What’s big and blue and slimy? Well… you might think a big blue whale, but what it really is.. is all the fun your kids will have with this blue fluffy slime whale theme activity.
If you love this activity, take a look at my awesome list of whale activities for kids.
Slime is one of our kids’ favorite things to play with, and whales are some of their favorite animals! So putting them together seemed like a natural fit. Who doesn’t love whales, with their huge tail fins, amazing songs, and surprising adventures? Let’s learn more about whales with our kids.
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Blue Fluffy Slime: Whale Theme Supplies
Now for the actual ingredients to make your whale fluffy slime! You’ll need:
- baking soda
- contact lens solution (make sure it has boric acid and sodium borate in it!)
- white Elmer’s Glue (or any other PVA glue)
- foaming shaving cream
- neon blue food coloring
You’ll also want to have:
- a large mixing bowl
- a mixing spoon
- plastic placemats or table cloth (for easy clean up!)
- whale toys or figurines
- Baby oil (optional, but nice to have!)
Recommended Slime Book
One of the reasons slime is so fun to play with is that it acts like both a solid and a liquid. Pull hard, and it will break apart. Pull gently, and it stretches like a rubber band. You can squish it and bounce it like a ball, or relax your hand and let it flow out like a thick liquid.
Get more fun slime ideas with one of our favorite slime books!
The Slime Book: All You Need to Know to Make the Perfect SlimeSlime 101: How to Make Stretchy, Fluffy, Glittery & Colorful Slime!Secrets of Slime Recipe Book: 30 Projects for Stretchable, Squishy, Sensory Fun!Ultimate Slime: DIY Tutorials for Crunchy Slime, Fluffy SlimeThe Book of Slime – A Kid’s Guide on How to Make the Best Slimes of All TimeThe Slime Workshop: 20 DIY Projects to Make Awesome Slimes―All Borax Free!
Recommended Whale Activity Kits
Dive deeper into the ocean with your kid’s favorite aquatic animals with these educational whale activity kits for kids.
This complete set of printables is perfect for your kids in grades 1-3 who love whales and wants to know more about these majestic marine mammals.
Let your kids’ creativity shine further with this adorable narwhal sand painting kit. You can introduce narwhals to your young children as they are one of the unique types of whales.
How to make the blue fluffy whale-themed slime
The first step in this whale adventure is to create the slimy goodness to go with our whales. We (obviously) colored our slime blue, to create an ocean for our toy whales to “swim” in. But you could experiment with different colors. After all, the ocean blue isn’t just one shade of blue. The color can vary depending on the climate, weather, season, and even depth!
Try a teal blue, or maybe a darker blue. For best results, we used neon blue food coloring, and it gave us a very nice shade of blue for our whale games.
The secret to fluffy slime, rather than gooey slime, is in the shaving cream. Using a foam shaving cream with the basic slime ingredients helps create a more puffy slime, instead of watery.
And of course, kneading it together will help make sure everything gets mixed up well, and all the chemistry works.
Your kids will love the other fun ocean activities for kids – perfect for sea lovers!
Just like the ocean, this blue fluffy slime is a solution. The glue, sodium bicarbonate, and boric acid combine together to create a new whole in a small chemical reaction. And it’s perfectly safe kitchen science!
The sodium bicarbonate and boric acid combine to make “boronic ions”, which then combine with the PVA molecules in the glue. And that creates a reaction that not only absorbs heat (your slime will be cold!) but also creates a “non-newtonian fluid”.
This whale slime is also a perfect and simple chemistry experiment for your young whale lovers at home!
And voila! Your kids can now play with their blue fluffy whale slime right after!
Recommended Whale Books for Kids
One of the best places to start a whale adventure is with a book. These are some of our favorite books on whales. Whether you want a whale of a story, or to learn more about these amazing animals, check out some of the books on our recommended book list.
Willy the Whale: Short Stories, Games, and Jokes! (Fun Time Reader Book 1)The Heart of a WhaleWhales: Amazing Pictures & Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book)If I Were a WhaleFace to Face with Whales (Face to Face with Animals)Dale the Whale
If you have kindergarteners at home, they will surely love these whale activities! Perfect for early learners who love whales!
And if you need more easy slime recipes, be sure to check out my list too!
If you are looking for more animal activities for your children? You have to try these Animal Activities for Kids, too.
- ¼ cup of water
- 1½ tbsp of contact lens solution with boric acid and sodium borate
- 2/3 cups of white Elmer's glue
- 3 cups of foaming shaving cream
- 10 drops of neon blue food coloring
You'll also want to have:
- a large mixing bowl
- a mixing spoon
- plastic placemats or table cloth
- whale toys or figurines
- Baby oil (optional)
- First, pour the glue into the mixing bowl. Add the water, and mix well.
- Add in the baking soda and mix.
- Spoon in the shaving cream and stir.
- Add the food coloring. Stir well until the slime is completely blue!
- Now for the fun part: slowly add in the contact solution and stir. Keep stirring until you get the fluffy slime consistency you want.
- Pour out the slime onto the plastic mat and hand knead it. Be patient! It takes a while to get the slime to stop feeling sticky and feel fluffy and soft and easy to work with. If you feel the need, use a little bit of baby oil to keep the slime from sticking to your hands while you knead.
- After kneading for a few minutes, you should see the blue fluffy slime your kids will love to play with. Just add whale toys and kids and watch the fun!
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Having this blue fluffy whale slime activity is great for kids who love experimenting and doing projects during the summertime. As parents, you can also join in on the activity and help your children measure and mix together the ingredients!
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