This awesome 3-ingredient glitter slime is super simple to make since you probably have most of the ingredients in your home, and kids are obsessed! It’s a perfect kids activity.
DIY glitter slime. It’s everywhere. It’s the DIY that keeps on giving. I can remember making homemade play doh and slime as a kid with my mom, and getting to do all of these simple and fun projects all over again with my own little girls, it’s way too much fun. Right now, at least in our house, this 3-ingredient glitter slime is having a major moment.
Slime has officially become the family craft of the summer. (And fall, winter, and spring as well!) We’ve made glitter slime three times now – pink glitter slime, purple glitter slime, and gold glitter slime – and have big plans to create Halloween slime in October by trying our hand at green glitter slime with googly eyes.
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You can even catch a little behind-the-scenes of our most recent 3-ingredient glitter slime making in the Kids Activities tab of my Instagram. 🎨
And did you know, slime is a kid-friendly recipe that takes just 3 ingredients to make? As if that’s not awesome enough, the best part is: you probably already have the commonly used household items in your own bathroom and kitchen needed to make this slime; i.e., no frenzied trips to the grocery store to snag the right ingredients.
I’ve actually learned to keep our favorite Elmer’s Liquid Glitter Glue in the craft cabinet, so that we can make homemade 3-ingredient glitter slime any ‘ol time!
One batch of this 3-Ingredient Glitter Slime will last quite a while if you store it properly.
Once your child is done playing with their 3-ingredient slime, put it in a ziploc sandwich bag or tupperware container with a lid that seals well, toss it in the fridge, and use it again and again. You can also “gift” slime to friends. These little zip top bags are perfect! I also have my eye on these new Target’s (re)zip Leak-Proof Stand Up Storage Bags.
How to Make 3-Ingredient Glitter Slime
We even made a little video to show you just how easy 3-ingredient glitter slime is to make.
Scroll down for the full 3-ingredient glitter slime recipe.
3-Ingredient Glitter Slime
Did you know that slime is a kid-friendly recipe that takes just 3 ingredients to make?
Your whole family is going to love this easy DIY!
- glitter school glue (we use Elmer's*)
- ½ tablespoon of baking soda
- 1½ tablespoons of contact lens solution
- Empty glitter glue into a bowl.
- Add ½ tablespoon of baking soda and mix together with the glue.
- Add 1½ tablespoons of contact lens solution and blend into glue mixture until slime starts to take shape.
- Knead the slime mixture with both hands until fully formed.
*We love the Elmer's Glitter glue options because (1) GLITTER, and (2) they come in a bunch of bright colors that Scarlett loves.
Voilà! Super easy glitter slime your little ones will adore playing with … especially because they made it themselves!
Our 4-year old, Scarlett, is always asking to make a batch, and she’s a big fan of our “themed” slime recipes. (More of those coming soon!)
Have you made your own 3-ingredient slime? Do your kids love slime as much as mine? 😂
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Looking for more fun activities to do with the kids?
Try this DIY kinetic sand dinosaur dig sensory bin; our ridiculously pretty DIY painted rocks, or these simple DIY snow globes! You can also try your hand at Fluffy Slime. As you can probably tell, we’re a big crafting family, and we all really love doing fun arts and crafts together. The kids always feel so accomplished and proud of their creations, and it’s a really great way for us parents to get involved.
IF YOU LOVED THIS KID-FRIENDLY DIY, YOU CAN SEE MORE OF OUR LIFE WITH TWO LITTLE ONES HERE.
Photography by Annie Watts Photography for Glitter, Inc.