Get out your creepy crawlies and play with slime in the dark! Our Elmers Glow In The Dark Glue Slime Recipe is fast, easy, and perfectly stretchy with just two ingredients. Glowing slime is a MUST try with the kids for homemade slime making. It’s super easy to make using Elmer’s glow int he dark glue and liquid starch (other basic slime recipe options available). Let us show you how to get started making your homemade glow slime today.
ELMERS GLOW IN THE DARK GLUE SLIME
What could be better then a quick and easy slime recipe? A quick and easy slime recipe that glows in the dark. Your in luck because we have an amazing 2 ingredient slime recipe that glows in the dark perfectly, and it’s a cinch to make with the kiddos. Dress it up with a few plastic spiders for creepy crawly slime making fun!
Kids love all the coolest most AWESOME-est ideas going around. Our Elmers Glow In The Dark Glue Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.
HOW TO MAKE ELMERS GLOW IN THE DARK GLUE SLIME
Elmers Glow In The Dark Glue Slime is super easy to make and the best part is that the color and glow are already provided for you! If you are looking for mess free slime making this recipe is perfect. Of course there is always going to be some mess with slime!
NOTE: You absolutely can buy these glow in the dark glues in other colors too!
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The base for this glowing slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes, just two ingredients which are glow in the dark glue and liquid starch.
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GLOW IN THE DARK SLIME INGREDIENTS:
As I mentioned above, you can use any of our basic slime recipes for this glittery pink slime, but we like this super quick, 2 ingredient slime recipe with the Elmers glitter glue. I will link the products we used here with Amazon affiliate links.
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- 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Washable Glow In The Dark Glue
- 1/8-1/4 cup of Liquid Starch such as Sta Flo Brand (Note: We use Lin it brand in our video and that requires about 1/8 of a cup. I am told sta-flo brand requires a bit more!)
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING GLOW SLIME:
STEP 1: Start by adding your glow in the dark glue to a bowl and grab a mixing utensil
One bottle makes one nice sized batch of slime.
STEP 2: Start adding up to 1/8 cup of liquid starch and stir well until slime consistency forms.
Add in your slime activator, the liquid starch, to complete the chemical reaction to make slime. Add the activator slowly. For a single batch of slime 1/8 to 1/4 cup does the trick (depending on brand), but if you think it’s still too sticky, continue to add a few drops at a time until you find the consistency you want.
NOTE: Brands of liquid starch may vary. We have found less starch is needed using Lin it brand but more is needed with Sta flo brand!
If your slime still feels too sticky, you need more starch. Be careful, and add just a little at a time until you get the consistency you want. If you add too much liquid starch your slime will become stiff and rubbery. You can always add, but you can’t take away.
The first time you make slime usually needs some experimentation to find the slimy consistency that’s right for you. Slime making can be a bit like goldilocks finding the right bed or the right porridge. Some kids like it messier and some kids like it firmer.
SLIME TIP #1: Liquid starch slime may appear stringy at first but give it a few minutes!
SLIME TIP #2: We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency. Slime needs to be kneaded 🙂
You will love how easy and stretchy this Elmers glow in the dark glue slime is to make, and play with too. In fact it’s awesome place for the both the tactile and visual senses!
STEP 3: Once you have your desired slime consistency, go ahead and play! Take it into a dark room but be careful not to get slime on rugs, furniture, or bedding!
This also makes the perfect slime party idea and/or party favor. See our slime container ideas for sending slime home.
TIP: Add some fun themed accessories to your slime. Plastic spiders and glow in the dark slime are the perfect match for each other.
Turn off the lights for incredible slimy fun with glow in the dark slime!
SLIME SCIENCE, CHEMISTRY FOR KIDS, AND FUN!
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for STEM which is science, technology, engineering, art, and math. We have a brand new series out on NGSS science standards, so you can read how this will fit in nicely too!
Slime really does make for an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!
What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!
The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…
When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with, and thick and stretchy like slime! That makes slime a polymer.
Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
GLOW IN THE DARK GLUE SLIME FAQ
Slime can last quite a while! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. We use reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli style containers in my recommended slime supplies list.
If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups we have used condiment containers as seen here.
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