One of the most memorable things I’ve tried to do as a homeroom mom turned out to be one of the most chaotic, in a hysterically fun way. An easy glow in the dark slime recipe! For the Harvest Party (Halloween Party) I decided to try to my own DIY Easy Glow in the Dark Slime Recipe… It worked beautifully at home during our trial run. We had incredible results with just a little bit of time and precise mixing. However, fast-forward to the 2nd grade harvest party as a homeroom mom in front of 25 kids rotating through 4 stations at a 10-minute-per-station clip, and yeah, well, let’s just say it’s too bad no one videoed this whole hilarious experience!
The thing is, it’s a lot easier to practice at home with your own kids. Give yourself a rapid turnaround with groups of seven or eight kids and things definitely heat up! We still managed to get everyone a bag of glow in the dark slime in their preferred color—green, yellow, blue, pink, even orange. It certainly came along with a lot of laughs as the slime slipped through our fingers and rushed almost down to the floor. We couldn’t stop laughing, or washing our hands—over and over.
At home we made lots of different kinds of glow slime. Classic green glow in the dark slime! Pink glow slime. Blue glow slime. Even Galaxy Glow Slime where we didn’t mix in the powder right away and played around with a blacklight flashlight. The possibilities are truly endless!
DIY Easy Glow in the Dark Slime Recipe
Here’s how you can make your own DIY easy glow in the dark slime recipe in the comforts of home with your kids, or wherever you so choose. You may even already have most of these materials, making this a great deal for your family to try and enjoy making memories together.
Glow in the Dark Slime Ingredients & Materials
- Clear glue
- Elmer’s Magical Liquid (Replaces baking soda and contact solution, super easy!)
- Glow in the Dark Pigment Powder (I like this set with many color choices and good value for your money!)
- Container for mixing
- Spoon for mixing
- Containers for storing
Use your imagination to make your slime as creative as you like. The glow-in-the-dark pigment powder makes this glow slime recipe so easy and memorable!
Glow Slime Mix-ins!
You can even get creative and try adding mix-ins into your slime if you want! Sequins, jewels, or even tiny erasers work well for this. The possibilities are completely endless! Bonus points if you can find some slime mix-ins that glow in the dark… (I love these glow-in-the-dark aliens as fun mix-ins for the slime.)
Easy Glow Slime Recipe Instructions
Making your own glow-in-the-dark slime is easy with these simple slime instructions!
- Add one 5 oz bottle of glue (or about the equivalent) into your mixing bowl.
- Add Elmer’s Magical Liquid a little bit at a time and stir to combine.
- Continue adding the Magical Liquid until the desired slime consistency is reached.
- Once the clear slime forms, it’s time to add your glow in the dark powder. Choose a color and add about a half teaspoon. You can add more a little at a time to your liking.
- Mix well, activate with light, then turn out the lights and enjoy!
Bonus Tip: Score some screw-top containers so your kids can easily store and enjoy their glow in the dark slime!
Pro Tip: Get a black light flashlight to really dazzle your kids! SO worth it!!!
Extra Bonus Tip: Create even better color combinations by mixing more than one color into the DIY glow in the dark slime recipe above.
This glow in the dark slime recipe without borax is a great craft or activity for kids around Halloween time or anytime, especially during the colder months when we spend more time inside. I highly recommend the glow in the dark pigments above all else for super easy Glow in the Dark creations! What else will you make besides slime? Please share in the comments below!