Homemade slime is loved by one and all. Adding some excitement to the regular slime is the glow element. The glow in the dark slime is loved equally by kids and adults. It is an enjoyable way to engage the kids and keep them busy doing something creative.
If you’ve never tried your hands at creating slime, or have been in search of a quick and effective method, we have got you covered. In this article, let us take you through the recipe of glow in the dark slime.
Glow In The Dark Slime DIY
There are various ways to make a glow in the dark slime; we have mentioned three methods for you. The glow in the dark slime ingredients is readily available, and you can make your slime in a breeze. Go ahead and follow the recipe below to make a glow in the dark slime.
a) Glow In The Dark Slime With Borax Powder
- Four ounces of non-toxic liquid glue.
- Two teaspoon borax powder (sodium borate or sodium tetraborate).
- Three tablespoons of glow in the dark craft paint.
- One cup of warm water.
Glow In The Dark Slime With Borax Powder Recipe
Get the required ingredients, and you are all set to make a lovely glowing slime at home.
- Pour out the glue into a bowl. Add ½ cup warm water to it until a mixture is formed.
- Now add the glow paint to this mixture of glue and water.
- Take a separate small bowl; add ½ cup warm water along with 2 teaspoons of borax powder. The water will help the borax powder to completely dissolve.
- Once completely dissolved, add the borax solution to the glue mixture that you have prepared. Mix them up really well. You can use hands to mix them up correctly.
Play around with the mixture to get a perfect consistency. At first, the slime will appear runny. But don’t worry. The more you play with the glow slime, the better it will get. Don’t forget to expose the slime to sunlight or bright light indoors.
b) Glow In The Dark Slime With Cornstarch
- Two cups cornstarch.
- Two-three tablespoon of glowing craft paint.
- One cup of warm water.
- Big sized bowl.
Glow In The Dark Slime With Cornstarch Recipe
- Take the cornstarch in a bowl and add water to make it into slime. Next, you need to add the glow paint to this mixture and stir. You can adjust the amount of paint as per the glow color that you want.
- Achieving the desired consistency, you can add water to the mixture or cornstarch as required. Your glow in the dark slime is ready!
c) Glow In The Dark Slime Without Borax Powder
The glow in the dark slime can be made with or without borax powder. If you want to skip borax, then you can go ahead and use the contact lens solution. This is a great alternative ingredient for your glow in the dark slime. This glow in the dark slime recipe is easy to follow and is ready in very little time. Let us see what ingredients you will need for making slime without the borax powder.
- Five oz. glow in the dark glue.
- One tablespoon contact lens solution (The contact lens solution that you use should contain boric acid and sodium borate).
- ½ tablespoon baking soda.
Glow In The Dark Slime Without Borax Powder Recipe
- Pour out the glue into a bowl.
- Next, add the ½ tablespoon of baking soda and mix it thoroughly.
- Lastly, add the contact lens solution. At this stage, you have to mix the mixture well until it gets harder and slime begins to form.
- If you find the combination to be hard, you can add the contact lens solution and knead further. Keep on adding small amounts of contact solution until you achieve the desired consistency.
Some Useful Tips
- To make your slime work, you will need to “charge” it. By this we mean you will have to expose it to light. For best glow, you can put it under the sunlight. Alternatively, you can leave under bright indoor light for some time.
- Remember to spread your slime flat so that it is completely exposed to light. Only then it will glow well in the dark.
- If you want your slime to stay for a long time, always store it in an airtight jar. It can be either plastic or glass. You can also use a Ziploc bag, as it will be easier to remove the slime.
- For the perfect glow in your slime, it is essential to use a good glow powder. Colors like green, aqua, and blue are the best options for an excellent glowing slime.
- You can consider using a glow acrylic paint if you are unable to find a glow powder. Glow paint will also give a unique color to your slime.
Safety And Precautions
As a safety measure, always read the products that you are going to use. Take all the precautions while handling chemicals and products.
This recipe should always be made under adult supervision. Don’t leave children unattended while they make slime.
Remember to thoroughly wash your hands before and after making and playing with the slime.
This slime making activity should not be undertaken by kids below 3 years of age.
If you happen to ingest contact lens solution, seek medical help at the earliest.
The above-mentioned glow in the dark slime DIY methods is easy and can be followed by everyone. Making slime at home is a great way to demonstrate chemistry to kids. Concepts like cross-linking, states of matter, polymers, etc. can be exhibited at home itself.
Indulging kids in such projects will help to develop their thinking, and also give them an activity that can keep them engaged for hours together.