Learn how to make slime with contact solution in minutes with this simple slime recipe!
I got a request from my dear son to make galaxy slime. It was a rainy day and we were missing one of the colors he wanted to put in the slime, but we had a bottle of black Elmer’s glitter glue so I came up with a super easy way to make a version of space slime!
I promised him we would still make galaxy slime, but he was pretty happy to play with this glitter contact solution slime recipe!
HOW TO MAKE SLIME WITH CONTACT SOLUTION
I’m obsessed with making black slime. I think it’s the coolest thing! Our Rainbow Explosion Black Slime is one of my absolute favorites. It’s so gorgeous!
So when we spotted black Elmer’s Glitter Glue, it was in my shopping basket IMMEDIATELY. No questions asked. I knew we were going to make black glitter slime.
What I didn’t realize is how cool it is — it’s definitely a space slime if you have kids who love all things related to space. The glitter is like a universe of stars in the glue. It makes for a gorgeous glitter glue slime.
This slime recipe is also super easy to make! You can make it with any color of glitter glue too. We’ve also made orange glitter glue slime which is perfect to pair with this glitter slime for a Halloween themed slime!
MAKING SLIME WITH CONTACT SOLUTION
If you’ve tried any of our other slime recipes then you know that I’m a fan of making slime without Borax. We often go the Liquid Starch route because I think it’s the easiest way to make your own slime.
But for this recipe, I went with a different approach and decided to make contact solution slime to see how it worked out.
For this slime recipe, all you’ll need is black glitter glue, baking soda, and contact lens solution.
I’ve discovered that not every glitter glue is made equal. Elmer’s Glitter Glue always gives us the best result.
I’ve also found out that not everyone contact lens solution is equal when it comes to making slime recipes. We’ve tried quite a few and some of our favorite brands are:
- Bausch and Lomb Renu Advanced Formula
- Up&Up Clear Comfort Multi-Purpose Contact Solution (Target brand)
- Opti-Free Express Everyday Comfort
- Equate Sensitive Eyes Saline Solution (Walmart)
Not all contact solutions work well for slime. You want a solution that contains borate or boric acid. (It’s great if it has sodium borate too!)
But the great thing about using contact solution as your slime activator is that it’s easy to find! When we make liquid starch slime, we order a big bottle online. You can order your contact solution online or pick it up at any store near you.
It makes it easy to make a last minute batch of glitter slime!
BLACK GLITTER SLIME INGREDIENTS
- 1 bottle of black glitter glue
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 1/2 – 1 Tablespoon of Contact Solution
SLIME RECIPE WITH CONTACT SOLUTION
Once you decide what color glitter slime you want to make, you’re just a few steps away from having fun!
Empty the glitter glue into a bowl.
If you want a stretchier glue, you can add some water to the glue. About 1/4 cup mixed into the glue will give you some extra stretch.
Add baking soda to the glue and stir.
Baking soda is what helps the slime firm up and form well. We sometimes tweak how much we use to get the consistency we like. I like to start with about half a teaspoon and add more if needed.
It impacts the ooze and squish factor of your slime. So if you want it to ooze a bit more, try less baking soda. If you want it to be firmer and thicker, try using more.
Mix contact solution into the glue mixture.
Go slow! The contact solution is what will activate your slime. You don’t want to add too much too quickly. If you do, it will get hard and isn’t fun to play with at all! So start with a bit and mix it in to see what consistency you’re getting.
Mix the slime until it starts to get less sticky and firm up a bit.
Once the slime starts to pull away from the edge of the bowl, you can pull it out.
Knead the slime in your hands. Don’t be afraid to knead it for longer than it feels like it should take!
The key to slime is to keep working it. With contact solution slime, if it’s still sticky you can always add a bit more solution.
Mastering how to make slime with contact solution is pretty easy to do. Don’t be afraid to play around and adjust the measurements a bit. Every batch of slime seems to be a little different and that’s okay!
I’ve found that clear glue slime and glitter glue slime usually take a bit more of your activating agent than slime made with white glue.
SAFETY NOTE: Please please please remember that making slime is actually more than just a fun activity. There’s science involved and chemicals are involved. Supervise kids and make sure no one puts slime in their mouth. If you’re looking for a slime that is safe to be eaten, learn how to make edible slime with our recipe. And clean up well! Hands and surfaces!
CONTACT SOLUTION SLIME FAQS
Can you make fluffy slime with contact solution?
Absolutely! You just need one extra ingredient – shaving cream. It’s the secret to fluffy slime. You add it into the mix to give it volume.
What kind of contact solution do you need to make slime?
You can use almost any solution that you want but I shared some of our favorites above. You just need to make sure that the contact solution has boric acid as an ingredient or your slime will not form up when you mix it.
How do you make crystal clear slime?
If you want to make a clear slime recipe, contact solution slime is the one you’ll want to make. You follow the same directions but use clear slime rather than the black glitter slime.
Comment and let us know what color glitter slime your kids would like to make? Or would it be a combination?
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