Learn how to make Earth Day slime recipe ideas quickly and easily with these great homemade slime recipes. We love making slime, and want to show you how to make the best slime ever. Make it crunchy, make it fluffy, make it glitter, and make it fun! If you want to try a little something different this Earth Day after spring clean ups, try making a theme slime!
EASY TO MAKE EARTH DAY SLIME RECIPE IDEAS!
Now I imagine making Earth Day slime recipes isn’t the most environmentally friendly activity. However after you plant your seeds, help clean up the neighborhood, spend some time recycling and learning about conservation, maybe you can make one of these Earth Day slime recipes!
Even better, grab some recycled containers with lids to store your slimes all year round. That’s a great way to reuse household items for slime making too. Easy to make Earth Day slime recipes is a great learn and play activity for multiple ages.
4 BASIC SLIME RECIPES FOR EARTH DAY
We have 4 basic slime recipes to master that you can cool mix-ins to for making unique slimes. Learn how to make these basic slimes and you have an awesome base to create any holiday theme slime all year long.
You can see each of these basic slime recipes by clicking on the links below, and then see how we create fun themes for Earth Day with them.
Each of the links above have videos, step by step directions, and step by step photographs! The colors and fun mix-ins are up to you! Once you learn how to make Earth Day slime recipes ideas, you can make slime for any holiday!
We have chosen soft clay, foam beads, colored sand, and plenty of blue and green glitter. Make sure to look through our recommended slime supplies list to see the slime making goodies we love to use.
HOMEMADE EARTH DAY SLIME ACTIVITIES
The ideas below are super pretty for Earth Day. Any swirling of green and blue makes awesome ocean and land. Add a splash of white for cloud cover. We even enjoyed a planet theme slime with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax book.
GLITTERY EARTH DAY SLIME RECIPE
Glittery Earth Day slime recipe is fun, stretchy and fills a plastic ornament like a cool planet. You can read the full Earth Day slime recipe here. You can make this slime using our liquid starch, saline solution, or borax powder slime recipes.
EARTH DAY FLUFFY SAND SLIME (OR REGULAR FLUFFY)
This fluffy, swirly slime is our shaving cream slime recipe with an added touch of colored craft sand for an unique texture. See the full recipe for making fluffy sand slime here. We happen to choose blue and green for our colors, and it made a perfect Earth swirl in the end.
SOFT CLAY SLIME WITH AN EARTH DAY THEME
Super soft, moldable soft clay slime that you can set up to look like the planet Earth! Squish, mix, and make slime that’s soft as butter. See the full clay slime recipe tutorial here.
CRUNCHY FOAM EARTH DAY SLIME RECIPE
Foam beads in blue, white, and green make an awesome crunchy foam Earth for Earth Day! Our favorite recipe for a thick floam like crunchy slime uses the borax slime recipe minus the step which mixes glue with water. Omitting the water helps thicken the substance. Also you can use 1 cup of foam beads in any of our other basic slime recipes. Read more about DIY Homemade Floam here.
PLANET EARTH SLIME RECIPE
A slime perfect for Dr. Seuss. Mix clear glue and white glue slime recipes for a totally unique look to go along with a favorite book! See the full slime activity here.
EARTH DAY OOBLECK (GOOP)
Oobleck isn’t quite slime but it has some of the same properties of slime. This goop is a Non-newtonian fluid meaning it’s neither a liquid or a solid just like slime. Plus, it’s super easy to make from common kitchen ingredients. Read about Earth Day Goop here.
You now have so many options for learning how to make Earth Day slime recipe ideas with your kids. Which one will you try first? Slime is an amazing sensory play material, but it’s also equally amazing science. Read on below.
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THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE EARTH DAY SLIME RECIPE
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!
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!
QUICK TO MAKE EARTH DAY SLIME RECIPE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!
We love slime, we love science and STEM. Make sure to see more awesome activities for the whole year. Click on pictures below!