Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the adults! I love to celebrate the day with my son too. Plus who doesn’t like hearts and candy right? Around here we celebrate holidays and seasons with our homemade slime. For Valentine’s Day why not whip up a batch of Valentines Slime! Whether you try red glitter, confetti hearts, or pink slime, it’s a fun and easy science activity to do with kids. We have a full year of holiday slimes too.
VALENTINES SLIME SCIENCE AND PLAY FOR KIDS
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Slime is an awesome science lesson, specifically a cool chemistry activity to do with your kids. Our Valentines slime makes great holiday themed STEM. We added it to our 14 Days of Valentine’s Day STEM Countdown!
Valentines slime! We fell in love with slime this year with our awesome Winter Snowflake Slime! We have used this homemade slime recipe over and over again and it has not failed us yet! You can stop at the grocery store and pick up what you need.
What Is Slime?
Is it a liquid or a solid? It stretches but then it breaks. It makes a ball and bounces. It feels slimy and wet, but it isn’t! These are some of the interesting observations my five year old made as we explored this slime recipe. Read a little more in depth here about polymers and chemistry.
Supplies Needed for Valentines Slime
Clear glue (2) White Glue (1) Elmer’s Washable Glue works best!
Measuring Cups (1/2 cup)
Red food coloring
2 bowls and a spoon for each slime!
Glitter and heart confetti
To Make Slime: Recipe, hints and tricks!
You will find our slime recipe here with tips and tricks to get you on our way. We made three different slimes to represent Valentine’s day! Add glitter and heart sequins to any of the slimes when mixing the glue and water together.
This is also a great time to mix in your color. For our pink slime, I used a couple drops of red food coloring. For the red translucent slime, I used a few drops of red as well. This homemade slime recipe is very easy and quick to make!
Valentines Slime Sensory Science
Yes, my son adores pink so I had to make one of these Valentines slime pink! My son is getting more and more excited to have multiple slimes at one time like our St Patricks Day or Easter slimes! I was pretty surprised he hasn’t mixed these yet!
Slime is beautiful to watch, fun to play with and makes a great science sensory experience.
You can stretch our homemade slime, pull it, smooth it, and squeeze it!
Read about the basics of slime science with our post for young kids to learn a little bit about the science behind the slime. Our favorite way to learn around here is through play. Slime is quite playful!
Slime is an awesome, low mess sensory play material that doesn’t leave the hands dirty. It’s fun to squeeze it and watch it ooze out of your hands or small bowl. Check out our silvery Valentines slime batch and add it to little plastic hearts to give to friends.
We have enjoyed whipping up batches of slime often for a quick activity. Usually we leave it on the table and everyone who passes by has to stop and play with it. Slime is an easy, at home science activity for all year round
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