Glitter, either you hate it or love it! If you hate it, you find it stuck in odd places. If you love it, you find it stuck to odd places. We LOVE glitter and we love sharing our favorite sparkly glitter slime recipe with you!



Learn how to make sparkly slime for the ultimate slime making experience.  No, the glitter doesn’t fall out of the slime! That’s actually a common reader question.  I can’t speak for the glitter before it makes it into the slime mixing bowl, but once incorporated you are all set!

Oh and slime is science too, so don’t miss the great information on the science of slime below.  Watch our awesome slime videos and see how easy it is to make the best glittery slime!


I’m not a huge fan of the pre-made glitter glue, so I essentially make my own. I find the glitter glue you can buy for slime making results in a slime less stretchy and more crumbly then I would like. So I use my versatile gallon jug of clear glue to make glitter slime instead.  All you need is glitter and lots of it!

I have a lot of information packed into this page so read carefully! You will find a FREE printable recipes cheat sheet at the end of this page along with lots of helpful resources.

Now we have a specific recipe for glitter glue slime that works well!


All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday slime recipes use one of five basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime recipes!

Glitter slime can be made easily with any of our basic recipes, but the saline solution slime recipe  saline solution slime recipe below is my favorite!

Slime with saline solution is one of our favorite sensory play recipes!  We make it ALL the time because it is so quick and easy to whip up.   Four simple ingredients {one is water} are all you need.  Add color, glitter, sequins, and then you are done!

Where do I buy saline solution?

We pick up our saline solution in the grocery store! You can also find it on Amazon, Walmart, Target, and even at your pharmacy.

Now if you don’t want to use saline solution, you can absolutely test out one of our other basic recipes using liquid starch or borax powder. We have tested all these recipes with equal success!


I always thought slime was too difficult to make, but then I tried it! Now we are hooked on it. Grab some saline solution, PVA glue and glitter and get started! We have even made glitter slime with a small group of kids for a slime party!  This glitter slime recipe below also makes a great slime to use in the classroom! 

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We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here!  Slime is 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 slime science all about?  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…

You add the borate ions to the mixture,  and it then 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 rubbery 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!  Experiment with making the slime more or less viscous with varying amounts of foam beads. Can you change the density?

Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? 

It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Find out more below…



  • 1/2 cup Clear PVA School Glue
  • 1 tablespoon Saline Solution (must contain boric acid and sodium borate)
  • 1/2 cup of Water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter


STEP 1:  In a bowl mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of glue well to combine completely.

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add the glitter. You can never add too much glitter! Mix into the glue and water mixture.

GLITTER SLIME TIP: We like to use a mix of fine, tinsel, regular, and chunky glitter for a super glitter effect. You can easily add an ounce jar of glitter or more to slime. Hint, we stock up at the dollar store when we can.

Additionally, you can choose to use food coloring that coordinates with your glitter.  This one here we did not use any coloring and the glitter is intense!  If you choose to use food coloring, I would limit it to a drop or two.  You don’t want the slime to end up looking too dark.

Below you can see three different shades of pink/purple glitter that we added to our glue and water to make glitter slime

STEP 3: Stir in 1/4- 1/2 tsp baking soda.

Baking soda helps to firm and form the slime. You can play around with how much you add but we prefer between 1/4 and 1/2 tsp per batch. I get asked all the time why do you need baking soda for slime. Baking soda helps to improve the firmness of the slime. You can experiment with your own ratios!

STEP 4: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of the bowl.   This is exactly how much you will need with the Target Sensitive Eyes brand, but other brands may differ slightly!

If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. As I mentioned above, start by squirting a few drops of the solution onto your hands and kneading your slime longer. You can always add but you can’t take away.  Saline solution is preferred over contact solution.

glitter slime that is fun to play with

STEP 5:  Start kneading your slime! It will appear stringy at first but just work it around with your hands and you will notice the consistency changes. You can also put it in a clean container and set it aside for 3 minutes, and you will also notice the change in consistency! 

Don’t worry if your slime making gets a little messy, check out 3 ways to get slime out of clothing.

glitter slime


Once you learn how to make glitter slime or any slime in general, you want to keep it stored properly with a good seal, so it keeps as much as stretch as possible!

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.

storing glitter slime



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