Slime, Slime and more slime! I am the slime queen around here and so happy to share with you new, fun and inventive ideas to take your homemade slime to the next level. Yesterday, while working on some crunchy slime ideas, I had a happy accident. I realized that when you add nonpareils to slime, they slightly melt the color and create gorgeous results: GALAXY SLIME. I was so excited and could not wait to share this idea with all of you out there! If you want to see the first slime I published on this, its Fairy Slime. This fairy slime has a streaking of rainbows during play and its SO PRETTY. Of course the effect doesn’t last long term, so its worth having a big bottle of nonpareils (fancy word for round sprinkles) to continue play time.
Armed with this knowledge, I dove in to create some additional slime ideas centered around these sprinkles and this was one of my favorite ones: Galaxy Slime. And its not named galaxy slime just due to hits blue and purple hues in the fluffy slime mixture. When you add a mixture of white/green/blue sprinkles, they streak off like planets, leaving little Saturn’s behind! I LOVE THIS GALAXY SLIME. Its a totally unique take on slime play and I hope you grab some and enjoy. Let me also add that slime is not a toy. Children making slime should be of an age they do not EAT these items and reorganize that while you are using a food decorative, it does NOT make the slime edible.
How to make Galaxy Slime with magically appearing planets.
The first thing you need to do is make fluffy slime. Fluffy slime is so named as it contains shaving cream to fluff up the recipe and make it poofier and thicker. It tends to be less sticky than traditional slimes a little more fool proof. Before you get started, you will need a few things: Gallon of Elmer’s Glue, Liquid Starch, a colorant if you want it to have color (I prefer Wilton’s Food Coloring) and for this, the additive that makes fluffy slime work, extra moisturizing shaving cream. I make slime with liquid starch. It’s so much easier to make than borax based slimes and you will have less mistakes in the end result- TRUST ME.
- White school glue – I always use GALLON SIZED GLUE. Tiny bottles do not produce a lot of slime and this is an addicting project. Go ahead and get the gallon size. I have never seen gallon sized in stores, so you need to buy on amazon (free shipping with prime!)
- Liquid Starch – This can be impossible to find, so also better to grab online
- Food coloring – I use Wilton’s Color Right for the best and brightest results – do not use gel coloring, its hard to break up. This is a liquid colorant and does not dilute the glue.
Galaxy Slime Instructions
Lets make that slime!
- Making slime is more of an art than a science. There is so much that goes into the making of the slime, that merely measuring out is not going to solve all your slime issues, but its so easy if you follow this. First, pour approximately 2 cups of white glue into a bowl. Add your Wilton’s Food Colorant and stir.
- Add your shaving cream. My estimate is about 1 cup worth. Stir. Because shaving cream is white, it will dilute your coloring a bit so feel free to add more.
- If you are making a dual colored slime, repeat this step in another bowl.
- Now add about 1/3rd- 1/4th cup liquid starch to the bowl and stir. You will immediately see the slime form up. Continue stirring a minute or so and then pick up and begin kneading your slime. I have added a video below on how to make slime and can help you if you have questions. That slime does not include the shaving cream (in the video) but will show you the overall process of making slime if you need help.
- Once your slime is made, sit down and let it flatten out. Sprinkle your nonpareils on and let sit about 30 seconds. This gives the coloring a chance to melt into the slime a bit. Now put your hand under and PULL!! See the pretty planets appear?
See more amazing slime here before you go. Try FAIRY SLIME.
Don’t forget to grab your ingredients!