Homemade Glitter Glue Slime
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 🙂
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!
Measure out 4 ounces of glue and 4 ounces of warm water.
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 🙂
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…
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!