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How to Make Valentine’s Day Slime


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Glitter and slime. Two words that strike fear in the hearts of parents and glee in the hearts of children. Since I believe learning should be fun and hands-on as much as possible, I’m going to make the case that making glitter slime can be educational. Every once in a while we need to set aside our dread of messes just to have a little educational fun, right? Come on! You can do it! Let’s talk about how to make Valentine’s Day slime!

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Written by Sara of Heart and Soul Homeschooling.

Valentine’s Day can be the perfect occasion to show your love and loosen up a little in your homeschool. Give this Valentine’s Day slime a try for some magical homeschool moments!

How to Make Valentine’s Day Slime

This borax-free slime recipe only requires a few inexpensive ingredients that you likely already have on hand in your home. Because it’s borax-free, it’s not harsh on skin either, so it’s safer to play with. (If you have very young children, though, make sure they don’t try to eat it! It is pretty, but it contains dish soap.)

Slime Supplies

liquid dish soap
glitter (This is a chunky cosmetic-grade glitter that doesn’t degrade in fluid or cause allergic reactions.)
a small bowl
a craft stick

How to Make Borax-Free Slime

Add 3/4 cup of cornstarch to a small bowl.
Sprinkle in glitter.
Add 1/2 cup of dish soap to the bowl.
Begin mixing with a craft stick.
As the slime begins to clump together, you will want to begin kneading by hand. Before you do, put a little cornstarch on your hands to keep it from sticking too much.
When the slime is smooth and not too sticky, it is ready to play with!
Store in an airtight container when not in use. It will dry out and clump up eventually if you don’t keep it sealed.

How to Use It

As a Party Craft

This would be a fun project to do with a local homeschool group for a Valentine’s Day party. We used to have a party every year with our local homeschool group, and the kids had a chance to make and exchange Valentines with each other and make creative craft projects like this Valentine’s Day slime.

In Your Math Lessons

Need a reason to call slime educational? Check out this post: 6 Fun Ways to Teach Math Using Slime.

As a Sensory Activity

Many young children (and even older ones, to be honest) enjoy doing sensory activities. This Valentine’s Day slime is a great way to meet a sensory need or provide some fun sensory play. If you have fidgety kids, there are lots of ways to help them focus, and including sensory play is definitely something to consider!

Are you looking for some simple (but fun!) Valentine’s Day activities for your homeschool or for a party? Try these!

Huge List of Valentine’s Day Ideas, Printables, and Activities is a collection of (You guessed it!) lots of fun stuff for Valentine’s Day! You’ll find some free printable valentines to give to your spouse and children, valentines to craft together, ways to share the love with family and friends, a love calendar, book lists, and more!
Valentine’s Day Ideas for Teens and Tweens  It can be hard to make Valentine’s Day special for teens and tweens because they’re at that awkward in-between stage where “little kid” things aren’t very appealing, but they’re not quite adults either! This article shares some simple ways to make Valentine’s Day special for your teens and tweens.
Were you the person put in charge of planning the Valentine’s Day party for your homeschool group this year? If so, How to Plan a Homeschool Valentine’s Day Party will make it simple and help you make sure you think of everything.
Quick and Easy Kid-Made Valentine’s Day Banner  If your kiddos want to decorate for Valentine’s Day but you don’t want to spend lots of money buying decorations, have them create this simple but pretty banner! This idea can be used for other holidays too!
Valentines Day Canvas Art for Tweens  This pretty craft can be made to display on a table or the wall! It can also be adjusted to fit other holidays, birthdays, etc.
Have you ever made slime in your homeschool? How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments!

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Author profile

Sara Jordan is a homeschooling mom of three creative girls. They believe in literature-rich learning with living books. Relaxed, delight-directed learning is their approach so they follow interests and explore ideas to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Their emphasis is on nurturing creativity, curiosity, character, and connection. Sara is an author/speaker/consultant who loves to inspire other homeschool moms on her blog, Heart and Soul Homeschooling, and with the resources she creates in the Heart and Soul Homeschooling shop. You can find her on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

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