Are you looking for a fun family activity to fill the time between Christmas and New Year’s?
We’ve got you covered with our snow slime recipe! This is a great opportunity to get the kids off their devices and connect face to face, plus slime is a fabulous tool for getting kids exploring chemistry and science, for sensory play, for anxiety and stress reduction. We hope you enjoy this activity.
How to Make Snowy Slime
- ½ cup Elmer’s Washable PVA Clear or White Glue
- ¼ to ½ cup Liquid Starch
- ½ cup Water
- Confetti or Glitter or both!
- Optional: ½ to ¾ teaspoon Mica Powder (to color your slime)
- Add glue and water to a medium-size bowl and stir to combine.
- Add confetti and glitter in shades of blue, silver, and white to shimmer like snow. If adding mica powder to color the slime, add at this stage, and mix well.
- Add liquid starch and mix until the slime begins to form and pull away from the sides of the bowl. Keep stirring until the liquid is gone. Place a couple of drops of liquid starch into each hand and knead the slime until the consistency begins to stiffen. If you end up using too much liquid starch, try laying your slime out on a flat surface at room temperature. After 5 minutes, re-knead your slime, and it should come together.
- Store your slime at room temperature or in the refrigerator in an airtight container or bag for future playtimes!
Tips for playing with slime:
- Wash your hands and roll up your sleeves before you get started! Be sure to thoroughly rinse and dry your hands, as any soap residue will cause the slime to be super sticky.
- Always play on a clean, dry surface, like the kitchen table.
- Don’t eat the slime! We love that slime engages so many senses, like smell, touch, hearing, and sight, but we want to leave the taste sense alone for safety reasons. If your kids are young, adult supervision is highly recommended.
- Wash your hands after playing with slime. This will keep you from transferring slime residue to the household furniture, plus it will keep your hands from getting irritated by the slime activator!
- If your slime is being played with regularly, only keep it for 1-2 weeks before making a fresh batch. If your kids have friends over and share their slime, toss it after the get-together.