It’s always the time of year for cool slime. Christmas time is no exception. That’s why we love this stretchy slime recipe with a Christmas tree holiday theme. It’s a fun slime and easy to make.
Stretchy slime makes a great gift for your child to give their friends or for you to give your nieces and nephews. You can either give them the completed slime in an airtight container or print the recipe for them and gift them the supplies. Kids love things they can make themselves!
You can easily change out the Christmas trees for another type of festive confetti to create other versions of holiday slime. Consider using confetti shapes like candy canes, ornaments, snowflakes, reindeer, gingerbread, or stockings.
You can find some wonderful Christmas themed confetti at the dollar store.
Stretchy Slime Recipe
You Will Need:
- 1 cup of clear glue (I find that Elmer’s washable clear school glue works best)
- 2-3 Tbsp. contact lens saline solution*
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- Christmas tree confetti
- optional: other confetti such as red for added colour
*Be sure that you use a buffered contact lens saline solution.
How To Make Stretchy Slime
- Pour the glue into a large mixing bowl and add the baking soda.
- Begin to add the contact lens solution a few drops at a time as you stir.
- When you find that the mixture begins to pull away from the bowl, knead by hand.
- Add the confetti sprinkles in and fold them in. Continue kneading.
The best stretchy slime is made more by feel than by recipe. If you find that your slime is too sticky, add a few more drops of the saline solution. If it’s not sticky enough, you can add a drop or two more of the glue. Play around with it until you get the consistency you’re going for.
Some people prefer their slime to be a bit more sticky and others hate the sticky feeling. Understanding that everyone has different sensory preferences, feel free to adjust the recipe to your preference.
This holiday slime recipe makes a super stretchy slime. Part of the fun for kids is seeing how far their slime can stretch.
Making this Christmas tree stretchy slime is a perfect activity for that time in between the last day of school before the holidays and Christmas. Kids tend to be brimming with extra energy and excitement during that time.
Giving them good sensory play opportunities can help them regulate their emotions and remain more calm. The pulling and stretching and kneading of this stretchy slime gives kids what’s called proprioception feedback. Proprioception is excellent for helping kids self-regulate.
While the kids think that they are just trying out a cool slime recipe, you’ll be able to see the effects that the sensory play has on their mood and behaviour. The kids will be happy with their slime and their parents will be happy with more calm in the house. That’s what I can a win-win!
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