Easy To Make Glitter Slime

A close-up of glittery slime

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Why make ordinary slime, when you can make sparkly glitter slime! Try this easy recipe to make the slime in any color of the rainbow.


  • Glitter glue
  • Borax
  • Water

The recipe works with either clear or white school glue, but white glue makes opaque slime. For clear or translucent colored slime that glitters, choose a clear or translucent glue. If you can't find glitter glue, add glitter as an ingredient.

Borax is sold as a detergent booster with laundry supplies, or you can purchase it online.

Making Glitter Slime

Slime is a polymer that forms when you mix two solutions: glue and dissolved borax. The first step is to make these solutions.

  1. Dissolve 1 teaspoon borax in 1/2 cup warm water. It's okay if the borax doesn't completely dissolve. You only need the liquid part, not any solid that stays at the bottom of the cup.
  2. In a separate container, mix 1/2 cup glue (4-oz bottle of glue) and 1 cup of water. If you don't like the color of the slime, you can add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture.
  3. When you are ready to make glitter slime, dump the two mixtures into a bowl. Use your hands to mix the slime (that's part of the fun). If you have any leftover liquid after the slime polymerizes, you can discard it.

When you are finished playing with the glitter slime, you can store it in a sealed plastic bag. The borax is a natural disinfectant, but the slime will keep fresh even longer if you refrigerate it. Clean-up is easy using warm water.

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