Who is Jack Frost? He’s all things ice, snow, winter, blizzards, and everything extra frosty of course. One of the guardians or legendary kid’s figures, Jack Frost loves all things exceptionally cold. My son loves the Jack Frost character and suggested a Jack Frost-y winter slime idea for our next homemade slime making session.


Who is Jack Frost? He's all things ice, snow, winter, blizzards, and everything extra frosty of course. One of the guardians or legendary kid's figures, Jack Frost loves all things exceptionally cold. My son loves the Jack Frost character and suggested a Jack Frost-y winter slime idea for our next homemade slime making session. 


Our winter slime is a sparkling gorgeous mix of icy blue and wintery white filled with tinsel glitter, holographic glitter, sequins, and regular glitter! I set up another slime mix-ins buffet bar to create our own dazzling textures after we made the slime.

This is our most favorite and basic homemade slime recipe that you can dress up for any season or holiday. It’s the saline solution slime recipe, but you can also use our other basic slime recipes including the liquid starch recipe and borax recipe.

I absolutely love the stretchiness of this frosty, wintery slime, and the gorgeous swirling of colors makes a really fun experience for kids.



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 Saline Solution Slime recipe.  Slime with saline solution is one of our favorite sensory play recipes!  We make it ALL the time because it is so quick and easy to whip up.   Four simple ingredients {one is water} are all you need.  Add color, glitter, sequins, and then you are done!

Where do I buy a saline solution?

We pick up our saline solution in the grocery store! You can also find it on Amazon, Walmart, Target, and even at your pharmacy.

Now if you don’t want to use saline solution, you can absolutely test out one of our other basic recipes using liquid starch 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.


I always thought slime was too difficult to make, but then I tried it! Now we are hooked on it. Grab some saline solution and PVA glue and get started! We have even made slime with a small group of kids for a slime party!  This slime recipe below also makes a great slime to use in the classroom! 

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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!

If you need to use a different basic slime recipe, click on the choices below:


Make sure to check out our recommended supplies for making slime to see which products we like to use!

  • Clear PVA Washable School Glue
  • Baking Soda
  • Saline Solution (important: must contain sodium borate and boric acid)
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Fun Mix-Ins (confetti, sequins, glitter)
  • Bowl, Spoon, Measuring Cup, Tray


We used our saline solution slime recipe, but you can use any of these! Check them each out to decide which one works best for you and your supplies.

If you scroll all the way down to the bottom, you will find extra handy slime resources for making awesome slime all year round. Slime is science and you can read more about that below as well.



Recommended slime supplies for making winter slime recipe with kids.

Additionally, if all you have is white glue the slime will still be tons of fun but look a little different in color. We made a fun frozen theme slime for those Frozen movie fans out there.

Have you seen our collection of favorite SNOW SLIME RECIPES? We have melting snowman slime, fake snow slime, and more!

How to make snow slime recipes with kids for easy winter slime themes.


You will find our main recipe for saline slime located here, and it also has a video of us making this very cool slime. Check out our photos below and find more instructions below.

We made two full batches of slime, one with a light blue color and the other a wintery opaque white. The only slime recipe that will give you a truly clear slime is the borax recipe. We used it for our homemade snowflake slime which is a must see too.

You can make each batch separately and then set them out on the tray. Add bottles of glitter and sequins to your work area. Have the kids mix in their own combinations of sequin and glitter!

Usually, we mix in these items while we make the slime, but it’s also a lot of fun to toss it on top of the slime and knead it into the slime.


Make winter slime with clear glue


Make winter slime with clear glue and water


Add food coloring to make winter slime


Make winter slime with baking soda and saline solution


Make winter slime with saline solution slime recipe


Whip your saline solution slime briskly to make winter slime


Make winter slime with clear glue for translucent and opaque slime


Make winter slime with confetti, sequins, and glitter!


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

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add 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: Stir in 1/4- 1/2 tsp baking soda.

Baking soda helps to firm and form the slime. You can play around with how much you add but we prefer between 1/4 and 1/2 tsp per batch. I get asked all the time why do you need baking soda for slime. Baking soda helps to improve the firmness of the slime. You can experiment with your own ratios!

STEP 4: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of the bowl.   This is exactly how much you will need with the Target Sensitive Eyes brand, but other brands may differ slightly!

If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. As I mentioned above, 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.  Saline solution is preferred over contact solution.

STEP 5:  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 TIP:   We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve its consistency. The trick with this slime is to put a few drops of the saline soluti9n 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 activator (saline solution) reduces the stickiness, and it will eventually create a stiffer 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!


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…




You will find everything you ever wanted to know about making homemade slime right here, and if you have questions, just ask me!


Try more fun homemade slime recipes right here. Click on the link or on the image below.

liquid starch slime homemade recipes


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