If you are looking for how to make slime that is AMAZING, look no further! You have found the best Elmer’s glue slime recipes around. We know slime because we make slime all the time! In fact we have been working on and perfecting our homemade slime recipes and themes for years! The BEST slime making starts right here.
BEST ELMER’S GLUE SLIME RECIPES TO MAKE HOMEMADE SLIME
Slime has become such an AMAZINGLY huge activity for kids! It’s science; it’s sensory play; it’s a great time with families and groups! But everyone has a lot of questions about how to make the best slime. One of the key secrets is the glue.
We LOVE Elmer’s washable school glue, and we have used it in tons of slime recipes over the last 5 years! Yes, we have been tinkering and perfecting our slime recipes for that long! And now…
ELMERS MAKES THE BEST SLIME GLUE
I am NOT paid by Elmer’s to use their glue, make slime, or write about making slime with their glue. See all the ingredients for slime we love to use if you click here for our recommended slime supplies page.
Elmer’s just works, and it seems to be what people search this website for to make slime. I don’t mind giving a shout out to Elmer’s because their glue makes awesome slime.
We use both the Elmer’s Clear Washable School Glue and the White Washable School Glue all the time. Either one works well, and it really depends on the look you are going for with your slime. Go ahead and buy the gallon jugs!
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.
LOOK! We have FREE printable slime recipe cheat sheets below!
ELMERS GLUE SLIME TIPS
If you are looking for the crystal clear slime, stick with the borax slime recipe. It’s the only one that is going to work for slime that looks like glass! We do have an alternative clear slime recipe here and it’s a close 2nd!
To really showcase a special confetti without food coloring, you want really clear slime. You will want to use the clear glue borax slime recipe. If you are using food coloring, any of the 4 basic recipes will work!
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 extreme glitter slime! No need to buy special glitter glue.
White glue will need more food coloring added for deeper shades, but it is possible to achieve bright colors. Take a look at our Emoji slime! White glue slime also makes pretty pastels like our cotton candy slime. Glitter and confetti can get lost in the white glue.
We also stick to white glue for our fluffy slime recipe, but clear glue does work as well. Clear glue is more expensive so we reserve it for when it really comes in handy!
MORE ELMERS GLUE 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 more.
Simple homemade slime at your fingertips…
Clear glue can make a stiffer slime, but we have tinkered with the recipe this year to find the best ratio of powder to water! We even make it live for you, click here.
White glue makes a thinner, looser slime.
The saline solution slime is often stretchier than any of the other slimes, but it takes a little more kneading and can be stickier to start off. Fluffy slime is a variation of our saline slime recipe.
Our liquid starch slime recipe is a quick 3 ingredient slime recipe that works well for groups too.
OUR BEST ELMER’S GLUE SLIME RECIPES…
Each of our best slime recipes has it’s own devoted page with step by step directions, photos, and video! Everywhere you see a “click here for”, give it a click and read all our special tips and tricks for the specific recipe.
This is our #1 most viewed slime recipe. It’s one of the best homemade slime recipes and most versatile for people to use all around the world. Saline solution makes wonderfully stretchy slime that kids love. The important tip is to get the right slime ingredients first. Read more here.
Another quick and easy slime to make especially with young kids! Measure, mix, and go! Simple 3 ingredient slime recipe that is a must try. Find everything you need to know by reading more here
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. Read more for the super special trick..
Kids go nuts for fluffy slime! Fluffy slime is exactly what the title says, fluffy! You achieve the fluffiness with shaving cream. This is one of our favorite Elmer’s glue slime recipes. Read more on how to achieve the most fluffy, fluffy slime!
CLICK HERE FOR BORAX SLIME RECIPE
Although we shared the borax crystal clear glue slime recipe above, it’s super easy to make using white glue too. Check out some of the great variations on the slime recipe here as well. Read on for slime recipe.
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…. click here to make yours!
Soft clay slime is a real treat to make with Elmer’s glue! Some people call it butter slime, but there is no real butter in this recipe! Mixing in soft clay at just the right point creates a buttery smooth texture… Read more here.
Who doesn’t love glowing goo? We add a special ingredient for an intensely glowing slime that doesn’t require a black light! Read more on the science of glowing slime too…
Slime that stretches big time for an amazing slime consistency! Try this unique recipe for a fun variation on the saline solution slime recipe. Read more here…
ELMERS GLUE SLIME RECIPES FOR SLIME WINS
Grab your Elmer’s glue in gallon jugs and get slimy! We love our Elmers glue slime recipes, and know you will too. In fact, if you are still having slime making fails after reading through our “how to fix slime” guide, email me!
As promised we have simple to use recipe cheat sheets to get you started! Learn how to master the basic slime recipes that we have perfected over the years! Click on the download button below to claim your set.
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