For better or worse, slime has been all the rage with children lately. And as much as it drives parents crazy sometimes (seriously, the stuff sticks to everything), there’s no denying that kids have a ton of fun playing with slime. It’s also a pretty cool way to teach your kids a few things about science by making your own at home. Use this easy diy glitter slime recipe to get started. It also makes the best diy slime gift!
If you’ve never made glitter slime before, then this recipe will teach you every step to making the perfect homemade slime. And best of all? You only need a few simple things to make the slime: one cup of clear school glue, a bit of baking soda, glitter, and some contact lens solution.
The only thing to be aware of is to make sure that your contact lens solution has both boric acid and sodium borate in its ingredient list, otherwise your slime won’t end up with the right consistency.
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Easy Glitter Slime Recipe for a Magical Slime Gift
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup clear school glue
- 1 tbsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp contact lens solution, more or less, as needed (see note*)
- Add the glue to a disposable plastic plate or a bowl.
- Add the baking soda and stir until smooth.
- Stir in the glitter.
- Slowly add the contact lens solution, stirring slowly as you pour it, until the slime forms and it begins to get harder to mix.
- Take the slime out and begin kneading and stretching it.
- If you find it still too sticky, use gloves or add some baby oil to your hands. (see note**)
- Knead and stretch until the slime stops sticking to your hands.
- Once mixed, you can play with the slime immediately or store in an airtight container or jar for future play.
*Contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list.
**If necessary, keep adding the contact lens solution until desired consistency.