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Today we’re going to show you how to make this super fluffy Santa slime for Christmas. This Santa mason jar would make a fun gift for the slime fan or simply use it to store the slime when you’re done playing with it! If you’re looking for some Christmas activities to do with your kids
Today we’re going to show you how to make this super fluffy Santa slime for Christmas. This Santa mason jar would make a fun gift for the slime fan or simply use it to store the slime when you’re done playing with it!
If you’re looking for some Christmas activities to do with your kids this year, making slime can be such a fun activity! You can even make a craft day where you make slime and make the jars to go with them.
We love how simple this jar is to make and it turns this mason jar into such a fun gift idea! Or if you want to keep the slime for yourself, you can still easily make this jar to store your slime in. Storing your slime in an airtight container will help keep it longer. Just keep in mind that any fluffy slime loses its “fluffiness” after a day, but the slime will continue to be fine to play with!
Let’s make your Santa Jar first! It’s really simple, you’ll just need:
– wide black ribbon
– gold glitter foam paper
– black buttons.
First add your large ribbon around your jar. You can hot glue (adults only) the ribbon to the jar. Then glue on your gold belt on top of your ribbon. Now glue two buttons to the top of the jar or use glue dots.
Now that your Santa mason jar is complete we can make the fluffy Santa slime!
Ingredients Needed for your Santa Slime
– Red Glitter Glue (4.5-5 oz)
– 1/4 cup water
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 4 cups unscented shaving cream (more if you’d like)
– Liquid Red Food Coloring
– 2 TBSP contact solution **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.
Santa Slime Recipe Instructions
1. First empty your bottle of red glitter glue into a bowl and mix in your water. Adding water is optional but it will make your slime stretchier.
2. Now mix in your baking soda.
3. Now add your 4 cups of shaving cream in and mix. This is where you’ll need to add more red food coloring. The food coloring can stain so be sure to use a spoon for mixing and cover any surfaces to protect from staining. You’ll need to add a lot of food coloring to get it red since the shaving cream is white. Also note that mixing with your hands you will get slightly stained from the red but it can be easily washed off.
4. Now slowly mix in your contact lens solution. If you add too much in, it will make your slime hard and not as stretchy. We like to add just a teaspoon at a time and mix until you’re satisfied that the slime is not too sticky.
5. Now knead, knead, knead while continuing to add in your contact solution a teaspoon at a time. If this is your first time making slime, you’ll be surprised how much you need to knead and mix the slime before it’s a good consistency. This is normal. Keep mixing and slowly add in more contact solution.
6. At this point you can see how your slime consistency has turned out. If it’s too sticky, add a bit more contact solution. If it’s not fluffy enough, you can add another cup of shaving cream and work it into the slime. If you’re still finding it sticky you can use some hand lotion on your hands while you’re mixing and kneading it.
Now you can play! Give these as gifts or simply have the kids play with the fluffy Santa slime! These would also be perfect for a Christmas party. Then seal up the jar when you’re done for safe keeping and storage.
Slime Safety & Precautions
Note: this recipe does not contain borax. However, it is still considered a science experiment and safety precautions should still be made when creating slime.
Adults should handle any chemicals and products
Adults should make the slime
Always read and follow the labels of products used. If contact lens solution is accidentally ingested, seek medical attention immediately.
This project is not suitable for children under 4.
Slime should not be placed in the mouth. After playing with the slime, you should thoroughly wash your hands.
If skin sensitive to products, test a small amount before playing with the slime and limit exposure the first time playing with it. (Recipe courtesy of thebestideasforkids.com)