Rudolph the Reindeer had a very shiny nose, and if you ever saw it……Did I get you singing now? Well, our Christmas slime doesn’t glow but it does shimmer and sparkle. Our easy to make Christmas slime for Rudolph’s red nose packs up neatly in a fillable ornament for gift giving too. Awesome slimy Christmas science too.

EASY TO MAKE CHRISTMAS SLIME FOR RUDOLPH!

Easy to Make Christmas Slime for Rudolph the Reindeer Activity

I love making slime, and it’s so easy to give our simple slime recipe any theme you want. Seasons, holidays, occasions, interests, and themes can all be incorporated into our slime. You have to make Christmas slime this holiday season!

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HOMEMADE SLIME FOR KIDS

Sparkly, glittery, red slime is perfect for Christmas and Rudolph! Gorgeous translucent slime sparkles when you add plenty of glitter. A few simple ingredients and you an have perfect slime in no time. Scroll down for all the information!

Slime isn’t just for an awesome Christmas activity, it also makes for awesome Christmas science. We have tons of holiday-themed slimes to check out. Plus you can read up on the basics of slime science here. Is it a solid or a liquid? It’s also chemistry.

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Make Christmas Slime For Ornament Gifts Kids Can Make and Give

I always like to do a little something different with each slime. My son was very excited about this Rudolph slime. A simple brown pipe cleaner makes a nice touch.

You can pack a few up and give them out as gifts too. Check out our slime ornament gifts with LEGO we made too. A fun homemade gift that kids will love to make, give, and get!

Rudolph Themed Christmas Slime for Kids

It might be a little messy to mix when your Christmas slime but once it’s all set, it’s pretty sensory friendly. Learning how to make slime is super easy and you will have a cool science experiment to play with in no time. This took me less than 5 minutes to whip up.

Playing with glittery Christmas slime

We added a fun make your own Rudolph the Reindeer activity to go along with our holiday slime! I simply puled out a dollar store cookie sheet, big google eyes, brown pipe cleaners, brown paper for ears, and circular cookie cutters!

ALSO CHECK OUT: Easy Rudolph ornament using a peanut butter container lid. It’s super cute and easy.

Reindeer Slime Christmas Activity Tray

The perfect Christmas activity for both playing and learning! Plus, who doesn’t love Rudolph? Make sure to pull out the story of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or turn on some appropriate music to go along with the play.


Rudolph Activity Christmas Science

BASIC SLIME RECIPES 

All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday slimes use one of five basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime recipes!

I will always let you know which basic slime recipe we used in our photographs, but I will also tell you which of the other basic recipes will work too!  Usually you can interchange several of the ingredients depending on what you have on hand for slime supplies.

Here we use our Liquid Starch Slime recipe.  Slime with liquid starch is one of our favorite sensory play recipes!  We make it ALL the time because it is so quick and easy to whip up.   Three simple ingredients {one is water} are all you need.  Add color, glitter, sequins, and then you are done!

Where do I buy liquid starch?

We pick up our liquid starch in the grocery store! Check the laundry detergent aisle and look for the bottles marked starch. Ours is Linit Starch (brand). You might also see Sta-Flo as a popular option. You can also find it on Amazon, Walmart, Target, and even craft stores.

But what if I don’t have liquid starch available to me?

This is a pretty common question from those who live outside of the United States, and we do have some alternatives to share with you.  Click on the link to see if any of these will work! Our saline solution slime recipe also works well for Australian, Canadian and UK readers.

Now if you don’t want to use liquid starch, you can absolutely test out one of our other basic recipes using saline solution or borax powder. We have tested all these recipes with equal success!

NOTE: We have found that Elmer’s specialty glues tend to be a bit stickier than Elmer’s regular clear or white glue, and so for this type of glue we always prefer our 2 ingredient basic glitter slime recipe.

Make Christmas Slime with Glue and Starch

THE SCIENCE OF KEYWORD

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 form 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…

KEYWORD RECIPE

I always encourage my readers to read through our recommended slime supplies list and How To Fix Slime Guide before making slime for the first time. Learning how to stock your pantry with the best slime ingredients is easy!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Cup of Clear Or White PVA School Glue
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup of Liquid Starch (Sta-Flo brand may need more)
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Food coloring, confetti, glitter, and other fun mix-ins

Make sure to be generous with the glitter. You can use white glue but you will need a lot of red food coloring and it won’t have quite the shimmer as the clear glue slime.

Making Glue and Starch Christmas Slime

The picture of the red slime above and below was taken as it was being made. Your slime should come together instantly! You can also let it rest for a few minutes too. Store in a clean, plastic container with lid for up to a month of play.

You have to make Christmas slime with your kids this holiday either at home or in the classroom!

HOW TO MAKE RUDOLPH SLIME

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

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add (color, glitter, or confetti)! Remember when you add color to white glue, the color will be lighter. Use clear glue for jewel-toned colors!

You can never add too much glitter! Mix the glitter and color into the glue and water mixture.

STEP 3: Pour in 1/4 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!

STEP 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! 

 

SLIME MAKING TIP:   We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve its consistency. The trick with liquid starch slime is to put a few drops of the liquid starch 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 stretchy but can be stickier. However, keep in mind that although adding more liquid starch reduces the stickiness, and it will eventually create a stiffer slime.

You will love how easy and stretchy this Christmas slime is to make, and play with too!  Once you have your desired slime consistency, time to have fun!  How big of a stretch can you get without the slime breaking?

Playing with Homemade Slime for Kids

STORING YOUR KEYWORD 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 I have listed in my recommended slime supplies list.

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 and labels as seen here.

Slime is an awesome way to incorporate hands-on learning into your weekly schedule. It’s fun and easy for kids to make themselves along with adults too. There are tons of ways that science can be done easily at home or at school.

 

MAKE CHRISTMAS SLIME FOR RUDOLPH THIS SEASON

Once you get the recipe down for homemade slime, you won’t want to stop! Click on the photos below for more.

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