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Easy Fluffy Apple Slime Recipe that Smells Like Fall!

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!

Easiest apple slime recipe ever! Only 3 ingredients needed to make this fluffy apple slime recipe.

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.

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.

Easy apple scented slime recipe! Red apple slime recipe that smells like the crisp scent of fresh apples.

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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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!

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More Apple Activities for Kids

Here are more apple activities for kids that you may want to try this fall!

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!).

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Count and Sort Apples

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Apple Math Tree

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Squishy Apples

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!

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An Apple’s Life Book

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Apple Trees Book

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Apples for Everyone Book

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Apples Book

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Blossom to Apple Book

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Let’s Go to the Apple Orchard Book


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.

Apple-Themed Decorations

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!

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Apple Treat Containers

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Tissue Paper Apples

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Apple Mini Erasers

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Apple Party Kit

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).

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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.

apple slime in process

It will turn into amazingly fluffy and soft slime after the rest period is over.

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Shape the slime into a ball, then add a leaf and a stick to transform it into an apple!

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Don’t forget to grab the STEM worksheet to go along with your apple slime chemistry lesson!

STEM extension worksheets

The Best Materials for Making Slime

Here is what you need to make every basic slime recipe on STEAMsational!

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Elmer’s White Glue

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Elmer’s Clear Glue

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Liquid Laundry Starch

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Borax Powder

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Slime Activator

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Soft Clay

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Biodegradable Glitter

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Measuring Cups and Spoons

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Craft Aprons

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Instant Snow

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Scentless Lotion

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Mixing Bowls

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Sharpie Markers

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Slime Containers

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Removable Labels

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Stirring Spoons

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Soap Dye

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Shaving Cream

Apple Slime Chemistry Lesson Plan

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Kids can learn a lot while learning how to make apple slime.

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Apple Slime Chemistry Lesson Plan

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: easy

You can transform your simple apple slime recipe into a full chemistry lesson plan for elementary by using this slime chemistry lesson plan!


  • Elmer's white school glue
  • White shaving cream
  • Liquid laundry starch
  • Red food coloring
  • 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
  • Plastic aprons or old shirts to protect clothing


Here is a simple lesson plan you can use to teach the chemistry of slime making to students in 2nd through 5th grade.

Lesson Objective

Students will explore chemical reactions and polymerization by creating fluffy apple-scented slime using common household ingredients.

They will engage in hands-on experimentation while learning about the properties of substances and the basics of chemical bonding.

Introduction (10 minutes)

Explain that chemistry is all about how different substances can change and react with each other.

Introduce the concept of polymers, which are long chains of molecules, and how they contribute to the slimy texture of slime apple

Making the Fluffy Apple Slime Recipe (20 minutes)

Distribute mixing bowls, measuring cups, and spoons to each student or group.

Instruct students to pour equal parts of white school glue and white shaving cream into their mixing bowls. The amount can vary, but ½ cup of each is a good starting apple slime making

Add a few drops of red soap dye to mimic apple skin color. Add a few drops of apple-scented fragrance to the recipe.

Have the students mix their ingredients until combined.

Explain that liquid laundry starch contains chemicals that help turn the glue and shaving cream mixture into slime in process

Instruct students to add their 1/2 cup of liquid laundry starch a little at a time while stirring continuously.

They should observe the mixture becoming thicker and less sticky as the starch is added.

Once the slime has formed, students can remove it from the mixing bowl and start kneading it with their hands.fluffy apple slime

Discuss the texture and properties of the slime, focusing on its stretchiness, elasticity, and ability to change shape.

Observations and Discussions (15 minutes)

Gather the class and discuss what they observed during the slime-making process.

Encourage questions like "What happened when we mixed the ingredients?" and "How did the slime change as we added starch?"apple slime recipe

Explain that the chemical reaction between the glue and starch created the polymer chains, which give slime its unique properties.

STEM Extension Activities

  • Have students investigate what happens when they add more or less laundry starch to the mixture.
  • Challenge them to experiment with different scents or colors and observe any changes in the slime's texture.

Student Assessment

  • Observe students' engagement and participation during the activity.
  • Encourage them to ask questions and share their observations during discussions.
  • Check for students' understanding of the basic chemistry behind polymer chains and why slime forms.

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