Make this easy three-ingredient strawberry-scented slime for your students as a fun Valentine’s Day activity!
What’s pink, red, and gooey and smells of sweet strawberries? Strawberry Valentine’s Day glitter slime, that’s what! If you’re looking for an activity with your students this Valentine’s Day, this one is fun and easy! This could also be used as an easy Valentine’s Day gift for your students!
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How to Make Strawberry Valentine’s Day Glitter Slime
So, making this glitter slime is actually pretty easy (and the countless YouTube videos make it even easier!). Today, though, I’m sharing an even easier way to make this fun slime activity with your students.
For this magical green glitter slime, you’ll need a few supplies.
- Clear Elmer’s Glue (You can get it by the gallon here!)
- red glitter, pink glitter
- Heart glitter (use different shapes and sizes to add some special hugs!)
- Elmer’s Magical Liquid (This stuff takes the place of the baking soda and contact solution in typical slime! Now you don’t have to worry if your baking soda is fresh enough or if you got the right contact solution! Oh, and it’s washable, safe, and nontoxic for students! YEAH!)
- Heart-shaped Condiment containers with lids (these are the perfect size for sending home the sweet-smelling slime.
Step-By-Step Directions for Making Strawberry Valentine’s Day Glitter Slime
- Start by pouring the clear Elmer’s glue into a large bowl. I find it easier to work in batches but do what works best for you. If you plan on making enough for the whole class (18-23 students), you’ll use the entire gallon of glue.
- Mix in your glitter. Get creative! I started with a classic red glitter, then added some pink heart glitter, I also added some super fine glitter. Add a lot of glitter! This is the only color we’re giving it, so the more glitter, the more it will sparkle. (Note on glitter: There are also “superfine” glitters that you can use. I poured some in on my tester batch and found that it gave the slime a lovely sheen and some base color.)
- Add a few drops of the strawberry essential oils. Mix and smell. Add a few more drops until the desired strength is achieved. WARNING- don’t go too crazy! It can make your final product slime sticky.
- Add Elmer’s Magical Liquid to the glitter and glue bowl, stirring as you pour. There are measurement recommendations on the side, but you want to add enough (a little more than half the bottle) to make the slime smooth and not sticky. You should be able to hold the slime without it sticking to your hands. The more Magical Liquid you use, the stiffer the slime will become.
- If you’re giving the slime as a gift, section it out and place it in the condiment container. This keeps it off the school’s carpet.
- Add the fun tag to the top of the condiment container for a festive touch! Like the label I used? Sign up for the Applicious Resource Library and grab this label and tons more resources!
Strawberry Valentine’s Day Slime Label
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Valentine’s Day Slime: Make it Educational
So, I know that time is pretty limited in your classroom, and maybe you’re feeling a *bit* of a squeeze when it comes to the “fun stuff” like this Valentine’s Day glitter slime. That’s ok! We can totally make this fun activity pull double duty with an educational focus!
- Chemical vs. Physical Changes-Have students make observations about the slime from the beginning of the activity to the end. Then, discuss how the slime’s properties changed. Discuss chemical changes vs. physical changes.
- Scientific Method-Have students make predictions about how the slime will feel. Then, once you’ve made the slime with the class, have them evaluate their predictions. You can use a Scientific Method Sheet like this one here for students to document how they made the slime. This would be a great lesson on carefully following directions when completing an experiment.
- Adjectives-After completing the slime activity and giving students time to handle the sparkle slime, have your students brainstorm a list of adjectives to describe it.
- Expository Writing- Bring in some writing by having your students write the steps in making the slime. It’s pretty simple, so this writing activity can be done in one day! Remind your students to use transition words like first, then, next, and last!
Another Sweet Valentine’s Day Activity
Looking to add more sweetness to your day? Check out this best-selling writing activity! To complete, students share the “Sweetest Thing” they’ve ever done. The brainstorming and rough draft pages support students as they organize and write down their personal narratives. The final writing of this activity is so cute!
I can’t wait for you to make this sweet Valentine’s Day sparkle slime with your students. Let me know how this fun activity goes in your classroom with a comment below!
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