Looking to get your hands messy this holiday season? Follow our easy recipe for peppermint slime and enjoy a thematic sensory activity with your kiddos today!
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If there’s anything that my toddler loves, it’s slime! Today, I’m pleased to share with you one that doesn’t require borax, glue, or any potentially harmful ingredients. Instead, this slime mimics what a lot of people call “oobleck” – a cornstarch and water mixture that makes for the most slippery and ooey gooey slime!
How To Make Peppermint Slime
The holiday season is all about thematic recipes and DIYs! This Peppermint Slime is no different. Take a look at our easy-peasy recipe: you likely already have all the ingredients in your kitchen!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Peppermint Slime Tips
What’s the Science Behind Oobleck?
As I mentioned before, this version of slime is often referred to as “oobleck,” a cornstarch and water mixture that turns hard when you squeeze it but back to liquid when you let it sit in your hands.
What happens is that when cornstarch gets mixed with water, the cornstarch doesn’t actually dissolve in the water. It remains in suspension. This is why it goes back and forth from being solid to liquid – depending on how it’s being handled/moved around.
Keep It For The Older Kids
Because our oobleck slime contains small hard candy (ie.: the peppermint/Starlight candy), we recommend this activity for older school aged kids (about 5 years old and up)
Can I Use Food Coloring for Peppermint Slime?
Absolutely! If you want to add some color to your Christmas-themed slime, add food coloring to the water before mixing the water into your cornstarch. I decided to not use food coloring for mine because as you use the peppermint oobleck, it will pick up shades of red from the peppermint candies.
Are There Any Ingredient Alternatives For Making This Peppermint Slime?
To get the true consistency of oobleck slime, please try to stick with the recipe as much as possible. If your skin isn’t sensitive / you don’t suffer from allergies, feel free to add a drop or two of peppermint extract to make the slime smell extra tasty for the holiday season!
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups cornstarch
- 10-15 peppermint candies
- Add cornstarch to a round 8inch cake pan.
- Pour water into the pan and mix with a spoon. You will feel the mixture pull a little bit until everything is mixed together.
- Once the ingredients are mixed together, add the peppermint candies. Enjoy!
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