Glow in the Dark Slime

If there is one craft activity kids go crazy for, it’s slime.

I recently had a rare morning to spend one-on-one with my youngest (aged 6) and when asked what she wanted to do for the day, the answer was to make glow in the dark slime.

Thankfully, I remembered an easy slime recipe shared by Beth from BabyMac using Elmer’s glue and contact lens solution.

We bought two bottles of the pink glow in the dark Elmer’s glue and went to work to make our glow in the dark slime.

glow in the dark slime


  • 2 Bottles of Glow in the Dark Elmer’s glue (available at Target and Woolworths)
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of bi carb soda
  • Contact lens solution (available at chemist)
  • Bowl and spoon
how to make glow in the dark slime


how to make glow in the dark slime
  1. Dissolve the bi carb soda in the jug of warm water. Mix until dissolved.
  2. Empty the glue into a separate bowl.
  3. Slowly add the bi carb water and mix with the glue.
  4. Add squirts of the contact lens solution and mix until it thickens and starts to look like slime.
  5. Stretch and knead to get a slime consistency the kids can play with.
make glow in the dark slime

The real test was to take it into a dark room to see if it would really glow in the dark….

glow in the dark slime

And it did! The pictures are hazy but that slime sure does glow!

glow in the dark slime

It’s pretty cool playing with it in daylight too.

playing with slime

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    November 4, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks Rebecca! My kiddos will love this.

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