If you are looking to make awesome slime, then look no further because you have found the best Elmer’s glue slime recipes around. We know slime because we make slime all the time, and we make our own homemade slime recipes all the time. Sure it’s not a perfect process. Sometimes good slimes go bad, but we know you can do it! Make slime today.
BEST ELMER’S GLUE SLIME RECIPES TO MAKE HOMEMADE SLIME
WHY IS IT ALWAYS ABOUT THE GLUE?
Ok, so let me start by saying that I am NOT paid by Elmer’s to use their glue, make slime, or write about making slime with Elmer’s glue. It just works, and it seems to be what people search for to find my site. I don’t mind giving a shout out to Elmer’s because their glue makes awesome slime.
With that being said, I wouldn’t mind some free glue! I have seen other brands come out with slime friendly glue, but I haven’t tried them yet. I have been told that Target brand Up and Up has a glue that may or may not work, so one day I will conduct a slime glue experiment.
The two main Elmer’s glues that we use for making slime are from the washable school glue family and they include both the white and clear glue bottles. It’s actually best if you go ahead and buy a gallon of the white washable glue because you are going to go through it! It’s much more economical that way.
The clear glue is small bottles only. We don’t usually by the actual glitter glue because it’s more expensive and we always have food coloring and plenty of glitter on hand to make our own!
So we have several homemade slime recipes that are absolutely interchangeable with the white and clear glue and work awesomely for making all sorts of cool slimes. You can click on the links below to check each one out before you decide what will work best for you and your supplies.
Also check out the notes, tips, and videos for our Elmer’s glue slime recipes. We have so many more recipes, but here are the basics that use either the white or clear glue.
Now if you are looking for the crystal clear or liquid glass slime, you need to stick with the borax slime recipe. It’s the only one that is going to work! Also if you want to make an iridescent slime or add confetti to clear glue slime, you will need to use borax.
Clear glue is also best for rich colors and the sparkle of glitter like our galaxy slime or Harry Potter slimes. Clear glue is also awesome for making glitter slime!
Remember that the white glue will need more color added to it to get deeper shades of your chosen colors, but it is possible like our Emoji slime! Though it makes pretty pastels too like our cotton candy slime. Glitter and confetti can get a little lost in the white glue.
Some of our fun themes look awesome when you combine a batch of clear glue slime and white glue slime. Check out our candy cane slime to see the colors in action. Or check out ocean slime for the cool effects of clear glue slime swirled together. Note that if you choose to make something like rainbow slime or unicorn slime, eventually you will end up with a mass of brownish slime.
Now, if your slime fails. Please be kind in the comments. I make these recipes all the time. My videographer has made these recipes at her home in a very different state and we aren’t even related or friends in real life.
I have had many people thank me for my easy recipes. But again, sometimes a slime fails. I am happy to help troubleshoot your slime but not if you call me an idiot and tell me my stuff sucks.
MY THOUGHTS ON THE DIFFERENT ELMER’S GLUE SLIME RECIPES
So I definitely have my own thoughts on these slime recipes and how they work and what kind of slime they make! Now all of the recipes make great slime, and if I were you I would try them all to find your favorite!
With that said… clear glue does often make a stiffer slime that with the borax recipe can be a little a brittle. If you make a double batch it lessens. Overall white glue makes a stretchier slime. The saline slime is often stretchier than any of the other slimes, but it takes a little more to make and can be stickier to start off. You really have to whip up the saline slime, but it’s really cool. Our liquid starch slime recipe is my go-to. If you want to conduct your own slime experiments, check out how we do this at home.
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There’s a little tip included in this recipe if you want to achieve the liquid glass look with clear glue. Borax powder is the recipe to use for making crystal clear slime or else you will end up with a cloudier clear slime. If you plan to add coloring, it won’t matter what recipe you use.
Fluffy slime is exactly what the title says, fluffy! You achieve the fluffiness with shaving cream and the slime activator is saline solution although we plan on testing the recipe with liquid starch asap for an alternative recipe. This is one of our favorite Elmer’s glue slime recipes.
Flubber! Have you ever seen the movie? Well, we can’t make our flubber move quite the way they could, but this recipe makes a super thick and stretchy slime substance that still oozes. Might not power a car to fly but….
Make glitter slime, gold sparkling slime, and all that sparkles with this simple recipe that can use either the borax slime, saline slime, or liquid starch variation. Just add glitter, lots of glitter and any color you like.
Saline solution is another type of slime activator that can be used, and you may even have it in the bathroom closet. Not everyone has borax and liquid starch, so saline or contact solution makes a nice substitute. Now keep in mind that most solutions still contain borax derived ingredients.
This liquid starch slime recipe is the one that we have used the most, and to me is the quickest to make unless you need that crystal clear looking slime. Whether it’s white or clear glue, this slime recipe is really easy to use with a group of kids too.
I don’t tend to make borax slime all that often, but there isn’t the big safety issue that most people are thinking of. You can read more about that included with the recipe, and I have added a couple sources to check out on the controversy. This slime recipe just tends to be the classic people think of. If I need to make a clear slime, this is the one.
EVEN MORE GREAT SLIME STUFF
To go along with our Elmer’s glue slime recipes, we also have some handy printable sheets for making homemade slime. Print and laminate our slime recipes, grab a slime supplies checklist and see all the recommended supplies, and even conduct slime science experiments!
And if you need a slime recipe without borax, sodium borate, or boric acid but still uses your favorite white washable glue, check out out cornstarch and glue slime recipe. You can’t get the exact same texture as the above slimes, but it’s still a cool science and sensory play activity.
Maybe you have made oobleck before which is a mixture of corn starch and water. It’s super fun to play with and a great way to learn more about Non-newtonian fluids. You can actually switch out the water for glue and make a kind of slime.
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