There are two types of people in the world, those who love glitter and those who hate it. Now if you hate glitter, you will want to skip this slime recipe. I recommend checking out these Easy Slime Recipes for lots of other slime ideas. If you are still here, you must be a glitter lover like me! I am so excited to teach a fellow glitter-ati How to Make Glitter Slime! It is easier than you think, and the results are gorgeous.
Please supervise your kids when making slime and have them wash their hands when they are done playing. This is not edible.
How to Make Glitter Slime
You will need:
1 airtight container
1 5 oz bottle of clear glue
½ cup water
½ tsp baking soda
1 tbsp contact solution
Glitter – chunky glitter (we used the ones from this set), and fine glitter in pink, translucent, blue, and green.
Iridescent Basket fillers
Pour an entire 5 oz bottle of clear glue into a bowl. If you buy your glue in larger quantities, simply measure out 5 ounces.
Add ½ cup of water to the bowl then add ½ teaspoon of baking soda. Stir these ingredients together.
Next, add in the glitter. Don’t be shy! Feel free to experiment with any colors you want or have available. Your glitter slime doesn’t have to look like ours. We poured on a mix of fine glitters and chunky glitters.
At this point, cut the iridescent basket fillers into small pieces. These will really give your slime a fun texture! Plus cutting them is a great fine motor exercise for kids.
Now, this is where the magic happens. It is time to add the activator, in this case, the contact solution. Add 1 tablespoon of contact solution to the slime mixture and stir. The slime will instantly begin to form. The slime will be very sticky at this point, but keep stirring the solution in the bowl until the slime starts to form.
Knead the slime until it is no longer sticky. This can be a longer process than you might expect.
Keep kneading and stretching the slime. The more you do this, the less sticky the slime will be and the more pliable it will become.
This slime can be stored in an airtight container. After noticing my kids leaving slime everywhere and finding lots of messes, I purchased these containers and they have been a life saver.
I recommend playing with this glitter slime on a table or tray. Do not play with slime near carpet as it can very hard to get out if some falls on the rug.
This slime is so pretty, your kids will not be able to keep their hands off of it. The colors that are visible change depending on how you are stretching and molding it.
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