Fluffy Snow Slime
DIY Snow Slime
This winter we had some pretty cold days. The kind of days where the thought of going outside was just too much, so we had to find things to do around the house. The kids wanted to make some Snow Slime, sometimes called Cloud Slime.
I indulged them but wasn’t really interested, however, this stuff ended up being so fun to play with… even to me… you can see me playing with it here… seriously, it was fun… and we even used the slime for our Valentines!
What You’ll Need
Snow Slime is easy to make and really only requires 3 ingredients plus water, a couple bowls, and some mixing utensils. This slime also has no Borax, though a natural ingredient, it is often one many parents are against.
You will need…
- School Glue
- Instant Snow
- Saline Solution
- Measuring cups
- Mixing spoons
- 2 bowls
Here you can see Emmy making it… she had so much fun! Below are written instructions.
How To Make the Snow Slime
- Pour 2 and 2/3 cups of glue into a bowl
- Measure 2/3 cup of contact solution
- Add the saline solution to the glue 1 TBSP at a time, mixing in between Tablespoons
- In a separate bowl add 1/3 cup of Instant Snow
- Add 2/3 cup of warm water to the Instant Snow and mix it up
- Pour the snow into the glue and mix
- Have fun!
Slime needs to be stored in an airtight container. We have used something as simple as ziplock bags but they tend to not get closed all the time and it is a bit wasteful to use plastic bags for slime. Using some reusable plastic containers are helpful for longer storage or even upcycle glass containers for this purpose.
Valentine’s Day Slime
For this slime, we loved it so much that we made more and passed it out as valentines at our local co-op’s Valentine’s Day party… it was actually snow themed this year, so that made it extra fun. To do that we purchased small containers, labeled them, and put a cute “homemade with love” sticker on them!
I hope you enjoy making this and having fun with it. There are so many ways to play with Snow Slime… adding arctic animals for arctic play is one that I think would be so fun for little ones. This slime would make a perfect addition to a snow study, an arctic study, or a winter study… making it even perfect for homeschooling or homework project!
Stay warm and have fun,
BEM + Fam 🙂
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2 thoughts on “Fluffy Snow Slime”
What’s funny is how some people (parents) are against borax, which is extremely safe to use, but it’s still being used here,unbeknownst to most. Where, U might ask..:the contact solution. Borax is so important for these recipes to work, especially when ur a big company losing money on one ingredient they SHOULD b selling, The marketing genuises start the negative campaign against borax with ‘tales’ from other parents told to cause fear of the product, then they drop their nuke with the introduction of their rememdy, saving the day with their own ‘magic solution’ . Borax is actually used to make contact solution (which must not b as bad for ur eyes as we thougt). Look closely and you’ll see the ingredient tetra sorbate, I believe. Just wanted u guys to know, borax is not the scary demon we’ve heard about. By the way, you e got a great site here. You’ve done awesome.
Hey Alan… thanks for the message! I honestly am not super concerned with borax as some are, in fact I use it in my homemade laundry soap and my kids use it in other slime recipes all the time. I do know that some moms are against it and so I used the “no borax” tagline. I often wonder why parents are ok with some ingredients (contact solution) and not others (borax), but try my best to just let people do their thing! I did not know about borax being in the solution though (I don’t wear contacts), and I am sure all that come here will learn something new, so thank you for that and thank you for the kind words! Have a great week. Bettina