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How to Make Glitter Slime

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Well, this summer has had no shortage of ups and downs as I’ve got both kids home with me full-time.  I’m loving it, of course, but their five year age difference can make activity planning a challenge at times (perhaps that’s the understatement of the season!).

One activity we’ve done together recently, that was fun for both kids, is to make SLIME. Making slime with glue is (apparently) all the rage right now and all the kids are doing it!

So, we went to the store and grabbed the necessary supplies: clear washable glue, multi-purpose contact solution, baking soda and two colors of glitter.

Yes, my kids have been heavily influenced by my penchant for pizzazz and they just had to have glitter slime!

Once all the ingredients are together in the bowl, just keep stirring until it starts to stiffen up and solidify a bit.  The kids had fun with this part!

Once it comes together, they can reach in and grab it. Then they’ll need to knead it for a bit and it takes on the full slimy effect!

We chose to do this as an outdoor activity so my brick patio floor looked a bit like disco when we were done. Oh well, we like our backyard to be a little glamorous anyway!

It was a fun way for us to ward off a couple of hours of the dreaded summer boredom! I bought some inexpensive, small plastic storage bowls for them to store their slime in when they were all done.

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Glitter Slime                                                                        printable instructions

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup clear or white washable glue
  • 1-1/4 tablespoon multi-purpose contact solution
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 heaping teaspoon craft glitter (color of your choice)
Instructions
1. Pour the glue into a small storage bowl. Pour in the baking soda, contact solution and glitter. 
2. Mix rapidly with a spoon until the glue starts to thicken and slime begins to form (you’ll see and feel it thickening up)
3. Remove from the bowl with hands and knead until the slime is ready. 
Important Note:

While these products are considered “non-toxic” it’s never a good idea to eat them or ingest them in any way. Please supervise children at all times while making slime and wash their hand thoroughly after each time they handle their slime!
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15 Comments

  1. Glitter slime? I'm on! Wish I were a kid again. 🙂

  2. Okay, this has to be the most fun post I have seen in ages. Although my life never calls for slime, glittery or otherwise, I am happy to know where to go SHOULD I need slime!

  3. I know John! Me too! Sparkly slime can be great for stress relief for adult too 🙂

  4. Thank you, David!! Yes, you never know when your need for slime could come around!! 🙂

  5. Your little gal looks so adorable! Have never placed with glitter slime..a fun project with kids.

  6. I know kids are really enjoying the slime rage-I know I would love it, if I was a kid. My niece is staying with me this week, and she is 7. Trying to find activities that are fun took effort on my part and I took to Pinterest. I came across Fairy lights and thought that was a cool activity too.

    Hope you are enjoying your summer.

    Velva

  7. Your daughter is adorable, Marcelle. I'll bet she loved the glitter slime 🙂

  8. Hi Velva, thank you! Hope you are having a great summer too!

  9. Hi Susan, thank you!! It was a nice break from the ordinary!! It was fun 🙂

  10. i've seen lots of slime lately, but this is the first glittered batch! what fun!

  11. They enjoyed themselves Grace! Thank you 🙂

  12. I'll probably never make this but the picture sure make me smile. GREG

  13. What a fun way to pass the time, love it!!!

  14. Dear Marcelle, looks like you are really enjoying your summer with your kids – this homemeade glitter slime looks like such a great idea – our girls would adore making this! Thank you for a great idea and inspiration!
    I am sure there will be more fun-filled weeks ahead!

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