For some reason no matter how many times I make slime with the kids, I still get extremely nervous that I am going to end up with a Pinterest fail on my hands. So you can imagine my anxiety at the thought of making galactic slime when my boys begged for it. However, I am excited to share a super simple galactic glitter slime recipe that literally anyone can make!
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Welcome back for another month of 12 Months of Sensory Dough Recipes where several bloggers get together to share the exciting sensory dough recipes and a variety of twists and turns. It is our hope that you will have a one-stop resource for all things Sensory dough! This month we are featuring a huge list of slimes!
How to Make Simple Galactic Glitter Slime
How to Make Fool-Proof Galactic Glitter Slime
The idea behind galactic glitter slime is really quite simple : Twodaloo explains her galaxy slime recipe perfectly here. Seems simple enough, right?
I’ve always made my slime using this ingredient but I thought I would try it premixed this time around. Now, I know this might not have been the best idea in the world.
I definitely thought I had a PINTEREST FAIL on my hands when we first started. We did everything like we always do. We poured the glue into the cup, we added the liquid starch slowly until it seemed like the perfect consistency… BUT….
The slime was wet and messy and definitely NOT pretty like the one I had wanted to make for so long! I thought it was a goner… but don’t let this picture scare you.
In fact, I want this to encourage you, because all the other pictures in this will make it look like I definitely know what I am doing, but I assure you this recipe is so easy that anyone can make galactic slime turn out nice!
If you are scared of a pinterest fail, this is the recipe for you… So, let’s start over.
Start by adding one bottle of glitter glue (or clear glue) to a bowl or cup. Slowly add in 1/4-1/2 cup of liquid starch to your glitter glue. My tip is to start slow. Mix until the glue starts to pull away from the glass, but if it gets stringy and gloopy, you might have too much liquid starch.
Once it pulls away, pull the slime out and start to knead it. This is what makes it perfection. But if it doesn’t… guess what.. you can fix it!
Just add more liquid starch if it is too sticky and add more glue if it is too gloppy. Even after your colors are made, if it isn’t perfect, you can adjust later! Here are our starter balls of slime. (notice they are more like puddles… not enough liquid starch and the effect of using glitter glue instead of clear glue).
Once you have the balls of different colors you are ready to stretch out your three colors and mix them together. This looked so simple when I saw it done before.
We stretched our out on our trays and hoped to swirl them into beautiful galactic swirls. However, it didn’t work so nicely… because our slime was still too sloppy.
That didn’t stop us from having fun. We moved everything outside and just played with the slime!
We stretched and stretched and stretched to test out the slime’s real capabilities. The kids loved playing together. To keep the slime clean, we placed this on the ground, which made it safe and clean to stretch and play.
Legoman was pretty excited about how stretchy the slime was and how it could make a wall of slime. He even loved blowing on it to see the reaction.
Here is where you get to be excited… if you are thinking “there is no way I can do that”, I want to tell you that this was just from mixing and turning the slime in our hands over and over again. It was messy but it was pretty!
I do have to tell you, it was messy. In fact, we needed to fix our slime because it was actually too messy after playing with it. Guess how we fixed it… we added more liquid starch. It really is that easy. We didn’t measure it at all, we just poured a little over the slime and kneaded it together.
See, what did I tell you. It really can turn out beautiful! LOOK! This was not something that happened the first time we mixed it, this isn’t something that happened just like the pictures I see everywhere. Instead, it took us challenging ourselves to not give up and keep adjusting the recipe.
After we were done playing, I would like to say that everything was as calming as this picture suggests, but in reality I ran around the house with slime slipping through my fingertips, looking desperately for a container to put it in. I happened to find this and it was perfect!
In fact, my son played with the jar and slime for hours (while we added even more liquid starch to make it even less sticky) .
If you are looking for the perfect Galxaxy Slime Recipe (that is even prettier than ours) you will love this recipe from Twodaloo.
12 Months of Sensory Dough Recipes
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Be sure to check out each blogger, as we will each provide a different take on the dough, some of us with have the BEST recipe ever, while others (probably me) will show you our attempts (both failed and successful).
Flower Slime | Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Pond Inspired Homemade Slime | Natural Beach Living
Slime Writing Tray | Sugar Aunts
Dish soap Slime | Creative World of Varya
Arrowroot Fruity Slimes | Peakle Pie
Taste Safe Slime Recipe | Powerful Mothering