Ah the sights and sounds of Christmas. All the red and green and glittery.. and slime?? Yup! This Christmas slime recipe will get your kids distracted from looking for those presents or treats you’ve hidden.
Want even more Christmas ideas? See this list of fun Christmas science activities.
We love Christmas around here. Decorating the house, baking the treats, and wrapping the presents are just some of our favorite things. But most of all, we love making crafts and activities!
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So on to making the slime. Before you start, make sure you put away all the toys and other activities. Slime can get a little messy, and you don’t want it to spread.
Most of the ingredients for slime are commonly found in your home, but the secret ingredient to this recipe is contact lens solution. Make sure you get the kind that has boric acid, because that’s what helps keep your slime together.
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To make this slime recipe Christmas themed, we used red and green glitter. You could do this with just about any holiday though. Try green and gold at St. Patrick’s Day, or red and white for Valentine’s.
We also used some Christmas-themed confetti to add to the fun. You could use small plastic toys as well. Your kids will have fun experimenting with Christmas slime and Christmas toys.
Ok let’s get started!
What you need to make Christmas Slime:
- ~ ½ cup of warm water, divided
- 1 TSP of baking soda, divided
- 2 (6oz) bottles of clear Elmer’s Glue
- 3 TBSP of contact lens solution, divided ** Make sure the contact lens solution contains boric acid! **
- ~ 1 ½ TBSP glitter, each, in red & green
- small toys or foil confetti (optional)
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What you do to make Christmas slime:
For best practice, create each color of slime separately. Follow the same instructions for each color.
- Empty one 6oz bottle of glue into a large bowl.
- Fill the empty glue bottle approximately ⅓ full of warm water. It will be about ¼ cup of water.
- Shake the bottle to combine the remaining glue with the water. (Fun step for the kids!)
- Pour water into the bowl with the glue, and stir to combine.
- Add ½ TSP of baking soda to the glue & water, and stir to mix thoroughly.
- Stir in one color of glitter into the glue mixture.
- Add 1 ½ TBSP of the contact lens solution to the glue mix, and stir well.
Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than the glitter glue. Add the solution slowly, mixing between additions. Only add enough solution to bring the glue together into a soft ball.
Once the slime forms a soft ball in the bowl, remove it from the bowl, leaving any excess liquid to remain behind. The slime will be sticky!
Play with the slime and knead it as you would bread dough, to work it all together. The slime is ready when it’s no longer sticky.
Store in an airtight container, in the fridge, when not using it.
Repeat for the other color (or as many colors as you may like!)
Have fun with your Christmas slime. Your kids will have a blast.
More Christmas Activities
If you are into STEM activities, you can try these Christmas-themed STEM activities that will surely keep your little one learning while having fun!
Christmas Lava Lamps by Science Sparks
Growing a Crystal Christmas Tree by Playdough to Plato