Slime came onto the scene as a popular toy a few years back, and little ones everywhere haven’t seemed to stop loving this ooey-gooey creation. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own batch of sprinkle slime for fun playtime.
We’re sure when you opened this page, you thought…
“Slime? What? That doesn’t sound appetizing at all.”
Or, if you’re an old pro at making slime for the kids in your life, you likely thought…
“A craft, on Sweets and Treats? With sprinkles of course!”
We love sharing party ideas to go along with our recipes. Themed supplies, crafts, favors…sometimes, it’s just fun to imagine the entire event, rather than just the food. After all, a to-die-for dessert always pairs well with a memorable party, and with cool favors and crafts, you’ll always have a memorable party.
(If it wasn’t clear, by the way, this is a craft. Don’t eat this slime—the ingredients will make that obvious!)
Slime is always a hit with the younger crowd, and it’s just “gross” enough that it suits well. This glittery sprinkle slime in particular uses bright colors, although you can certainly make it in any color, even Halloween-themed colors, and glitter.
We’ll admit—while our dessert recipes usually use standard ingredients from the grocery store, this “recipe” is more unusual! You’ll have to stop by a craft store for some of the supplies here. Still, nothing listed is too out-of-the-ordinary, we hope!
- Glue: Regular old white glue works fine here. We’ve personally found that any specially-colored glue (like metallic glue, for example) doesn’t keep its shine after mixing.
- Baking soda and water: These contribute to the sprinkle slime’s texture.
- Shaving cream: This will give your slime that “fluffy” feeling. Don’t use shaving gel!
- Food coloring: Gel food coloring really won’t provide a color that “pops”, so we recommend liquid food coloring if that matters to you.
- Contact solution: Part of the chemical process that makes slime, well, what it is! You’ll need a contact solution that has both boric acid and sodium borate in it.
- Glitter: We recommend one of our Luxe Glitters for maximum cuteness.
- Sprinkles: How could we not include those?!
- Rubber gloves: Highly recommended if you don’t want stains on your hands from the food coloring for a few weeks after!
- Measuring cup & spoon: You’ll want fairly precise measurements with this fun little science experiment.
- Mixing bowl and spatula: Self-explanatory…unless you want to attempt to put this together on a flat counter. (Joking!)
Here’s a few questions we’ve gotten about slime.
My slime is runny and not fluffy at all! What should I do?
If this happens, you’ll want to keep adding the contact solution in measurements of a tablespoon. Be patient! That’s the key with any slime “recipe”. You’ll eventually get the silly, silky, gooey texture that kids go crazy for.
Can you make sprinkle slime in advance?
Absolutely. In an air-tight container, it should keep its texture for about a week.
How safe is this glitter slime?
It is, of course, safe to play with! Just be certain the kids wash their hands after. We also recommend that only adults and older kids make the slime itself. And, as we said before, don’t eat this slime. (We don’t mean to talk down to you all, but since we post a lot of edible desserts here, we want to ensure everyone understands!)
How will you use this fluffy sprinkle slime?
For a fun afternoon craft, or for a whole party? Either way, we’re certain your favorite little people are going to love it. (Honestly, you might enjoy it, too. It’s strangely therapeutic to handle…ha!) Let us know in the comments what you thought about our fluffy slime. We’d love to hear from you!
- Our Taco Party/Cinco de Mayo ideas,
- Our Melted Snowman Party ideas,
- Or our DIY Sprinkle-rimmed Glasses tutorial!
Turns out…you don’t have to restrict your creativity just to baking! As always, have fun.
- Add glue to mixing bowl and add water and baking soda, stir to mix
- Add shaving cream and mix well
- Add several drops food coloring until desired consistency, mix well
- Add 1 tablespoon contact solution and mix well
- In the bowl, begin kneading the slime with your hands
- Continue adding 1 tablespoon contact solution at a time, working it into the slime until the slime begins to come together
- Add more contact solution if necessary to get the slime to the right consistency, it should no longer stick to your hands
- Add glitter shapes and mix into slime
- Add sprinkles on top for a fun surprise for the kids