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How to Make Simple Sparkle Slime

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Simple Sparkle Slime

I don't know what it is about slime but it has become increasingly popular in the last year. Kids of all ages are always looking for a newer, cooler way to make slime. Maybe it's a new texture, a new color, or even looking for ways to make it edible. It's all the rage these days. This recipe is a simple but fun one. Whether you are new to the slime trend or you're just looking for a flashy, colorful recipe, this article will certainly not disappoint. Try this out and let me know if you enjoyed it!


  • 1 Cup Clear Glue
  • 1 Tsp. Borax
  • 1 Cup Cold Water
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  • Several Drops Of Food Coloring Of Your Choice
  • A Few Tbsp. Glitter

Step 1. Measure out 1 cup of clear glue and pour it into a large mixing bowl.

Step 2. Pour one cup of water into the bowl with the glue. Mix the ingredients together. You may add another 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water for a different texture.

Step 3. Find a separate smaller container. Pour 1 teaspoon of Borax powder into a cup of hot water. The water does not need to be boiled, just hot enough to dissolve the powder.


Step 4. After you have mixed up the Borax and hot water, slowly pour the mixture into your glue/water mixture. Start stirring quickly. Your slime is already starting to form! Keep stirring until all the water is mixed in. If you think you need to add more water, go ahead.

Step 5. Decorate your slime by adding a few drops of food coloring of your choice and mix.


Step 6. Add glitter for some extra sparkle! Mix and knead the slime until it's all mixed in.


Step 7. You have now made your sparkle slime! Keep your slime in a Ziploc bag or a sealed container. Typically your slime will stay good for a couple of weeks, but make sure you wash your hands before playing to avoid getting dirt in your mixture. I hope you liked this recipe! If you have any other recipes that you would like me to try, let me know in the comments!


© 2017 Sarah Spradlin


Jean Harris on January 16, 2018:

Looks like awesome fun!

Just one question, is it child-safe? Is there a specific glue and perhaps a Borax alternative so that if a little one takes a bite they won't get sick?

Homemade playdough is surprisingly one of the things I didn't make with my toddlers when they were young. Safety is, however, the first question that came to mind so I thought I'd ask.

Sarah Spradlin (author) from Little Rock, Arkansas on October 17, 2017:

Thank you Chitrangada!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 15, 2017:

Looks interesting and easy! Thanks for the step wise presentation!

Have a good day!