Snow Slime Cool Science Experiment
In this fun and easy cool science experiment for kids, we’re going to make snow slime.
- Elmer’s school glue (or any white glue brand)
- Liquid starch
- Artificial plastic snow (this can be found in most craft stores or online) or Instant Snow
- Measuring cups
- Put about ¼ cup of the plastic snow into the bowl.
- Mix in about ½ cup of the glue.
- Now add ½ cup of the liquid starch. You can stir with a spoon at first and once it thickens you can switch and use your hands. If the slime sticks to your hands, add a little bit more starch. If the slime becomes stringy and will not stick together, work in a little bit more glue.
- After your slime is prepared, feel free to add more of the plastic snow to get the look and feel that you prefer.
How it Works:
Slime is created when a chemical reaction occurs between the liquid starch and glue. When a chemical reaction occurs, the substances can no longer be separated. The artificial snow can be easily included in the slime and adds an interesting texture. The artificial snow did not undergo a chemical reaction nor change when added to the slime. Although it would be difficult, the artificial snow could be removed from the slime.
Make This A Science Project:
Try adding other items like Styrofoam beads to the slime. Try different activators like saline solution or borax. Try different types of glue like clear glue.