Skip to Content

How to Make Slime with Glue

This is how to make slime with glue and a little glitter inside too! Easy recipe using just a few ingredients, and you can make it any color you like. The best way to make slime that is very pliable and the base to most other goo recipes too. Huge list full of other slime recipes attached here too!

how to make slime with glue

If your kids are asking how to make slime with glue, here are the instructions! There are lots of glue slime recipes out there, some are easier to make than others. We always have a few extra bottles of glue at home so to us this is the easiest way to make glitter putty of sorts. Here’s how you make it. We have many more listed on the best way to make slime page on our site too! (affiliate links present)

How to make slime with glue and activator

Of course you can omit the glitter part but what kid doesn’t love sparkly glitter in just about everything. Just relax when it comes to a bit of a mess.

Make sure safety precautions are taken when any experimentation is done with children, read our safety disclaimer here. 

Tinkering around with amounts, coloring, and how much glitter to include so it didn’t fall off and cause too much of a mess. This is the homemade slime recipe what we came up with that worked well and was lots of fun. A bit of a Science experiment if you will. You will need the following slime ingredients to make a batch of glitter putty.

How to make slime with glue 

There are 2 different ways you can make this and I will explain them both. The first way you will need the following items;

  1. Borax / boric acid should only be handled by adults of course
  2. White School Glue is easiest to find but there are clear out there too that will show the glitter better
  3. Glitter with all the colors is the most fun to choose
  4. Food Coloring – you should slowly add if you use it, a little goes a long way
  5. Water

Of course you can add other little add ins as well as you see below. If you want to include treasures you can find little beads and things at the craft store that are fun for kids to feel.

Making Slime with Glue

This is what you need to make fluffy slime with glue <——-Link to recipe. (second way)

  1. Shaving cream
  2. Contact lens solution
  3. White glue
  4. Glitter or food coloring are optional

Here’s a diy slime video in this post so you can see the steps to recipe number one. It is my daughter making it with myself present.

how to make slime with glue and activator

Making Slime with Glue

Here are the instructions you’ll need to make this right at home:

  • First pour 4 ounces of glue into a bowl and add 1/2 c. water and mix well.
    • I like to use plastic bowls and spoons so I can throw them away when done. It’s a bit hard to clean otherwise.
  • Then add 3-4 drops of any color food coloring and your glitter (start with a tablespoon, you can add more later if you want).
  • Mix well.
  • In another bowl add 1/2 tsp. borax to 1/4 c. hot water and mix until it is dissolved.
  • Add to your glue mixture and stir well.
  • Mix with your hands for about a minute kneading until all liquid is gone and it is pliable.
    • if it’s too sticky add a bit more of your borax solution, add 1 tablespoon at a time until it stiffens up
  • It’s ready to start playing with the slime! Store it in a ziploc bag so it won’t dry out.

If you’re looking for a second 2 ingredient slime to make try our easy laundry detergent slime we just made today! It is simple with only a few things needed, but as always adult supervision is needed when using chemicals of any kind. That one is typically blue when done because of the Tide (recommended) and the most pliable.

slime without borax

How to Make Slime with Glue No Borax

Slime without borax is a fun activity to do on the weekend, at a party, or have it ready for a slime birthday party. Of course with any other type of putty or slime make sure kids wash their hands thoroughly after playing with it and before they eat.

We have directions for how to make slime without glue here for you too.

  • If you love learning how to make slime with glue and want to try another fun project with your kids. You should try our edible playdough recipe too! You won’t need any contact solution or baking soda for this one. It’s just an easy slime recipe that tastes delicious too.

Looking for something to do on a rainy day with kids, this might be your new obsession. I know it was my daughter’s (featured in the video) for a long long time. She loved to see how liquids would transform to a sort of solid in front of her eyes. Of course for the ones with chemicals I was always with her when she made it but she could do it basically.

It was also something she could do with her friends as a group, especially the recipes that were completely safe using things like marshmallows or candies melted. Edible is really fun for kids since they can essentially eat their toys at the end of the afternoon. Try them all and see which are your child’s favorite ones.

slime with glue

Before you go I want you to sign up for my free newsletter!! You will get all my new recipes emailed to you a few times a week that will help with meal planning for the week.

Want to see a few of my favorite things that I am totally obsessed with?? Take a peek and see how many you might already have…twinsies!

Looking for more easy family recipes and tips? LIKE The Typical Mom Facebook page because we share all our new creations there every single day. And follow me on Pinterest for more inspirations! 😉

***** If you LOVED this recipe give it 5 Stars below and let everyone know what you thought about it. 😉

the typical mom

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Monday 11th of March 2024

How to make slime without glue I know every recipe except that one please help :(:)


Thursday 2nd of May 2019

This actually works thank you so much:))))


Monday 11th of March 2024

Birah, this is my style glue, shaving cream, and bio true( contact lens solution)

Skyla Chinoy

Thursday 28th of May 2020

I love this slime keep posting more videos because we LOVE IT!


Friday 17th of May 2019

How do you make it


Friday 25th of January 2019

I've never been able to make slime because it never works :(((((( but probably because I don't have a lot of glue?


Wednesday 16th of January 2019

THIS is perfect. Love the included additional recipes!


Friday 29th of December 2017

I am in Brisbane right now but I don't know if they have borax do use know?


Monday 11th of March 2024

@Teanna, Yes they do

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.