We have a little snow outside, but sometimes that makes us hungry for even more snow. We want to play in the white stuff!

If you’re itching for some fun snow to play with, why not make your own?

To make your own snow slime, you’ll need just a couple of ingredients:

1 tsp. borax

1 1/2 cups water, divided

4 ounces white glue

Sparkles

I found several recipes for slime and wanted to use things that people would normally have on hand at home. So, I first tried a recipe that included liquid starch. We didn’t have liquid starch at the Dickinson County Nature Center, so I made my own on the stovetop with cornstarch.

That slime didn’t congeal.

So, I started over and used a recipe that had just cornstarch, not liquid starch, in it. It didn’t come together either.

After an hour of tests, I tried this recipe and used some Borax that was in our lower level laboratory, and the slime can together instantly. So from what I’ve tried, I would use this recipe.

Start by dissolving the Borax in a cup of the water. Set aside.

slime glue in bowl

Pour glue into a mixing bowl and add sparkles. Stir together. Add the 1/2 cup of water that remains and mix until smooth.

Photo of sparkles in gluePour the Borax mixture into the glue mixture and begin to mix with a spoon. As the slime comes together, stick your hand in and grab the slime. Continue to mix around with your hand until the slime comes out of the rest of the liquid.Photo of slime coming together

Drain the liquid and keep mushing the slime until it dries out a little.

You can mix it, mush it, mash it. Line up polar animals and pretend it’s snow in the Arctic. Stretch it out as far as it will go.

When you’re done, simply put it in a zip-top bag or airtight container to store indefinitely!

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