Elmer’s glue slime is super easy and fun. We make it even easier and show you how to make it 3 different ways.

Elmer's glue slime is super easy and fun. We make it even easier and show you how to make it 3 different ways. Learn how to make slime with elmer's glue.

Elmer’s glue slime

This basic slime recipe is so easy to make but loads of fun. You probably already have what you need to make this!

There are multiple ways to make Elmer’s glue slime. We give you lots of options making these fun slime crafts even easier to maker.

Learn How to get Slime out of Clothes and it is so easy.

Slime ready to play with.

We are going to show you 3 ways to make Elmer’s glue slime. This is a great slime to make if you want to do something easy. It is also easy to adapt to what you have on hand.

With several slime activator options to choose from, you are sure to have what you need. Choose one of these easy slime recipes and get started today.

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How do you make slime with glue?

It is easy to make slime using school glue and starch. This homemade slime comes together easily. If you are looking to make slime at home without complicated ingredients, give this DIY a try.

We are going to show just how simple it is to make slime with glue. Get ready for a ton of fun and only a few simple ingredients needed!

This is a great slime DIY and so incredibly easy. Keep reading for all of the fun details.

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3 Ways to make Elmer’s glue slime recipe

You are going to love each of these different ways to make slime with Elmer’s glue. It is so much fun and so easy!

We used a bottle of Elmer’s Glue that was already colored and included glitter in it.  We used glitter glue for this awesome homemade slime recipe and it worked great.

Learn all about the best Slime Activators.

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However, you can use white Elmer’s Glue and mix in food coloring of your choice in any of these recipes.  This is the food coloring that I used if you prefer to go that route.

Ingredients - starch and glue.

How to Make Elmer’s Glue Slime with Starch:

Slime being stretched.

Ingredients for Elmer’s Glue Slime:

Directions

  • Step 1. Place the glue in a large mixing bowl.
  • Step 2. Slowly stir in the liquid starch.  Continue to stir. When the glue starts to pull away from the bowl, remove from the bowl and mix with your hands.  If the slime is too sticky, add more liquid starch until it’s the consistency that you prefer.
Ingredients - glitter glue and borax

How to Make Slime with Elmer’s Glue and Borax:

Ingredients:

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Directions:

  • Step 1. Put the glue in a large mixing glue.
  • Step 2. Next mix the borax into the cup of the water.  We used warm water so the borax dissolves.
  • Step 3. Then slowly mix the borax mixture into the glue/water mixture.  We mixed in 1 tablespoon of this solution at a time until the slime is the consistency that you would like.  As the slime starts to activate, add less of the borax mixture.
  • Step 4. When the glue is no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl, remove from the bowl. Knead with your hands until the slime is the consistency that you would like.
  • Pro Tip: If the slime is too sticky, add more of the borax/water solution.
  • Pro Tip: If the slime is not stretchy enough, add hand lotion to improve the stretchiness of the slime.  The lotion will not mix easily but continue to mix with your hands until it makes the slime stretchier.
Ingredients - baking soda, contact solution and glue.

How to Make Elmer’s Glue with Saline Solution:

Slime Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of Glue (5 0z)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Contact Solution (must contain boric acid)
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Directions:

  • Step 1. Put the glue into a bowl.
  • Step 2. Stir in the baking soda.
  • Step 3. Slowly add in the tbsp Contact Lens Solution until the slime is the consistency that you prefer.
  • Step 4. As you add the contact lens solution, you’ll eventually need to mix and knead with your hands. This will form the magical liquid called slime.
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Slime Science

Not only is this a fun activity but it also is a great learning experience for children. Kids enjoy making slime but can also learn about the science behind it.

The process of combining polymer glue and slime activators with borate ions, it links the molecules together. Crosslinking these two ingredients results in the molecules becoming thicker.

As they continue to thicken, the final product is slime.

Slime ready to play with.

Can you make Slime without glue?

Yes, we have several slime recipes that do not include glue. Try making Edible Pudding Slime or Jello Slime. Both of these options do not include glue.

Slime ready to play with.

The kids will have so much fun making slime with these simple recipes. You probably already have what you need at home to get started. Let the kids choose and have a blast with this family activity today.

Elmer's glue slime is super easy and fun. We make it even easier and show you how to make it 3 different ways. Learn how to make slime with elmer's glue.

Elmer's glue slime is super easy and fun. We make it even easier and show you how to make it 3 different ways. Learn how to make slime with elmer's glue.

Print the instructions for Elmer’s Glue Slime:

Elmer’s Glue Slime

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Keyword: Elmer’s Glue Slime
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom

Materials

Ingredients for elmer's glue slime:

  • 5 oz. Elmer's Glue
  • 1/4 cup Liquid Starch

Ingredients for how to Make Slime with Elmer's Glue and Borax:

  • 1/2 cup White glue
  • 1/2 tsp Borax
  • 1/2 cup Warm water

How to Make Elmer's Glue with Saline Solution:

  • 5 oz. Glue
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1.5 tbsp Saline Solution (must contain boric acid)

Instructions

Instructions for elmer's glue slime:

  • Place the glue in a large mixing bowl.
  • Slowly stir in the liquid starch.  Stir and when the glue starts to pull away from the bowl or stick to the spoon, remove from the bowl and mix with your hands.  If the slime is too sticky, add more liquid starch until it’s the consistency that you prefer.

How to Make Slime with Elmer's Glue and Borax:

  • Put the glue in a large mixing glue.
  • Next mix the borax into the cup of the water.  We used warm water so the borax dissolves.
  • Then slowly mix the borax mixture into the glue/water mixture.  We mixed in 1 tablespoon of this solution at a time until the slime is the consistency that you would like.  As the slime starts to activate, add less of the borax mixture.
  • When the glue is no longer sticking to the sides of the bowl and is sticking to the spoon, remove from the bowl and knead with your hands until the slime is the consistency that you would like.
  • Pro Tip: If the slime is too sticky, add more of the borax/water solution.
  • Pro Tip: If the slime is not stretchy enough, add hand lotion to improve the stretchiness of the slime.  The lotion will not mix easily but continue to mix with your hands until it makes the slime stretchier.

How to Make Elmer's Glue with Saline Solution:

  • Put the glue in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the baking soda.
  • Slowly add in the Contact Lens Solution until the slime is the consistency that you prefer.
  • As you add the contact lens solution, you’ll eventually need to mix and knead with your hands to form the slime.
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