If you can’t tell already, we’re HUGE slime lovers here. We’ve tried over 100 slime recipes. Today, I’m bringing you my favorite easy Mardi Gras slime recipe! This recipe is so simple, kids will love making it over and over again. And the best part of this slime recipe is that it is less sticky than many slime recipes, making clean up a breeze! This activity makes a fun Mardi Gras STEM activity as well!
PERFECT MARDI GRAS SLIME TO CELEBRATE FAT TUESDAY WITH KIDS
WHAT IS MARDI GRAS SLIME ALL ABOUT?
Mardi Gras slime recipes are about more than just having fun with stretchy, slimy slime. Slime is a wonderful way to help children foster a love of science and chemistry. Slime is formed when a chemical reaction between materials in the glue and the boron in the laundry starch or borax. This reaction alters the chemical bond of the materials, combining them into long polymer chains. This process is similar to how most flexible plastics are made today.
We make a Mardi Gras version of slime because it’s a fun way to combine science and sensory experiences with Fat Tuesday!
Slime is also wonderful for kiddos who are sensory seeking, particularly for kids with SPD, autism, and ADHD.
MARDI GRAS SLIME RECIPE TIPS
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If you’re new to slime, definitely read our tips on how to make the perfect slime recipe every time. And if you need more help, check out these slime troubleshooting tips. If you’re in a bit of a rush though, just remember that brands matter when making slime. We will not make slime unless we have Elmer’s glue on hand, Good food coloring (that’s a brand we love), and Sta-flo laundry starch (unless we’re making an unusual slime recipe, like taffy slime). While there are other ways to make slime, like with Borax powder and baking soda (we’ve never gotten contact lens slime to work), laundry starch slime is by far our favorite, and we will always recommend using it above any other recipe.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE MARDI GRAS SLIME
Read on to learn how to make your very own slime recipe for Mardi Gras!
For this recipe you will need:
- Elmer’s glue (white or clear)
- Sta-flo laundry starch
- Good brand food coloring
Elmer’s Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count – Great For Making SlimeFood Coloring Liqua-Gel – 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) BottlesPurex Sta-Flo Liquid Starch, 64 OunceOriginal Stationery Arts and Crafts Glitter Shake Jars, Extra Fine, 24 Multi color Set
HOW TO MAKE MARDI GRAS SLIME
Follow these steps to make your own Mardi Gras slime.
For this recipe, you’ll need three containers, one with purple, one with green, and one with yellow.
Follow these directions for each of your colors of slime.
Mix 1 part glue with 1 part water.
Add one part starch to the mixture, but add it slowly, stirring the whole time. In some cases, you won’t need to add all the starch to get the slime to form. Adding too much starch will make it stringy, which you can learn more about in our slime troubleshooting guide.
At first, the slime will be a bit sticky, but as you stretch it, it will relax and get less sticky.
Mix your three colors and celebrate Fat Tuesday in style! Who needs beads when you have this fun slime to play with?
You can also use this slime with our slime learning worksheets for Mardi Gras learning fun.
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