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4-Ingredient Glitter Slime Recipe (No Borax!)

This easy glitter slime recipe is a great DIY gift idea that provides hours of fun. Learn how to make glitter slime with just four simple ingredients and NO borax!

glitter slime recipe without borax

Glitter Slime Recipe

I always look forward to winter because it’s our “slow season.” Our sports schedule dwindles down to a few nights of short soccer training sessions and Saturday morning futsal, leaving lots of time for relaxation. But this year it’s been a little different…

Instead of enjoying their extra free time, I’m hearing lots of “I’m bored” and “I don’t have anything to do.” I really can’t complain myself, as this has resulted in fresh cream biscuits for dinner for several nights running, courtesy of my 11-year-old.

But things really spiraled out of control last Friday as I was in the midst of trying to finish up some work. Frustrated with the constant interruptions, I nearly lost my cool… Oh, who am I kidding?! Let’s just say it was NOT my finest moment. But I pulled myself together and decided to set everything aside for a short while to make this fun glitter slime recipe together.

And then you know what happened? I was blessed with hours (seriously, HOURS!!!) of blissful peace and quiet while the kids played with their diy glitter slime.

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So think of this easy glitter slime recipe as my little gift to you this holiday season. Whether you make it ahead of time as a little stocking stuffer, or whether you make it start to finish as a family, it’s sure to result in hours of fun for the kids and a brief respite for you parents.

how to make glitter slime with 4 ingredients

Glitter Slime Recipe Ingredients

With only 4 ingredients, this glitter slime recipe is super simple and easy to make.

Note that the clear school glue also comes in a larger 9-oz. bottle and even a giant 32-oz. bottle (BEST DEAL!). If you pick one of these up instead, just use 2/3 cup of glue and 1/3 cup of water to stay true to the recipe. Also, we’ll only use 6 of the individual glitter packets per batch, so one package will make 2 batches of glitter slime with several glitter packets left over.

how to make glitter slime without borax

How To Make Glitter Slime

In addition to the glitter slime ingredients already mentioned, you’ll need a large mixing bowl, sturdy spoon for stirring, and a container to store your slime in. We found the 9-oz. size of these small rectangle containers from Glad were the perfect size for a batch.

Okay, I know you’re impatiently wondering: how do you make glitter slime? So without further ado, here’s the directions:

  1. Empty the entire bottle of glue into a large mixing bowl. Pour the water into the empty glue container, shake it up to get all of the remaining glue, and pour it into the bowl, as well. Mix well.
  2. Gradually add the liquid starch to the glue mixture, stirring as you go. It will become difficult to stir toward the end, but be sure to add it all.
  3. Knead the slime until it becomes uniform in texture, about 5 minutes or so. It may not be super stretchy at this point, but it will relax once the glitter is added in and it rests for a bit.
  4. Divide the slime into 6 pieces. Sprinkle one glitter packet over one portion of slime and work it into the slime until the glitter is completely incorporated. Repeat for the remaining 5 portions of slime.

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4-Ingredient Glitter Slime Recipe

Yield: 1 (9-oz.) container
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This easy glitter slime recipe is a great DIY gift idea that provides hours of fun. Learn how to make glitter slime with just four simple ingredients and NO borax!

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. Empty the entire bottle of glue into a large mixing bowl. Pour the water into the empty glue container, shake it up to get all of the remaining glue, and pour it into the bowl, as well. Mix well.
  2. Gradually add the liquid starch to the glue mixture, stirring as you go. It will become difficult to stir toward the end, but be sure to add it all.
  3. Knead the slime until it becomes uniform in texture, about 5 minutes or so. It may not be super stretchy at this point, but it will relax once the glitter is added in and it rests for a bit.
  4. Divide the slime into 6 pieces. Sprinkle one glitter packet over one portion of slime and work it into the slime until the glitter is completely incorporated. Repeat for the remaining 5 portions of slime.
  5. Layer all six colors of slime into a small plastic storage container.

Notes

Note that the clear school glue also comes in a larger 9-oz. bottle and even a giant 32-oz. bottle (BEST DEAL!). If you pick one of these up instead, just use 2/3 cup of glue and 1/3 cup of water to stay true to the recipe.

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how do you make glitter slime without borax

Making Layered Rainbow Glitter Slime

To make rainbow glitter slime (or holiday glitter slime, as pictured), you can layer the pieces of slime vertically in a small container. This makes for such a cute presentation!

Of course, once your child plays with it, the colors will all mix together, but that’s part of the fun. My 7-year-old son made a batch with black, silver, copper brown, purple and a couple of shades of blue, and when he mixed them all together, it made this gorgeous glittery night-time sky shade. So we dubbed it galaxy glitter slime!

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DIY Glitter Slime As A Gift Idea

If you’re making this glitter slime for gift-giving, I recommend packaging it up with a couple of straws. Not for drinking, silly! (Definitely NOT recommended…) But for blowing bubbles!!!

My kids LOVE blowing slime bubbles. Just plop a batch of slime down on the counter, stick a straw in, and blow. Then wait for the giggling and squealing to being. We’ve even held slime bubble-blowing contests to see who can blow the biggest bubble!

See? Told you it’s hours of fun…. Enjoy your quiet time!

I’d love to see how your glitter slime turns out… Tag me @Unsophisticook on Instagram or use the hashtag #Unsophisticook so I can check it out. Enjoy!

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Vera

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

How much is in the pkgs of glitter? I'd like to break this down for a bday party. Thank you

Tara Kuczykowski

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Hi Vera! This would be a totally fun craft for a birthday party. The glitter variety pack that I've linked to in the instructions contains 13 glitter packets. However, 2 are large stars instead of the fine glitter you'd want to use in this project, so it would be 11 usable packets. Each packet contains approximately .07 grams of glitter. Does that help?

Beth Odabashian

Thursday 4th of January 2018

This is great, thank you!

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