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- Food coloring (optional)
- ½ to 1 tsp of Borax
- 2 bottles of Elmer's Glitter Glue
- ½ cup of liquid starch
- 1 cup of hot water
- ½ cup of water
- Container glitter
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 ½ tsp of Borax in with 1 cup of hot water.
- Make sure the ingredients dissolve completely.
Step 2: Glitter Glue
In a separate bowl, mix together 1 container of Elmer's Glue with ½ 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 Elmer's colored glue, you don't have to use more glitter or food coloring but it will just dazzle it up even more!
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Step 4: Mix It Together
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 ¼ tsp of Borax.
- If you accidentally get slime stuck in your hair or on your clothes, you can remove it with vinegar. It will come off almost immediately!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Kamora on May 21, 2019:
i Love it
abby on October 03, 2018:
dose this really work
Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on March 06, 2018:
This is awesome. :)
Sarah Spradlin (author) from Little Rock, Arkansas on January 03, 2018:
Glad you liked it!
sweet sassy on January 02, 2018:
I like your slime but I don't have liquid starch so I just used borax