I don’t know about you, but we have a tough time finding tasty apples here at the end of summer. So while we wait and dream for lush apple orchards to pick whatever we want, we decided to make a red apple slime recipe instead.  Homemade slime is super fun science, and even better with a fun apple theme!

RED APPLE SLIME RECIPE TO MAKE WITH KIDS!

We are waiting for the crispy, juicy apples of fall to roll around again. I don't know about you, but we have a tough time finding tasty apples here at the end of summer. So while we wait and dream for lush apple orchards to pick whatever we want, we decided to make an apple theme slime recipe instead. Making homemade slime is super simple science and sensory play and even better with a fun theme!

APPLE GLITTER SLIME

Our slime recipes are perfect to pair with the seasons, especially fall. Think apples, pumpkins, cinnamon and more! This gorgeous red glitter slime is perfect for back to school and the fall season, and anytime of the year. CLICK HERE >>>Fall Slime Recipes

Slime making is even more fun when you add in creative seasonal themes, and I know kids love the novelty of theme activities. Our Red Apple Slime is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make!

Oh. and slime is science too, so don’t miss the great information on the science behind this easy slime below.  Watch our awesome slime videos and see how easy it is to make the best slime!

BASIC SLIME RECIPES 

All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday slimes use one of five basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime recipes! I will always let you know which basic slime recipe we used in our photographs, but I will also tell you which of the other basic recipes will work too!  Usually you can interchange several of the ingredients depending on what you have on hand for slime supplies. Here we use our Saline Solution Slime recipe.  Slime with saline solution is one of our favorite sensory recipes!  We make it ALL the time because it is so quick and easy to whip up.   Four simple ingredients {one is water} are all you need.  Add color, glitter, sequins, and then you are done!

Where do I buy saline solution?

We pick up our saline solution in the grocery store! You can also find it on Amazon, Walmart, Target, and even at your pharmacy.

Now if you don’t want to use saline solution, you can absolutely test out one of our other basic recipes using liquid starch or borax powder. We have tested all these recipes with equal success!

NOTE: We have found that Elmer’s specialty glues tend to be a bit stickier than Elmer’s regular clear or white glue, and so for this type of glitter glue we always prefer our 2 ingredient basic glitter slime recipe.

HOST A SLIME MAKING PARTY AT HOME OR SCHOOL!

I always thought slime was too difficult to make, but then I tried it! Now we are hooked on it. Grab some saline solution and PVA glue and get started! We have even made slime with a small group of kids for a slime party!  This slime recipe below also makes a great slime to use in the classroom! 

red apple theme slime recipe for fall

SLIME SCIENCE 

We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for exploring Chemistry with a fun fall theme. Slime is an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!

What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators  (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!

The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…

When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime! Slime is a polymer.

Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!

Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!

Read more about slime science here!

GET STARTED NOW WITH THIS FREE FALL SLIME RECIPE CHALLENGE!

RED APPLE SLIME RECIPE

We made this red apple slime recipe with clear glue, red glitter and food coloring. However, Elmer’s glitter glue is super easy to use and the best part is that the color and glitter are already provided for you! Rather use liquid starch? Click here. Rather use borax powder? Click here.
  • 1/2 cup Clear PVA School Glue
  • 1 tablespoon Saline Solution (must contain boric acid and sodium borate)
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Food coloring and glitter

apple theme slime ingredients for fall slime recipes

HOW TO MAKE YOUR SLIME

1: Add 1/2 cup of Clear Glue to your bowl and mix with a 1/2 cup of water. apple slime recipe instructions for mixing glue and water and adding food coloring and glitter 2: Add food coloring and glitter as desired and stir. 3: Stir in 1/2 tsp baking soda. 4: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until your slime forms and pulls away from the sides of bowl. fall slime recipe steps adding baking soda and saline solution for saline slime recipe If your  slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. As I mentioned above, start by squirting a few drops of the solution onto your hands and kneading your slime longer. You can always add but you can’t take away. Use our “How To Fix Your Slime” guide if you get stuck and make sure to watch my start to finish slime video here. easy apple slime recipe with fall theme

We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency. The trick with saline solution slime is to squirt a few drops of solution onto your hands before picking up the slime.

You can knead the slime in the bowl before you pick it up as well. This slime is ultra stretchy but can be stickier. However, keep in mind that although adding more solution reduces the stickiness, it will create a stiffer slime.

mixing saline solution apple theme slime recipe in clear bowl

Our slime recipes are so easy to change up with different themes for holidays, seasons, favorite characters, or special occasions.

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Saline solution is always super stretchy and makes for great sensory play and science with the kids!

pouring red glitter glue slime out of container

Try a green apple slime instead!

STORING YOUR SLIME

Slime lasts quite awhile! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. We use reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli style containers in my recommended slime supplies list here.

If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups we have used condiment containers as seen here.

Want to have all our basic recipes handy and in one place? Use the button just below to download your free slime recipes cheat sheet pages. We also have an awesome MASTER YOUR SLIME training series going on here.

You can even make a fun theme container to store your apple slime like we did below with this dollar store storage container, construction paper, pipe cleaner, and hot glue!

MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!

Everything you need to know about making slime is below! Did you know we also have fun with science activities too? Click on all the pictures below to learn even more great ideas for slime making.

HOW DO I FIX MY SLIME?

OUR TOP SLIME RECIPE IDEAS YOU NEED TO MAKE! BASIC SLIME SCIENCE KIDS CAN UNDERSTAND!

WATCH OUR AMAZING SLIME VIDEOS

READER QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

BEST INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING SLIME!

THE AMAZING BENEFITS THAT COME OUT OF SLIME MAKING WITH KIDS!

MAKE OUR GLITTER SLIME RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE SLIME FUN!

Check out more cool slime recipes by clicking on the photo below.

BEST HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPES!

GET STARTED NOW WITH THIS FREE FALL SLIME RECIPE CHALLENGE!

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  1. I guess there is something wrong with my computer. Once made the comment, I was taken to a different screen with the remainder of the post showing a close up of the container stating you got them at the dollar store.

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