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Best Slime Recipe: Clear Glue Fine Glitter Slime

Best Slime Recipe: Clear Glue Fine Glitter Slime

I can’t believe this slime craze is still happening. I feel like it’s been a while since it exploded, and we were really late on the slime band wagon. But we are still finding it difficult to find glue around here, because everyone seems to be buying it in bulk to make SLIME! And here we are, doing the same thing! This recipe is the best slime recipe I’ve found so far. It makes the best slime, that doesn’t lose its consistency for a long time. (As long as you keep it in an airtight container.)Clear Glue Fine Glitter Pink Slime made with contact lens solution.

And we’ve found, through trial and error, although the chunky glitter slime is nice and sparkly and has a fun crunchy consistency, we like using fine glitter better. Because, it’s less messy, doesn’t really shed glitter and the consistency is nice and well, SLIMY. 

Clear Glue Fine Glitter Pink Slime made with contact lens solution.

I also love using clear glue because we can do stuff like this:

Clear Glue Fine Glitter Pink Slime made with contact lens solution.

All in all, there definitely is something cool about slime. It crackles and snaps. It oozes between your fingers. And it’s kind of mesmerizing. I totally get it. I totally get why kids like it! And making it is the funnest part of all.

Full Recipe here:

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Best Slime Recipe: Clear Glue Fine Glitter Slime

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Best Slime Recipe: Clear Glue Fine Glitter Slime

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the glue and water.
  2. Pour in the glitter, baking soda and contact lens solution.
  3. Mix well until it gets sticky.
  4. Then knead and work it with your hands until it becomes perfect slime consistency and not sticky.
  5. Enjoy!
http://bebeandbear.com/2018/01/12/best-slime-recipe-clear-glue-fine-glitter-slime/

Recipe adapted from: Little Bins Little Hands

*Make sure to store your slime in an airtight container so you can reuse it over and over again. I’ve been using these. They’re also good for snack prepping...

This will totally be a fun Valentine’s activity for kids. You can get pink and red glitter and have a lot of fun with it. Make sure to follow the recipe to the tee. I’m telling you, it’s the best slime recipe ever. It never fails.

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Clear glue fine glitter pink sparkly slime recipe with contact lens solution.

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Clear Pink Glitter Valentine Slime

Clear Pink Glitter Valentine Slime

So, it looks like we’re on a roll with this slime thing. First, we made this sparkly gold glitter New Year’s slime, and now this — Pink Glitter Valentine Slime. If you look closely, you can see the tiny little heart shaped glitter inside. As you can tell, I’m a sucker for sparkly things. What can I say? Especially if it’s shaped like a heart.

Pink Glitter Valentine Slime

Of course, we found the glitter at the Target dollar aisle. (I love the Target dollar aisle). It was buried deep in the bottom shelf, but I found it!

Pink Glitter Valentine Slime

And like I mentioned earlier, if you look closely, you can see the tiny little hearts. Aren’t they so pretty? We are thinking of using the middle one next time closer to Valentine’s. The recipe we use is consistent. Not only does it create the same consistency every time, but it also holds its consistency for a long time.  I know you all know what it’s like to make a total fail slime. It’s not fun. And SO disappointing. Surprisingly, the fine glitter on the very right, made the best slime out of all three. Because it was ultra smooth and did not shed any glitter.

Pink Glitter Valentine Slime

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What you will need: 

Clear Glue
Water
Baking Soda
Contact Lens Solution (make sure it contains boric acid and sodium borate)
Glitter (similar)

Pink Glitter Valentine Slime

My daughter loves slime. And considering it took me a few trips to find clear glue, because it was sold out everywhere, I’m assuming, every kid right now loves slime. We especially love this pink glitter valentine slime, though. It looks so clear and rosy when stretched.

A bit early, indeed, but we are totally looking forward to Valentine’s Day! For more fun Valentine’s posts check out our Valentine egg muffins and heart shaped no sugar oatmeal muffins, too!

Happy Slime-making!

Clear Pink Glitter Valentine Slime

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of clear glue
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp plus 1/2 tsp of contact lens solution (make sure it has boric acid and sodium borate in it)
  • Glitter - don't put too much glitter if using chunky glitter or it might shed a bit. Less is more. (We used a lot in ours for an extra sparkly look.)For fine glitter, you can be generous with the amount.

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix glue and water together.
  2. Add glitter.
  3. Add baking soda.
  4. Add contact lens solution.
  5. Mix well until it get sticky. Then knead and work with your hands until it gets to a perfect slime consistency. Not sticky.
  6. Seal in an airtight container to store for future use.
http://bebeandbear.com/2018/01/07/clear-pink-glitter-valentine-slime/

Recipe adapted from Little Bins Little Hands.

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Clear Glitter Slime for New Year’s!

Clear Glitter Slime for New Year’s!

So what do you guys think? Is slime here to stay?! Or will it be a thing of 2017?! I’m not entirely sure, but we thought we would end the year with a bang, and make some cool, sparkly, clear glitter slime. There are so many versions out there, and so many recipes. But so far, this is the best recipe I’ve found from Little Bins Little Hands. With a little tweak here and there, we finally found the perfect, no-fail slime.New Year's Celebration Clear Glitter Slime made with contact lens solution

And look how pretty and sparkly it is. Or should I say, how gooey and slime-y it is…?

I found these specific glitter bottles from the target dollar section during Christmas. Originally, we were going to make some Christmas slime with it, but things got busy and too crazy – (you know how it goes), and so we thought, once everything settled, why not make it into a ‘celebrate New Year’s Slime?’

New Year's Party Clear Glitter Slime made with contact lens solution and baking soda.

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For similar glitter you can get some here.

Otherwise, you can probably find something like it at Target or Michael’s.Clear Glitter Slime for New Year's! Made with contact lens solution.

I love this recipe because it only requires 5 ingredients. All of which you might already have at home.

Clear Glue.
Glitter.
Water.
Baking Soda.
And Contact Lens Solution. (Make sure the contact lens solution contains boric acid and sodium borate.)

New Year's Party Clear Glitter Slime made with contact lens solution and baking soda.

The consistency is perfect every time. Which I love, because I think we’ve all tried making slime one time or another and it’s been a total disappointing fail and disaster. Am I right? Too sticky, too runny, not slimy enough… We’ve all been there. But trust me, this recipe does not disappoint.

I’m starting to get this whole slime thing. It’s squishy and soothing. Total sensory and addicting. And the idea that you can make it at home is kind of amazing. My daughter loved this clear glitter slime. She literally played with it for hours. You can also switch it up  by adding some food coloring or different kinds of glitter. The options are endless! But I love these glittery colors for a fun New Year’s activity for kids. AND with that being said – Happy New Year’s, everybody!

Clear Glitter Slime for New Year’s!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of Clear Glue.
  • 1/2 cup of water.
  • 1 tsp of baking soda.
  • 1 tbsp plus 1/2 tsp of contact lens solution.
  • Glitter. (We put in a lot of glitter for an extra sparkly look, but less is more if you want to make sure the glitter doesn't shed if you are using chunky glitter. For fine glitter, you can be generous with the amount.)

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl pour in the glue, water and glitter and mix.
  2. Then add in the baking soda.
  3. Follow with the contact lens solution.
  4. Mix well with a spoon or craft stick until sticky.
  5. Then get in there with your hands and work the slime until it becomes perfect slime consistency and not sticky.
  6. Enjoy!
http://bebeandbear.com/2017/12/30/clear-glitter-slime-new-years/

Recipe adapted by: Little Bins Little Hands

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*Always supervise your kids when making slime. You can store your slime for repeated use in an airtight container.

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