Want to learn how to make slime at home? Whether you are a slime making expert, or are just learning about the slime craze that has overtaken the world this year, you are going to love this easy tutorial for making rainbow slime. If you’ve been in a craft store lately, perhaps you have seen the large gallons of Elmers glue sitting at the front of the store and wondered why? A slime making craze has overtaken kids in America, and apparently, we can not get enough of this ooey gooey awesomeness. From glitter slimes to squishy slime to magnetic and glow in the dark varieties, slime is more popular than we ever imagined it could be.
We have tried out lots and lots of slime recipes ourselves, and this one is an absolute favorite. Make cool rainbow slime, also called galaxy slime, using only a few simple ingredients. For this one, we use Elmer’s glitter glue in a blue, pink, green and purple and then added some borax and water to get to most beautiful rainbow slime you’ve ever seen. This DIY is quick and easy, a perfect summer craft idea for bored kids and teens, but one that will not have your parents screaming about the glitter that ended up all over the kitchen. We made ours in less than 30 minutes and the cleanup was minimal. Fun for both kids and adults to make, this will be one of your favorites, too. Just follow the easy step by step tutorial to learn how to make your own DIY slime at home.
When it comes to cool kids crafts, this rainbow slime and DIY galaxy slime are some of the most fun to make and play with. We have lots more slime recipes if you like them, check out these cool slime recipes:
Slime Recipe and Tutorial
Ingredients for Slime
First, you need to gather your ingredients. You will need:
- Blue Elmers Glitter Glue
- Green Elmers Glitter Glue
- Pink Elmers Glitter Glue
- Purple Elmers Glitter Glue (if you want galaxy slime, we recommend using lots of purple and less green)
- Borax Mixed With Water (We used one Teaspoon of borax and 2 Tablespoons of water)
- 4 Clean mixing bowls
- Spoons to stir with
- Note: If you do not have borax or wish not to use it, liquid starch can be used instead. The slime will end up being a bit stickier and harder to work with, but you will still end up with something cool to play with
Step by Step Instructions
Empty your glitter glue into the bowls, using one bowl for each color of glue. This one is the pink :0
This part is even fun, the glitter glue is just pretty to look at.
Green glue makes awesome slime.
Now, for the fun part. You will start adding your borax water to the glue, very slowly. You do not want to add too much at first, as it is difficult to go backwards. You can always add more as you go. The key to making the best slime is knowing when you have added enough. The goal is the get the slime to not be sticky, but you do not want it to be hard. Add borax water and stir until the slime starts pulling away from the sides of your bowl. It does not matter which color of glue you start with, you will be doing the same thing to each bowl of slime as you mix the glue with the borax and water.
Be sure to stir well as you make your slime, you do not want to add too much borax to your rainbow slime at once. We start by adding a few drops of borax water and stirring, then adding a little more to the DIY slime mixture.
See how the slime no longer sticks to the edges of the bowl? This is when it is ready for the next step, kneading. What a fun and easy craft idea for kids and teens! We were super happy when we realized how easy this one is to clean up, too. Knead each color of slime until is is not sticky, but still soft. Then place it on a table or back into the bowl and work on the next color.
Once the slime is not sticking to the bowl, you get to put your hands in it and start kneading your slime.
This part of slime making is our favorite! Knead your slime well until it is not sticky. We suggest a few minutes. Still too sticky? Put it back in the bowl and add a tiny bit of borax water.
When you finish kneading your slime, you will have four blobs that look like this. Feel free to play with them before moving on to the next step for making DIY rainbow slime.
Which color is your favorite? We can’t decide either. Good thing is, you don’t have to!
Once you are ready to make your rainbow slime, roll and stretch each color so it looks like this, laying each one down next to the other on your table or clean counter. A cutting board will also work well for this.
Now, pinch the colors together a little bit and stretch your slime from the ends.
You will see the beautiful colors of your rainbow galaxy slime start to appear.
Keep stretching your slime and prepare to be amazed!
Can you make a double rainbow like we did?
Or an orb that looks like the galaxy?
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Questions on how to make slime? We’d love to hear from you. Good luck with your slime!
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