How to Make Glitter Slime in 5 Simple Steps (no borax)

How to make glitter slime without borax

Super Fun Sparkly Slime Recipe

Looking for something super easy and fun to do with the kids? Try out this DIY Glitter Slime recipe! It’s incredibly easy to put together, and a ton of fun too!

Not a fan of pink? Don’t worry, you can get any gel food coloring and make it whatever color you’d like!


Ideas for DIY Glitter Slime:

  • Birthday Party
  • Boredom Buster
  • Staycation activity
  • Slime Party
  • Arty Party
  • Classroom Craft
  • Great for fine motor skills
  • Great for hands-on learning
  • Switch up the colors and make your slime holiday themed!
  • Make rainbow slime for some rainbow play!
  • Party Favors

There are a ton of fun ways to bring slime into your life!

How to Make Glitter Slime Without Borax

Ready to learn how to make glitter slime in 5 simple steps? Let’s get started!

DIY Glitter Slime Ingredients:

DIY sparkly slime ingredients

Step 1: In a bowl, mix glue and baking soda and mix well.

Glue and baking soda in a bowl for glitter slime recipe

Step 2: Add glitter and food coloring and mix until incorporated.

Adding glitter and food coloring to glitter glue slime recipe

Step 3: Add the contact solution and mix until the slime starts to become solid.

Adding contact solution to sparkly slime

Step 4: Near the end, you’ll need to use your hands to mix the slime.

Note that if the slime is too sticky, add some more contact solution!

Mixing the glitter slime recipe

Step 5: Grab, squeeze, and drip your slime!

It’s actually quite relaxing to play with the glitter glue slime! Kids will definitely have a lot of fun with it but I myself enjoyed it as well!

DIY glitter slime recipe

Let us know what you think of this DIY Glitter Slime!

In the past, we posted a tutorial on how to make homemade gak but I think I like this sparkly slime a bit more! It’s really fun to make, it’s got a bright look to it, and it’s almost like a stress reliever when you play with it.

If you end up making your own glitter slime, let us know how it turns out! Let us know what color you try too!

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How to make glitter slime without borax recipe

How to Make Glitter Slime in 5 Simple Steps (no borax)


  • 4 oz. clear Elmer's glue
  • 1 tbsp contact solution
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 2-3 drops deep pink gel food coloring (I used this brand but you can use any color you want! I recommend a gel food coloring and make sure it's a deep/rich color)
  • 1 tbsp iridescent glitter


  1. In a bowl, mix glue and baking soda.
  2. Add glitter and food coloring, mix well.
  3. Add contact solution and mix until slime starts to become solid.
  4. Finish mixing the slime by hand and add more contact solution if it is too sticky. Enjoy!
Types: Crafts, Kids
Categories: Inside The House, Toys, Easter


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