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How to Make Glitter Slime

by Andrea Martelle
August 30, 2023
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Learn how to make glitter slime for kids! This sensory material is easy to make and lots of fun to play with!

We are finally jumping on the slime bandwagon here! After testing out our butter slime and fluffy slime recipes, we decided to try the glitter slime recipe from our Kids Art Spot.

The results? Super vibrant, super squishy, super fun slime!

Here’s how to make it!

glitter slime pin
Photo by Andrea Martelle

How to Make Glitter Slime

MATERIALS

  • 1 cup clear glue or glitter glue
  • 1/4-1/2 cup room temperature water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp contact solution (Use contact solution that contains boric acid or sodium borite. If you don’t have this, you can make your own borax solution by mixing 1/2 teaspoon of borax into a cup of warm water)
  • Food coloring or liquid watercolors
  • Glitter

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine glue and water

    First, pour the glue into a large bowl. Stir in the water.

    Mix in a few drops of food coloring to create a color that you like (optional).

    glue and food coloring mixed together

  2. Add baking soda

    Next, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and stir.

    making glitter slime

  3. Add contact solution

    Add 2 tablespoons of contact solution to the slime mixture. Stir until the slime pulls away from the side of the bowl and creates a ball.

    If it’s too sticky, add a little more contact solution.

  4. Add glitter!

    This is the most fun step! Add as much or as little glitter as you’d like and stir it into the slime.

    adding glitter to slime

  5. Knead your slime

    Remove the slime from the bowl. Knead it and stretch it with your hands.

    pouring out glitter slime

We had so much fun playing with this slime, stretching it out, letting it slide through our fingers, and sticking little toys into it.

playing with glitter slime
Photo by Andrea Martelle

We highly recommend this glitter slime recipe! And be sure to store it in an airtight container so it lasts for lots of play opportunities.

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How to Make Glitter Slime

  • Author: The Artful Parent

Description

Learn how to make glitter slime for kids! This sensory material is easy to make and lots of fun to play with!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup clear glue or glitter glue
  • 1/41/2 cup room temperature water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp contact solution (Use contact solution that contains boric acid or sodium borite. If you don’t have this, you can make your own borax solution by mixing 1/2 teaspoon of borax into a cup of warm water)
  • Food coloring or liquid watercolors
  • Glitter

Instructions

  1. Pour the glue into a large bowl. Stir in the water.
  2. Mix in a few drops of food coloring to create a color that you like (optional).
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and stir.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of contact solution to the slime mixture. Stir until the slime pulls away from the side of the bowl and creates a ball.
  5. If it’s too sticky, add a little more contact solution.
  6. Add glitter.
  7. Remove the slime from the bowl. Knead it and stretch it with your hands.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

child playing with glitter slime
Photo by Andrea Martelle

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