Melting Snowman Slime Science and Winter Activity for Kids

Even a well made snowman won’t last forever, and we all end up with a melted snowman and some point. Unless of course you don’t live where there is snow! However, every kid can experience this melting snowman slime recipe with our without the fluffy white stuff! Our homemade slime recipes will have you making amazing snow slime in no time for your melted snowman!

The kids will love turning a favorite winter activity into slime with this super easy snow theme! Our simple melting snowman slime recipe is perfect for little hands. This is just one of our many snow slime ideas to try!

Slime making is even more fun when you add in creative themes like this frosty melting snowman. We have quite a few to share, and we are always adding more. Our Homemade Melting Snowman Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.

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MELTING SNOWMAN SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY

We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for exploring Chemistry with a fun Frosty the snowman theme. Slime is an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!

What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators  (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!

The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…

SLIME IS A NON- NEWTONIAN FLUID

When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime! Slime is a polymer.

Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!

Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both! Experiment with making the slime more or less viscous with varying amounts of foam beads. Can you change the density?

Read more about slime science here!

 

EASY SNOW SLIME IDEAS

We made this Snowman slime with white glue, a styrofoam ball, and fun accessories. However, clear glue is super easy to use and also works well for this recipe, but your look will be slightly different!

Come up with your own favorite snow theme slimes:

  • Try adding a cup of white foam beads to the recipe for a floam slime. The more beads you add, the stiffer the slime.
  • Try mixing in a cup of fake snow for a seasonal touch.
  • Make a white fluffy slime instead and decorate like a snowman!
  • Use insta-snow to make cloud slime as your melting snowman base!

If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime ideas all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. It’s the perfect accessory and comes with some great slime freebies as well!

MELTED SNOWMAN THEME SLIME TIPS 

The base for this melted snowman slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is white glue, water, baking soda, and saline solution.

Now if you don’t want to use saline solution, you can absolutely test out one of our other basic recipes using liquid starch or borax powder. We have tested all three recipes with equal success!

Our easy, “how to make” slime recipes will show you how to master slime in 5 minutes! We have spent years tinkering with our 4 now 5 favorite basic slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!

We believe learning how to make slime shouldn’t be disappointing or frustrating! That’s why we want to take the guess work out of making slime!

  • Discover the best slime ingredients and get the right slime supplies the first time!
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  • Achieve awesome squishy, slimy consistency the kids love!

We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your winter theme slime! Make sure to go back and read the slime science above too!

MELTING SNOWMAN SLIME INGREDIENTS

As I mentioned above, you can use any of our basic slime recipes for our melting snowman slime ideas, but we like our basic saline solution slime recipe with the Elmers white washable school glue. I will link the products we used here with Amazon affiliate links below from which I receive a small commision.

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1/2 cup of Elmer’s White Glue per slime batch

1/2 tsp baking soda per slime batch

1 tbsp of saline solution (see recommended slime supplies for brands) per slime batch

Foam ball (creating snowman head)

Snowman accessories like google eyes, buttons, and foam carrot noses

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MELTING SNOWMAN RECIPE DIRECTIONS BELOW 

This fun slime activity calls for one batch of our easy slime recipe. You can make more or less depending on your ideas! In general, several kids can share one batch of this butter slime, but it will be harder to make a good melting snowman.

The best slime recipe starts with the right slime ingredients. Make sure to follow along with our measurements. Start by adding your glue and water to a bowl and grab a mixing utensil. Mix it up and glitter if desired (will be harder to see with white glue though)!

BEST SLIME ACTIVATORS

Add in your slime activator (baking soda and saline solution) to complete the chemical reaction you read about above in the science behind the slime section. If you scrolled past it, go back and read it with your kids!

What does the baking soda do? It adds the firmness the mixture needs so you can pick it up. This ingredient is a great variable to tinker with for a science experiment!

You can also learn more about all our favorite slime activators here. Keep in mind that liquid starch, saline solution, and borax powder are all in the boron family. Neither of these ingredients are truly borax free.

KNEADING YOUR SLIME IS KEY

We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency. The trick with saline solution slime is to squirt a few drops of solution onto your hands before picking up the slime.

You can knead the slime in the bowl before you pick it up as well. This slime is stretchy but can be stickier. However, keep in mind that although adding more saline solution reduces the stickiness, and it will eventually create a stiffer slime.

SALINE SOLUTION SLIME RECIPE FOR MAKING CHRISTMAS SLIME IDEAS

STEP 1: Add 1/2 cup of clear Elmers Glue to your bowl

STEP 2: Mix with a 1/2 cup of water

STEP 3: Add food coloring or glitter if desired

STEP 4: Stir in 1/4- 1/2 tsp baking soda

STEP 5: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of bowl. This is exactly how much you will need with the Target Sensitive Eyes brand, but other brands may differ slightly!

If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. As I mentioned above, start by squirting a few drops of the solution onto your hands and kneading your slime longer. You can always add but you can’t take away. Saline solution is preferred over contact solution.

NOTE: We have found that the Elmers specialty glues tend to be a bit stickier than their regular glue, and we prefer our 2 ingredient slime recipe for this glue. Check out our Elf Snot Slime made with this recipe.

Use our “How To Fix Your Slime” guide if you are having trouble and make sure to watch my live start to finish slime video here.

SLIME SNOWMAN PLAY

Grab your styrofoam ball and accessories and decorate your own melting snowman. You can stretch the slime and place on top of the styrofoam ball or you can let it ooze down the surface fo the ball on it’s own. Add your own details for a unique snowman!

No foam ball? Don’t worry, your melting snowman will just be in a more melted stage. You can let your snowman slime spread out on a cookie sheet or in a pie dish and then decorate as desired!

STORING YOUR SLIME

Slime lasts quite awhile! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. We use reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli style containers in my recommended slime supplies list here.

If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups we have used condiment containers as seen here.

Want to have all our basic recipes handy and in one place? Use the buttons just below to download your free slime recipes cheat sheet pages and challenges. We also have an awesome MASTER YOUR SLIME training series going on here.

MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!

Everything you need to know about making slime is below! Did you know we also have fun with science activities too? Click on all the pictures below to learn even more great ideas for slime making.

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OUR TOP SLIME RECIPE IDEAS YOU NEED TO MAKE!

BASIC SLIME SCIENCE KIDS CAN UNDERSTAND!

WATCH OUR AMAZING SLIME VIDEOS

READER QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

BEST INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING SLIME!

THE AMAZING BENEFITS THAT COME OUT OF SLIME MAKING WITH KIDS!

MAKE YOUR OWN MELTING SNOWMAN SLIME WITHOUT SNOW!

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