We LOVE slime! We’ve tried over 100 slime recipes. Today, you’ll find our favorite spring slime recipes right here on this exciting list of seasonal slimes.
When it comes to slime, we’ve tried it all, and you’ll find tons of fun slime recipe variations in this list of spring slimes. You’ll find borax-free spring slime, traditional spring slime, rainbow slime, and a whole lot more!
THE BEST SPRING SLIME RECIPES YOU’LL FIND THIS YEAR
WHAT IS SPRING SLIME ALL ABOUT?
Spring slimerecipes 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 spring versions of slime because it’s a fun way to combine science and sensory experiences with the most sensory season of all- spring!
Slime is also wonderful for kiddos who are sensory seeking, particularly for kids with SPD, autism, and ADHD.
SPRING 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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Read on to learn how to make your very own spectacular and foolproof spring slime recipes!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE SPRING SLIME
Most spring slime recipes (but not all, so make sure to check each recipe carefully!) use:
- Elmer’s glue (white or clear)
- Sta-flo laundry starch
- Good brand food coloring
- Easter eggs
- Styrofoam balls
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THE FULL LIST OF SPRING SLIME RECIPES
These slime recipes for spring will make every day feel like a holiday in your home or classroom!
Earth Day Slime // Preschool Inspirations
Bug Slime // Little Bins for Little Hands
Pond Slime // Natural Beach Living
Mud Slime // Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls
Rock Slime // Left Brain Craft Brain
Clay Slime // Little Bins for Little Hands
Flower Slime // Little Bins for Little Hands
Frog Slime // The Kindergarten Connection
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