Christmas Floam Slime: Easy Recipe for Kids

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I recently purchased Elmer’s Magic Liquid slime activator for making slime and decided to give it try to make some Christmas floam slime with my kids. Normally, I like to use baking soda and contact lens solution to make slime but when I saw this product I wanted to see if there was any difference in the slime it made. The results were a fun, soft and stretchy slime that lasted an entire week! It was the perfect at home Christmas activity for my kids!

Making Slime

You can purchase the Elmer’s Magic Liquid at any craft supply store. The liquid is clear and colourless and has the consistency of hair gel. The bottle states that this magic solution replaces baking soda and contact lens solution when making slime.

There are instructions on the back of the bottle, so be sure to follow them to make the best slime. The following instruction are what we did. In this post I am sharing the results we got and the measurements we used to get great slime.

In order to add in the magic liquid, I would do so one teaspoon at a time, then mix the solution and see if more liquid is required. Adding too much liquid may result in stiff slime.

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How to Make a Christmas Floam Slime

  1. Grab a mixing bowl and your bottle of Elmer’s green glitter glue. Empty the entire contents into a bowl. Cut open the bottle with a pair of kitchen scissors to ensure you get all the glue inside.
  2. Start by adding 2 teaspoons of Elmer’s Magic Liquid and mix well.
  1. Continue adding Elmer’s Magic Liquid one teaspoon at a time and mixing until you reach about 6 or 7 teaspoons. Continue to check the consistency of the slime after each addition of the liquid. If it is still very sticky add in another teaspoon and mix until you reach 7 teaspoon. You will know your slime is ready to be picked up when it starts to come off the sides of the bowl.
  2. Remove the slime from the bowl and start to mix with your hands. If the slime is still very sticky add a small amount of liquid to your hands and knead. We added a total of 7 teaspoons of Magic Liquid plus a small amount to the slime and then we started kneading it with our hands.
  1. Continue kneading until you reached the desired consistency of slime.
  2. Add about 1/2 a cup of red foam balls or red Playfoam.


The biggest issue with slime is that it is too sticky. If your slime is still too sticky after, continue kneading it and adding a very small amount of liquid. I find adding it to your hands and then kneading the slime the best way to proceed. Be sure not to add too much liquid otherwise your slime may turn stiff.

Age Suitability for Christmas Floam Slime

This activity is good for pre-k, kindergarten aged children 3 years old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.

Mess Level for Christmas Floam Slime

The mess level for this activity is high. Protect your wooden surfaces and clothing.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Gross motor skills, language development, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Supplies Christmas Floam Slime

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Books, TV Show & Play Kits!

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

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Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

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