Are you waiting for spring and summer like I am. It’s not here yet, but I can totally share a flowery spring slime recipe with you just the same. Learning how to make clear slime is the perfect way to showcase vibrant sparkly confetti for any season or holiday!
EASY TO MAKE FLOWERY SPRING SLIME RECIPE USING CLEAR SLIME!
I love theme confetti and it’s such an easy an quick way to dress up a batch of homemade slime for any season or holiday. Looking back, I am pretty sure we have used some sort of theme confetti for every single holiday or season in the past few years. Yes, we have been making slime that long!
Because we have been making slime for years, I feel extremely confident in our homemade slime recipes, and want to pass them along to you. Slime making is a bit of a science, a cooking lesson, and an art form all in one! You can read more about the science down below.
Confetti looks nice in colored slime too, so you really can use any of our basic slime recipes if you want to add some color to your slime.
We also added chunky glitter and regular glitter for added sparkle and shine. You should not overfill your slime with too much confetti and glitter as it can disrupt the strands of molecules that form the slime.
Clear glue is a bit stiffer in nature over white glue, so it does have a tendency to be a bit less stretchy.
Make sure to grab this free printable just below by clicking on the black box. It’s a handy resource to have on hand or to add to a homemade slime making kit! This slime recipe cheat sheet includes some of our most popular and basic slime recipes.
SPRING SLIME RECIPE SUPPLIES
I always recommend that you read through our RECOMMENDED SLIME SUPPLIES RESOURCE PAGE to check out all the items that we like to use for making the best slime EVER!
Clear Elmer’s PVA Washable School Glue
Borax Powder (this slime activator really works best for clear slime but we also have a modified saline solution slime recipe to try as well)
CLEAR SLIME RECIPE
As I mentioned above, borax powder is the best slime activator for creating a truly clear slime. However, if using borax powder is not an option for you, check out our modified saline solution slime recipe here.
For the recipe we used in the pictures and in the video, click on the black box below.
Get your workspace set up with spring slime recipe supplies. I like to make sure everything is handy before I get started. Somehow I always manage to forget a spoon.
Additionally, I like to save mixing the borax solution for last after I prep the glue and water and add the confetti and glitter!
This is the borax solution slime activator, I am holding below. You can read more about slime activators here.
Freshly mixed spring slime recipe is ready for little hands! Slime is not only awesome science, but it is also amazing tactile sensory play.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SPRING SLIME RECIPE
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 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…
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!
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!
HERE’S SOME MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
You will find everything you ever wanted to know about making homemade slime right here, and if you have questions, just ask me!
Did you know we also have fun with science activities too? We also love to experiment with all kinds of simple to set up science experiments and STEM activities. Click on all the black boxes below to learn more.