Whether you call it floam slime or foam slime, our FLOAM EASTER SLIME RECIPE is pretty cool for both science and sensory play! One secret (or not see secret) addition to our favorite basic slime recipe, makes for an incredible texture the kids can’t get enough of! If your little Easter bunnies love slime, homemade floam is a must!

EASY FLOAM EASTER SLIME RECIPE FOR MAKING HOMEMADE SLIME!

AWESOME EASTER FOAM SLIME

Floam slime is such a cool texture that your kids will love to play with just like our fluffy slime! One simple addition to our basic slime recipe and you have floam Easter slime! We had a blast packing it into eggs.

Our Easter floam slime recipe will hold it’s shape longer thanks to the secret ingredient but it still has the properties of a liquid too! You can read more about the science below.

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One of the best things about our floam Easter slime is the ability to experiment with your preferred amount of foam beads! Keep a data sheet and make the recipe a few times to find your best ratio of slime to foam beads.

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All of our holiday, seasonal, and every day unique or theme slimes use one of our 4 basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime making recipes.

I will always let you know which recipe we use 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 recipes depending on what you have for slime supplies.

Make sure to read through our recommended slime supplies and print out a slime supplies checklist for your next trip to the store. After the supplies listed below, you will see click here black boxes for slime recipes that will work with this theme.

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How to make floam Easter slime

 

SLIME FAILURES

The biggest reason for slime fails is not reading through the recipe! People contact me all the time with: “Why didn’t this work?”

Most of the time the answer has been lack of attention to supplies needed, reading the recipe, and actually measuring the ingredients! So give it a try and do let me know if you need some help. On a very rare occasion, I have gotten an old batch of glue, and there is no fixing that!

I highly suggest you read up on BEST SLIME INGREDIENTS! You can also learn about slime activators and what’s so important about them.

Easter floam slime recipe for homemade slime making

FLOAM EASTER SLIME RECIPE SUPPLIES

WE ALSO HAVE: EASTER FLUFFY SLIME and EASTER EGG SLIME

For our Easter floam slime, you can use any of our 4 basic slime recipes found here. Pick one that works best for you and the ingredients you have on hand. Slime recipe choices include the following slime activators: liquid starch, borax powder, or saline solution.

 

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Get our basic slime recipes in an easy to print format so you can knock out the activities!

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HOW DO YOU STORE SLIME?

Slime lasts quite a while! 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.

We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your (KEYWORD) slime! Make sure to go back and read the slime science above too!

How to make floam Easter slime recipe with kids for Easter science

THE SCIENCE OF EASTER FLOAM

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 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…

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…

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