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Are you looking for a fun christmas slime recipe? This candy cane slime is lots of fun and smells amazing!

Candy Cane Slime

Candy Cane Slime

Christmas is my family’s favorite time of year! I mean what child doesn’t love Christmas, am I right? The kids countdown months before and look forward to getting our Christmas tree, baking Christmas cookies, and of course Christmas presents

They also love to do lots of fun Christmas activities and Christmas crafts!

Candy Cane Slime Recipe

One of the things that I love most about slime is how great it is for sensory stimulation and fine motor skills! Everything from squishing and pulling, to cutting it out with cookie cutters is great for developing fine motor skills!

And the feel and smell of the slime helps to stimulate the senses, making this a great activity for those with sensory processing disorder. 

This scented slime is a great way to stimulate the sense of smell! I love it when a sensory activity can help more than one of the five senses:)

As you can see, slime is a great activity for kids of all ages! 

Definitely add this slime to your to do list! Your kids will love it!

Candy Cane Slime

Essential Oils For Slime

Now you might be wondering how do you make this slime smell like peppermint?

As a naturally minded mother of four, and as an aromatherapist, I can not use a synthetic scent! I just can’t do it!

So I used Peppermint Essential Oil! Essential oils are a great way to naturally scent slime! 

Peppermint Slime

Peppermint candy cane slime is really easy to make and lots of fun to play with!

You are actually going to make two different batches of slime to make this activity. The first batch will be the white part of the peppermint.

First you need to gather your ingredients for the white part:

1/2 Cup Clear Glue

2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 Tbsp. Contact Lens Solution (with boric acid in it)

2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Let’s get started!

Candy Cane Slime

Christmas Slime Videos

You can read here to find out how to make the slime, or you can also watch the above video so that you can actually see me mix it up!

Start by adding the clear glue to a bowl. Sprinkle the two drops of peppermint oil into the glue and then stir it well.

Now add the baking soda to the glue. Mix it in well. 

The only ingredient left to add is the contact lens solution. You’ll notice that as soon as you start stirring after adding the contact lens solution, that the slime will begin to become slime!

When it reaches the point that you can no longer easily stir the slime, then it’s time to start kneading and squishing it with your hands to completely incorporate the solution into the other ingredients. 

How to Make Candy Cane Slime

Candy Cane Slime - White

Peppermint scented candy cane slime is a great activity for the holiday season!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Clear Glue
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp. Contact Lens Solution (with boric acid in it)
  • 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Instructions

Start by adding the clear glue to a bowl. Sprinkle the two drops of peppermint essential oil onto the glue and mix it in well.

Now add the baking soda to the glue. Mix it in well. 

The only ingredient left to add is the contact lens solution. You'll notice that as soon as you start stirring after adding the contact lens solution, that the slime will begin to become slime!

When it reaches the point that you can no longer easily stir the slime, then it's time to start kneading and squishing it with your hands to completely incorporate the solution into the other ingredients. 

Once it is finished set it aside and it’s time to start the red part of the candy cane slime!

To make the red you’re going to start by gathering the ingredients again. They are mostly the same but there is one addition:

1/2 Cup Clear Glue

2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 Tbsp. Contact Lens Solution (with boric acid in it)

2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Red Food Coloring

Follow the above directions. The only difference is that when you add the essential oils, you also want to add the red food coloring. Mix the oils and the food coloring in well before continuing with the recipe and adding the baking soda.

Candy Cane Slime

How to Make Peppermint Slime

Candy Cane Slime - Red

Peppermint scented candy cane slime is a great activity for the holiday season!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Clear Glue
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Tbsp. Contact Lens Solution (with boric acid in it)
  • 2 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Red Food Coloring

Instructions

Start by adding the clear glue to a bowl. Sprinkle the two drops of peppermint essential oil onto the glue and add the red food coloring. Keep adding the coloring until you reach the desired shade of red and then mix it in well.

Now add the baking soda to the glue. Mix it in well. 

The only ingredient left to add is the contact lens solution. You'll notice that as soon as you start stirring after adding the contact lens solution, that the slime will begin to become slime!

When it reaches the point that you can no longer easily stir the slime, then it's time to start kneading and squishing it with your hands to completely incorporate the solution into the other ingredients. 

Peppermint Christmas Slime

Once you’ve made both the white and red slime it’s time to have some fun!

Stretch and roll each color into a rope and then lay them side by side. Twirl them to look like a candy cane! 

Doesn’t this slime smell amazing?! And the color of the red is vibrant and pretty! It is definitely the perfect slime for Christmas!

I hope you and your children enjoy making candy cane slime as much as we did! Leave me a comment below and let me know how much they loved it!

Merry Christmas! 

If you would like to find some more Christmas themed ideas then be sure to check out:

Snowman Slime

7 Christmas Perler Beads

31 Christmas Fine Motor Activities

11 Christmas Sensory Bin Ideas