Love making slime? Guess what? We do too! That’s why we are always testing out and creating new slime recipes for you. In fact, I put together a free printable slime recipe sheet featuring 5 of our favorite slimes. Kids love awesome slime for both science and sensory play all in one!
PRINTABLE SLIME RECIPES FOR KIDS
EASY SLIME RECIPES
Slime is a ton of fun to make, and it is definitely not as difficult as you might think! We have tested our easy slime recipes dozens of times. Just make sure to follow the recipes closely and use the right ingredients.
We also have a handy list of alternative slime recipes that include fiber slimes, candy slimes, and other variations of slimes that are chemical free. Slime is also terrific tactile sensory play for kids who love a real hands on experience. It’s such a unique texture, and we have quite a few uniquely textured slimes like our homemade floam slime!
Watch a slimy video! Check out more slime videos here!
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?
BEST SLIME RECIPES
The base for most of our slime recipes is one of several basic slime recipes that vary depending on the slime activator you use. These are…
We have tons of fun theme variations of these basic slime recipes above. Make sure to get your slime recipe printable at the end. Here are a few of our most popular…
We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your slime!
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My son loves slime, the stretchier the better!