Hold on to your broomsticks for this one! Our Elmers Glue Halloween Slime Recipe is fast, easy, and perfectly stretchy with just two ingredients. When it comes to making homemade slime, there’s no better holiday then Halloween. Swirling orange and black glitter glue slime mix perfectly with our easy to make slime recipe using Elmer’s glitter glue and liquid starch. Let us show you how to get started.
ELMERS GLUE HALLOWEEN SLIME RECIPE
Halloween is by far the most perfect time for making slime. I always conjure up images of fake snot and gross stuff in buckets that kids stick their hands into to guess what’s inside. Wouldn’t slime be perfect for that! However, this glitter glue slime recipe for Halloween is way too pretty to be smushed into a bucket in the dark!
Slime making is a serious matter with kids, and I know they love all the coolest most AWESOME-est ideas going around. Our Elmers Glue Halloween Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.
No one wants to be sad and frustrated when they go to learn how to make slime….
Oh and slime is science too, so don’t miss the great information on science behind the slime Halloween below. Spooky learning that’s perfect for October.
SLIME SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here, and that’s perfect for combining Halloween with Chemistry in the fall. 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 thicker and rubberier like slime! Slime is 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!
EASY GLITTER GLUE SLIME RECIPE
Elmers glitter glue slime is super easy to make and the best part is that the color and glitter are already provided for you! You can always add more glitter, but if you are looking for as mess free of a slime as possible this slime recipe is perfect.
NOTE: You absolutely can buy these in other colors and play with them with colored slime too. I will be sharing some photos of that very soon!
If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime ideas all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. It’s the perfect accessory and comes with some great slime freebies as well!
Watch us make this slime recipe from start to finish (just change the colors to your preference)!
ELMERS GLUE HALLOWEEN SLIME RECIPE TIPS
The base for this slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is glitter glue and liquid starch.
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We have the best resources to look through before, during, and after making your Halloween slime! You can even read about slime science at the bottom of this page as well as find additional slimy resources
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- How To Fix Slime: Troubleshooting Guide
- Slime safety Tips for Kids and Adult
- How To Remove Slime from Clothes
- Master Your Slime Training Series
HALLOWEEN SLIME INGREDIENTS
As I mentioned above, you can use any of our basic slime recipes for this Halloween slime, but we like this super quick 2 ingredient slime recipe with the Elmers glitter glue. I will link the two products we used here with Amazon affiliate links.
Don’t have glitter glue but lots of clear glue? You can make this fun Halloween slime recipe with clear glue, food coloring, and plenty of glitter instead. It uses the same recipe.
1/2 cup of Elmer’s Washable Glitter Glue
1/8-1/4 cup of Liquid Starch such as Sta Flo Brand (Note: We use Lin it brand in our video and use about an 1/8 of a cup. Sta-flo brand may require a bit more!)
SLIME RECIPE DIRECTIONS BELOW PHOTOS
The best slime recipe starts with the right slime ingredients. Make sure to follow along with our measurements. Start by adding your glitter glue to a bowl and grab a mixing utensil.
BEST SLIME ACTIVATORS
Add in your slime activator to complete the chemical reaction you read about above in the science behind the slime section. If you scrolled past it, go back and read it with your kids!
You can also learn more about all our favorite slime activators here. Keep in mind that liquid starch, saline solution, and borax powder are all in the boron family. Neither of these ingredients are truly borax free.
The last piece of the slime recipe is to mix and test! Slime too sticky? Add a few more drops of liquid starch.
We always recommend kneading your slime well after mixing. Kneading the slime really helps to improve it’s consistency.
You will love how easy and stretchy this slime recipe is to make and play with too.
Repeat the process with another color glitter glue such as orange to complete your Halloween slime recipe theme! You can even go for neon green or purple for more fun Halloween color combinations. Why not toss some plastic spiders on top!
For the fun slime pattern below, take chunks of each slime color and stretch them out beside one another creating an alternating patter. Then go ahead and mix and swirl your slime. It’s always a satisfying process to watch the colors combine.
Eventually the slime colors will swirl together, but we love how the black glitter glue slime takes on the subtle hue of the orange glitter glue slime when they mix.
2 INGREDIENT SLIME RECIPE WITH LIQUID STARCH AND GLITTER GLUE
STEP 1: Add 1/2 cup of Elmers Glitter Glue to your bowl (add more glitter if desired).
STEP 2: Start adding up to 1/4 cup of liquid starch and stir well until slime consistency forms!
If your glitter glue slime still feels too sticky, you need more liquid 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.
NOTE: We have found that the Elmers glitter glue tends to be a bit stickier then their regular clear glue.
STORING YOUR SLIME
Slime lasts quite awhile! 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 here.
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.
Want to have all our basic recipes handy and in one place? Use the button just below to download your free slime recipes cheat sheet pages. We also have an awesome MASTER YOUR SLIME training series going on here.
MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
Everything you need to know about making slime is below! Did you know we also have fun with science activities too? Click on all the pictures below to learn even more great ideas for slime making.
ELMERS GLUE HALLOWEEN IS JUST ONE OF OUR MANY SLIMY IDEAS!
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