For many, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. This time of year, it’s all about red, green, silver, and everything glitter. Combine all of these elements of Christmas together in one when you make this super-simple and fun Christmas slime! Science isn’t usually so festive, but you can have fun and learn at the same time when you make this Christmas slime recipe.
Christmas Slime Science Experiment
Follow these steps to make stretchy Christmas-themed slime! Make one green batch and one red batch then combine them to make the striped slime you see here. But be careful, mix the slime too much and it will become a solid brown color, which isn’t festive!
You’ll need just a few ingredients:
- Red and green food coloring
- Silver glitter
- Elmer’s clear glue
- Liquid laundry starch
We like to use a slime ratio that is one part glue, one part starch, and 3/4 of a part water.
Mix the glitter, food coloring, water, and glue with a fork.
Add the starch and stir.
It make take a few minutes for the slime to set, but be patient.
Take the slime out and work it between your fingers until it is no longer sticky and is no longer cloudy.
Talk about how slime is made while your kids play with this wonderful material.
Covered, slime lasts about 3-4 days in an airtight container. When it gets sticky to the touch, throw it out.
Christmas Slime Science Explained
Slime is a wonderful sensory play material, but it also has strong connections to science. Slime forms when the molecules in the starch bond with the molecules in the glue, creating stretchy, flexible, polymer bonds that are no longer sticky and tons of fun to play with. When making slime, kids can learn about the types of bonds and the importance of following directions precisely during any science activity.
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