There is nothing like the crisp smell of apples when you feel that first nip of cool weather come the start of fall. We love celebrating early fall with apple STEM activities, and this time, we had so much fun making and playing with fluffy apple slime that smelled just like fresh apples! This apple activity is perfect for back to school, as a fall STEM activity in the classroom, or just for fun at home!
I can’t get enough of cooler days, fall leaves, and crisp apples.
Unfortunately, in Texas, even though stores start stocking fall merchandise in late July, we don’t get cooler days and falling leaves until November.
While my friends who live in cooler places are posting on Instagram about all the fun they’re having with outdoor apple STEM activities, me and my kids are stuck inside sweating inside even though the AC is blasting at full speed.
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Apple Scented Slime- A Fall Favorite!
Although we’re stuck inside still playing with slime recipes, my daughter came up with a brilliant way to transform fluffy slime into fluffy apple slime, which helps us get into the spirit of fall, even without cooler temperatures.
Here is how you can make your own apple scented slime using our recipe!
How to Make Fluffy Apple Slime
This apple slime recipe is one of my favorites yet. Kids love to squish it between their fingers, which is perfect for sensory seekers.
What you need to make fluffy apple slime
Here is what you need to make this easy apple slime recipe!
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- Elmer’s white school glue
- White shaving cream
- Liquid laundry starch
- Red soap dye
- Apple-scented oil or fragrance (make sure it is safe for skin contact)
- Faux leaves
- Craft twigs
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Stirring utensils
- Plastic containers for slime storage
- Slime labels
- Craft aprons
- Permanent markers
What to add to slime
Here are some fun things you can add to slime to make it more exciting no matter what recipe you use!
- Slime add-ins and toys
- Non-toxic slime scents
- Foam, foil, beads, sprinkles, and other popular slime add-ins in one organized set
- Polymer clay fruit and animal add-ins
- Slime sensory kit
- Slime rackets
- Fishbowl beads
- Instant snow powder
- Non-drying clay
And you always want to keep a bottle of slime reactivator on hand so your slime doesn’t get too sticky over time!
All-in-One Slime Kits
These slime craft kits include everything you need to make slime creation even easier!
All of these slime craft ideas show up right on your doorstep in just a few days!
More Apple Activities for Kids
Here are more apple activities for kids that you may want to try this fall!
- Apple Rotting Experiment
- How to Turn Homemade Salt Crystals into Sparkly Apples
- Apple STEM Lesson Plan Bundle
- Apple Math Printable Number Matching Game
- Jiggly Apple Slime
Apple-Themed Teaching Resources
Apples and teaching go hand-in-hand!
Add these fun apple-themed teaching supplies to your classroom (or your house, if you just love apples that much!).
Fluffy Apple Slime Directions
The recipe that we use to make apple slime is a carefully adapted recipe designed to work perfectly every time.
My best fluffy slime recipe post contains all the extra details you’ll want in case your slime isn’t coming together the way you hope.
Fluffy slime is a mix of one part starch, one part shaving cream, and one part glue.
Use these ratios when making your fluffy apple slime.
Apple Books for Kids
Here are some colorful books children will enjoy reading to learn more about apples!
Fluffy slime includes a form of borax, which can be rough on sensitive skin.
Additionally, the combo of laundry starch and shaving cream can be harder on the skin than traditional slime.
If you need something gentler, check out our post on how to make slime with baking soda.
Here are some fun apple-themed decorations you can use to decorate your classroom or home when playing apple games or just for some fall flair!
Fluffy Apple Slime Recipe
Follow the steps from the fluffy slime recipe to make your base. Use 1/2 cup of all ingredients to make this recipe (glue, starch, and shaving cream).
Add apple essential oils to make it even smell like an apple!
Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to rest and let the polymer chains combine.
It will turn into amazingly fluffy and soft slime after the rest period is over.
Shape the slime into a ball, then add a leaf and a stick to transform it into an apple!
Don’t forget to grab the STEM worksheet to go along with your apple slime chemistry lesson!
The Best Materials for Making Slime
Here is what you need to make every basic slime recipe on STEAMsational!
Apple Slime Chemistry Lesson Plan
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Kids can learn a lot while learning how to make apple slime.
Apple-Themed Shirts and Accessories
If you love to celebrate a theme as much as I do, you’ll love these apple-themed shirts and accessories!