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Glitter Slime Recipe (No Borax)

Unleash creativity with our glitter slime recipe! Sparkling, stretchy fun awaits in this easy DIY tutorial. Perfect for craft lovers of all ages.

Skills Required: None. You’re mixing ingredients in a container, and no crafting skills are required for this project.

glitter slime

In today’s kids’ craft idea, we’re mixing up something special that’s bound to bring a sparkle to your day – glitter slime!

This fun and easy project is perfect for those who love a bit of glitter in their lives. With just glitter glue, baking soda, and contact lens solution, you’re only a few steps away from creating your very own dazzling slime.

Glitter slime combines the squishy fun of traditional slime with the mesmerizing beauty of glitter. Using glitter glue is a game-changer here; it not only adds color and sparkle to your slime but also keeps the mess to a minimum, making this project ideal for crafters of all ages.

Whether you’re looking for a rainy day activity, a sparkling addition to your craft collection, or an easy and quick boredom buster, this glitter slime recipe is a great idea.

The versatility of glitter glue allows for endless customization, letting you pick your favorite colors or mix them to create something truly unique.

glitter and slime

So, let’s get started on this sparkling adventure. It’s a simple, satisfying project with a shiny and colorful result that’s sure to add a little brightness to your day.

Tips for Making Slime

If you’ve never made slime before, here are some great tips you might be interested in. If you don’t need them, head on down to the recipe.

Measure Ingredients Precisely

The key to perfect slime is in the details. Measuring your ingredients as accurately as possible can make the difference between slime that’s just right and a recipe that’s too sticky or too brittle.

Add Mix Ins Slowly

If you’re adding color, glitter, or other fun elements, add them slowly and mix thoroughly to see the effect. You can always add more, but you can’t take it out once it’s in there.

Adjust Texture as Needed

If your slime is too sticky, add a little more activator (like borax solution, liquid starch, or saline solution). If it’s too stiff, add more glue or a bit of water. Do this gradually!

sparkly slime

Use Supplies You Don’t Mind Getting Messy

Slime can get everywhere, and while it’s usually easy to clean up, it’s best to use tools (bowls and utensils) and surfaces you’re not worried about.

Use Your Hands

Once the slime begins to form, use your hands to knead it. This helps improve the texture and mix everything evenly. Don’t be afraid to get a little messy!

Storage is Key

Keep your slime in an airtight container when not in use. This will help it last longer and prevent it from drying out.

Safety First

Always use safe, non-toxic ingredients, and if you’re crafting with younger kids, make sure they’re supervised, especially with ingredients like borax.

slime with sparkles

Slime making is all about experimenting and having fun, so don’t be afraid to try new things and see what works best for you. Enjoy your crafting! Here’s what you’re going to need:

Gather These Supplies

  • Glitter glue – 1 bottle (5 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon contact lens solution

You’ll also need a vessel and stir stick that you can use for craft stuff.

Tips and Thoughts for This Craft

Store your slime in an airtight container or baggie. If your slime gets stiff, you can try to add a little water – lotion – hand sanitizer – or even a bit more glue to soften and reactivate it.

woman's hand pressing slime and glitter

I can’t believe how glittery it is. So awesome! Get the recipe below:

Yield: 3/4 cup

Glitter Slime

slime with sparkles

Unleash your sparkle with our glitter and slime! Easy steps for mesmerizing, shimmering slime that's perfect for craft lovers of all ages

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Glitter glue - 1 bottle (5 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon contact lens solution


  • Bowl
  • Stir stick or spoon


  1. Empty the bottle of glitter glue into the bowl. Make sure to let all the excess glue drip out (keep upside down for a minute or so).Add glitter glue to a bowl
  2. Add baking soda to the glitter glue.Adding baking soda to the glitter glue
  3. Add contact lens solution to the glue and baking soda.Adding contact lens solution to the mixture
  4. Stir the ingredients in the bowl with a stir stick until combined.Storing the glue mixture with a stir stick
  5. When the slime is too difficult to stir, remove it from the container and continue kneading it the rest of the way with your hands to finish.Kneading the glitter slime with hands


Costs for this craft will vary - if you make a lot of slime like we do and buy the ingredients in bulk, it can cost pennies!

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I hope you enjoyed this fun activity! Please let me know what you think in the comments. I’d love it if you’d go check our other slime posts:

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