The holidays are here and with it come cocoa, cookies, and candy canes. I decided it would be a lot of fun this year to do a candy cane slime for the kids. Not only do they get the fun of a fluffy slime, but they also get the fun of a wonderful peppermint smell while they play with it. This is a fantastic Christmas slime for sensory play or as a gift.
Candy Cane Slime Recipe
My friend over at Surviving a Teacher’s Salary shared the base recipe with me and I tweaked it as needed.
The ingredients below have 2 next to each item because you will make 2 batches of slime in order for this to work. (For holiday slime you can easily switch to red and green instead of red and white.)
Slime making supplies
- 2 – 4 oz container of glue (we prefer Elmer’s)
- 2 – 1/2 cup shaving cream
- 2 – 3 pumps hand lotion
- 2 – 1 tbs cornstarch
- Red Food Coloring (Using Gel Food Coloring helps to use less and get more rich colors.)
- Peppermint extract
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1 tsp borax
- Container for slime
Start by adding one four-ounce container of glue.
Add 1/2 cup of shaving cream and mix well.
Add 1/2 cup of foaming hand soap and mix.
Add 3 pumps of hand lotion.
Add 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch and mix well.
Add 2 capfuls of peppermint extract and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix together 1 TSP borax and 1 cup warm water.
Add 1 tsp of this mixture to your glue mixture at a time until your slime is the consistency you want.
Set your slime aside and make your red slime.
Begin your Red Slime
For your red slime, you will do everything above and stop before the peppermint extract.
Add 5 capfuls of peppermint extract.
Add red food dye until your slime is the color of red you want.
Add your borax mixture until the slime is the consistency you like.
Swirl your red and white slime together and place it in the container.
Let the kids have fun with it or use it for a gift or stocking stuffer.
How long does the slime last?
Because this slime contains borax, it should be able to last for a long time as long as it is stored in a sealed container. If the slime gets dirty or dries out throw it out and make a new batch. The smell may fade after time. You can add a few drops of peppermint extract to the slime and work it through completely to freshen the peppermint smell.
Looking for more Holiday Slime?
Check out the video!