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How to Make Glitter Slime 3 Different Ways

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purple-glitter-slimeHow to Make Glitter Slime 3 Different Ways

Making slime is so much fun for kids. It’s great for sensory play that can help with their development of fine motor skills and is calming. Did you know that there are many ways to make slime? There are so many ways to make it and I’m sharing 3 different ways to make glitter slime that work best for us when we make it. 

You can add what ever color or colors you would like when creating slime along with glitter, water beads, confetti and more. There are endless possibilities when it comes to making slime so have fun with it! 

Glitter Slime Using Glue and Liquid Starch

Supplies Needed for Glitter Slime Using Glue and Liquid Starch

Supplies will vary on amount of colors you use in your slime. 

White glue
Liquid starch
Acrylic Paint (Choose a color or colors that you want your slime. We used this purple color.)
Extra Fine Glitter
Bowls to mix the color(s), white glue and liquid starch in
Spoon(s)
Container to store slime in

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Directions for Glitter Slime Using Glue and Liquid Starch

For each color pour a 1/2 cup of glue into each bowl.

Then add acrylic paints into each bowl of glue and mix together.

Add extra fine glitter to the glue and acrylic paint mixture.

Next add 1/2 cup of liquid starch to each bowl and stir.

Take the slime out of each bowl and knead them separately for about 3-4 minutes or until it thickens.

If you have more than one color take the slime out of each bowl and line up each of the colors next to each other.

Repeat the pattern until you are out of slime.

Scoop up the slime and begin to play!

When finished store in an airtight container to play with later.

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Glitter Slime Using Borax

Supplies Needed for Glitter Slime Using Borax

Warning: Slime is poisonous if swallowed and be sure to supervise children using borax.

Borax powder
Warm water
Clear glue
Acrylic paint(s)
Extra Fine Glitter
2 bowls
Container to store slime in

Directions for Glitter Slime Using Borax

In a bowl, mix 1 tbsp borax powder and 1 cup warm water together. Stir until the borax is completely dissolved.

In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup of clear glue and 1/2 cup of water.  Stir until the mixture is well-combined. The mixture will be watery.

Add acrylic paint to the glue mixture. Start with a few drops, stir until completely mixed together. You can add more if needed.

Slowly combine the two mixtures and stir together as the slime begins to form.

Add the extra fine glitter and mix together.

Knead out the water and let it sit for 30 seconds.

If you are using more than one color repeat the steps for each color.

Store in a sealed container for later use after play. May store up to 2 weeks in sealed container.

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Glitter Slime Using Contact Solution 

Supplies Needed for Making Glitter Slime Using Contact Solution

6 oz bottle of Elmer’s glitter glue
Baking Soda
Contact Lens Solution that contains boric acid

Directions for Making Glitter Slime Using Contact Solution

Pour the entire bottle of 6 oz Elmer’s Glitter glue into a bowl.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix thoroughly. (If you want your glitter slime to be stretchier you can add water to this mixture by starting with 2 tbsp at a time but no more than 1/4 cup of water.)

Add 1/2 teaspoon of contact lens solution with boric acid slowly into the mixture.

Knead out the water and let it sit for 30 seconds.

You may need to knead again if it is not the right consistency you want.

If you are using more than one color, repeat the steps again with the new color.

When finished store in an airtight container to play with later.

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Squish away, enjoy and have fun with these fun slime recipes that are great for any day of the year to make! Which slime recipe is your favorite to make? 

If you’re looking for other tutorials check out these slime recipes

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