Have you ever been to a  yogurt place with a wall of flavor dispensers, and you can choose any thing you want? Then once your cup is full, you can add all the toppings you want? You guessed it! We are talking about slime, and you can totally make holiday slime too!

Have it your way! Slime is the latest craze, but it’s also a classic science experiment for chemistry. We like to make slime around here and we love celebrating holidays! We put the two together and created a huge collection of holiday themed slimes! How do you put together and make holiday slimes? We have you covered, and it’s so easy.

HOW TO MAKE HOLIDAY SLIME WITH KIDS!

How to make holiday slime for kids science. Making holiday slime tips, ideas, and tricks including several different slime recipes as well as chemical free slime options. Holiday slimes are perfect for a kids chemistry activity.

 

So by now you know that we love to make holiday slimes. Plus, we love to make seasonal slimes and favorite character slimes like our minion slime or our TMNT slime.

Below I have outlined how we go about making seasonal or holiday slimes from choosing the slime recipe, to picking colors, and to adding the fun items like glitter, confetti, or mini objects!

Remember! Slime is also a great science lesson for kids. It certainly is cool chemistry. Make sure to check out our post on the basics of homemade slime science for more information and learn about the chemical reaction between the ingredients that turns glue into stretchy, oozing slime.

HOMEMADE HOLIDAY SLIMES ARE AWESOME, BUT LET’S BE SAFE TOO!

Slime is super cool, but it should also be a supervised activity since it is a chemistry experiment. Check out our safety notes before you get started and decide which slime recipe is right for you. Our favorite is the liquid starch slime recipe, but our super stretchy slime is growing on us too.

Slime isn’t something that should be made daily, passed around at school, or made without the correct ingredients. Parents, teachers, and care givers should supervise the making of slime.

SLIME SAFETY NOTE:

Making slime is a chemistry experiment and a fun one too. However, like any cool science experiments, they should be done with adult supervision. Adults should measure and handle all chemicals used when making slime.

Also, slime activities should be properly cleaned up afterwards. Disinfect surfaces, mixing tools, and containers when you are finished with your slime experiment.

Wash hands thoroughly after playing with slime.

Do not switch out ingredients if not listed. Many slimes contain borax or a form of borax, even liquid starch which contains sodium borate. This is what is used to form the slime. You can’t just add anything that has borax in it!

We have never had any reactions, but you must decide what is best for your situation. Plus, we have a ton of recipe resources so you can find the best slime for your kids.

BORAX/LIQUID STARCH SLIME NOTE: NOTE: Both borax slime and liquid starch slime contain borates which are part of the boron family. Please try one of our alternative recipes if you are allergic/sensitive to these ingredients. We have never experienced a skin reaction.

MAKE HOLIDAY SLIME YOUR WAY!

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MAKING SLIME RECIPES

TRADITIONAL LIQUID STARCH SLIME RECIPE

CLASSIC BORAX SLIME RECIPE

EYE DROP/CONTACT SOLUTION SUPER STRETCHY SLIME RECIPE

TASTE SAFE SLIME HERE AND HERE RECIPES

BEST SLIME RECIPES

NOW CHOOSE YOUR COLORS TO REALLY MAKE HOLIDAY SLIME!

Once you have started mixing the slime from your chosen recipe, you have a chance to add some color! We interchange the Elmer’s Washable clear glue and their white glue. Depending on what colors you want, keep in mind which glue you are using.

NOTE: Often we will just stick with the clear glue and add cool holiday themed confetti! I talk more about that below.

We love to color our slime differently for each holiday! You can check out a huge list of our slime themes here. Every holiday including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas,  New Years, Valentine’s Day, St Patricks Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July have cool slimes. We also have slimes for the seasons too!

THEMED SLIME FOR A WHOLE YEAR

The majority of the time, we use the standard food coloring from the grocery store {see below}. We have sets of both the traditional liquid food coloring colors and the neon colors.

We are really loving the neon colors. From there you can mix your own shades. Or you can purchase a larger set with more color options including black!

We also enjoy making small batches of our slime in an array of colors to mix together like our ocean slime or our rainbow slime.

OCEAN SLIME

NOW IT’S TIME TO ADD THE FUN!

You have chosen your recipe and have started the process. Your slime is a cool color. Now what? It’s time for the glitter, confetti, or mini items you want to add to make holiday slime really neat! There are so many little things you can add to slime to enhance the fun.

{We add our color and fun items during the slime mixing process}

We always have glitter on hand! Make sure to pick up an assortment of glitter shakers. Silver glitter is always a must in our craft cupboard. Check out rudolphs red nose slime, party slime, and silver or gold slime! You can also use sequins like our patriotic slime.

CHRISTMAS REINDEER SLIME

PATRIOTIC SLIME

Another great item we like to add when we make holiday slime is themed confetti! You can see how we have used Halloween confettiValentine’s heart confetti slime, and a St Patricks Day leprechaun slime or shamrock slime, and a 4th of July slime.

HEART SLIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY {OR ANY DAY!}

ST PATRICKS DAY SLIME

 

You can also mix in items like mini plastic animals, pony beads, LEGO, plastic letter tiles, and whatever else you can think! You can check out our Halloween spooky slime, our spring season bug themed slime or our Christmas tree slime!

Non seasonal ideas include our LEGO treasure hunt slime or our letter hunt slime. These are great for fine motor and literacy building skills!


CREEPY CRAWLY HALLOWEEN SLIME

CHRISTMAS TREE SLIME

FINISH UP YOUR HOLIDAY SLIME RECIPE!

You’ve picked your slime making recipe, you’ve added color {or not}, and you have mixed in some fun items! Now all thats left is to finish up the recipe and play with your holiday slime. You can even add cookie cutters as a quick festive touch!

OUR HOMEMADE FLUBBER WITH A ST PATRICK’S DAY THEME THANKS TO A COOKIE CUTTER!

For most of my slime recipes you add the color and items during the mixing process, so all that’s left is to add the remaining ingredients in the recipe you have chosen.

Always wash your hands when you are finished playing with slime. Don’t play with slime on furniture or rugs, and you may choose to wear old clothes when you try out this slime science activity.

You can store your slime in a plastic container with a lid.

THANKS FOR JOINING US AS WE MAKE HOLIDAY SLIME FOR COOL SCIENCE!