There’s one candy that comes out every fall and is iconic to the season. Can you guess? Let me give you a hint! It’s shaped like a triangle and is usually white, orange, and yellow. You guessed it, candy corn!
Our soft and squishy candy corn slime is perfect for fall slime making activities with kids. Whatever your favorite fall slime theme, we’ll show you how to make slime like a pro using our favorite slime recipes, best slime ingredients, and easy tips and tricks to create amazing slime every time.
HOW TO MAKE SQUISHY SLIME
Kick off the fall season with a fun slime theme the kids will LOVE! Science is full of cool ways to create including our homemade fall slime ideas. This AMAZING soft and squishy slime recipe designed after a favorite fall candy is a real treat (but NOT the edible kind)!
Slime making is even more fun when you add in creative seasonal themes, and I know kids love the novelty of theme activities. Our Candy Corn Slime is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.
HOW DOES SLIME WORK?
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for exploring chemistry with a candy corn 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!
CANDY CORN PARTY FAVORS!
Slime lasts quite a while! 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.
We made our fluffy candy corn slime recipe with white washable school glue, shaving cream, and fun colors. Grab some small jars and pretty ribbon to send kids home with a fun fall treat! I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon.
Note: Fluffy slime with shaving cream will lose some of its fluff due to the foam shaving losing air over time. However, it’s still tons of fun afterward.
Candy corn fluffy slime is a fun fall party treat for kids to make and take too!
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CANDY CORN SLIME RECIPE
We believe learning how to make slime shouldn’t be disappointing or frustrating. That’s why we want to take the guesswork out of making slime for you.
NOTE: You can absolutely make this without shaving cream for a regular slime. The look will be just as fun and you can even substitute white glue for clear glue for more vivid colors.
- 1/2 cup of White PVA School Glue
- 3 Cups of Foam Shaving Cream
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Food Coloring
- 1 tbsp of saline solution
HOW TO MAKE CANDY CORN SLIME
Remember, you want to make 3 batches of this awesome fluffy slime! One batch remains white, one is colored orange, and one is colored yellow.
STEP 1: Add 3 cups of foam shaving cream to a bowl.
STEP 2: Add orange food coloring as desired.
STEP 3: Mix in a 1/2 cup of white washable school glue.
STEP 3: Stir in 1/2 tsp baking soda.
STEP 4: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of the bowl. This is exactly how much you will need with the Target Sensitive Eyes brand!
If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need 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. Saline solution is preferred over contact solution.
Now go ahead and try to shape your squishy slime like candy corn!
Make a slimey mess? No worries! Here’s how to get slime out of clothes easily!
KNEADING SLIME IS KEY TO TEXTURE
We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve its consistency. The trick with shaving cream/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 right away, it will create a stiffer slime in the long run.
Our slime recipes are so easy to change up with different themes for holidays, seasons, favorite characters, or special occasions. Saline solution fluffy slime is always super stretchy and makes for great sensory play and science with the kids!
HOW TO MAKE SQUISHY CANDY CORN SLIME
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