How about elf snot slime for your Elf on the Shelf? Three cheers for Christmas slime we can name elf snot! Snot slime of any kind is one of my son’s favorite names for our homemade slime. I can always entice him to make a new batch of oozing, gooey, homemade slime if I mention snot! Elf snot is perfect for Christmas slime making this holiday with the kiddos. My slime recipes are AMAZING, and I can teach you how to make slime in minutes!
Kids love to make glitter slimes, theme slimes, and favorite color slimes! Our Christmas themed, glitter glue, elf snot slime is all the best slime ingredients in one bottle because the glitter and the color are already provided. You can always add a bit more glitter or confetti too.
NOTE: You can use our saline solution slime recipe with clear glue too!
Slime making is a serious matter with kids, and I know everyone is looking for the best slime recipes around. Our Christmas Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe the kids will love this holiday season.
Elmer’s Glitter Glue Recipe
Saline Solution and Elmer’s Clear Glue Recipe
HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS ELF SNOT SLIME
Glitter Glue Christmas slime is super easy to make and the best part is that the color and glitter are already provided for you! You can always add more glitter, but if you are looking for mess free slime making, with as few extra ingredients as possible, this recipe is perfect. Of course there is always going to be some mess with slime (see how to remove it from clothes and hair here)!
NOTE: You absolutely can buy these in other colors like our pretty pink slime or our black and orange slime . Additionally, you can make this easy slime recipe with clear glue, food coloring and glitter!
If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. It’s the perfect accessory and comes with some awesome slime freebies as well!
ELF SNOT BASIC SLIME RECIPE CHOICES
The base for this quick and easy Christmas slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes, just two ingredients which are glitter glue and liquid starch.
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INGREDIENTS FOR ELF SNOT SLIME:
As I mentioned above, you can use any of our basic slime recipes for this glittery Christmas snot slime, but we like this super quick, 2 ingredient slime recipe with the Elmers glitter glue. I will link the two products we used here with Amazon affiliate links.
- 2 Bottle of Elmer’s Washable Glitter Glue (red and green)
- 1/8-1/4 cup of Liquid Starch such as Lin it or Sta Flo Brand (Note: We use Lin it brand in our video and use about an 1/8 of a cup. Sta-flo brand may require a bit more!)
- Fun mix-ins? You can add Christmas theme confetti or foam beads for a floam!
SLIME Tip: Don’t have glitter glue but lots of clear glue? You can make this glitter slime recipe with clear glue, food coloring, and plenty of glitter instead. It uses the same recipe.
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING CHRISTMAS SLIME
WATCH: Start to finish slime making video and even an epic slime fail too!
STEP 1: Start by adding your glitter glue to a bowl and grab a mixing utensil. You make each color individually if you want both a green and red Christmas slime mix.
SLIME ACTIVATOR INFORMATION
STEP 2: Start adding up to 1/8 cup of liquid starch and stir well until slime consistency forms.
Add in your slime activator, the liquid starch, to complete the chemical reaction to make slime. Add the activator slowly. For a single batch of slime 1/8 to 1/4 cup does the trick (depending on brand), but if you think it’s still too sticky, continue to add a few drops at a time until you find the consistency you want.
NOTE: Brands of liquid starch may vary. We have found less starch is needed using Lin it brand but more is needed with Sta flo brand!
Is Your Slime Too Sticky?
If your slime still feels too sticky, you need more starch. Be careful, and add just a little at a time until you get the consistency you want. If you add too much liquid starch your slime will become stiff and rubbery. You can always add, but you can’t take away.
The first time you make slime usually needs some experimentation to find the slimy consistency that’s right for you. Slime making can be a bit like goldilocks finding the right bed or the right porridge. Some kids like it messier and some kids like it firmer.
SLIME TIP #1: Knead Your Slime!
We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency. Slime needs to be kneaded 🙂
You will love how easy and stretchy this glitter glue slime recipe is to make, and play with too.
Once you have your desired slime consistency, go ahead and play!
This also makes the perfect slime party idea and/or party favor. Kids will love making elf snot at your Christmas party. See our slime container ideas for sending slime home.
SLIME TIP #2: Make Stripes!
Stretch pieces of slime into long “snakes” and place side by side to create a striped effect. Keep in mid that eventually the colors will mix together.
SLIME TIP #3: To get the best stretch, pull your slime slowly.
How big of a stretch can you get? You can read all about this in the science of slime. Pull too hard and your slime breaks fast! Many times this is why people don’t consider their slime stretchy enough.
STORING YOUR SLIME
Slime lasts quite awhile! 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. I love the deli style containers in my recommended slime supplies list here.
If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups we have used condiment containers as seen here.
SLIME SCIENCE, CHEMISTRY FOR KIDS!
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for STEM which is science, technology, engineering, art, and math. We have a brand new series out on NGSS science standards, so you can read how this will fit in nicely too! (Think NGSS 2-PS1-1: Matter and It’s Interactions)
Slime really does make for 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!
Slime is a non-Newtonian fluid!
Neither a liquid or a solid, slime is a non-Newtonian fluid. Pick it up like a solid but watch it flow like a liquid. Watch as it takes the shapes of any container you put it in.
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 thick and stretchy like slime! That makes slime 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!
MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
Everything you need to know about making slime is below! Did you know we also have fun with science activities too?
ELF SNOT CHRISTMAS SLIME IS JUST ONE OF OUR MANY SLIMY IDEAS!