Galaxy Slime is a catch-all word for slime recipes with an outer-space theme. The night sky is set with deep blues, purples, and even black slimes, which are then blended with sparkling glitter and sequins to simulate stars.
What could be more fun than making your own slime? How about making a slime kit that glitters like the stars in the sky? This galaxy glitter slime is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
- Clear Washable PVA School Glue (3-4 bottles)
- Liquid Starch
- Food Coloring
- Glitter/Iridescent Confetti Stars
How to Make Galaxy Slime
- Blend 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup glue in a mixing basin and stir well to combine.
2. Now is the time to apply the food coloring and other embellishments. Add the color to the glue and water mixture and stir well.
3. 1/4 cup liquid starch is added. The slime will begin to form almost instantly. Continue churning until you get a slimy glob. The liquid should no longer be present!
4. Begin to knead your slime. It will appear stringy at first, but as you work it about in your hands, the consistency will alter. You can alternatively place it in a clean container and set it aside for 3 minutes to see if the consistency changes.
5. Add glitter/iridescent confetti stars
More About Making Galaxy Slime
- Galaxy slime might be just the thing for you if you like stars, planets, and galaxies. It looks like typical slime, but the hues are black, purple, and blue, which are suggestive of the night sky. To make this wonderful, twirling slime, prepare each hue individually and then smoosh it all together. Fortunately, you can produce galactic slime with whatever you have on hand, including saline solution, liquid starch, and even conventional Borax!
Using Saline Solution
- Mix 12 cup (120 mL) black glitter glue with 12 cup (120 mL) water. Fill a dish halfway with black glitter glue. Fill the bottle halfway with water, then pour it into the bowl. With a spoon, combine the two until the texture is consistent .
- Most glue bottles hold roughly 4 ounces (120 mL). If yours doesn’t, use a measuring cup to scoop out the glue and water.
- If black glitter glue is unavailable, use purple glitter glue instead. Alternatively, combine 12 c (120 mL) clear school glue, 1/4 cup (25 g) glitter, and 2 to 3 drops of food coloring in a mixing bowl.
- Use school glitter glue, which comes in larger bottles rather than craft glitter glue, which comes in tiny tubes.
2. To thicken up the slime, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (1.2 to 2.3 g) baking soda. The more baking soda you use, the firmer your slime will be. Keep in mind that as you add the saline solution, the slime will get firmer.
- Make sure you use baking soda instead of baking powder.
3. 1 tablespoon (15 mL) saline solution, stirred in Make sure the saline solution contains boric acid and sodium borate by reading the ingredient label. These ingredients are crucial; without them, the glue will not transform into slime in the saline solution.
- Like whisking eggs for a pancake, quickly stir the solution into the slime.
- Contact lens solution should not be used. It’s not exactly the same.
4. Knead the slime once it has pulled away from the bowl’s sides. The slime will gradually pull away from the sides of the dish as you continue to agitate it. Take it out of the bowl and knead it together with your fingers once that happens.
- The slime will firm up more the more you knead it!
- Set the glue aside once it has turned into slime.
6. Toss the different colors together in a line. Take your first color of slime and spread it on your work surface horizontally. Underneath it, line up the other two or three hues of slime. Allow them to ooze for a few minutes before picking them up and twisting them together.
- Stretch each slime to 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) in length.
7. Play with the slime for a while before putting it away in an airtight container. The many hues will swirl together like a galaxy as you continue to knead, crush, and play with the slime. Put the slime in an airtight container, such as a plastic zippered bag or a plastic container, once you’ve finished playing with it.
- The slime should last for at least a week, but it could last even longer.
- All of the hues will eventually merge together to form a single color. Dark purple is created by mixing black, blue, and purple.
Making Simple Slime with Liquid Starch
- 12 cup (120 mL) black glitter glue, plus 12 cup (120 mL) water Fill the bottle with water after emptying the glitter glue into a basin. Fill the bottle halfway with water, then empty it into the dish. With a spoon, combine the two.
- If black glitter glue is unavailable, use purple glitter glue instead. You may also make your own!
- To manufacture your own glitter glue, mix 12 c (120 mL) clear school glue with 2 to 3 drops of black food coloring and 1/4 cup (25 g) silver glitter.
- Glitter glue is typically sold in 4-ounce (120-mL) bottles. If your bottle has extra glue, use a measuring cup to scoop it out.
2. 14 cup (59 mL) liquid starch, stirred in This is the component that transforms glue into slime! Measure it out, pour it into the bowl, and toss everything together.
- If at all feasible, use white liquid starch, but pale blue will suffice in a pinch.
- Liquid starch can be found in the laundry area of a supermarket.
3. Stir until the starch is completely incorporated into the slime. Pass the spoon or whatever you’re using to swirl the slime through the middle of the basin if necessary. This will assist to uniformly distribute the starch.
4. Knead the slime with your fingers for 3 minutes, then set it aside. Liquid starch can only go so far; you’ll need to put in some more effort to get that glue to slime! So, remove the slime from the dish and tug, crush, and squeeze it until it becomes stiff. Return it to the bowl and set it aside for 3 minutes once it has come together.
- This 3-minute delay will allow the slime to reach the ideal texture: not too sticky, not too thick.
- Get a head start and start preparing the other colors while the slime is resting!
5. Make two or three more batches with the same recipe but different colors. Blue, purple, and teal are excellent choices, although pink can also be used. Make half the amount for the other colors if you started with black glitter glue. Each batch of slime should be made in a new bowl.
- Try black, blue, purple, and teal as a four-color combination.
- Try black, blue, and purple, or purple, blue, and pink, as a three-color combination.
6. Make rows of slime and then twist them together. Stretch your first color of slime horizontally for 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm). Then, immediately beneath it, stretch the second color of slime, then the third and fourth colors, until they resemble stripes. Finally, like a candy cane, twist the slime together .
7. When you’re done playing with the slime, put it in a plastic bag with a zipper. The colors will swirl together as you interact with the slime, much like in a real galaxy. They will eventually blend together to generate a new color.
- The slime should survive at least a week if properly refrigerated. It could, however, persist longer.
- All of the hues will eventually merge together to form a single color. For example, midnight blue is created by blending black, blue, and purple.