Make sure your penguins and polar bears don’t meet up on this wintery expedition. Penguins prefer the South Pole and polar bears prefer the North Pole! Learn about the arctic and play with awesome winter theme slime. Our arctic slime recipe is perfect for winter science and sensory play. Best part is you don’t have to live in the arctic to enjoy this slime recipe!

MAKE ARCTIC SLIME FOR INDOOR WINTER ACTIVITIES!

Make sure your penguins and polar bears don't meet up on this wintery expedition. Penguins prefer the South Pole and polar bears prefer the North Pole! Learn about the arctic and play with awesome homemade slime. Our arctic slime recipe is perfect for winter science and sensory play. Best part is you don't have to live in the arctic to enjoy this slime recipe.

HOW TO MAKE WINTER SLIME

All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday slime recipes use one of our 4 basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime making recipes.

Arctic Slime

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPE

What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activator  {sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid} mixes 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.

The addition of water is important to this process. Think about when you leave a gob of glue out, and you find it hard and rubbery the next day.

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 is thicker and rubberier like slime!

Read more about slime science here!

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ARCTIC SLIME RECIPE

We made three batches of this slime recipe which we them twirled and swirled together to create a frozen tundra!

This fun winter slime uses liquid starch as the slime activator. Now if you want to use liquid starch or saline solution instead, you can use one of our other basic recipes using borax powder or saline solution.

SUPPLIES:

  • 1/2 Cup of Clear or White PVA School Glue
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Liquid Starch
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • Measuring Cup
  • Blue food coloring
  • 2 bowls and a spoon for each slime!
  • Glitter
  • Snowflake Confetti

HOW TO MAKE ARTIC SLIME

STEP 1:  In a bowl add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup glue and mix well to combine completely.

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add color, glitter, or confetti!

STEP 3: Pour in 1/4 cup of liquid starch and stir well.

You will see the slime immediately start to form and pull away from the sides of the bowl. Keep stirring until you have a gooey blob of slime. The liquid should be gone! 

STEP 4:  Start kneading your slime! It will appear stringy at first but just work it around with your hands and you will notice the consistency change.

SLIME MAKING TIP:   The trick with liquid starch slime is to put a few drops of the liquid starch onto your hands before picking up the slime. However, keep in mind that although adding more liquid starch reduces the stickiness, and it will eventually create a stiffer slime.

MAKE A TUNDRA WITH ARCTIC SLIME!

This Arctic slime is awesome not only for sensory play but also for a science lesson. It’s a fabulous way to explore the senses and fill an afternoon with great fun. Plus even better, you don’t have to have real snow outside to make our arctic slime.

What is a tundra? It’s a cold region of treeless or rolling ground found north of the Arctic circle. We have learned quite a bit about who lives where and what the land and ocean are like! Make sure to add some books about the arctic to complete your learning adventure.

Ever since we set up our Arctic Lego City set, my son has been interested in the polar animals, the arctic, the North Pole, and the South Pole.

Homemade arctic slime recipe for kids winter science and sensory play.

He requested his polar bear to add to our newly made iceberg for some North Pole play {penguins are for the South Pole}. The plastic tubes of animals are perfect to pair with homemade slime! Make one for every season to explore!

Arctic Slime Winter Sensory Play Polar Bear

MORE FUN ARCTIC ACTIVITIES

EASY TO MAKE FROZEN TUNDRA ARCTIC SLIME THIS SEASON!

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10 Comments

  1. This looks like so much fun! I’m putting together an arctic sensory bin for my class and need to know how far your slime recipe will go. Is this recipe enough for a small group of children?

  2. I would say that you should make 2-3 slimes for a small group of 10. It’s a lot of fun!

  3. HI, we are doing OPERATION ARCTIC for our VBS this year. Do you think this project would be doable for 30-50 kids, if so any suggestions. I am at somewhat of a loss for craft time. Thank you for your input and your SNOW SLIME! 🙂

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