If you can’t tell already, we’re HUGE slime lovers here. We’ve tried over 100 slime recipes. Today, I’m bringing you a list of the very best and most creative Valentine’s Day slime recipes available online today!
Although we make slime at least once a week, for some reason, we only have a few Valentine’s Day versions. Luckily, my blogging friends have been able to fill in the gaps in my Valentine slime recipes. Read on to see how creative you can be with your slime this Valentine’s Day! You may be surprised at just how amazing these slime recipes are.
THE BEST VALENTINE’S DAY SLIME RECIPES YOU’LL FIND THIS YEAR
WHAT IS VALENTINE SLIME ALL ABOUT?
Valentine 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 Valentine’s Day version of slime because it’s a fun way to combine science and sensory experiences with Valentine’s Day!
Slime is also wonderful for kiddos who are sensory seeking, particularly for kids with SPD, autism, and ADHD.
VALENTINE’S DAY 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.
If you can’t get enough of this Valentine’s Day slime, try our Valentine confetti slime and our conversation heart oobleck!
MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT: THE COMPLETE LIST OF VALENTINE’S DAY STEM ACTIVITIES!
Read on to learn how to make your very own spectacular and foolproof Valentine slime recipes!
Most glue 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
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
THE FULL LIST OF VALENTINE SLIME RECIPES
These slime recipes for Valentine’s Day will make every day feel like a holiday in your home or classroom!
Valentine’s Day Confetti Slime
Glitter Slime Recipe // Inspiration Laboratories
Valentine’s Day Floam // Little Bins for Little Hands
Edible Valentine’s Slime // Kids Activities Blog
Pink Valentine Slime // Little Bins for Little Hands
Be My Valen-slime // Natural Beach Living
Valentine Fluffy Slime // Little Bins for Little Hands
Red Hot Slime // Lemon Lime Adventures
Valentine Rainbow Slime // Little Bins for Little Hands
TAKE YOUR VALENTINE STEM ACTIVITIES FURTHER!
Valentine’s Day Activity Book: Fun & Brain-Boosting: Mazes, Dot-to-Dot, Color, Cut, Glue, & MoreThe Everything Kids’ Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You!STEAM Kids: 50+ Science / Technology / Engineering / Art / Math Hands-On Projects for KidsMaker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * DiscoverSTEAM AHEAD! DIY for KIDS: Activity pack with Science/Technology/Engineering/Art/Math making and building activities for 4-10 year old kidsSTEM Starters for Kids Engineering Activity Book: Packed with Activities and Engineering FactsThe Curious Kid’s Science Book: 100+ Creative Hands-On Activities for Ages 4-8Valentine’s Day Activity Book for Kids: Mazes, Coloring and Puzzles for Kids 4 – 8