Get into the spirit of the season with homemade Christmas slime. If you have slime-loving kids, Christmas is another great opportunity to make festive slime. From Rudolph to the Grinch, candy canes to Christmas trees, and everything in between, Christmas slime is easier and fun to make yourself! Get creative and pick your favorite ways to celebrate Christmas with these fun holiday slimes. Plus, it’s the perfect Christmas STEM activity for kids as well!


How Do You Make Christmas Slime?

Learning how to make Christmas slime is so easy! Most only need ingredients you probably have on hand, and are such a hands-on learning experience for kids! To make most of these Christmas slime recipes you only need to:

  1. Gather your slime ingredients.
  2. Mix the basic ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Mix in your holiday add-ins and coloring.
  4. Add the slime activator.
  5. Play with and store in a sealed container for fun for the whole holiday season!

This will be your ultimate resource for the best Christmas slime and how to videos! You won’t need anything else, I promise!

We really love seasons and holidays, so you will find that we are always making fun versions of our favorite basic slime recipes to go along with the current season or holiday.

Basic Slime Recipes

Our easy, “how to make” slime recipes show you how to master slime in 5 minutes or less! We have spent years tinkering with our favorite basic slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!

We believe slime shouldn’t be disappointing or frustrating! That’s why we want to take the guesswork out of making slime!

  • Discover the best slime ingredients and get the right slime supplies the first time!
  • Make easy slime recipes that really work!
  • Achieve awesome slimy consistency the kids’ love!

Which Slime Recipe To Use?

We have several basic slime recipes that can all be used for making Christmas slime. You decide which one works best for you depending on what slime activator you want to use. This allows for some flexibility depending on where you live in the world! Not everyone has access to the same ingredients!

Each of the basic slime recipes below have the full step by step photos, directions, and even videos to help you along the way!

Helpful Slime Resources To Get Your Started

These are the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your awesome Christmas slime! We talk more about the slime science below too.

A Bit Of Slime Science

We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here!  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 slime science all about?  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…

You add the borate ions to the mixture,  and it then 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 rubbery 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?

Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? 

It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Find out more below…

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The Best Christmas Slime Ideas

Elf on the Shelf Slime

What’s that sneaky elf up to? Making Christmas slime of course! Try our Elf on the Shelf Slime as one of your countdown activities.

Elf on the Shelf Slime

Fluffy Candy Cane Slime

The stretchiest, the coolest, the most fluffiest slime that we love to make! Mix up two batches of fluffy slime and twist them into an awesome candy cane.

Love fluffy slime? Check out our main fluffy slime recipe for tons of fun variations!

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Fluffy Candy Cane Slime

Grinch Slime

And his heart grew three sizes that day… Make awesome Grinch slime to go along with the book or movie this season. The Grinch has such a wonderful message for kids and families all year round. Kids will love this fun lime green Christmas slime! Check out more Grinch Day activities here!

Grinch Slime

Christmas Tree Slime

Turn your slime into a moving Christmas tree! Kids will love all the glitter, mini baubles and other decorations that can be added to this fun green Christmas slime.

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Christmas Tree Slime

Scented Gingerbread Slime

Add in any of your Christmas cookie cutters, not just the gingerbread man ones! You can also add buttons, glitter, and whatever else the kids will enjoy. Plus, who doesn’t love the smell of gingerbread cookies?

For a taste safe gingerbread slime, check out our edible gingerbread slime recipe.

Gingerbread Slime

Candy Cane Slime

Another fun way to make a red and white candy cane Christmas slime. This one doesn’t need the shaving foam!

Fun Variation: Turn this into smooth Christmas butter slime by adding a small amount of modelling clay to the mix. See our original butter slime recipe.

Candy Cane Slime

Tinsel Glitter Slime Ornaments

Decorate for the holidays with slime! Grab some plastic ornaments and make Christmas slime with tinsel glitter.

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Tinsel Slime

More Fun Christmas Activities For Kids

Printable Christmas Slime Project Pack

Everyone’s favorite slime with special Christmas themes is just right for your kiddos! Plus, your kids will get to apply extra hands-on learning through writing, science, and math activities.

  • Easy to follow basic slime recipes for fluffy slime, borax slime, liquid starch slime, and saline solution slime.
  • Fun Easter theme slime recipes for extra slime time!
  • Combine slime and math with easy-to-use printable sheets.
  • Find fun ways to experiment with slime science, including science information and key vocabulary.
  • Excellent slimy theme activities perfect for centers, early finishers, or classroom party time!
  • Perfect for parties and groups!
Christmas Slime Recipes