Glitter Slime

Glitter Slime

This past weekend my daughter attended her cousins kid birthday party.  One of the activities at the part was making glitter slime.  Boo Boo had a blast and I knew that Buddy would love it as well.  My sister-in-law shared the recipe with me and even gave me some borax so I could make it at home with Buddy as well.  I looked online to find a link for slime and I found one at A Pumpkin and a Princess.

Glitter Slime Ingredients

  1. 1 Elmer’s white glue bottles (4oz) ***see note below
  2. Water (from empty glue bottle)
  3. 1 teaspoon borax
  4. 1/2 cup warm water
  5. glitter
  6. Food coloring (optional)

Glitter Slime

***The original recipe called for 2 bottles – my sister in law used only 4oz of glue (1 bottle) and followed the remainder of the instructions exactly.  I used RoseArt glue and followed the instructions and the mixture was two watery.  My recommendation would be if you use Elmer’s glue use 1/2 cup of warm water to dissolve the borax, if you use any other glue use only 1/4 cup of warm water to dissolve the borax.***


  1. Pour the white glue into a bowl. Fill the empty bottle with warm water, place the lid back on and shake the bottles (this will help remove any remaining glue inside the bottle and make it easy to measure your water). Pour the watery glue into the bowl and mix with a spoon.
  2. In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup (or 1/4 cup depending on brand of glue) of warm water with 1 teaspoon of Borax until dissolved.  Add food coloring and mix.
  3. Mix the Borax water and glue together for a few minutes until the slime forms together.  Use spoon at first and as it thickens use your hands.
  4. Add in glitter.
  5. Keep slime stored in airtight container or bag.

Glitter Slime

Buddy had an awesome time making this.  His least favorite part was mixing the slime with his hands to get it to thicken up.  I used a 1/2 cup of warm water and ended up dumping water out of the bowl for it to thicken properly.

The kids had an awesome time playing with the glitter slime and stretching it out as far as they could.  This was very simple to make and it will be around for multiple play sessions.  I would recommend this project highly!


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