We love slime here. We use our favorite slime recipes almost once a week to make fun themed slimes for every holiday. Our latest slime is chick Easter slime. This bright yellow slime is stored in a jar that looks just like a chick! This slime would make the perfect addition to any science Easter basket! My kids had such a good time making and playing with this slime as one of our Easter STEM activities.
We made this particular recipe with a store-brand of glue, which we don’t recommend. If you make the slime with Elmer’s school glue, it will turn out perfectly just about every time. Other brands of glue don’t seem do give that good slime texture as much.
This chick Easter slime is adorable and oh-so-perfect for Easter! Add it to an Easter basket or play with it just for fun!
THE ULTIMATE EASTER CHICK SLIME RECIPE
THE SCIENCE OF EASTER CHICK SLIME
Slime is made when boron mixes with the polymer chains in the glue, creating strong, but flexible bonds between the molecules. There are so many fun tweaks you can make to a basic slime recipe, like my kid’s favorite, fluffy slime! Since this slime does contain borax, if you have a sensitivity to it, you may want to try our baking soda slime instead.
TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR EASTER CHICK SLIME RECIPE A SUCCESS
If you don’t want to waste a lot of ingredients, try mixing up a small batch first to make sure you won’t have to tweak it before you make the larger version. We always stock up on gallon sizes of glue and the large laundry starch just in case something goes wrong (but it almost always goes smoothly).
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST EASTER CHICK SLIME EVER
Follow these directions and you’ll have the best Easter slime ever!
What you’ll need to make the best Easter slime:
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How to Make Chick Easter Slime
Chick Easter slime is such a fun twist on a classic slime recipe that would be adorable in an Easter basket or make great party favors at any Easter or spring-themed party!
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This slime is made with school glue and laundry starch, which does contain extracts of Borax. If you don’t want your kids playing with Borax, you can find some recipes for Borax-free slime here. Little ones who are likely to eat slime should not make this slime.
What you’ll need to make chick Easter slime:
- Yellow mason jar (ours was found at the 99 Cents Only Store)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Yellow paper
- Orange paper
- Googly eyes
- Elmer’s glue
- Laundry starch
- Yellow food coloring
Our favorite slime recipe is super easy. We like to use one part of each material we use. So, we add one part glue, one part starch, and one part water. Mix the water, glue, and food coloring before adding the starch.
Since this version of slime was made with store-brand glue, it was acting a bit funny. That’s why it got so stringy. If this happens, your slime isn’t ruined, it just needs a little longer to set up. Let your glue sit for about 10 minutes, then try playing wiht it again. If your glue is too wet, you can dry it off a bit with a paper towel and that will help it hold its shape better as well. But if you make this recipe with Elmer’s school glue, you probably will never see the strings.
While your slime is setting up, make your chick. Cut out feet and a beak from orange paper. Cut out a tail from yellow paper. We had to cut a circle to cover up a design on the back of our jar, which you can’t see when slime is in the jar.
Glue on all the accessories onto your jar. We also had to glue close the straw hole that was in the top of our jar.
Add the slime to the jar (which makes a gross/delightful plopping-sluqhishing sound) and play!
My kids liked how if the slime stuck out of the top of the jar, it looked like hair!
You can screw the lid on the jar and it will keep for several days. If you’re making these for Easter gifts, wait until the night before the holiday before adding them to the baskets. If the glue starts to get sticky again, it’s time to throw it out.
The Science of Slime
Slime forms when the molecules in the glue connect with the molecules in the starch. This creates long polymer chains that act similarly to flexible plastic. The glue molecules “stick” to the laundry starch rather than your hands, which is why you can touch it and play with it relatively mess-free.