DIY

Homemade Glitter Glue Slime

Grab the borax from the laundry room and the glue from the kid's stuff and let's make them some homemade glitter slime in just a few minutes!

Sometimes you need something to do and quickly to keep the kiddos busy. Last year I played around with making slime for Halloween and it turns out not only kiddos like it! A jar of “Frankenstein’s Phlegm” that I meant to send to my nephews has instead been on my night table. Some nights when I’m reading or Rob and I are watching TV in bed and I need to move my hands because of anxiety or stress I bust out that jar and just mindlessly knead on the stuff and let it slip through my fingers. Even Rob finds it soothing and a good thing to keep his hands busy. Because sometimes I just don’t want to crochet or embroider or do much of anything productive and this fits the bill.

I wanted to make some glittery stuff up and it worked out pretty well. I must admit there is such a learning curve when it comes to making slime using clear glue and I very, very much prefer using regular white school glue for much more reliable results. But we wanted glitter so I gave it a go and it worked so all is well 🙂

Grab the borax from the laundry room and the glue from the kid's stuff and let's make them some homemade glitter slime in just a few minutes!

For this project you will need:

  • 4 ounces of Elmer’s Glue
  • 4 ounces of warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Borax
  • Additional 1/2 teaspoon of Borax in 1/4 cup warm water

Chances are you might already have this stuff at home, so hurray for that!

Grab the borax from the laundry room and the glue from the kid's stuff and let's make them some homemade glitter slime in just a few minutes!

Measure out 4 ounces of glue and 4 ounces of warm water.

Grab the borax from the laundry room and the glue from the kid's stuff and let's make them some homemade glitter slime in just a few minutes!

Add 1/2 teaspoon of Borax. I also added more glitter although it kind of messed up the color in the end, but oh, well 🙂

Grab the borax from the laundry room and the glue from the kid's stuff and let's make them some homemade glitter slime in just a few minutes!

Stir until the mixture becomes gloopy, like slime. Now if it’s too sticky add 1/2 teaspoon of Borax to 1/4 cup of warm water and slowly add and mix in to your mixture in the bowl. Add a small amount and knead/mix for a while before adding more. You’ll eventually get to that awesome, slimy texture…

Grab the borax from the laundry room and the glue from the kid's stuff and let's make them some homemade glitter slime in just a few minutes!

Like so!

Grab the borax from the laundry room and the glue from the kid's stuff and let's make them some homemade glitter slime in just a few minutes!

Now the color of mine got kind of grody and it’s from that black/navy glitter I added BUT previous rounds where I didn’t add anything and the color was just as pretty as straight from the glue bottle! If you’re having a hard time with using clear glue I’d really suggest using the white school glue because it’s much easier to do without getting weird, hard clumps or really sticky/stringy business!