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How to Make Glitter Slime

  • Author: The Artful Parent


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


  • 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


  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.