Our Fall slime recipe is perfect science and sensory play when the leaves begin to change color. Enjoy slime as is, or dress it up for the season or holiday like our fall themed slime. Kids love slime and adults do too! We have made our simple slime recipe over and over again. Fall science is easy to do with young kids. We love homemade slime!

EASY FALL SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS

Our Fall slime recipe is perfect science and sensory play when the leaves begin to change color. Slime is fun and easy to make. Enjoy as is, or dress it up for the season or holiday like our fall themed slime. Kids love slime and adults do too! We have made our simple slime recipe over and over again. Fall science is easy to do with young kids. Make sure to check out all our great fall science and STEM ideas! EASY TO MAKE FALL SLIME RECIPE FOR KIDS

FALL SLIME

We have used this liquid starch slime recipe over and over again and it has not failed us yet! It is so simple, you will have awesome slime in 5 minutes that you can play with again and again.

This fall slime recipe is so quick, you can stop at the grocery store and pick up what you need today. You may even have it already! We have a few ways to make slime using glue so make sure to see which one is right for you.

I am looking forward to all the fun ways to play with our homemade slime this year. Make sure to see all our Fall Science and STEM Ideas!

Around here, slime has become must do sensory play every day! My son loves the whole process of creating slime.  Our fall slime is all about leaves and can also include Thanksgiving.

Engaging in slime sensory play together gives us a nice opportunity to sit and talk about Thanksgiving and what it means to be thankful while our hands are busy.

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Fall Slime Recipe Play With Leaves and Sequins

CHECK OUT HOW THE FALL SLIME SHINES IN THE LIGHT OF THE WINDOW

We decorated our fall slime with leaves and sequins. Plus we had a chance to talk about Fall colors and the Fall activities we have done so far this year! 

This is a beautiful stretchy slime that oozes wonderfully when you hold it or set it down. Grab a book about Fall leave to add a literacy component to your sensory play. 

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SLIME SCIENCE

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!

Read more here:  Slime Science for Young Kids

Fall Slime Recipe Sensory Play Holding Slime

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FALL SLIME RECIPE

Just a few supplies are needed for this fall slime. Certainly adding confetti, leaves, and sequins will give it a festive touch, but it is fun to play with just as it is.

If you prefer using saline solution, see our fall leaves slime here using the saline solution and baking soda slime recipe.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 cup PVA Washable Clear glue 
  • 1/2 cup Liquid Starch 
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Food coloring {red and yellow to make orange}
  • Measuring Cup
  • Bowl and Spoon or Craft Stick
  • Plastic leaves {table scatter}
  •  Confetti

HOW TO MAKE FALL SLIME

1:  In a bowl mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of glue (mix well to combine completely).

2: Now’s the time to add  food coloring and fun mix-ins. Mix the color into the glue and water mixture.

3: Pour in 1/4- 1/2 cup of liquid starch. You will see the slime immediately start to form. Keep stirring until you have a gooey blob of slime. The liquid should be gone! 

4:  Start kneading your slime! It will appear stringy at first but just work it around with your hands and you will notice the consistency changes. You can also put it in a clean container and set it aside for 3 minutes, and you will also notice the change in consistency! 

Fall Slime Recipe Invitation To Play Tray Set Up

My son loves to make piles with this fall slime and just watch it flatten out. The bubbles it makes are also fun! Slime is such a visual treat!

Fall Slime Recipe Playing With Slime Sensory Play

This type of sensory play can be wonderfully calming to play with and to hold. We all enjoy it here. What other colors would you add to your fall slime recipe. I bet a swirl of reds, oranges, and yellows would be so pretty and appealing to play with too.

FALL SLIME FOR THE CHANGING COLORS OF THE SEASON!

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9 Comments

  1. Hi I love this but live in uk. What is liquid starch? And do you know where I can get some in uk?

    Thanks

  2. You can’t get it unfortunately but if you check out Fun At Home With Kids website, they have a UK version!

  3. I know this is an old post but I’m planning on making fall slime with my kids in the next few weeks. When is the best time to add in the food coloring and sequins?

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