The holidays are a super fun time of year around here for creating fun themed slimes, and Christmas time is no exception. There are so many ways to turn our basic homemade slime recipes into festive science activities. Whether you love gingerbread men, candy canes, Christmas trees, or snow, the possibilities are endless. This simple Christmas lights slime recipe is all about simple science, sensory, and fine motor fun for the kids.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SLIME RECIPE FOR FESTIVE SCIENCE AND SENSORY PLAY

A simple Christmas slime recipe featuring mini plastic lights! Make our homemade Christmas lights slime recipe in a snap using one of our basic homemade slime recipes including our liquid starch slime, saline solution slime, or borax slime recipe for instant slime. Add fun items like these mini lights and kids can work on fine motor skills too. Making slime is awesome kids science and an easy chemistry demonstration. Plus slime making is awesome tactile sensory play that kids love.

You could just make any old slime, but you can also add fun themes and colors for the different holidays like we do. We are slowly building an awesome collection of Christmas slime recipes featuring favorite themes that you will find below.

Slime is an instant favorite around here! It’s quick and easy to make with our homemade slime recipe. This time we used our liquid starch slime recipe because it’s really the easiest, but we also love our newest saline solution slime recipe.

If you want a crystal clear slime, you will want to use our borax slime recipe. It’s the only recipe where you can make slime that’s beautifully clear and looks like liquid glass.

Scroll down to the bottom and you will find black click here buttons which let you preview each of the slime recipes and choose your favorite depending on the ingredients you have and what your preferences are! I also have a handy printable slime recipe sheet I will include the link for was well below.

MAKING HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SLIME!

Homemade Christmas lights slime recipe

SUPPLIES FOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SLIME

Clear PVA washable glue (see our list of recommend supplies with free printable!) 

Liquid Starch

Water

Measuring Cup

2 bowls and a spoon

Mini Christmas Lights decoration {Amazon or craft store like Michaels}

Slime Recipe {scroll down to the black click here buttons}

READ MORE ABOUT THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SLIME BELOW!

Christmas Lights Slime Recipe Using Homemade Slime Recipes

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!

Want to read more about the science, click here.

Christmas Lights Slime Fine Motor Activity Set Up Homemade slime mini christmas lights decorations

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SLIME FINE MOTOR ACTIVITY

Our slime is also perfect for fine motor skills practice! Your kids will work on using a tripod grasp to push the tiny lights into the slime! We had tons of them to do, and he enjoyed counting the ones left to stick into the slime.

The end result was a beautiful Christmas lights slime that was perfect for additional sensory play! Remember, removing the lights is just as much fine motor work as putting them into the slime!

Science, sensory play, and fine motor practice all in one homemade activity!

Christmas Lights Slime Fine Motor Play Sensory Play ActivitiyAWESOME HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPES

In these pictures we used our liquid starch slime recipe. Find step by step instructions, pictures, and videos for all our slimes by clicking on the black boxes below.

Christmas Lights Slime Sensory Play

We filled the Christmas lights slime with as many lights as we could! It began to resemble a light bright toy! You could certainly make rows of patterns or create a design too! All of this while working on fine motor skills!

There are so many simple and fun ways to encourage practicing fine motor skills without traditional worksheets! The slime provides just enough resistance that you need to use a little hand strength to push through the surface!

CHECK OUT THESE TOW CHRISTMAS SLIME RECIPES!

 

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More fun ways to add fine motor skills to your holidays!

Santa Hats Cup Stacking Game from Lalymom
Kinetic Sand Christmas Tree from Still Playing School

Velcro Christmas Tree from School Time Snippets

Fine Motor Pipe Cleaner Tree – Christmas Busy Bags from Powerful Mothering

Painting with Ornaments from House of Burke

Jingle Bell Busy Box from And Next Comes L

 

 

 

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