What you need for this experiment

Glitter Glue



2 Glass Bowls

You can buy the glitter glue and borax we used on amazon.com by click on the pictures below.

Experiment Directions

Add 1 tsp borax to 1 cup of water.  Set aside.
Empty glue bottle into another bowl.
Add 1 tbsp of water to the glue and mix.
Add the borax and water mixture to the glue and water mixture.
Mix with your hands until you get the slime to the consistency you want. 
Enjoy playing with your gorgeous glitter slime!
Do not forget to wash your hands when you are done playing with your slime! 

Why does it do that?

When you add glue (which is made up of polyvinyl acetate) to borax/water solution (Na2B4O7. 10H2O) you get a chemical reaction that produces a highly flexible, cross linked polymer. A polymer is made up of lots of monomers all strung together in a really long chain.  A monomer is one molecule that has the ability to combine with other identical monomers to form a polymer.  Since these chains are flexible, your slime can stretch and flow making it so much fun to play with. 

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we'll receive a percentage of the sale.

How to Make Glitter Slime

Leave a Reply