We’re back with another slime recipe! This red apple-scented slime recipe is a perfect way to get into fall. Back to school, back to routine, fall colors and crisp apples — and now red apple slime — can all be part of your seasonal changes this year. What a fantastic way to get your kids excited about fall.
If you enjoyed this apple-themed slime, see more amazing apple activities for kids!
We love making slime here at Living Life and Learning. Slime play is such a sensory-rich learning experience, and there are so many ways to use it. Whether it’s to introduce a science topic (like this Space Slime Recipe) or to finish a theme (like this Beach Sand Slime), slime is a great addition to your educational tools.
Red apples are not only delicious and nutritious but also familiar and friendly. Who doesn’t love a juicy red apple? They make a great snack, a cool decoration, a fun painting tool, and now.. they are the basis of our red apple slime recipe!
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Recommended Apple Books for Kids
These books are not only fun and entertaining but also educational, providing a great way to introduce your children to this popular fruit and the world of literature.
What is slime?
For this slime recipe, you’ll need the basic slime-making ingredients: PVC glue (we use Elmer’s Glue), baking soda, and contact lens solution that contains boric acid. The boric acid and baking soda interact with the PVC glue molecules to create this unique and fun result. It’s not solid, it’s not liquid, it’s not sticky or smooth… It’s slime!
Slime is an amazingly tactile activity. If you push hard on it, it acts like a solid. But if you hold it loosely, it will slide through your fingers as if it were a liquid. It’s actually a “Non-Newtonian Liquid”, meaning that it changes under stress, unlike a regular liquid. So the more force or pressure you apply to it, the more it will change from liquid-like to solid-like. It’s one of the weirdest and most wonderful parts of science!
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Recommended Apple Toys for Kids
Looking for the perfect apple-themed toy for your child? Look no further. Here are some of the best Apple toys for kids available in the market today.
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To create the red apple-scented part of this slime recipe, you’ll need a bright red food coloring and apple scent. This will be fragrance oil, so look for it where you get essential and fragrance oils. Think of places where you get soap-making supplies or candle-making supplies.
For this red apple-scented slime recipe, you’ll need:
- PVC glue
- Contact lens solution containing boric acid
- Warm water
- Baking soda
- Apple scent
- Red food coloring
Apple Slime Instructions
Pour out your PVC glue into a large bowl. Pour some water into the bottle then shake it to get the rest of the glue off the glue out and into the rest of the glue then stir.
Add the food coloring, apple scent, and baking soda. (Optional: add some red glitter!!) Mix thoroughly through each one added.
Slowly add the contact lens solution to the glue mixture. Once the slime has formed a ball, remove it from the bowl then keep kneading it until it loses its stickiness. Once done, the kids may enjoy playing with it!
- 1 bottle of PVC glue (we use a 6 oz bottle of Elmer's Glue)
- 1 tbsp of contact lens solution containing boric acid
- ½ cup of warm water
- ½ tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp of apple scent
- Red food coloring
- Into a large bowl, pour out your PVC glue.
- Fill the empty glue bottle with warm water (so that it's about ⅓ full) and put the lid back on. Shake the bottle to get the rest of the glue off the sides and dissolve in the water.
- Pour the glue and water into the bowl with the rest of the glue, and stir till it's all blended together.
- Now add the baking soda. Mix thoroughly.
- Add the food coloring and apple scent. (Optional: add some red glitter!!) Mix well.
- Slowly add the contact lens solution to the glue mixture and stir well between additions. The mix will come together into a soft ball as you mix.
- Once the slime has formed a ball, remove it from the bowl. It will be sticky!
- Play with the slime, working it with your fingers, stretching and kneading it, to bring it together. It will gradually lose stickiness. When all the stickiness is gone, the slime is ready!
Once playtime is over, store the slime in an airtight container and put it in the fridge to keep.
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More Apple Activities
If you love this apple-scented slime, check out this great list of picture books about apples that kids will love.
For your child who loves to color, these apple life cycle coloring pages will make learning about apples more fun and exciting!
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