Glitter Glue Slime Recipe

Glitter Glue Slime Recipe

So, you’re here because you’re looking for some fun ideas of stuff to do with your kids, right? Well, you’ve landed on the right page because this glitter glue slime recipe is a big winner with the kids!

My girls love when we make this slime because it’s quick, easy and lasts a long time. I guarantee your kids will love this too!

This recipe is borax free like the other slime recipes I shared on this site because I refuse to use borax as an activator due to the research I’ve done that revealed that many children suffered third degree burns from playing with homemade slime that contained borax as the activator.

Below are the products I use to make this slime recipe.

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I prefer to use saline solution as the activator because it’s safe. People put their contact lenses in saline solution and then put it in their eyes, so you know it’s safe for little hands.

You can use any saline solution that you prefer, just make sure that there is sodium borate and boric acid in the ingredients because those two ingredients are what you need to activate the slime. I really like the equate brand because it has both ingredients and isn’t expensive.

Glitter Glue Slime Recipe

This is by far the easiest slime recipe out there!

I’ve had my fair share of trial and errors while trying to make batches of slime that I found online. This recipe is the one that was incredibly easy and worked! It’s pretty much foolproof which makes it really great because I’ve seen that look of disappointment on my girls faces when I made a batch that didn’t turn out.

It made me feel so bad!

That’s why I’m bringing you tried and tested recipes so you don’t have to experience the same thing I did.

Some more great news about this recipe is besides how easy it is to make, the batches I’ve made with my daughters has lasted for weeks and they played with it almost daily.

I’ve bought some pre-made slime that didn’t last as long as this homemade recipe!

I’ve added a printable recipe at the bottom of this page for your convenience. You can keep it close so you can make slime again and again. You can also PIN IT so you can save it in your Pinterest!

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s Glitter Glue (6 fl oz)
  • ½ tablespoon baking soda
  • 1¼ tablespoon saline solution

How To Mix It Up

  1. Pour the entire bottle of glitter glue into a bowl.
  2. Add ½ of a tablespoon of baking soda to the glue and mix well.
  3. Add 1¼ tablespoon of saline solution to the bowl.
  4. Mix it until the slime gets hard to mix and starts to release itself from the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  5. Pick your slime up out of the bowl and kneed it till it’s soft and stretchy.

Tips

*If your slime is still to sticky, add another ¼ tablespoon of saline solution to the slime. Make sure not to add too much though, your slime will become hard and won’t stretch.

*Add a few drops of saline solution to your hands before picking up your slime to help it not stick to your hands.

Storing Your Slime

To store your slime when the kids are done playing with it, put it in a sealed container for weeks to 1+ months depending on how much the kids play with it. It doesn’t need to be a high-tech costly container. Any container from the dollar store will work just fine.

Once the slime starts to feel or smell off, toss it in the trash.

Fun Ideas

A fun idea for slime is to make it for party favors. Needless to say, all kids love slime, so why not make a few batches so you can send kids home with some after a birthday party.

Another great idea is to make some during a slumber party. It’ll keep the kids busy during the slumber party and they can take it home with them afterards.

You can purchase little containers like THESE to put the slime in for the kids to bring them home.

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Glitter Glue Slime Recipe

Learn how to make glitter glue slime with 3 easy ingredients and no borax
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Yield: 1 batch
Cost: Less than $5

Equipment

  • Spoon
  • Spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sealed container for storing the slime

Materials

  • 1 bottle Elmer's Glitter Glue (6 fl oz)
  • ½ tablespoon baking soda
  • tablespoon saline solution

Instructions

  • Pour the entire bottle of glitter glue into a bowl.
  • Add ½ of a tablespoon of baking soda to the glue and mix well.
  • Add 1¼ tablespoon of saline solution to the bowl of glue.
  • Mix it up till the slime gets hard to mix and starts to release itself from the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Take your slime out of the bowl and start to kneed it to make it soft and stretchy.

Notes

*Add a few drops of saline solution to your hands before picking up the slime to help it from sticking to your hands.
*If your slime is still to sticky, add another ¼ of a tablespoon of saline solution to make it less sticky but be sure to not add too much saline solution because your slime will just become hard.

Storing your slime

Keep your slime in a sealed container for weeks to 1+ month depending on ho much the kids play with it.
When it starts to feel or smell off, throw it out. Time for a new batch!

Thank you for checking out my glitter glue slime recipe and I hope you liked it. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family so they can make some glitter glue slime too!

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Do you have questions or comments? Please feel free to leave them below and I’ll be more than happy to help you out.

If you’ve tried out this recipe and would like to let others know how it went, it would be great!

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