Frozen Inspired Glitter Slime

I hope y’all like Disney’s Frozen.  Because the next couple of weeks are going to be alllll icy around here.  My dear daughter just turned four and her party is filled with Frozen inspired activities.  But we decided to a add a little STEAM (Sci/Tech/Eng/Art/Math) spin.  First up is a little science, with Frozen Inspired Glitter Slime. And if you keep reading, you’ll find this week’s installment of the Love to Learn Linky, too.  This post contains affiliate links.

Enjoy some glittery, slippery, Elsa inspired fun with this easy to make Frozen glitter slime recipe.

What is Slime & Why is it Science?

Slime is a messy fun science lesson because when you combine glue and liquid starch together, you’re making a polymer.  The polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) found in glue combines with borate ions found in liquid starch, react and combine to create the polymer we know as slime. For another fun way to study polymers, check out Polymer Science 101: Homemade Fruit Gummies.

Frozen Inspired Glitter Slime Recipe

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1.  Cover work surface with newspaper or other protective item.  No really, do it.  Glitter loves to embed into surfaces.

2.  Pour glue into a large bowl.  Add water and stir until combined.  Then add glitter and keep stirring until uniformly distributed.

3.  Add the liquid starch and mix until thick and slimy.  Then knead the slime with your hands and return to the starch mixture for another mixing.  This step is important because it makes sure there’s no unmixed glue hiding in the center of your slime ball.

4.  Slime too slimy?  Rinse it with water (do not pat dry with paper towels like I did!!!).  Slime too sticky?  Mix it with some more starch.  Slime too hard?  Add a little more glue.

5.  Store the slime in an airtight container or zipper bag for 1-2 months.

Frozen Slime is Great for Parties

We’re doing a slime bin at her party this weekend, plus I brought in a bunch of slime baggies for my daughter to give out as birthday favors at her preschool.  I used these little zipper bags, which hold just enough fun for each kiddo. One batch of slime fills about 7 of these bags.

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More Frozen Fun

My Love to Learn Linky blogging partners have some girls that love Frozen too.  Here are a couple activities that they did:

Magic Olaf Paint from A Little Pinch of Perfect

Free Frozen Learning Pack Printable from Totschooling

More from the Love to Learn Linky

There’s no real theme to this week’s Love to Learn features.  Why?  It’s not because I’m lazy, I swear.  It was because there were so many great ideas but they were so different I couldn’t figure out how to group them.  I just decided to highlight a few different ones instead of leaving something interesting off the list.

We’ve been spending a lot of time at the dentist lately.  Maybe we wouldn’t have if we’d done this Brush Away the Alphabet Germs activity from Growing Book by Book…

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Go hunting for hearts on this Valentine Nature Hike from Fireflies + Mudpies.  You just might find something surprising.

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Or learn a little science from the weather outside by answering the question How Do Snowflakes Form? from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.

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To see more amazing kids’ activities featured this week, check out my co-hosts posts:

Kids and Snow: Best Books & Fun Activities from One Time Through

 Easy Play Ideas for Kids With Things I Found in the Kitchen from A Little Pinch of Perfect

Valentine’s Day Q-Tip Painting Printables from Totschooling

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Love to Learn Linky

Now it’s time for some more links!  I hope you’ll join me and a few of my friends for a fun and educational linky party. Bloggers, share your posts every Thursday and watch as we round them up and share them all over the place.  Almost anything goes, we’re just hoping your activities teach kids (or us!) something (science, art, cooking, behavior, crafting, parenting etc…). The Love to Learn Linky is hosted by:

Left Brain Craft BrainLeft Brain Craft Brain (leftbraincraftbrain.com):  Anne is an ex-engineer, current stay-at-home mama writing about crafty ways to encourage creativity (and brain power!) in our kids.  Each of her projects gives kids the chance to learn about a new subject and do something crafty at the same time.

 

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Totschooling (totschooling.net): Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler and a preschooler, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.

 

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A Little Pinch of Perfect (alittlepinchofperfect.com):  Katie combines creativity, play, and learning for the perfect mishmash of fun activities that keep kiddos entertained throughout the day. She wholeheartedly believes in the power of play and feels that all activities naturally provide a fun way to learn.

 

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One Time Through (onetimethrough.com): Sue is an Elementary School Teacher currently on leave to be at home with her preschooler son.  She shares ideas for connecting and learning with kids through meaningful, play-based activities that nurture curiosity and creativity, as well as positive parenting tips.

 

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6 thoughts on “Frozen Inspired Glitter Slime”

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  2. That slime looks AMAZING Anne! So sparkly! We’ll have to try that if we can find some liquid starch. Hope your daughter’s party was a success! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

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