There is something I find so disgusting about gak/slime. I am sure it’s just a reaction to my totally normal (I don’t care what Laurie says) preference to not get my hands dirty. That’s not weird right? Anyway… I am the only one in my family that feels the slime is weird. My daughter LOVES it and once we added glitter to it Laurie was hooked too. I find it very pretty and a very good sensory activity for my 4 year old. Once you add in the Frozen factor to this Anna’s DIY Glitter Slime it’s hard to go wrong where kids are concerned.
How to Make Frozen Anna’s DIY Glitter Slime
You will need:
- 8 oz. (or 1 cup) Elmer’s Clear School Glue (or Elmer’s regular white Glue)
- 1 cup very Hot Water
- 1/2 cup very Hot Water
- 1 tsp. Borax Detergent
- Food Coloring
- Glitter (Optional)
The first step in making this homemade Gak that we call Anna’s DIY Glitter Slime is to pour 1 cup of clear glue into a bowl. Next add 1 cup of HOT water. It’s important to use the hot water. If you use cold or only tepid water you will get a crumbly slime – not fun! Hot water is definitely the way to go – as hot as you can get from the tap, you don’t need boiling water. Stir the water and the glue until it is completely mixed.
If you want colored DIY Glitter Slime, this is the time to add the food coloring. We added 2 drops of Deep Pink, 2 drops of Fuschia and 1 drop of navy to get this pretty Anna pink color.
This is what the tinted glue and water mixture should look like.
Measure 1/2 cup of HOT water. Dissolve the Borax detergent in this water. The amount of Borax you use will determine the consistency of the homemade gak. The more borax the “tougher” the Frozen Troll Slime will be. Over 1 teaspoon of GAK and you will end up with something more along the lines of Silly Putty. If you only use 1/2 teaspoon the Gak will be very slimy – the consistency of what we used to call Slime when I was a kid. I used just under 1 teaspoon. I filled the teaspoon and then I poured a tiny bit out. It was trial an error for us for the first couple of batches because we wanted the troll slime to be fluid and fun to play with but not too messy.
A word about the Borax: there is a lot of conversation on the Internet about the safety levels of Borax. We decided that since we were using such a small amount and that the kids would not be ingesting the Troll Slime it would be okay. Crunchy Betty has done a lot of research on whether Borax is safe or not and under which circumstances it is safe to use if you want to learn more.
Star stirring the glue mixture as soon as you pour in the water and Borax mixtures. As you stir the glue mixture will start solidifying. Keep stirring … this whole process takes less than 15 seconds.
The last step is to add in some extra fine glitter. Pour the glitter into the bowl with the finished slime and mix it together with your hands.
A word about clear glue versus white glue. Of the four colors of slime in this pictures, only the pink was made with clear glue.
If you want to really see the glitter, we suggest you use the clear glue. The slime is really translucent and pretty and the glitter really shines through!! Anna’s DIY Glitter Slime – it feels wet but it’s not and is ooey, gooey fun and great for a sensory activity at a Frozen Birthday Party or as a party favor for your party guests!
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