After years of having 5 boys, it’s been a joy to see the little “twists” our Lil Miss puts on every day life. Actions figures are made to “kiss”, Rex from Toy Story is dressed up in a diaper and made to play ‘baby’ while being pushed around in a stroller, Legos are castles where the princesses have a tea party– and on and on it goes. This new “girl territory” has been delightful to witness, bringing new colors, textures and fragrances into the home, like– a Strawberry Shortcake Doll whose hair smells like real strawberries and, GLITTER… so much glitter! Lil Miss LOVES anything that sparkles and glitters and so, this week, just for her we made pink, princessy glitter slime and she ADORED it! This is just a basic white glue recipe with actual glitter added in, so no special ingredients necessary!
Glitter Slime for Lil Miss
She held it up, turning it every which way so the glitter would sparkle in the light, ooohhhing and aaahhhing atevery turn. She made ‘cake’ with it and patted it into little ‘cookies’. I think next time we will try adding some fun scent to it for an even more exciting sensory play. So, this one is for all the Lil Miss’s out there who like their slime with a little bit of sparkle, enjoy!
1 teaspoon Borax dissolved in 1 cup of warm water
1/2 cup Water & 1/2 cup Elmer’s glue, mixed in a separate bowl
few drops food coloring
about a tblsp. of fine craft glitter (we used purple)
- Pour the borax mixture into the glue mixture.
- Add a few drops and food coloring and mix well.
- After your ‘slime’ is formed, discard the extra liquid. (This is tricky- depending on how ‘slimy’ you want it to be, you’ll want to incorporate as much water in as you can, but my lil miss didn’t like it too slimy, so I squeezed a bunch of the liquid out. The result was a drier slime, but it will still slowly ‘stretch’ as you hold it up. When it was too slimy she just looked at it and said, “Eeewww”, lol!)
- place your slime on a flat surface and sprinkle with the glitter.
- Let your Lil Miss mix it in and begin playing!