The sights and smells of fall in New England can’t be beaten. Think pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and gingerbread. Our super easy cinnamon scented slime is perfect for fall activities with kids. Whatever your favorite slime scent, we will 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 CINNAMON SLIME FOR FALL
FALL SLIME IDEAS
Kick off the fall season with a new kind of slime recipe that will get the kids into the kitchen! Science is full of cool ways to create including homemade fall theme slime ideas. Apples, leaves, and pumpkins and now cinnamon! This AMAZING smelling slime recipe with real cinnamon is perfect for the fall season!
SLIME SCIENCE FOR FALL
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for exploring Chemistry with a fun fall 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!
CINNAMON SLIME TIPS & TRICKS
This scented slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is clear glue, water, baking soda, and saline solution. 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.
Our easy, “how to make” slime recipes will show you how to master slime in 5 minutes! We have spent years tinkering with our slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!
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!
- Discover the best slime ingredients and get the right slime supplies the first time!
- Make easy fluffy slime recipes that really work!
- Achieve awesome fluffy, slimy consistency the kids love!
We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your cinnamon slime! Make sure to go back and read the slime science above too!
- BEST Slime Supplies
- How To Fix Slime: Troubleshooting Guide
- Slime Safety Tips for Kids and Adult
- How To Remove Slime from Clothes
- Master Your Slime Training Series
CINNAMON SLIME RECIPE
We made this slime scented recipe with white glue and real cinnamon spice. However, Elmer’s clear glue is super easy to use and also works well for this recipe but your color will be slightly different! You can always add glitter too!
YOU WILL NEED:
- 1/2 cup of Elmer’s White Glue
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1-2 tbsps of cinnamon spice (alternatively you can use a drop or two of cinnamon fragrance oil for slimes and food coloring to achieve desired color)
- 1 tbsp of saline solution (see recommended slime supplies for brands)
HOW TO MAKE CINNAMON SLIME
STEP 1: Add 1/2 cup of Elmers Glue to your bowl (add glitter if desired) and mix with a 1/2 cup of water.
STEP 2: Add cinnamon spice (or fragrance oil and food coloring).
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 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.
We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency. The trick with 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, it will create a stiffer slime.
Our slime recipes are so easy to change up with different themes for holidays, seasons, favorite characters, or special occasions. Saline solution is always super stretchy and makes for great sensory play, and science with the kids!
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