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Elsa’s Winter Slime Recipe- So Easy, A Preschooler Can Do It!

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This simple Frozen slime recipe is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter slime boredom buster and a fun thing to try after watching Frozen! 

We love making slime. We’ve made Halloween slime, Christmas slime, glitter slime, Valentine’s slime, and even oobleck slime!  We also have a lot of other Disney slime ideas!

This simple recipe for winter slime is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter boredom buster!

Elsa’s Winter Slime Recipe

Read on to see how to make the very best winter slime! And don’t forget to try our other seasonal slime recipes: Christmas slime recipes and Halloween slime recipes!

Frozen Slime Science

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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Slime Troubleshooting

This simple recipe for winter slime is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter boredom buster!

If this is your first time making slime, you should follow along with our post on slime troubleshooting. 

Winter slime is not the easiest slime to make. Liquid laundry starch slime made with clear glue is the easiest slime recipe.

When you use white glue, there is a tendency for the slime to get a bit stringy. 

There are ways to get around this, which I discuss in my slime troubleshooting post, but in general, if you work through the stringiness and your ratios are correct (as outlined below), then you will end up with perfectly fluffy slime and you won’t have to throw it out.

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).

How to Fix Slime with too Much Borax

This is a borax-based slime, and as such, it’s possible to put too much in! If you do, the slime will get stiff and crumble. Here’s how to fix it:

If you have lotion, add a few pumps to the slime. This will help make it soft and stretchy again.

If you don’t have lotion, you can add a bit more water/glue mixture to soften the slime. Let it sit for a few minutes before trying to stretch it out again.

How to Fix Watery Slime

If your slime is watery, you probably didn’t add enough borax solution or didn’t add enough glue. Try adding a little more glue and borax to your slime mixture and let it sit for five minutes before playing with it again.

How to Make Winter Slime

Follow these directions and you’ll have the best winter slime ever!

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What you’ll need to make the winter slime recipe:

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  • Borax powder (if you don’t want to use borax, you can use laundry starch instead)
  • School glue
  • Blue food coloring
  • Winter confetti (ours had snowflakes and sequins)
  • 2 small containers
  • Teaspoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Fork

Make Our Simple Winter-Themed Slime Recipe

I wouldn’t recommend allowing your preschooler to make slime unattended, but with supervision, they can do most of this recipe alone. Bo felt so proud that she made the slime by herself!

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Winter Wonderland Slime Directions

This simple recipe for winter slime is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter boredom buster!

Mix your glue with the same amount of water. If your glue bottle is 4 ounces, you’ll need 4 ounces of water. Add food coloring. Bo went a little to heavy on the food coloring this time, but that’s OK.

This simple recipe for winter slime is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter boredom buster!

Mix 1 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of Borax powder in a separate container (or mix 1/2 a cup of laundry starch with 1/2 cup of water).

This simple recipe for winter slime is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter boredom buster!

Gently pour the glue mixture into the Borax water mixture. Stir with a fork.

When the slime starts to form, use your hands to really mix it up!

This simple recipe for winter slime is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter boredom buster!

Pour off any excess water.

Now, it’s time to clean up!

Add sequins and snowflakes to the slime.

This simple recipe for winter slime is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter boredom buster!

Let your kids play with the winter slime as long as they like! We liked to see how quickly we could stretch it without breaking it.

This simple recipe for winter slime is basic, fun, and so simple that kids can make it themselves! The perfect winter boredom buster!

Our winter slime was so much fun!

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More Winter Activities for Kids

Hands-On Winter Science Experiments for Elementary Kids

Snow Storm in a Jar Science Fair Project

Colorful Snow Volcano Experiment Using Real Snow

Frozen Slime Recipe

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