Unicorn slime is a really quick and easy craft you can make at home, and it’s fun for kids to play with! Bonus: It stores easily for hours of ongoing play. I just adore the fun colors of this sparkly, fluffy unicorn slime recipe.
Back in the ’80s and ’90s, you could buy toy slime at places like Toys “R” Us (remember those?). It usually came in neon colors like bright green and orange!
Boys loved to sneak around the girls at school and squish it so that it made funny noises.
Now, in the age of DIY, this is a fun craft you can make yourself!
I like to be able to make my own slime because you can have so much fun customizing colors and themes (more on that later).
Keep reading to learn how you can make your own unicorn slime at home! Lily is going to have so much fun playing with this 😊
Fluffy Unicorn Slime With Glitter
Here are the basic ingredients of the unicorn slime recipe!
Note that you can change out the color of the glitter, glue, types of glitter, confetti, and/or toys depending on your preference!
I’ll list some fun slime themes to get your creative juices flowing after the how-to.
- Large bowl
- Rubber spatula
- Elmer’s glue (in pink glitter)
- Warm water
- Baking soda
- Contact lens solution (*important: must contain boric acid)
- Glitter (optional)
- Confetti and/or toys (optional)
For this project, we used:
- Unicorn foil confetti
- Unicorn toys and heart glitter
Note: For exact measurements needed, check out our printable DIY card at the bottom of this post!
How To DIY Unicorn Slime At Home
I’ll take you step by step through the entire process. It’s such an easy craft, but there are still a few things I want to share with you that I learned along the way.
Empty the glue into a large bowl.
Fill the empty glue bottle about ⅓ full with warm water (about ¼ cup), then firmly replace the lid.
Shake well to mix the residual glue with the warm water.
Pour into the bowl containing the glue and stir to combine!
Add the baking soda to the glue and stir to mix thoroughly.
Stir all glitter and confetti into the glue mixture.
Add the contact lens solution slowly, stirring in between increments.
Add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.
Less contact solution may be required but it just depends on the texture of the glue!
Remove the slime and add it to a clean surface or countertop.
Some excess liquid may remain in the bowl so knead the slime like bread dough until it is no longer sticky.
Add any small toys you like and fold them into the slime.
Lily and I decided to use little unicorn dolls!
It looked so cute with all the different sparkles and glitter we used.
The slime is now ready to play with!
HOW TO STORE UNICORN SLIME
Store in an airtight container or resealable bag in the refrigerator when not in use.
If it gets left out for a few days, it’s usually fine. If it does forms a dry, crusty outer layer, you can fold it and squish it together until the moisture absorbs it back into its blob.
CREATIVE SLIME THEMES
This general recipe will work with different glue colors, glitter, confetti and toys. Have fun experimenting with various themes!
Here are some additional ideas for different slime themes:
- Mermaid slime: Use green or blue glitter glue with sea creature-themed confetti and/or toys (think seashells, fish, crabs, etc.).
- Space slime: Use silver or black glitter glue with space-themed confetti and/or toys (think planets, spaceships, etc.).
- Rockstar slime: Use purple or gold glitter glue with star and microphone shaped confetti.
- Monster slime: Use green glitter glue with googly eyes, Halloween-themed confetti, and spider toys.
- Glow-in-the-dark slime: Use glow-in-the-dark glue and add your own glitter of choice.
Slime Tip: Be aware that non-glitter glue can require less contact solution than glitter glue. Be sure to add it slowly and mix as you go, stopping once the slime starts to adhere together.
SLIME SAFETY TIPS
While making and playing with the unicorn slime, it’s important to be safe too! Here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- The ingredients should only be handled by an adult.
- This craft is for adults to make, and for children to play with afterward.
- Always supervise children when they’re playing.
- Due to the small parts (confetti and toys), this toy is not suitable for children under 4.
- Be sure that children do not put the slime in their mouths.
- Wash hands after use/play.
DOESN’T THE GLITTER MAKE A MESS?
Once the glitter is mixed in with the slime, it pretty much stays in place and doesn’t get everywhere (do I hear sighs of relief?).
A piece or two of the large confetti might become dislodged after a while, so just be sure to carefully manage children when they’re playing.
WHAT TO DO WITH UNICORN SLIME
The beauty of unicorn slime is that it’s such a simple toy and can occupy kids for hours. It stretches, squishes, and makes shapes, then slowly morphs back into its original slime blob “shape.”
Here are some additional ideas of fun things to do with unicorn slime:
- Braid different colors of slime together.
- Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.
- Put the slime in plastic easter eggs and give them as gifts or party favors (note: the slime can get watery when not in use, so be sure to seal any holes).
ARE YOU READY TO DIY UNICORN SLIME?
That’s DIY unicorn slime, folks! It’s so easy to make, and the kids will have a lot of fun playing with this magical, fluffy unicorn slime. I hope you have fun trying this craft!
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