Typically when we make slime, you are used to us using the big old gallon of white glue. And it works and works super well, but this time we wanted to try something different. So instead of making white slime and dying it whatever color we wanted, we instead bought clear glue that was insanely sparkly to see what type of slime it made. I have to tell you making slime with clear glue was far different and required a different combination of our already easy to use slime ingredients.
Before I get to that, let’s run down our normal ingredients to make slime just in case you have no clue what you are doing.
Slime without Borax
PRO TIP: Making slime with LIQUID STARCH and glue is a ton easier than mixing borax to do it. Simply use about 1tsp in 4 oz of glue (you can stir in some food coloring or paint to color before you add) and then add starch little by little until you get the slime consistency you want. We use red solo cups to do this and once its mostly sticky, we pull out of the cup and start to mix with our hands. If the slime is still sticky, that means it needs more liquid starch. Just add little by little until you get the consistency you need. Depending on how much glue we pour, it usually tends to be about a half a cup overall.
It can be pretty hard to find liquid starch, so pick this one up here (it’s the one I use) as well as a huge thing of glue so you can make tons of slime for all occasions. Buying this way is a lot more cost effective and once you start making slime, you will def want to have glue on hand! This went out of stock for a good month so make sure you buy it now that its back.
Slime with Clear Glitter Glue
In this particular slime recipe (Pot-O-Gold Slime, our St. Patricks Day inspiration), we used CLEAR GLUE instead of white glue. Thre are a few things to note for this.
- I went to all the craft stores, but massive containers of clear glue do not exist. You have to buy glitter glue in tinier bottles, which is one of the reasons we combined green and gold. The images below account for approximately 1 bottle of glue (1/2 of each color).
- You will need A LOT MORE Liquid Starch than you need with white glue. For whatever reason, we needed almost double with this recipe, so if it’s super sticky, keep pouring the starch.
- Because you need more bottles, just go ahead and buy a selection of glitter glue colors like these…its a lot more fun to make striped slime anyway. After a bit of play, the colors do mix together.
The fun thing about clear glue is that it just sheets in gorgeous sparkles. It’s a totally different sensory experience than with white glue and is gorgeous.
See more SLIME RECIPES here.
Do not forget to learn how to make Slime Bubbles here!