Easy to Make Ooshy Gooshy Glowing Slime Recipe

Have you ever made glowing slime? Here at Kids Activities Blog we love a great slime recipe. This was one of the original glowing slime recipes we made years ago and we still make it today because it is squishy, slimy fun that glows in the dark. Kids of all ages can get in on the glowing slime making fun with a little adult supervision.

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Let’s make glowing slime!

Making Homemade Glowing Slime

This homemade slime recipe is super simple, like our library of other  play recipes. Our easy slime recipe requires only 4 ingredients AND it glows in the dark! The downside, it’s slimy, and while it does not stick to hard surfaces and is easily washed off of hands, it will penetrate clothes and carpet. One skirt is a casualty of today’s fun. If you ask my daughter, she’ll say it was worth it… but this is definitely an outdoor/old clothes activity.

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Related: 15 more ways how to make slime at home

How to Make Glow in the Dark Slime

You don’t need a lot of supplies to make this glow in the dark slime. It’s super easy, budget friendly, and a great sensory activity! Let’s get sliming!

Supplies Needed to Make Glowing Slime

Tip: While we measured the ingredients, you can adjust the amounts. Nearly every time we make slime the consistency turns out a little different!

Directions for slime recipe

Step 1

Mix all the ingredients together except for the borax, in a disposable cup.

Step 2

Once the glue, paint, water and syrup are mixed it should look like a milky water – Don’t worry, it will solidify with the borax.

Add the teaspoon of borax and stir continuously for a couple of minuets.  

Step 3

As you stir the borax will combine with the glue to create a polymer. The paint and the corn syrup help add surface tension making this recipe more slimy than other borax polymer recipes.

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This slime is so…slimey!

Related: More glow in the dark fun from Kids Activities Blog!

How To Store Your Finished Glowing Slime REcipe

After an afternoon of playing with your slime outside, bring the slime in and store it inside an airtight jar.

We have ours in a clear plastic jar – so the kids can see it.

It will still glow after the paint has been charged. Ours had a faint glow, but I bet yellow or green would have been brighter.

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It glows in the dark!

Safety Note About Borax

Borax can be harmful if ingested, so be sure to supervise kids with the borax – this is a not-in-their-mouths activity. However, as it has become a polymer the risks are lower as the borax has changed chemical properties.  

We felt safe doing this activity with our three year old triplets, but you know your kids maturity. Use discretion.


After glowing slime make green frog slime with spiders and toy frogs
Once you make our glowing slime try making this green frog slime!

How did your kids enjoy making this slime recipe?

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