DIY Candy Cane Slime

Your kids will love making this Candy Cane Slime to play with over the holidays! This easy recipe uses no borax, but includes glue and shaving cream. It smells like candy canes too, because of the peppermint extract inside.

It’s a great Christmas craft for kids to make and share with their friends!

red and white striped slime for kids to play with

This is also a fun activity for the kids to do when it’s too cold or rainy to go outside to play.

And they don’t have to stick with red and white slime…they can mix it up and try different colors throughout the rest of the year. Maybe challenge them to come up with themed slimes for other holidays!

Candy Cane Slime Ingredients

You may already have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your pantry, craft closet, or bathroom cabinet to make this fun candy cane slime.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

How to make Candy Cane Slime

This slime is made in two stages…one for the white color and one for the red color. At the end, you’ll twist the two slimes together to make the stripy colors of a candy cane!

white glue and shaving cream in a plastic container

To begin, measure out 1 cup white glue and add to a bowl, along with 1 cup of shaving cream.

Shaving cream is a little tough to measure, so a little extra won’t hurt it! 🙂

mixing slime ingredients with a spatula

Mix the glue and shaving cream together, then add 1 cup of foaming hand wash and mix well. Your slime should be super foamy.

Add in 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and about 1 teaspoon of body lotion. These will help your slime stretch and be fluffy.

pouring peppermint extract in slime mixture

Next, add in a bit of peppermint extract or candy cane essential oil and stir.

Next add in ¾ – 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Start with ¾ of a teaspoon and add more during kneading if you need to. (Baking soda is what will thicken the slime)

Finally, add in contact saline solution. Start with 1 tablespoon, but if you need to add a bit more, you can. Saline solution makes the slime less sticky. You will know you have enough when the slime pulls away from the side of the bowl.

Knead the slime a bit until you get the texture you like.

adding red paint to slime mixture

Repeat the process to make the red slime, except this time, use clear glue. After step 4, add red paint. Paint is the best way to get a true red color!

piles of white and red slime

After kneading the red slime, put it next to the white slime and wrap them around each other to make the stripes of a candy cane!

mixing red and white slimes together to make candy cane slime

Store in an airtight container.

finished candy cane slime for christmas
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Candy Cane Slime

Your kids will love making this Candy Cane Slime to play with over the holidays! This easy recipe uses no borax, but includes glue and shaving cream. It smells like candy canes too, because of the peppermint extract inside. A great Christmas craft for kids to make and share with their friends!

Keyword candy cane christmas slime, candy cane slime, christmas crafts for kids, slime recipe
Author Erin Myers

Ingredients

  • 1 airtight container
  • 1 cup white glue
  • 2 cups shaving cream divided
  • 2 cups foaming hand wash divided
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking soda divided
  • 2 tbsp contact solution divided
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Peppermint extract or candy fragrance oil
  • Small bowl

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, measure out 1 cup white glue. 

  2. Add 1 cup shaving cream. Shaving cream is a little funky to measure so a little extra won’t hurt it! 🙂 

  3. Mix together and add 1 cup of foaming hand wash.  Mix well. Your slime should be super foamy.

  4. Add in 1 tsp of cornstarch and about 1 tsp of body lotion. These will help your slime stretch and be fluffy.  

  5. Add in a bit of peppermint extract or candy cane essential oil. Stir. 

  6. Next add in ¾ - 1 tsp of baking soda. (Start with ¾ of a tsp and add more during kneading if you need to. Baking soda is what will thicken your slime up.) 

  7. Finally, add in contact saline solution. Start with 1 tbsp. If you need to add a bit more, you can. Saline solution makes the slime less sticky. You will know you have enough when the slime pulls away from the side of the bowl.  

  8. Knead the slime.  

  9. Repeat the process, except this time, use clear glue and after step 4, add red paint. Paint is the best way to get a true red color!  

  10. Store in an airtight container.  

finished candy cane slime for christmas

Making this candy cane slime is not only fun, but there is quite a bit of science that goes into it…a great learning activity for kids too 😉

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