We love slime here. We use our favorite slime recipes almost once a week to make fun themed slimes for every holiday. Our latest slime is yellow chick slime.
This bright yellow slime is stored in a jar that looks just like a chick! This slime would make the perfect addition to any science Easter basket!
My kids had such a good time making and playing with this slime as one of our Easter STEM activities.
We made this particular recipe with a store-brand of glue, which we don’t recommend.
If you make the slime with Elmer’s school glue, it will turn out perfectly just about every time.
Other brands of glue don’t seem do give that good slime texture as much.
This chick Easter slime is adorable and oh-so-perfect for Easter! Add it to an Easter basket or play with it just for fun!
Yellow Chick Easter Slime Recipe
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Read on to see how to make the very Easter chick slime! And don’t forget to try our other Easter STEM activities: Peeps science experiments, fizzing Easter eggs, and rainbow Easter eggs.
The Science of Easter Slime
Slime is made when boron mixes with the polymer chains in the glue, creating strong, but flexible bonds between the molecules.
There are so many fun tweaks you can make to a basic slime recipe, like my kid’s favorite, fluffy slime!
Since this slime does contain borax, if you have a sensitivity to it, you may want to try our baking soda slime instead.
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Chick Slime Making Tips
If this is your first time making slime, you should follow along with our post on slime troubleshooting. Luckily,liquid laundry starch slime made with school glue is the easiest slime recipe.
If you don’t want to waste a lot of ingredients, try mixing up a small batch first to make sure you won’t have to tweak it before you make the larger version.
We always stock up on gallon sizes of glue and the large laundry starch just in case something goes wrong (but it almost always goes smoothly).
Why is My Slime Sticky?
Sticky slime usually means you don’t have enough activator. Try adding a bit more.
If that doens’t work, you may need to add something dry, like cornstarch, to help reduce how sticky your slime is. I like to add either cornstarch or shaving cream to eliminate stickiness.
Why is My Slime Watery?
Watery slime usually means you messed up the ratio, but it’s usually completely fixable. If your slime is too watery, try this:
- Add more activator. It could be you just didn’t add enough activator!
- Pour off excess liquid. It could be that you added too much water or activator and need to pour off some access.
If that doesn’t work, try adding a bit more glue.
How to Make Easter Chick Slime
Follow these directions and you’ll have the best Easter slime ever!
The Science of Slime
Slime forms when the molecules in the glue connect with the molecules in the starch. This creates long polymer chains that act similarly to flexible plastic.
The glue molecules “stick” to the laundry starch rather than your hands, which is why you can touch it and play with it relatively mess-free.
What you’ll need to make the best Easter slime:
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Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count – Great For Making SlimeFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesPurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OunceOriginal Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color Set
- Yellow mason jar (ours was found at the 99 Cents Only Store)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Yellow paper
- Orange paper
- Googly eyes
- Elmer’s glue
- Laundry starch
- Yellow food coloring
How to Make Adorable STEAM Chick Slime
Chick Easter slime is such a fun twist on a classic slime recipe that would be adorable in an Easter basket or make great party favors at any Easter or spring-themed party!
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This slime is made with school glue and laundry starch, which does contain extracts of Borax.
If you don’t want your kids playing with Borax, you can find some recipes for Borax-free slime here.
Little ones who are likely to eat slime should not make this slime.
Easter Slime Directions
Our favorite slime recipe is super easy. We like to use one part of each material we use.
So, we add one part glue, one part starch, and one part water. Mix the water, glue, and food coloring before adding the starch.
Since this version of slime was made with store-brand glue, it was acting a bit funny. That’s why it got so stringy. If this happens, your slime isn’t ruined, it just needs a little longer to set up.
Let your glue sit for about 10 minutes, then try playing wiht it again. If your glue is too wet, you can dry it off a bit with a paper towel and that will help it hold its shape better as well.
But if you make this recipe with Elmer’s school glue, you probably will never see the strings.
While your slime is setting up, make your chick. Cut out feet and a beak from orange paper.
Cut out a tail from yellow paper. We had to cut a circle to cover up a design on the back of our jar, which you can’t see when slime is in the jar.
Glue on all the accessories onto your jar. We also had to glue close the straw hole that was in the top of our jar.
Add the slime to the jar (which makes a gross/delightful plopping-squishing sound) and play!
My kids liked how if the slime stuck out of the top of the jar, it looked like hair!
You can screw the lid on the jar and it will keep for several days.
If you’re making these for Easter gifts, wait until the night before the holiday before adding them to the baskets.
If the glue starts to get sticky again, it’s time to throw it out.
More Easter Activities to Try
If you like this chick slime recipe, check out our list of these other fun Easter STEM and Easter STEAM activities!
- Easter STEM activities
- Easter science activities for preschool
- easter science experiments for kindergarten
- Easter science activities for elementary
- Easter science projects for middle school
And you’ll also love these Peeps candy science experiments and Peeps STEAM activities.