If you can’t tell already, we’re HUGE slime lovers here. We’ve tried over 100 slime recipes. Today, I’m bringing you a list of the very best and most creative Christmas slime recipes available online today!
My kids would make slime recipes all day every day, and eventually, I imagine we’ll have a slime recipe for every day in December. But for now, these dozen or so holiday slime recipes will have to suffice.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS SLIME RECIPES YOU’LL FIND THIS YEAR
WHAT IS CHRISTMAS SLIME ALL ABOUT?
Christmas slime recipes are about more than just having a fun thing to play with. First of all, slime is a wonderful way to help children foster a love of science and chemistry. Slime is a chemical reaction between materials in the glue and the borax in the laundry starch or borax. This reaction alters the chemical bond of the materials, combining them into long polymer chains. This process is similar to how most flexible plastics are made today.
We make a Christmas version of slime because it’s a fun way to combine science and sensory experiences with the current season.
Slime is also wonderful for kiddos who are sensory seeking, particularly for kids with SPD, autism, and ADHD.
CHRISTMAS SLIME RECIPE TIPS
This post contains links to products for your convenience. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a small commission. If you’re new to slime, definitely read our tips on how to make the perfect slime recipe every time. And if you need more help, check out these slime troubleshooting tips.
If you’re in a bit of a rush though, no worries, just remember that brands matter when making slime.
We will not make slime unless we have Elmer’s glue on hand, Good food coloring (that’s a brand), and Sta-flo laundry starch (unless we’re making an unusual slime recipe, like taffy slime). While there are other ways to make slime, like with Borax powder and baking soda (we’ve never gotten contact lens slime to work), laundry starch slime is by far our favorite, and we will always recommend using it above any other recipe.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT: THE COMPLETE LIST OF CHRISTMAS STEM ACTIVITIES!
Read on to learn how to make your very own spectacular and foolproof Christmas slime recipes!
Most glue recipes (but not all, so make sure to check each recipe carefully!) use:
- Elmer’s glue (white or clear)
- Sta-flo laundry starch
- Good brand food coloring
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
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THE FULL LIST OF CHRISTMAS SLIME RECIPES
These slime recipes for Christmas will make every day feel like a holiday in your home or classroom!
Jingle Bell Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Gingerbread Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Reindeer Nose Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Christmas Tree Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
TAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS STEM ACTIVITIES FURTHER!
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