched up in one spot, insert a straw into it (without going all the way through it), you can make slime bubbles! Which in this case, were bubble slime ghosts.

You can watch our video tutorials showing how to make the slime & watch us make bubble slime ghosts on our Instagram Story Highlights. Just look for the matching image that you see up above.

To make the slime bubbles look more like ghosts we added googly eyes. We tried both adding the eyes before blowing the bubble and after, both are fun, its definitely easier to add them before. Adding them after is quite the challenge as you have to drop them onto the bubble without them turning around and without accidentally touching the slime. But that added much laughter!

bubble slime ghosts

Experimenting and trying out different ways of doing things is where all the fun is. We laughed throughout this bookish play as we created many bubble slime ghosts, and got better and better at it. Persistence is key.

I would suggest Bubble Slime Ghosts if you’re looking for an interesting & engaging activity to connect with your child.

Materials We Used

  1. “Woo! The Not-So-Scary Ghost” by Ana Martín Larrañaga (from the library or you can buy one here)
  2. Clear glue
  3. Water
  4. Liquid Starch (or Baking Soda & Contact Solution instead if you prefer)
  5. Bowl
  6. Spatula
  7. Googly Eyes
  8. Straw

How to Make Bubble Slime Ghosts?

  1. Make whichever slime recipe you prefer (see recipes below).
  2. Hold the slime in your palm all bunched up.
  3. Add googly eyes to the slime in your hand.
  4. Insert a straw into the slime but not all the way through it.
  5. We find inserting it slightly, then twisting it helps the slime grip the straw.
  6. Then blow into the staw and a bubble will (most likely) form somewhere in the slime making it look like a see through ghost!
  7. Practice is key, it definitely takes time to figure out the positioning of the slime in your hand, how to insert the straw and what blowing works best for the outcome you hope to achieve.
  8. Just remember, this is the project, experimenting should be fun and lighthearted with tons of laughter.
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How to Make Slime?

Liquid Starch Slime Recipe

  1. Measure and pour 1/2 cup (4oz) of clear glue (Elmer’s works best) into a medium bowl.
  2. Measure and pour 1/4 cup (2oz) of water into the same bowl as the glue.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add 1/8 – 1/4 cup (1oz – 2oz) of liquid starch a little at a time.
  5. Mix until it starts to coagulate and become slime.
  6. Knead it until it feels like slime.
    If its still sticky add a bit more liquid starch (less is more).
    Add the liquid starch a little bit at a time, kneading it in between.
    If its sticky, add a tiny bit more, until its stretchy but not sticky.
    Be patient, I’ve been making this for over a decade and still can’t say I’ve got it down pat.
    If its too firm add less liquid starch next time, you could try adding a tiny bit of glue and/or water and keep kneading.

Baking Soda & Contact Lens Solution Slime Recipe (easier for beginners)

  1. Measure and pour 1/2 cup (4oz) of clear glue (Elmer’s works best) into a medium bowl.
  2. Measure and add 1 Tsp (teaspoon) of Baking Soda.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add 1 Tbsp (Tablespoon) of contact lens solution.
  5. Mix until it starts to coagulate and become slime.
  6. Knead it until it feels like slime (which usually happens instantly with this recipe).

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