Even if the weather isn’t calling for snow outdoors, you can make your own fluffy snow indoors! Plus, this recipe for snow isn’t nearly as cold, and you don’t need mittens to handle it. Our fluffy snow slime is one of our favorite winter slime recipes we love to make. It’s a slime addiction!
HOW TO MAKE WHITE FLUFFY SNOW SLIME!
Kick off the winter slime making season with a fun theme the kids will LOVE, snow! Science is full of cool ways to create including these homemade snow slime recipes. This AMAZING soft and squishy fluffy snow slime recipe below is designed after a snowball!
We made our fluffy snow slime recipe with white washable school glue and shaving cream. Grab some small jars and wintery ribbon to send kids home with a fun treat!
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Watch fluffy slime being made! This video shows our giant colorful fluffy slime, but all you need to do is leave out the color. The glitter would be fun!
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, that’s perfect for exploring chemistry with a winter theme.
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 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 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! 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!
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FLUFFY SNOW SLIME RECIPE
This recipe uses saline solution but liquid starch or borax powder will also work wonderfully!
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- 1/2 cup of White Washable School Glue
- 3 Cups of foam shaving cream
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp of saline solution
- Glitter if desired (sprinkle it on after you make the slime!)
HOW TO MAKE FLUFFY SNOW
STEP 1: Add 3 cups of foam shaving cream to a bowl.
STEP 2: Gently mix in a 1/2 cup of white glue (washable school glue).
STEP 3: Stir in 1/2 tsp baking soda.
STEP 4: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of the bowl.
If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. Start by squirting a few drops of the solution onto your hands and kneading your slime longer. You can always add but you can’t take away.
KNEADING SLIME IS KEY!
We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve its consistency. The trick with shaving cream/saline solution slime is to squirt a few drops of solution 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 ultra stretchy but can be stickier. However, keep in mind that although adding more solution reduces the stickiness right away, it will create a stiffer slime in the long run.
Go ahead and try to shape your snow slime into a snowball!
Our slime recipes are so easy to change up with different themes for holidays, seasons, favorite characters, or special occasions. Fluffy slime is always super stretchy and makes for great sensory play and science with the kids!
STORING YOUR FLUFFY SNOW 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.
Note: Fluffy slime with shaving cream will lose some of its fluff due to the foam shaving losing air over time. However, it’s still tons of fun afterward.
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.
MORE WINTER FUN…
SUPER FLUFFY SNOW SLIME RECIPE FOR INDOOR WINTER PLAY!
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