Easter slime for holiday sensory play! Oh my gosh we LOVE easy HOMEMADE SLIME! There’s nothing better than whipping up a quick batch of our simple slime recipe! Easter will be here before we know it, and this slime is awesome sensory play.
EASTER SLIME FOR AWESOME EASTER SCIENCE & SENSORY PLAY
I had always thought making slime would be one of those things that I would never get right, would be a waste of time, and a waste of supplies.
Boy was I wrong! I couldn’t believe how easy our homemade slime recipe turned out to be. You will have awesome slime in no time.
WATCH EASTER SLIME BEING MADE!
We love to make our homemade slime for all the seasons, holidays, favorite characters, and special occasions! It’s always fun to come up with a new idea, so of course we had to make a special batch for Easter.
We didn’t stop at just one Easter slime! Ever since we made this very first Easter slime years ago, we have been adding to the collection. For even more ways to have fun with this slime for Easter, click here or on the picture.
This is a beautiful and stretchy Easter slime. It takes minutes to make, lasts a long time, and never stops being fun to play with! Slime is one of our favorite sensory play recipes.
Make sure to check out all our Easter Science Activities.
Did you know slime is science? You can actually make and play with science with our slime recipes. Slime is a crazy chemistry experiment that everyone loves. Read more below about the science behind the slime.
EASTER SLIME SUPPLIES
Make sure to check out our recommended slime supplies list to see all our favorite choices for making slime! Slime activators, glue choices, fun mix-ins, favorite storage containers, and more!
Elmer’s White Washable PVA School Glue (use clear glue for a brighter slime)
This Easter slime uses our liquid starch slime recipe but you can also use our saline slime recipe, borax slime recipe, and fluffy slime recipes. Click on the black buttons below to check out each recipe and decide for yourself. They all have detailed instructions, a video, and pictures!
EASTER SLIME TIPS AND HINTS
For the best slime, make sure to read the recipe thoroughly and purchase the correct ingredients. That’s the number one reason behind most slime fails from readers!
I used one drop of food coloring for each of the pink and yellow and then one red and one blue for the purple. Once you have thoroughly mixed each of these slimes, knead them until smooth and stretchy. You can also let them set for 5 minutes or in between making each color.
Add plastic eggs, fluffy chicks, and confetti for a real Easter theme!
Store your slime loosely covered in a plastic container for a good week of slime play. Note: I chose to halve this recipe and it worked wonderfully.
STORING YOUR HOMEMADE SLIMES
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.
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.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT: Slime Surprise Easter Eggs for a real treat!
EASTER SLIME SCIENCE
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!
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!
If you want to swirl slime, lay the slime out in strips to one another and pick up one end! Hold the slime vertically and wrap it around itself for a pretty swirl effect.
Everyone in the house enjoys the slime at some time or another during the day. That’s why it usually stays out on the table! Eventually we mixed the three slimes together.
AWESOME EASTER SLIME FOR SPRING!
More fun ways to explore science this Easter and for the whole spring season. Click on the photos below!