A snowfall right in your slime! Who doesn’t love a good slime, and now homemade slime is so easy to make with the right slime recipe. This time we chose a cold weather theme for our winter snowflake slime! Beautiful, sparkly and perfect for the first snowfall! Making slime with kids is awesome science and sensory play for winter!


A snowfall right in your slime. Who doesn't love a good slime, and it's so easy to make if you have the right recipe. We do slime right! This time we chose a cold weather theme for our winter snowflake homemade slime! Beautiful, sparkly and perfect for the first snowfall! Making homemade slime with kids is awesome science and sensory play for winter. 


We have used our liquid starch slime recipe over and over again and it has not failed us yet! It is so simple, you will have awesome slime in 5 minutes that you can play with again and again.

This slime recipe is so quick, you can stop at the grocery store and pick up what you need. You may even have all the slime supplies already!

We have a video of how to make our snowflake slime! Check it out below!


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

Where do I buy liquid starch?

We pick up our liquid starch in the grocery store! Check the laundry detergent aisle and look for the bottles marked starch. Ours is Linit Starch (brand). You might also see Sta-Flo as a popular option. You can also find it on Amazon, Walmart, Target, and even craft stores.

But what if I don’t have liquid starch available to me?

This is a pretty common question from those who live outside of the United States, and we do have some alternatives to share with you.  Click on the link to see if any of these will work! Our saline solution slime recipe also works well for Australian, Canadian and UK readers.

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

Let’s get started making a beautiful winter slime with a sparkling snowflake theme!

Winter Snowflake homemade slime with snowflakes


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!


  • 1/2 Cup of Clear PVA School Glue
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup of Liquid Starch (Sta-Flo brand may need more)
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Snowflake confetti, sliver glitter, decorations and buttons


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

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add glitter and confetti! 

You can never add too much glitter! Mix the glitter and snowflake confetti and color into the glue and water mixture.

STEP 3: Pour in 1/4 cup of liquid starch. You will see the slime immediately start to form. 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 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 MAKING TIP:   We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency. The trick with liquid starch slime is to put a few drops of the liquid starch 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 liquid starch reduces the stickiness, and it will eventually create a stiffer slime.

Winter snowflake homemade slime set up

You will love how easy and stretchy this snowflake slime is to make, and play with too!  Once you have your desired slime consistency, time to have fun!  How big of a stretch can you get without the slime breaking?


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.Winter snowflake homemade slime sensory play

My son enjoyed holding our snowflake slime up in front of the window to see the way the slime caught the light and made it sparkle! It’s pretty stunning if I do say so myself! So easy and beautiful!winter snowflake slime sidebar

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  1. This is beautiful and I want to make some for my kids as Christmas gifts, how long does the slime last?

  2. Mine didn’t turn out clear?? It’s white and the glitter doesn’t show up very much.

  3. I don’t believe you can buy in UK but maybe off of Amazon. Do you have powdered borax. Our bat slime uses borax.

  4. How do you store the slime? I’m thinking about using it in a library program but I will have to make it ahead of time. Thanks

  5. You can store it loosely covered in a upper ware or plastic container. It keeps for a week or more but check on it, turn it over, play with it to keep it moist and pliable.

  6. I’ve tried this recipe twice now, and both times all I got was viscous water. I’m getting frustrated as the starch doesn’t seem to be binding with the glue at all and I’m just wasting supplies. Is there an order of operations that is needed for this to turn into slime or am I just unable to do chemistry?

  7. Are you using the exact same elders clear washable school glue mixed with 1/2 cup of water and then add that mixture to 1/2 cup of liquid starch {as fund in laundry aisle, not cornstarch} Immediately when you add the glue/water to starch it should start to form and then use your hands for a few minutes to work it around. Our mix becomes completely absorbed. Feel free to message me on the FB page and include a photo. That might help.

  8. I just wanted to let you know that the slime came out fantastic for my library program! It’s so easy and quick to make and it was a huge hit with all the kids!

  9. My daughter and I just made this for the boys in her kindergarten class for valentine’s day. She had a blast! It turned out great. We used white glue and added a little bit of glow in the dark paint. She kept the leftover slime and I am sure we will be making this many more times!

  10. this is awesome. thank you so much for posting this. I want to make this for the kids at church. they will love this.

  11. Would love to,find the actual recipe, jumped thru all the hoops, lol the links still can’t find it….

  12. You need to click on the black button and scroll down to the end of the page to see all the details and step by step pictures.

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