Here’s a fun winter activity for kids – make some snow slime! We love making slime with liquid starch and glue, and this snow slime variation has a neat texture and really looks like snow.
The boys went through our Safari Toob animals to find all of the arctic ones so that they could play with them in the slime. Jonathan had a great time making foot prints in the snow! The blue plastic tray is something that I picked up at Michael’s for use with kinetic sand, and it works really well for slime too.
Snow slime is so fun to squish and stretch!
Here’s how to make it!
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You will need:
- Liquid Starch
- Elmer’s white school glue (PVA glue for my UK friends)
- Artificial snow for Christmas crafts – This plastic snow is not the same brand that we used, but it looks very similar.
I bought the artificial snow at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas crafts section. It’s very light weight and shimmery.
I stirred about 1/4 of the bag of snow into 1/2 cup of white glue. I’m not sure if it’s best to add the snow to the glue, or to add the snow to the completed slime. I ended up adding quite a bit more snow to the finished slime, and it worked out great. So maybe it’s not necessary to stir it in? Oh well, it won’t hurt anything!
Then I stirred in 1/2 cup of liquid starch. Stir and then mix with your hands. The mixture should form slime pretty quickly. If your slime sticks to your hands, add a little more starch. If it’s too stringy and won’t hold together, knead in a little more glue.
After mixing up the slime, I decided that it needed more snow in it. I ended up using about 3/4 of the bag total.
This is a great activity for a winter snow day!