Most kids love playing with slime.
My daughter is no exception; she loves getting her hands on a fresh batch of slime.
We have had lots of fun making different liquid starch slimes. They’ve all been such hits 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.
Making slime is always a fun STEM activity, and this slime is one of our favorite Valentine’s Day STEM activities!
Valentine’s Day Slime
This activity is a fun Valentine’s Day activity for kids your child will love!
Using glitter glue instead of regular glue to make this slime means no accidental “glitter explosions.” It actually makes clean up easier, and moms are all about easier clean up.
Not only is making homemade 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.
How to Make Slime with Glitter Glue
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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.
Your results will depend on what brand glue you use.
The red turned out beautiful.
But the sparkly pink slime won my daughter’s heart.
What I really like about this glitter glue 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 Valentines Day Slime will keep for several weeks if put in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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