Looking to make some Christmas slime this year? We have 3 fun slime variations for Christmas you can make! These would make fun Christmas gifts or would even be a fun Christmas activity for kids. You can make all 3 or make just one of them!
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We made Halloween Slime and they have been such a popular craft we had to make some for Christmas too! And the best part about this activity is it’s easy! It uses our 3 ingredient slime recipe. No more slime fails with this one!
Christmas Slime – a Fun Christmas Activity!
Meet our 3 Christmas Slime Jars that we’ll walk you through how to make.
First, is our Rudolph slime jar – that bright red nose will surely brighten someone’s day! And brown slime? Doesn’t sound appealing but kids will love playing with it!
Next is our snowman slime jar – this one is our favorite (or maybe tied with Rudolph we can’t decide!). And the best part about this slime is it’s white – no dying or special colored glue required to make this one!
And finally, our last jar is the Grinch slime jar.
Now let’s get into the details on how to make this Christmas slime!
Ingredients Needed to Make Christmas Slime
Repeat each of the below for each color (you’ll need to make 1 batch for each color)
- 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue (6 oz) – we used white (2 bottles) and glitter green and repeated the recipe 3 times. Note: we made this with Elmer’s glue. It is recommended you do not substitute with other glue as the make-up may not be the same and the recipe may not work (especially Dollar store glue many people report having problems using this).
- Brown food coloring for the Rudolph slime jar. Add this to your glue before following our slime recipe steps.
- 1/2 TSP of Baking Soda
- 1½ TBSP of Contact lens solution. **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.
- 1/4 cup of water
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Supplies for the Mason Jar Features
- Hot Glue (adult assistance)
How to Make Christmas Slime
1. Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.
2. Add the bottle of glue to a bowl.
If you’d like to substitute with a clear glue, you can use clear glue and a green food coloring.
3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the bowl and mix.
4. Add in 1/4 cup of water and mix.
5. Now slowly add in your contact lens solution until it starts to pull away from the bowl.
Add 1.5 tablespoons to start and then mix.
Once the slime starts to pull away from the bowl you can take the slime out and knead with your hands. It will still be very sticky at this point and that is normal. Keep kneading for 5 minutes. The more you knead, the less sticky it should be. Just keep kneading and it will become a good consistency.
Reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid and sodium borate or your slime will not form.
If you still find the slime to be too sticky after kneading for 5 minutes we recommend trying to add some baby oil or lotion to your hands first. That way you can make sure you don’t over-activate the slime.
If you’ve tried all of the tips above and it’s still too sticky, you can also add in another 1/2 tablespoon of contact lens solution. Add this in slowly, an extra teaspoon at a time and continue to knead until you find it to be a consistency you like.
Directions to Make Your Christmas Slime Jar Faces
- For the Rudolph Jar: Glue on your googly eyes and the red pom pom. To make the antlers, tie one pipe cleaner around the jar lip. Cut two smaller pieces of pipe cleaner and then tie these around your two ends.
- For this slime, you’ll need to use brown food coloring to dye your glue brown.
- For the Snowman Jar: glue on your googly eyes, orange felt for the nose and small black buttons for the mouth!
- For the Grinch Jar: Glue on your googly eyes and then make the face using a black sharpie. Cut a strip of red felt to fit the size of the jar lid and hot glue this to your lid (adults only).
Give these as gifts or simply have the kids play with their Christmas slime! These would also be perfect for a Christmas party. Then seal up the jars when you’re done for safe keeping and storage.
- 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue 6 oz
- Brown food coloring for the Rudolph slime jar
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1½ tbsp of contact lens solution. *Important: your brand of Contact Lens Solution must contain boric acid and sodium borate.
- 1/4 cup of water
- Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.
- Add the bottle of glue to a bowl. If you'd like to substitute with a clear glue, you can use clear glue and a green food coloring.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the bowl and mix.
- Add in 1/4 cup of water and mix.
- Now slowly add in your contact lens solution until it starts to pull away from the bowl. Add 1.5 tablespoons to start and then mix.
- Once the slime starts to pull away from the bowl you can take the slime out and knead with your hands. It will still be very sticky at this point and that is normal. Keep kneading for 5 minutes. The more you knead, the less sticky it should be. Just keep kneading and it will become a good consistency.
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This candy cane slime smells just like candy canes!
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