Have SNOW Much Fun With Our Easy, 4 Ingredient Slime Experiment!
Craft your own winter wonderland with My First Lab’s snow slime experiment! Our slime recipe is so simple that you only need four common ingredients that you can find around your house.
Use this science experiment for kids to bring the winter snow fun indoors! Then, learn about the science of snow on our blog, Maximum Launch.
Benefits of Playing in the Snow
Did you know that playing in the snow is beneficial to your health? Playing in the snow can:
- Enhance Creativity
- Stimulate the Senses
- Encourage Problem Solving
How can you gain these benefits without playing in the snow? Whether you live in a sunny area or it’s too cold to go outside safely, you can improve your brain function through an indoor sensory activity!
This winter break, bring sensory experiences back into your student’s schedule. Contrary to popular belief, sensory play isn’t only beneficial for toddlers and preschoolers. Older children can also reap the benefits from sensory activities.
Benefits of Sensory Activities
A sensory activity engages one of the senses: sight, smell, taste, sound, or touch.
Sensory activities allow you to:
- Develop Nerve Connections
- Enhance Language Development
- Increase Motor Skills
Keep your brain sharp this holiday season by completing an at home science experiment!
Make Snow Slime with Mad Maxx!
Experimenting with Maxx is SNOW much fun! Maxx has perfected his recipe and simplified it just for you.
All you need are these four ingredients and two tools to make slime!
- ½ tsp. Contact Solution with Boric Acid
- 2 Cups Shaving Cream
- 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
- 1 Mixing Bowl
- 1 Spoon
- Empty ½ cup of Elmer’s glue into your mixing bowl.
- Add 2 cups of shaving cream to the glue.
- Add 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch to the mixture in the bowl.
- Pour in ½ tsp. of contact solution with boric acid. If you want sticky slime, pour less contact solution. If you want gooey slime, add more as necessary.
- Mix all ingredients with your spoon. Elevate your sensory experience by adding holiday sprinkles to your slime!
- Take the mixture out of the bowl. Squeeze the slime with your hands and work until it takes the form and texture you want.
Enjoy your finished snow slime, and share this recipe with friends! Did you like this experiment?
Check out our Fun STEM Snow Day Activities blog for more winter excitement!
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