Calling all Princesses, Pinkalicous, Glamour fans, and the like!  Our Elmers Glitter Glue Pink Slime Recipe is fast, easy, and perfectly stretchy with just two ingredients. When it comes to making homemade slime, the sky is the limit with themes and colors. Pink glitter glue slime is an easy slime making recipe using Elmer’s glitter glue and liquid starch (other basic slime recipe options available). Let us show you how to get started making your Pretty in Pink slime today.


how to make pink slime

Kids love to make theme slimes or favorite color slimes, and they love to add glitter!  Our pink slime is all the best slime ingredients in one bottle because the glitter and the color are provided. Add a handful of faux gems like we feature below and you have an awesome jeweled slime recipe that’s perfectly satisfying.

Slime making is a serious matter with kids, and I know they love all the coolest most AWESOME-est ideas going around.  Our Elmers Glitter Glue Pink Slime Recipe is yet another AMAZING slime recipe we can show you how to make.

Oh and slime is science too, so don’t miss the great information on science behind this easy pink slime below. Watch my start to finish video and see a slime fail too!


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 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 in other colors like our black and orange slime. Additionally, you can make this easy slime recipe with clear glue, food coloring and glitter!

If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. It’s the perfect accessory and comes with some awesome slime freebies as well!

Stretchy pink slime made with glitter glue and liquid starch

The base for this slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes,  just two ingredients which are glitter glue and liquid starch.

Now if you don’t want to use liquid starch, you can absolutely test out one of our other basic recipes using saline solution or borax powder.

Our easy, “how to make” slime recipes will show you how to master slime in 5 minutes! We have spent years tinkering with our 4 favorite basic slime recipes to make sure you can make the BEST slime every time!

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Pink Princess 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 two products we used here with Amazon affiliate links.

  • 1 Bottle 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 that requires about 1/8 of a cup. I am told sta-flo brand  requires a bit more!)

WATCH: Start to finish as we make this slime plus check out a slime fail! It happens to us too.

Tip: Don’t have glitter glue but lots of clear glue? You can make this pink-tastic slime recipe with clear glue, food coloring, and plenty of glitter instead. It uses the same recipe. Want to see it for a Halloween (or Tiger) theme, click here. Use this same recipe with Elmers glow in the dark glue too!


STEP 1:  Start by adding your glitter glue to a bowl and grab a mixing utensil.

One bottle makes one nice sized batch of slime.  Use 3 colors and swirl together for a galaxy slime, unicorn slime, or a mermaid slime theme.

squeezing Elmers glitter glue into bowl for pink slime
pink slime recipe - mixing elmers glitter glue with liquid starch in bowl with spoon

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!

freshly mixed pink slime with Elmers glitter glue two ingredient slime recipe

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 pink slime recipe is to make, and play with too.

oozing over hand pink slime recipe

STEP 3:  Once you have your desired slime consistency, go ahead and play! Add gems and jewels for a neat play experience.

This also makes the perfect slime party idea and/or party favor.   See our slime container ideas for sending slime home.

TIP:  If you are in the craft store or dollar store check out the vase fillers section. We found a fun selection of acrylic gems and jewels and pearls for adding to this pink slime!

Pink slime with gems and jewels


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!

SLIME FOR NGSS: Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards? It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Check out NGSS 2-PS1-1 for more information!

Read more about slime science here!

pink slime - 2 ingredient recipe


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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  1. I am concerned about the boron in laundry starch. Have read several articles about dangers related to boron. Please respond .

  2. Hi Margo,

    Yes I know some countries don’t have it like the UK and some have actively advised not to use borax, sodium borate, or boric acid such as Canada. This would also eliminate the saline solution, contact solution, or eye drop recipes. I am not a chemist so I can not speak to any real or perceived dangers. However Steve Spangler, noted chemist has several Facebook videos that discuss these chemicals in depth and why he doesn’t consider them harmful. It’s up to you to make the best decision for your family or kids! We do have quite a few fun edible or borax free recipes to try. However, keep in mind it’s tough to get the same texture, so some people get disappointed. If you wish to chat more email me: [email protected]

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