Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

I think July is my favorite month. It’s the one month my kids are all home from school for the entire month and our family probably spends the most time together just relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. The kids asked to make some glitter slime, and we thought we’d get a little patriotic while we were at it.

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

We love to make slime and make it often, so we had everything we needed already on hand. You might even have everything too. I love Oriental Trading for craft supplies, and that’s where I found the Star-Shaped Patriotic Pony Beads I used in this glitter slime.

Supplies needed for Red White & Blue Glitter Slime-

First small bowl:

  • 1 teaspoon Borax Powder
  • 1 cup water

Second bigger bowl:

  • 1/2 cup clear Elmer’s glue
  • 1/2 cup water

Other supplies needed:

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

When the slime supplies show up on the kitchen table, all the boys miraculously appear too. No one likes to miss out on all that ooey gooey fun! In the first bowl, you’ll want to add your borax and water and mix until well blended. You will always have a small amount of white that doesn’t completely dissolve, that’s okay.

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

In your second bowl, you’ll combine your clear glue and water. Just use your hands.

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

Just before mixing add in your glitter and your beads, if you wait until later the beads don’t get absorbed into the slime.

I love these Star-Shaped Patriotic Pony Beads! Aren’t they cute?

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

Now add your borax mixture into the bowl with your glittery glue mixture. Rinse your small bowl and set aside close by. As you begin to combine the ingredients, they will start to stick to each other and less from your hands.

YOU WILL HAVE LEFT OVER WATER.

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

Once you feel like your pieces are all well-combined strain or grab them all out and place them into the small bowl. Once they have are been removed from the excess water, you can squish them all together.

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

You’ll be left with this awesome Red White & Blue Glitter Slime.

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

This slime isn’t as gooey as other slimes we’ve made, but Sawyer thought it was pretty cool that he could form it into a ball and bounce it slightly. Gavin thought that translated into it being a bouncy ball and no; it’s not a bouncy ball. It can bounce from holding it just a few inches from the table. If you try to bounce from too much higher, you will have flying slime pieces.

Red White & Blue Glitter Slime

 

For more fun craft ideas make sure to follow my Fun Crafts with Mom Pinterest Board! You can also check out all the other slimes we’ve made here.

Store in gallon size bag when not in use. To use just remove from bag.

 

*Please note that if you get slime on your clothing or any cloth material it can ruin it so please be careful and wear a smock if your little one is messy.

About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you’ll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. That looks fun to make. I never thought to put beads, or anything like that in the mix with slime.

  2. Dandi D says:

    I know both of my children would just love this!

  3. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This is such a cute idea. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. vickie couturier says:

    you are so brave,,ill pass on making that mess,,my grandkids would have it all over the place

  5. ellen beck says:

    There is something about slime that is so fun! I like how colorful you made this one really pretty. I also like how festive it looks.

  6. This is an extremely cute slime project.

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