How To Make Sparkle Slime

Apr 5, 2016

We love slime. It's perfect for all kinds of sensory play. We just used a batch of turquoise sparkle slime for a frog pond sensory play kit!

A frog pond sensory play kit.

You Will Need:

  • 1 bottle of clear school glue
  • hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Borax
  • food colouring
  • glitter 


1. Empty the entire bottle of clear glue into a measuring cup. Fill the bottle up with hot water, give it a good shake and add the water to the glue.

2. Add in a few drops of food colouring and a couple of shakes of glitter before mixing everything together.

3. In a separate measuring cup, add a 1/2 cup of hot water and a 1/2 teaspoon of Borax and stir well. 

Two measuring cups, one with water and one with turquoise sparkles.

4. Now for the fun part—mix the two concoctions together and watch the magic happen!  

Don’t go crazy here—add the Borax solution in, just a little at a time, to get the exact slime consistency you’re looking for.

For a slime with plenty of stretch but no messy stickiness, we almost always use just half of the Borax solution (a 1/4 cup), but you can use a little more or a little less if you like.

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5. Stir! As you stir, you’ll notice the mixture starting to glob together in a mass. Continue stirring until most of the liquid in the bottom of the bowl has disappeared and then give the slime a good knead.

The end result should be a beautifully stretchy and translucent slime that is just begging to be played with!

A frog pond play set made with turquoise slime.

Article Author Jen Kossowan
Jen Kossowan

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Jen is a teacher, blogger, and mama to a spirited little lady and a preemie baby boy. She's passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, adores travelling, and can often be found in the kitchen creating recipes that meet her crunchy mama criteria. You can follow Jen on her blog, Mama.Papa.Bubba, and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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