Snow slime is the perfect fun arts and crafts project for the winter for kids and adults alike. The slime has a sparkled look and a fluffy nature, much like real snow does, but with the added benefit of not freezing your hands after playing with it for too long!
There is a lot of fun to be had with snow slime, from building snow people to shaping the slime into icicles or even having a mini snowball slime fight. But how exactly do you make snow slime?
In this article, we are going to be looking at snow slime in closer detail and discussing how you can go about making it for yourself to add a little bit of winter fun to your slime! Let’s get started.
What Is Snow Slime?
Snow slime is a type of slime that is made to resemble snow. It is typically made by combining white school glue, shaving cream, and a small amount of lotion or liquid starch. The ingredients are mixed together to create a fluffy, stretchy consistency that resembles snow.
Some snow slimes can also be scented and have added glitter. Some variations can use Borax or liquid laundry detergent instead of liquid starch to make it more stretchy.
Ingredients To Make Snow Slime
You will need the following items to make your own snow slime:
- One cup of white PVA glue
- One cup of shaving cream
- Half a cup of liquid starch or Borax solution
- Glitter (optional)
- Scented oil (optional)
- Food coloring (optional)
- Bowl and spoon for mixing
- Measuring cups and spoon
How To Make Snow Slime?
Let’s now check out our step-by-step guide on how to go about creating your snow slime.
- In a mixing bowl, combine your cup of white PVA glue and your cup of shaving cream. Mix well until the ingredients are completely combined.
- Gradually add half a cup of liquid starch or Borax solution while stirring. Keep adding and stirring until the slime starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball.
- If desired, add in a few drops of food coloring, a few drops of scented oil, and/or some glitter. Mix well to combine.
- Remove the slime from the bowl and then start to knead it with your hands until the stickiness begins to disappear and the slime becomes smooth.
- If the slime is too sticky, add a little more liquid starch or Borax solution. If the slime is too stiff, add a small amount of water.
- Store the slime in a container that is airtight when not in use.
Note: If you’re using a Borax solution, you’ll need to mix in one teaspoon of Borax powder with one cup of warm water to make the solution. Always use glue and other materials according to their safety instructions, especially if you have young children around.
That’s it! Your snow slime is now ready to play with! You can stretch it, mold it, squeeze it and play with it as you wish. Remember that slime is a fun activity to do, but it should be used with adult supervision.
Ways To Play With Snow Slime
Looking for some ideas of what kind of fun games can be played when it comes to snow slime? Here are just a few ways that you can play with it!
- Squishing and Squeezing: This is the most basic and classic way to play with snow slime. You can stretch it, squeeze it, and mold it into different shapes and figures.
- Sensory Bin: Create a sensory bin by filling a container with snow slime and other winter-themed items like fake snow, plastic snowflakes, or small winter animal figurines.
- Hide and Seek: Hide small objects or treasures in the snow slime, like beads, buttons, or tiny toys, and have the players search for them. You can set a time limit and the one who finds the most wins.
- Mini Snowball Fight: Use small balls of snow slime as snowballs and have a tiny snowball fight with your friends or family.
- Snowman Building: Roll the snow slime into small balls and use them to build a snowman or other winter-themed figures. You can make it a competition and see who can build the best snowman.
- Snow Slime Sculpting: Divide the players into teams and give each team a portion of snow slime. Set a time limit and let the teams sculpt whatever they want with their snow slime. The winner is the one who creates the most imaginative sculpture!
What Else Can You Do With Snow Slime?
So you have made your snow slime, but now what? We all know that it is fun to play with, but is there anything else that can be done with it? The answer to that is yes! Here are some ideas of other fun things that can be done with snow slime.
- Snow Slime Aromatherapy: Add a few drops of essential oils to your snow slime to create a relaxing and soothing sensory experience. Some popular essential oils for this are lavender, peppermint, and vanilla.
- Snow Slime Therapy: Snow slime can be used as a therapeutic tool for children with special needs, it can help to improve fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and sensory processing.
- Winter-Themed Crafts: Snow slime can easily be used as a base for winter-themed crafts, such as making a snowman or snowflake shapes.
- Science Experiments: Use snow slime to teach children about the properties of liquids and polymers. You can try adding different amounts of liquid starch or Borax solution to see how it affects the consistency of the slime.
- Stress Relief: Snow slime can be a great stress relief tool. Squeezing and manipulating the slime can be soothing and help to release tension. This goes for both kids and adults!
- Gifting: Snow slime can be a great gift for children and adults, such as by adding in some glitter and putting it on a jar with a nice label and ribbon.
- Decorating: You can use snow slime as a decoration for the winter season, such as by putting it in a jar or container and then displaying it on your mantelpiece or windowsill.
- Photography: You can also use snow slime as a prop for photography. The fluffy texture and white color of the slime make it a great addition to winter-themed photoshoots.
Other Slime Projects
If you had fun with this snow slime, here are a few other slime projects to have fun with:
- Glitter Slime: Add some glitter to your slime recipe for a sparkly, shimmery effect. You can use different colors of glitter for a multicolored effect.
- Fluffy Slime: Add shaving cream to your slime recipe to make it fluffy. This will give it a unique texture and make it more fun to play with, as with the snow slime.
- Fishbowl Slime: Include some small plastic fish or other aquatic animals and some blue food coloring in your slime recipe to create a fishbowl slime.
- Galaxy Slime: To create your very own starry sky galaxy slime, include some black and metallic glitter, and a few drops of purple and blue food coloring.
- Clear Slime: Use clear glue instead of white glue in your slime recipe to create a clear slime. You can add food coloring or glitter for a fun effect.
- Color-Changing Slime: Create a color-changing slime by adding thermochromic pigment powder to your slime recipe. This will change color depending on the temperature.
- Edible Slime: Create an edible slime using marshmallows and cornstarch as the base ingredients, which will make for a fun and safe, tasty treat for young children.
- Scented Slime: Add a few drops of scented oil or extract to your slime recipe to give it a pleasant aroma.
- Magnetic Slime: This type of slime has magnetic properties due to the addition of iron filings or other magnetic materials. It can be made by mixing iron filings or magnetic powder into any type of slime base, such as glue or cornstarch slime.
Snow slime is a fun and versatile activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a great way to engage in creative play, sensory exploration, and learning. Snow slime can also be used as a stress relief tool and a form of therapeutic activity.
When making snow slime, it’s important to use the ingredients and instructions safely and to use PVA glue and other materials according to their safety instructions.
If you are using a Borax solution, be sure to mix it with warm water, and make sure to keep it away from children and pets. Now that you have all of the necessary information, it’s time to go and get creative and have fun with your snow slime!