I don’t know what it is about slime that kids just love- the slippery feel or the oozing mess it makes. it’s probably a little bit of both of those things. It is a very popular choice around here when we are looking for a sensory activity. Try this glitter slime recipe your kids will love.
We have lots of other easy slime recipes too. You can never have too many fun slime recipes for the kids to do!
We have purchased a lot of little cans of this stuff but when I realized how easy it is to make yourself (and in any color you want!) we started making our own. This time we added some essential oils to get another sensory aspect and used glitter glue to give it a little sparkle!
You need just three ingredients to make your own slime and your choice of essential oils, I used lavender for the calming effect. The best part about making slime is that it’s easy and fast! Plus it gives the kids a great sensory activity for them to do quickly!
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Glitter Slime Recipe
It’s just so cool to see that there are so many different ways to make slime. You can have colored slime, slime with buttons, animal slime, and the list goes on and on. But let’s not forget that when you add glitter to slime, it makes for a really fun and unique look, too. Changing up the color of the glitter glue makes a fun and unique way to make different slimes.
If you’re ready for a simple slime recipe that everyone will love creating, all you have to do is follow the steps for making slime below.
When you use glitter glue, it makes for a really fun slime recipe. The best thing about making slime is that you can change up how it looks. Using a different color of glitter glue is a simple way to make slime look different.
You can also add in glitter or buttons, or other fun items to make your slime have various textures, too. We’ve made slime so many different ways over the years and I’ve found that the kids don’t mind the slime at all as long as they have a say in the end result.
Glitter Slime Recipe Supplies
As you can see, you just need four easy ingredients to make this simple slime recipe! The kids will be so happy to jump in and help!
Glitter Slime Directions
The best part about making slime is that the directions are very straight-forward and easy to follow. The fewer the steps that you need for slime, the faster the slime is going to be made up and ready to play with!
- Squeeze the entire bottle of glitter glue into a bowl, add 1 T. of your warm water into the glue and mix well to combine.
- Stir borax into remaining warm water in another container until completely dissolved.
- Add essential oil to borax and water, stir again.
- Pour glue mixture into warm water and stir quickly until the glue is thick and sticks together in a large clump.
- Pour off all the water.
- Knead glue mixture until the stickiness is gone and the slime is smooth.
- To store: Place in a bag or container with a lid and store in the refrigerator.
This scented glitter slime is great for
And other play….
My son loves the sensation of the slime so once we started making it, he’s requested to do so often. I love it when things are a big hit and involve science.
Fun Ways to Use Slime
I’m always impressed by how many uses that slime has. Not only is it great for fine motor skills and sensory play but it’s also perfect for creating fun new games and ideas, too.
But if you can think outside the box, there are a lot of fun ways that you can use slime to be as creative as you want. Slime is a great learning tool that can provide hours of creative fun.
The kids can use slime to make fun shapes. See if they can roll it into “worms” to make a triangle. Have them flatten out the slime so that it is square or looks like a circle. They can use the slime to shape it into shapes or other fun images and pictures.
Have the kids see who can stretch the slime the longest. This is an easy way for them to slowly see how far they can stretch the slime so that it stays altogether in one piece. This is a fun way to have them test out their patience and being careful as well. You can also use this as a way to have them work slowly and together. If you have a ruler, give them a length that you want them to try and make it and see if they can stretch it that far!
When it comes time to storing the slime, be certain that you have a container that you can put it into with a lid. This will keep the air out, keep the slime fresh and stretchy, and keep it all together in one spot so that the kids can open the lid and play with it anytime that they want.
The next time that you’re going to make slime, have a little container on hand that you can immediately put the slime into. This is a good habit to start and will show the kids that the quicker they do this storage method, the longer their DIY slime recipe is going to last! Because once slime dries out, it’s really hard to bring it back to “life”.
More Slime Recipes
If you like this simple slime recipe, we have more for you to try! You’ll find that making slime recipes together is such a fun family activity!