A truly foolproof recipe to make glow in the dark slime using Elmer’s Magical Liquid!
2 Ingredient Glow in the Dark Slime
We make a LOT of slime in our house. It’s one of our favorite sensory play activities! Plus, the girls and I love to experiment with new combinations of ingredients and brand new slime recipes — even edible slime recipes!
However, when you experiment with slime, there will be a lot of “slime fails” too. It comes with the territory! And if you’ve made a lot of slime in your house too, then you’ve likely experienced some slime fails like us.
That’s why I was intrigued when I heard about Elmer’s Magical Liquid, which allows you to make slime, like our glow in the dark slime, with only two ingredients!
There’s no need to mix up multiple ingredients, which means there are fewer variables and fewer chances to make mistakes.
Are slime fails a thing of the past??
Related: Use this glow in the dark slime to make our glowing Galaxy Slime!
What IS Elmer’s Magical Liquid?
Elmer’s Magical Liquid is an all-in-one slime activator. It’s the “magic” ingredient that turns your regular old glue into super stretchy slime!
*Just a quick note that this is not a sponsored post. We are simply huge slime fans and wanted to try out a new slime activator we saw and share the results with you in case you want to try it too.
Slime made with Elmer’s Magical Liquid will be similar in texture to slime made with baking soda and contact lens solution. The main difference is that instead of measuring and mixing multiple ingredients, you only need two: glue and Elmer’s Magical Liquid.
According to Elmer’s website, Elmer’s Magical Liquid is “safe, washable and nontoxic” and each bottle makes 4 batches of slime.
Keep reading to see how we made our 2-ingredient glow in the dark slime, plus our verdict on Elmer’s Magical Liquid!
For your convenience in re-creating our easy glow in the dark slime, we’ve included shop-able ad links to the products we used. Our disclosure policy is available here.
*If you can’t find Elmer’s Magical Liquid, you can use our Contact Solution Slime Recipe instead – simply swap out the regular glue with glow in the dark glue.
How to Make Glow in the Dark Slime Using Elmer’s Magical Liquid
First, watch this quick video below to see exactly how we made our glow in the dark slime with Elmer’s Magical Liquid. Then keep reading for full step-by-step instructions and slime making tips!
Empty an entire 5 ounce bottle of Elmer’s Glow in the Dark Glue into your mixing bowl. You can use any color of glow in the dark glue you like.
Next, measure out 1/4 cup of Elmer’s Magical Liquid and add to the mixing bowl with the glow in the dark glue. Mix will with a spoon or spatula. Slime will begin to form into a cohesive ball as you stir.
Finish kneading slime by hand. If slime still seems a bit sticky, add another teaspoon of Elmer’s Magical Liquid and continue mixing until slime no longer sticks to hands. (You may end up using anywhere from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup Elmer’s Magical Liquid, depending on the consistency you like for your slime).
Now it’s time to play with your glow in the dark slime!
You can even add little figurines to your slime! Spiders and other creepy-crawlies would be perfect for glow in the dark Halloween slime!
Related: For a taste-safe alternative, try our Edible Glow in the Dark Slime here!
A Couple Notes
- The Elmer’s Magical Liquid packaging recommends using 1/4 cup per bottle of glue. We started with 1/4 cup Elmer’s Magical Liquid, but found that we actually ended up using closer to 1/2 cup to keep slime from sticking to hands.
- Be sure to make sure that you’re playing with your glow in the dark slime in an area that is easy to clean up, with non-stick surfaces.
Our Verdict on Elmer’s Magical Liquid: The EASIEST Glow in the Dark Slime
Slime making doesn’t get much easier than this! If you want to make slime in a hurry and don’t want to take a chance messing up, this is a great alternative to traditional slime recipes. Also, Elmer’s Magical Liquid is less expensive than many contact lens solution brands.
I especially love that this glow in the dark slime doesn’t require a black light to work. It actually glows so strongly that you can see it glowing without turning out all the lights!
While I still love the “science experiment” aspect of mixing up slime recipes with multiple ingredients, if you want the easiest glow in the dark slime recipe, this is it!
Slime Safety Tips
Slime is lots of fun and a wonderful sensory experience for kids! However, it’s important to make sure to follow all slime safety recommendations:
- This slime is not edible. Please do not taste or eat.
- Always supervise children when making and playing with any slime recipe.
- As with many slime recipes, this involves a chemical reaction. Some ingredients may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Wash hands thoroughly after play.
- Read this first: click here to read all of our tips to make slime safely.
For glue-free slime alternatives, check out our complete guide: How to Make Slime (without Glue or Borax)
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