This glitter slime recipe needs only 2 ingredients! The red and pink colors make it perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s super stretchy and tons of fun.
2 Ingredient Glitter Slime for Valentine’s Day
Safety note: Always supervise the making and playing of slime. Once finished wash your hands to get rid of any residue (glue and liquid starch can dry skin). Slime should only be used with kids that won’t eat it. While the ingredients I use (glue and liquid starch) are technically non-toxic and safe to handle, I don’t think it’s good practice to allow kids to eat it. Too much could cause an upset stomach. Other slime recipes have different ingredients so be sure you understand the safety requirements before using those. For a taste safe version of slime, try making oobleck.
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Elmer’s washable glitter glue in the color of your choice (we used red and pink) – other brands of glitter glue don’t have the same amount of glue as Elmer’s, so they may not work as well. Check out this post from Fun at Home with Kids for ways to fix your slime if it’s not working out.
- Liquid starch (find this in the laundry aisle)
Elmer’s glitter glue is already a vibrant color and full of sparkly glitter, so all you’ll need to add is liquid starch. Scroll down to watch the video instructions.
In a bowl, combine a 6 ounce bottle of glitter glue with a 1/4 cup liquid starch. It will be very wet and stringy at first. Mix with your hands and knead until the slime starts to come together. Eventually, it will no longer be wet. If it becomes sticky, add a tiny amount of liquid starch and knead again. Continue until you have the perfect slime consistency. Store the slime in the refrigerator in a sealed container and it should keep for weeks.
After making the slime, it was time to play. It’s super fun just to stretch it and pull it and squish it. In the picture below, you can see how thin the pink slime got.
Aiden wanted to add cookie cutters to it. We cut out hearts of slime.
Big hearts and small hearts. Red hearts and pink hearts.
The slime hearts hold their shape for short time. Eventually, the slime “melts” out of the heart shapes.
Watch the video to see how the slime comes together below. Adding 2 tablespoons of water to the glue helps to loosen it and allows you knead the slime for less time.
Aiden also created a hide and seek game with the slime. You hide plastic hearts in the slime. Then, you hunt for them. He said it was really easy to find the red hearts in the pink slime, but it was more difficult in the red slime.
As much as my son loves oobleck and play dough, I think slime is his new favorite sensory material. The first time we made slime was for his space birthday party. We made two types of space slime – one with purple glitter glue and one with clear glue and glitter. They were both a big hit.
More Valentine’s Day Activities
- See our collection of Valentine’s Day Science Experiments and Activities.
- Try a Melting Hearts Word Search – it’s a fun way to combine literacy and a fizzy reaction.
- Turn a Simple Valentine Heart Craft into a learning opportunity.
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