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!
But for this recipe, I wanted to make a version of Christmas slime that wasn’t red and could be used for people who don’t celebrate traditional Christmas and is inspired by the snow and ice of winter!
We love making slime as part of winter science experiments.
Elsa’s Winter Slime Recipe
Read on to see how to make the very best winter slime!
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, our best fluffy slime! Since this slime does contain borax, if you have a sensitivity to it, you may want to try how to make slime with baking soda instead.
If this is your first time making slime, you should follow our slime troubleshooting guide.
Winter slime is not the easiest slime to make. how to make slime with liquid starch 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!
What you’ll need to make the winter slime recipe:
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The Best Materials for Making Slime
Here is what you need to make every basic slime recipe on STEAMsational!
- 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
- Measuring cup
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!
Winter Wonderland Slime Directions
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.
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).
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!
Pour off any excess water.
Now, it’s time to clean up!
Add sequins and snowflakes to the slime.
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.
Our winter slime was so much fun!