5-Minute DIY Glitter Slime

>> Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I cannot believe how much Ada enjoyed this slime making project, you guys. I wasn't even planning to share it on the blog -- but she has been captivated AND it was so incredibly easy to make. Of course, I need to first mention that -- no -- this recipe isn't my own. There are so many slimes and doh recipes out there on Pinterest, right? Why reinvent the wheel?

We followed these instructions on Gillian Bower's YouTube channel and got amazing results. Others we had tried in the past were too hard or sticky. Or they used regular glue with the addition of glitter and just simply didn't turn out as well. The key is using glitter glue from the start. It comes in so many different colors. The rest is all about not adding too much borax.


What you need:

  • 1/2 cup glitter glue
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (scant) teaspoon borax
  • 1 cup water
  • Whisk, spoon, bowl, etc.

Method . . .

Pour 1/2 cup glitter glue and 1/2 cup water into a bowl and whisk until fully incorporated.

Then mix the borax and cup of water together. Very, very slowly stir some of this into the glue mixture. Maybe a tablespoon at a time. You will have most of the water + borax left, but you can use it to make another batch it you want.

(And -- according to Ada -- we are making more today...)

When the spoon stops working, just pick it up with your hands and knead until it stops sticking. It takes only a few minutes. You can add more borax + water if it is too sticky, but try to find the perfect balance or it'll get too hard.

It's a delicate process.

Once it feels like the slime you know and love, hand it over to your kid for seriously HOURS of enjoyment. We store ours in a zip top bag at the moment. But anything air-tight should do just fine.

That was easy, right?!

What's your favorite DIY slime, doh, or putty recipe?

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