Most kids love playing with slime. My daughter is no exception; she loves getting her hands on a fresh batch of slime. For her birthday party we had fun making Googly Eye Slime. It was such a hit that we wanted to try making slime with glitter glue. (Who doesn’t love that fabulous color and the sparkle?) What we came up with is an amazing red and pink sparkly Valentine’s Day slime that would be a perfect DIY Valentine gift.
Not only is slime a wonderful sensory experience, it’s also a fun science activity. Like Oobleck (cornstarch and water), slime is a Non-Newtonian fluid, meaning it’s not a true liquid or a true solid. Slime is also a great way to introduce polymers. Check out this great post to find out more about the science of slime.
Sparkly Glitter Glue Slime for Valentine’s Day
In a bowl, combine 6 oz. glitter glue with 1/2 cup liquid starch. Stir it until it become a dough-like consistency. Then continue mixing it with your hands to help it come together as slime. (This is the perfect time for kids to help.) If it still seems too sticky, add a small amount of liquid starch (1 Tablespoon at a time).
I have read several recipes that suggest adding a bit of water, a Tablespoon or so at a time to create the slime texture you desire. We were happy with our results of just using the glitter glue and liquid starch.
The red turned out beautiful. But the pink won my daughter’s heart.
What I really like about this DIY slime recipe is you can modify it to fit your child’s interest. My daughter wanted to keep the pink slime just a tad bit stickier, so we used a little less starch in it.
You can put the glitter glue slime in a small jar, add a ribbon and turn it into a simple DIY Valentine’s Day gift. This Valentine’s Day slime will keep for several weeks if put in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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