Don’t have any snow yet? Make your own winter fun with our super easy homemade fake snow slime recipe. You can use our most popular liquid starch and white glue slime recipe with an extra {not so} secret ingredient! We love our winter snow slime recipe ideas!

AMAZING FAKE SNOW FOR SLIME

Fake Snow Slime Recipe for Winter Science Activities

FAKE SNOW SLIME

Make a huge pile of puffy snow slime for awesome science and really neat tactile sensory play. Learn about polymers and fluids while playing with extremely cool snow slime that’s so easy to make! Is it a liquid or a solid. Why does the sticky glue turn into a thick slime?

We have quite a few winter slime recipes including our snowflake slime, and arctic slime! Slime is not all that messy and can be easily stored in a plastic container for play all week long which makes for a great indoor activity!

I love making slime for every occasion, holiday and season, and we have a huge collection of amazing slime recipes for you to try. If you thought slime was hard to make, you are wrong! Read on to find out how to make this fake snow slime.

ALSO CHECK OUT: How To Make Cloud Slime

Pile of Fake Snow Slime

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPE

What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activator  {sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid} mixes 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.

The addition of water is important to this process. Think about when you leave a gob of glue out, and you find it hard and rubbery the next day.

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 is thicker and rubberier like slime!

Read more about slime science here!

Thick and stretchy fake snow slime recipe for kids

You can really dig your hands into this fake snow slime!

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FAKE SNOW SLIME RECIPE

SUPPLIES:

  • 1/4 cup liquid starch {laundry detergent aisle}
  • 1/2 cup white PVA school glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Fake Snow

The best time to add your fake snow is when you have completed mixing the water and glue together. We added about half a small package. Give it a stir and add the mixture to the liquid starch. Have fun!

HOW TO MAKE SLIME WITH FAKE SNOW

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

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add your fake snow. We added about half a small package.

Where can you get fake snow? You can get it from the dollar store or craft store. Even better why not make your own with our easy fake snow recipe.

STEP 3: Pour in 1/4 cup of liquid starch and stir well.

You will see the slime immediately start to form and pull away from the sides of the bowl. Keep stirring until you have a gooey blob of slime. The liquid should be gone! 

STEP 4:  Start kneading your slime! It will appear stringy at first but just work it around with your hands and you will notice the consistency change.

SLIME MAKING TIP:   The trick with liquid starch slime is to put a few drops of the liquid starch onto your hands before picking up the slime. However, keep in mind that although adding more liquid starch reduces the stickiness, and it will eventually create a stiffer slime.

Easy fake snow slime recipe for kids science activity

Slime is super cool for kids to make. You can even make fake snot slime. That’s a must for any kid who loves gross science!

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MORE FUN WINTER SLIME RECIPES TO TRY

MAKE FAKE SNOW SLIME THIS WINTER!

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5 Comments

  1. Made this tonight. The little styrofoam balls give it such a cool texture. I know my preschoolers are going to love it! Thanks! I just love your site!

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