Our collection of amazing Valentines Day slime recipes has you covered this season. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to say it then with slime. Making homemade slime is quick and easy with our basic slime recipes and tips. Happy Valenslimes Day! You will also find handy ways to package slime for fun treats to give instead of candy this year including free printable cards!
AMAZING VALENTINES DAY SLIME RECIPES FOR KIDS!
VALENTINE THEME SLIMES – FUN HOLIDAY STEM ACTIVITIES
Happy Valen-slimes! This proves slime is on top for every treat-giving special occasion. Over the last, few years we have become fascinated with making slime! Slime for all occasions, themes, seasons, and holidays is really our specialty.
You can learn how to make slime as long as you have the right ingredients and the right recipes, and we have tested our recipes 100’s of times!
If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime ideas all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. It’s the perfect accessory and comes with some great slime freebies as well!
MAKE VALENTINES DAY SLIME RECIPES
Below you will find the links to all our BEST Valentines slime recipes. You will find several types of neat slimes that use some fun extra ingredients to make some of the most popular slime themes out there!
The base for any of these slimes uses our 4 now 5 basic slime recipes (click here) with the common slime activators which include saline solution and baking soda, borax powder, or liquid starch.
- Saline Solution Slime Recipe
- Borax Powder Slime Recipe
- Fluffy Slime Recipes
- Liquid Starch Slime Recipe
- 2 Ingredient Slime Recipe
HOMEMADE SLIME SCIENCE
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here. Slime really does make for 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 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!
SLIME IS A NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
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! 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!
SLIME FOR NGSS
Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards? It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Check out NGSS 2-PS1-1 for more information!
BEST VALENTINES DAY SLIME RECIPES EVER!
Below you will find all our favorite Valentine’s Day slime recipes to try with the kids this season. All of these ideas with the exception of the fluffy slime, are perfect for handing out instead of candy. Fluffy slime is still easy to give but it can lose some of its fluff after a while.
Click on the links above each photograph or on the photograph to learn how to make each unique Valentines Day slime recipe. I promise it’s super easy!
The perfect to give to friends. This recipe includes a download to the FREE labels you see below. Pop into little jars and give to special friends instead of candy!
A glittering swirl of classic Valentine’s Day colors filled with sequins, glitter, and heart confetti. Set up a slime buffet for the kids to decorate their own unique slime look for Valentine’s Day! Also great to hand out in mini containers or for a Valentine’s Day theme party. See the video!
Fluffy slime has an amazing texture that feels like a cloud! Add your favorite holiday colors and even some cookie cutters for fun play. I do not recommend giving this slime as a party favor as it will lose its fluff over time. The consistency is still really neat. See the video!
The addition of special little foam beads makes for the coolest floam slime ever!
Add your favorite colors and pick up these sweet little heart shaped containers to pack and store your slime. Also perfect for handing out!
Use our convenient liquid starch slime recipe with white glue for quick and easy slime with 3 ingredients. One of those is water!
You can see how easy it is to make and pack slime with these fun little labels and condiment containers from the dollar or grocery store!
A fun simple Valentine theme slime recipe with a basic slime recipe and plenty of heart confetti and a dash of glitter.
A glittering disco ball of slime perfect for Valentine’s Day! It’s an easy to make slime recipe that uses plenty of glitter but also some cheap glitter glue for a really intense effect. See the video!
I hope you enjoy making homemade slime this season and have found your own inspiration from these easy Valentines Day slime recipes. Mix and match colors, glitter, confetti, and fun mix-ins to create your own unique slime recipe to share.
STORING YOUR SLIME
You’ll see that slime is a great make and take for parties and treats or school groups and clubs!
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 in my recommended slime supplies list here.
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 as seen here.
ENJOY MAKING VALENTINES DAY SLIME RECIPES THIS SEASON!
Continue Valentine’s science fun with these easy to set up experiments and activities.