Amazingly smooth Christmas butter slime is sure to be a big hit this holiday season. Go ahead and twist your favorite colors into a buttery candy cane slime! You can make butter slime quickly and easily with our easy to make Christmas slime recipes!
SMOOTH CHRISTMAS BUTTER SLIME RECIPE
MAKE BUTTER SLIME FOR CHRISTMAS
The kids will squishing and squeezing this amazing homemade butter slime! Slime making is even more fun when you add in creative Christmas themes. We have quite a few to share, and we are always adding more. Our Christmas Butter Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.
We made this Christmas butter slime with white glue, food coloring, and soft clay. However, clear glue is super easy to use and also works well for this recipe, but your color will be slightly different!
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 three recipes with equal success!
SLIME SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for exploring Chemistry with a fun Candy Cane 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! Experiment with making the slime more or less viscous with varying amounts of foam beads. Can you change the density?
Read more about slime science here!
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CHRISTMAS BUTTER SLIME RECIPE
This fun candy cane theme activity calls for two batches of our easy Christmas butter slime.
- 1/2 cup of PVA White School Glue per slime batch
- 1/2 tsp baking soda per slime batch
- Food coloring
- 2 oz of soft modeling clay
- 1 tbsp of saline solution
HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS BUTTER SLIME
STEP 1: Add 1/2 cup of glue to your bowl and mix with a 1/2 cup of water.
STEP 2: Add food coloring as desired.
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 bowl.
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. Saline solution is preferred over contact solution.
STEP 5: Once your slime is made, you can knead in your soft clay! This will take a few minutes and some good hand strengthening to get it all worked in well.
To make your favorite candy cane colors and twist together! Eventually the colors will mix though!
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