Christmas Tree Slime

Make your own Christmas tree inspired slime, with sparkly pom pom baubles and lots of glitter!

Skill Level

Intermediate

Time to Make

15 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes - The slime is formed by a chemical reaction between the polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in the glue and the borate ion from the boric acid in the contact lens solution. We therefore recommend that the recipe is not altered, as the chemical reaction needs these ingredients to work. Please make sure that the making of the slime is supervised by an Adult. After making / playing with the slime we recommend that hands are thoroughly washed. This Slime is not edible. If your child has any allergies, please make sure you check the ingredients of each of the components. If any signs of reaction appears on the skin, please wash thoroughly and stop use immediately. If in doubt, please seek medical advice.

How to Make

  1. Pour approximately eight tablespoons of PVA glue into your mixing bowl. Add a few drops of green food colouring and mix with a spoon until the colour is fully mixed in.
  2. Add some shaving foam into your mixture, approximately the amount of half of the glue, and mix it in. Then add a teaspoon of baking soda and mix it again.
  3. Add around one tablespoon of contact lens solution to your mixture and stir with the spoon. Your mixture should begin to stick together and feel a lot thicker. Continue to add a little more contact lens solution until the slime is no longer sticking to the bowl.
  4. Take the slime out of the bowl and knead and stretch it with your hands until it is no longer sticky, adding more contact lens solution if it is sticking too much to your hands.
  5. Lay out your slime on a flat surface and add some red glitter to it, then knead it with your hands to mix the glitter in.
  6. Add the pom poms to the green slime and mix it around until they are stuck to the slime.

Top Tip

If the slime is too wet and sloppy, add more glue to the mixture.

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