How do you make slime with glue

Find four popular DIY slime recipes below! With these easy-to-do homemade slime recipes, kids can learn about valuable scientific principles while they create, play with, and explore four different kinds of slime. Scroll to discover how to make slime with borax, how to make slime without borax, how to make slime with glue, how to make slime without glue, and more!

The first easy slime recipe listed below will show you how to make slime with glue and how to make slime with borax. The second easy slime recipe is called “Super Slime,” and it will teach you how to make slime with borax but without glue. Finally, the Glooze and Oobleck slime recipes reveal how to make slime without borax AND without glue; instead, they use household ingredients, like skim milk and cornstarch, to transform into amazing, ooey-gooey substances. Whether you're looking for a slime recipe without borax or with it, a slime recipe with skim milk, or a slime recipe with cornstarch, we've got options for you!

Our hands-on Slime Recipe Kit for Kids is complete with all the slime ingredients you need — including lab-quality chemicals, containers, and instructions for making the first two types of slime listed below — Simple Slime (putty-like texture) and Super Slime (clear & gooey). To make Glooze (slimy & ooze-like) and Oobleck (resembles quicksand), simply add kitchen staples, like corn starch, skim milk, vinegar, and baking soda!

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This is how to make slime with glue and a little glitter inside too! Easy recipe using just a few ingredients, and you can make it any color you like. The best way to make slime that is very pliable and the base to most other goo recipes too. Huge list full of other slime recipes attached here too!

How do you make slime with glue
How do you make slime with glue

If your kids are asking how to make slime with glue, here are the instructions! There are lots of glue slime recipes out there, some are easier to make than others. We always have a few extra bottles of glue at home so to us this is the easiest way to make glitter putty of sorts. Here’s how you make it. We have many more listed on the best way to make slime page on our site too! (originally published 1/17, affiliate links present)

How to make slime with glue and activator

Of course you can omit the glitter part but what kid doesn’t love sparkly glitter in just about everything. Just relax when it comes to a bit of a mess.

Make sure safety precautions are taken when any experimentation is done with children, read our safety disclaimer here. 

Tinkering around with amounts, coloring, and how much glitter to include so it didn’t fall off and cause too much of a mess. This is the homemade slime recipe what we came up with that worked well and was lots of fun. A bit of a Science experiment if you will. You will need the following slime ingredients to make a batch of glitter putty.

How to make slime with glue 

(2 different ways, first way)

  1. Borax / boric acid should only be handled by adults of course
  2. White School Glue is easiest to find but there are clear out there too that will show the glitter better
  3. Glitter with all the colors is the most fun to choose
  4. Food Coloring – you should slowly add if you use it, a little goes a long way
  5. Water

Of course you can add other little add ins as well as you see below. If you want to include treasures you can find little beads and things at the craft store that are fun for kids to feel.

How do you make slime with glue
How do you make slime with glue

This is what you need to make fluffy slime with glue <——-Link to recipe. (second way)

  1. Shaving cream
  2. Contact lens solution
  3. White glue
  4. Glitter or food coloring are optional

Here’s a diy slime video in this post so you can see the steps to recipe number one. It is my daughter making it with myself present.

How do you make slime with glue
How do you make slime with glue

Making Slime with Glue

Here are the instructions you’ll need to make this right at home:

  • First pour 4 ounces of glue into a bowl and add 1/2 c. water and mix well.
    • I like to use plastic bowls and spoons so I can throw them away when done. It’s a bit hard to clean otherwise.
  • Then add 3-4 drops of any color food coloring and your glitter (start with a tablespoon, you can add more later if you want).
  • Mix well.
  • In another bowl add 1/2 tsp. borax to 1/4 c. hot water and mix until it is dissolved.
  • Add to your glue mixture and stir well.
  • Mix with your hands for about a minute kneading until all liquid is gone and it is pliable.
    • if it’s too sticky add a bit more of your borax solution, add 1 tablespoon at a time until it stiffens up
  • It’s ready to start playing with the slime! Store it in a ziploc bag so it won’t dry out.

If you’re looking for a second 2 ingredient slime to make try our easy laundry detergent slime we just made today! It is simple with only a few things needed, but as always adult supervision is needed when using chemicals of any kind. That one is typically blue when done because of the Tide (recommended) and the most pliable.

How do you make slime with glue
How do you make slime with glue

How to Make Slime with Glue No Borax

Slime without borax is a fun activity to do on the weekend, at a party, or have it ready for a slime birthday party. Of course with any other type of putty or slime make sure kids wash their hands thoroughly after playing with it and before they eat.

We have directions for how to make slime without glue here for you too.

  • If you love learning how to make slime with glue and want to try another fun project with your kids. You should try our edible playdough recipe too! You won’t need any contact solution or baking soda for this one. It’s just an easy slime recipe that tastes delicious too.

Looking for something to do on a rainy day with kids, this might be your new obsession. I know it was my daughter’s (featured in the video) for a long long time. She loved to see how liquids would transform to a sort of solid in front of her eyes. Of course for the ones with chemicals I was always with her when she made it but she could do it basically.

It was also something she could do with her friends as a group, especially the recipes that were completely safe using things like marshmallows or candies melted. Edible is really fun for kids since they can essentially eat their toys at the end of the afternoon. Try them all and see which are your child’s favorite ones.

How do you make slime with glue
How do you make slime with glue

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How do you make slime with Elmer's glue?

Pour out the entire contents of a 6 oz of Elmer's Glitter Glue into a bowl..
Add ½ tbsp of baking soda and mix thoroughly..
Add 1¼ tbsp of contact lens solution..
Mix until mixture gets harder to mix and slime begins to form..
Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands..

How do you make homemade slime?

Pour 1 cup of white glue into a mixing bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Mix the contents of the bowl thoroughly. Add more or less glue depending on your desired consistency.

How do you make slime with just glue and water?

1 cup white craft glue, like Elmer's. 1/2 cup room temperature water. 1/2 cup liquid starch. Bowl for mixing.