Glow in the Dark Slime is a super fun way to bring together all your senses with an amazing glow in the dark goo. When it comes to making homemade slime without borax, you can never get enough. That is our mantra anyway and why not!
How to Make Glow in the Dark Slime
We have made the ooey, gooey, sticky slimy fun for nearly every season and with a variety of colors and scents like Peppermint Slime, Halloween Slime (Slime without Borax), and Unicorn Poop Slime. And I wanted to make sure I showed you that you can use all these slime recipes by altering just a tad bit to make Glow in the Dark Slime!
It’s just as simple and fun and brings an added element of giggle when you can play in the dark.First you need our basic slime recipe. These ingredients work for the creation of nearly every slime and its the adding to it that makes the slime extra unique. Glow in the dark slime needs a few specific ingredients, so let’s talk about that first.
- 4oz of clear glue or 8oz of white school glue
- start with approx 1/4 cup liquid starch
- Food coloring (optional)
- Glitter (optional)
- Cups and craft sticks for mixing
- Glow in the Dark Gel
How to make Glow in the Dark Slime
To get started on your recipe, first pour your glue into a cup or bowl. I like to use disposable throw away bowls personally. Depending on how much slime you want, start with around 8 oz of glue, which is the same as about 1 cup. If you want more slime than that, you will need to adjust your ingredients as you go so this “how many cups in a quart” conversion chart may help you figure that out.
Add in your food coloring till you get the color you want and its fully intermixed. This will be the color of your actual slime. We like to use neon colors for the food coloring and in the post, we have 3 drops of neon green food coloring and also a neon orange batch.
Ready to make it glow in the dark slime now? It’s so Easy!
Add 2 tbsp glow in the dark gel to the glue mixture,
Now add your liquid starch. The liquid starch is what makes it clump up. You may need as much as 1/3rd cup, but always start with a little less like 2 tablespoons.
Keep stirring and your slime will start to form. If the slime is still sticky, add more starch. Once its in a pretty good lump, you can take it out and start kneading it. The longer you knead, the stretchier your slime will become. This process can take about 3-4 minutes. If after that time the slime is not coming off your fingers, it may need a little more starch. Remember, just a tad at a time!
How Do You Store Slime?
Now that you have learned how to make glow in the dark slime, you need to keep it from drying out!
Store your glow slime in sealed container, ziplock or even cover in saran wrap.
Glow in the Dark Slime without Borax
PRO TIP FOR HOW TO MAKE GLOW IN THE DARK SLIME: Many people do not like to deal with borax and water when making slime. Here on MomDot, I only make our glow in the dark slime without borax! I use LIQUID STARCH and glue. It’s a ton easier than worrying out how borax can over harden your slime. It can be pretty hard to find liquid starch in some areas, 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!
Learn How to Make slime and get more Slime Recipes here!
How to make Slime Video
- Want to see how slime is made? This short video will give you the skinny on making slime with glue and starch and how unbelievably easy it is! I hope this inspires you to get your slime made!
Having Trouble Making slime?
- This video is a longer video that shows you how slime comes together. Many people believe that slime is instant but it can take some time to mix up and kneed. This video will help you understand what you are doing wrong- OR right!
How to make Bubbles with Slime Video
- Making bubbles is SO much fun with slime! Learn how to make bubbles alone or with a friend. Who can make the biggest bubble?
- We experimented with creating a kinetic slime that sticks together. Come see how we did it!