I’ve always been particularly fond of the summer holidays. Perhaps it is because they take place when school is out, but when I see the bright red, white, and blue colors of Memorial Day, the fourth of July, or any other time America is celebrated, I get happy inside. For this slime recipe, we decided to channel that happiness into slime form. Nothing is more fun than slime, and our fluffy slime recipe was such a hit, we thought we’d make a fluffy patriotic slime recipe for all the big red, white, and blue holidays coming up! Use the ideas at the end of the post to build a complete patriotic thematic unit!
Not American? Don’t worry! You can use this same slime recipe for any country using red, white, and blue in your colors, which includes the UK, France, Australia, Norway, Sweden, and lots more!
How to Make Fluffy Patriotic Slime for Red White and Blue Fun!
It’s so simple to make fluffy, patriotic slime!
Safety Note: More people report itchy, dry, or red skin after making fluffy slime. If you notice an adverse reaction to the slime, stop use right away. I recommend only making this version of slime with older kids, and making a kid-safe slime with younger kids. Washing your hands after handling slime and not making this version too often will help prevent any allergic reactions.
What you’ll need to make fluffy patriotic slime:
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- Liquid laundry starch
- White shaving cream
- Red and blue food coloring
- 3 4-ounce bottles of Elmer’s school glue
- Measuring cup
Pour 1/2 a cup of white shaving cream and 1 bottle of Elmer’s glue into three containers. Add red dye to one, and blue to another, leaving the third white (use this brand of food coloring for vivid colors). Stir.
Pour 1/2 a cup of laundry starch into each container. Stir with a fork. At first, the slime will look like a goopy mess, but don’t give up. If you keep stirring, the slime will suddenly turn into perfectly puffy slime.
The more you handle the slime, the stretchier and less sticky it will get.
Try making a flag from your slime! Remember, once you mix the colors, you can’t un-mix them, so don’t mix the colors until you are ready to blend.
The more you handle the slime, the more marbled the slime will appear.
Eventually, the slime will turn a purple color, but there is lots to do with it before that happens.
Twist it together for stretchy fun!
Pull it apart and watch it stretch.
Press your hands into the fluffy goodness.
Fluffy slime is amazing!
More Patriotic STEM Activities
Make an American Flag Using Water Science Experiments :: From Engineer to Stay at Home Mom
Patriotic Animation :: Share It! Science
Film Canister Rocket Fireworks :: Science Kiddo
Build a Complete Patriotic Unit Study for Elementary Kids
Round out your festivities with these patriotic activities perfect for a July 4th unit study!
STEM activity: Patriotic Paint Bombs from Schooling a Monkey
Craft: Super Easy Flag Craft from Schooling a Monkey
Learning Printable: Fun in the Sun Summer Activity Pack from Embark on the Journey
Math: 4th of July Math Printable from You’ve Got This Math
History: Declaration of Independence Writing Activity from Adventures in Mommydom