Let the countdown begin! Ring in the New Year by making homemade new years slime with your students. Not only will your students work to develop their fine motor skills as they create this simple New Years Eve Slime recipe with added glitter and clocks, but they will also be using their creative thinking skills. Plus, what kid doesn’t love slime!

– Life Over C's Glitter and clock slime perfect for a Kids New Years Eve party

Recommended Grade Level:

New Year’s Eve Slime Supplies:

  • 2 (6 oz) bottles of clear, school glue
  • About 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1½ tablespoon saline solution (containing boric acid)
  • About 1 ½ tablespoon glitter in white, silver, or iridescent
  • Toys or foil confetti (if desired)
  • Gold glitter
  • Clock coins (optional)

New Year Activities for Kids

KIDS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

CREATING FUN CRAFTS WITH KIDS ALSO HELPS DEVELOP FINE MOTOR SKILLS, CREATIVITY, AND MATH SKILLS.

What a perfect way to spend New Year’s Eve with kids. You can make this slimy goo at home or at school and practice fine motor skills and math concepts. This New Years Eve party idea for kids is a great way to give your preschoolers a chance to enjoy some craft time.

This gooey and squishy craft can be used in the art center, made during small groups, and created before the clock strikes midnight.

In addition to learning about fine motor skills for kids here are some questions you can ask when making New Years Eve Slime.

  • What slime ingredients do we need?
  • What would happen if we add too much water?
  • What other materials can we put in the slime?
  • Describe to me how the slime feels in your hands?
  • How is this different from store slime?

What Can Preschoolers Learn About Math Making Slime?

NEW YEARS EVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
ASKING STUDENTS TO MEASURE INGREDIENTS PRACTICES MATH SKILLS SUCH AS ESTIMATION, IDENTIFYING NUMBERS, AND QUANTITIES.
  • What is the difference between the tablespoon and the teaspoon?
  • Which ingredient did we need the most of?
  • What do you think would happen if you added 3 bottles of glue?

Why Is It Important For Kids To Make DIY Slime?

Besides the fact that kids love arts and crafts projects, there are so many other reasons you should do arts and crafts activities with your child.

Language Development

Asking your child to describe in detail how the slime feels, looks, and possibly smells can help develop vocabulary and language skills.

Fine Motor Kneading

Kneading and pulling the slime can help develop little finger and hand muscles. Playing with slime is a fun New Year’s idea for kids and gets them working on fine motor development.

Science Studies

Combining ingredients can show our kiddos how materials like solids and liquids change when added together.

Relaxation and Focus

Sometimes fidgety or anxious children need something to work with in their hands. This recipe can be aesthetically pleasing to children as well as provide focus and relaxation.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 (6 oz) bottles of clear, school glue
  • About 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1½ tablespoon saline solution (containing boric acid)
  • About 1 ½ tablespoon glitter in white, silver, or iridescent
  • Toys or foil confetti (if desired)
  • Gold glitter
  • Clock coins (optional)

How to Make New Years Eve Glitter Party Slime

New Year’s Eve Ideas For Kids

Instructions:

Empty the clear school glue into a large bowl.

– Life Over C's Use clear school glue to create this easy New Years Eve slime for kids

Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into bowl with glue and stir to combine.

Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.

– Life Over C's Add baking soda to your New Years Slime

If you are adding gold glitter or confetti, stir the glitter into the glue mixture. If you are adding the clock coins, save them until the end.

– Life Over C's Add star confetti and glitter to this basic New Years Eve slime recipe

Add saline solution to the glue mixture and stir well. (Note: regular school glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)

– Life Over C's Add contact solution to the slime mixture along with glitter stars for New Years Eve.

Remove the slime from the bowl allowing any excess liquid to remain in the bowl. The slime will be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when no longer sticky.

– Life Over C's mix this basic slime recipe with glitter stars for New Years Eve.

Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.

Whether you are using this in the classroom or just for a fun activity for the kids to do over winter break, they will love making this New Year’s Eve glitter slime!

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– Life Over C's Glitter and clock slime perfect for a Kids New Years Eve party

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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