Slime is fun any season! We have a couple fun Christmas themed slimes to share this year. Our favorite Christmas slime we tried was Santa slime. The kids named it Santa slime because the slime was red and we added white, fuzzy cotton balls to it.
Make Christmas Slime
- 1/2 cup white school glue
- 4 tablespoons Liquid Starch
- Red food coloring
- Cotton balls
- plastic container and plastic spoons
Mix the glue, liquid starch (shake it up first!), and food coloring together in a plastic container, using either a spoon or your hands. It takes about 4 minutes of mixing with my hands to really get the slime to come together. If it’s too sticky, add more liquid starch, about a teaspoon at a time. Too stringy? Add some more glue. My liquid starch was cold from being in the garage, and I found I had to add in more glue this time. I have no idea if those two things are related, though!
We use a plastic container from the recycling, because I don’t want to use something we use to eat. I also have a plastic spoon and measuring cups and spoons I keep near our liquid starch for when we make slime. (I accidentally bought 6 gallons of liquid starch. So we make slime a lot!).
We usually use liquid watercolors for slime, which I prefer because it doesn’t come off on our hands, while mixing or while playing. We didn’t have red, though, so I used food coloring. It did stain our hands, because we mix partially with a spoon and partially with our hands. But it didn’t come off on our hands while we were actually playing with the slime. Whether or not if comes off on your hands might depend on the brand of food coloring, though.
We decided on red for a Christmas-y feeling, and added white cotton balls to represent the fur trim on Santa’s clothing. The cotton balls came apart a bit in the slime, which we thought was kind of cool. But if you want to be able to separate the white balls out of the slime, pompoms would probably be a better choice.
Then we stretched, poured, mixed, and twisted the slime!