How to Make Glitter Slime

Updated on December 28, 2017
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I am a property manager in Little Rock, AR. I enjoy writing and volunteering with foster children.


  • Food Coloring, Optional
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Borax
  • 2 Bottles Glitter Elmer's Glue
  • 1/2 Cup Liquid Starch
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Container Glitter
  • Vinegar

Slime is great for a science project and sensory play!

Step 1. Mix Water and Borax

You need to find a large bowl. This bowl needs to be big enough not only to mix all of the ingredients in but also to squish it all up. Typically you can find Borax in your laundry section at your local grocery store.

Mix 1/2 tsp of Borax in with the 1 cup of hot water.

Make sure the ingredients dissolve completely.

Step 2. Glitter Glue!

In a SEPARTE bowl, mix together 1 container of Elmer's Glue with 1/2 cup of water. For this step, you can either use the glitter glue of your choice) or you can use the clear Elmer's Glue and just add glitter later for a different look.

Use a whisk or a large spoon to mix these ingredients together. It may take a few minutes to get it really mixed together because of the thickness of the glue.

Step 3. Dazzle it up.

This is the step where you can add glitter or food coloring to your glue mixture. You could even mix in tiny beads or sequins! If you used the Elmer's colored glue, you don't have to use more glitter or food coloring but it will just dazzle it up even more!

Step 4. Mix it up.

Now you can mix your water and borax mixture, in with the bowl of your glue. Now you can stir up your concoction. Also put your hands in the bowl to squish and see how sticky your slime is!

Step 5. Play!

Now it's the fun part! Your glitter slime is ready. When you are done using it, keep it in a Ziploc bag so that it doesn't dry out.

If your slime is too sticky, put it back in the bowl and add just a tiny bit more water and 1/4 tsp. of Borax.

If you accidentally get slime stuck in your hair or on your clothes, you can remove with vinegar. It will come off almost immediately!


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        12 months ago

        i Love it

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        20 months ago

        dose this really work

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        Alexander James Guckenberger 

        2 years ago from Maryland, United States of America

        This is awesome. :)

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        Sarah Spradlin 

        2 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

        Glad you liked it!

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        sweet sassy 

        2 years ago

        I like your slime but I don't have liquid starch so I just used borax


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