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Unicorn Slime

Have you ever made homemade slime before? It’s actually quite fun to do! If your kids love unicorns and they love slime, then they will absolutely love this unicorn slime. This unicorn slime can be adapted to your favorite colors too! We picked our favorite colors of a unicorn being – pink, blue and gold. But you could make it rainbow colored or add purple or green too!

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Unicorn Slime Recipe

 Unicorn Slime – an easy slime recipe!

This unicorn slime is made up of 3 different colors of glitter slime. This method for making glitter slime is by far the easiest and it can be changed to make any color! So feel free to adapt and make this slime whatever unicorn colors you like the best.

Safety Tips: Adults only should make the slime and handle all chemicals. Do not substitute any ingredients in our slime recipes. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves while playing with the slime. Always wash hands before and after use. If you notice any skin irritation discontinue use immediately. See the bottom of the post for more safety precautions before making the slime. 

Unicorn Slime Recipe

Once you have made your colored glitter slime you can place them together side by side to blend them together.

Pink Gold Blue Unicorn Slime

You can have fun playing with your slime on its own, include it in a party favor for a unicorn party.

Twisted Unicorn Slime

When you’re done making the slime, just twist the colors together and you can turn it into unicorn poop! (Silly we know but the kids will get a kick out of it!).

Unicorn Poop Slime Recipe

Ingredients Needed to Make Unicorn Slime

Repeat each of the below for each color (you’ll need to make 3 batches of the glitter slime to form your unicorn slime)

Per batch: 

  • 1 bottle of Elmer’s glitter glue (6 oz) – we used pink, yellow, and blue and repeated the recipe 3 times. Note: we made this with Elmer’s glitter glue. Do not substitute with other glue as the make-up may not be the same and the recipe may not work
  • Pink, Gold, and Blue Glitter – use lots of glitter to get the same shiny effect. We like this brand of glitter. You can also use biodegradable glitter.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1½ tablespoons of Contact lens solution. **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid and sodium borate in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.  Renu Fresh contains Boric Acid and Sodium Borate. Do not substitute for other brands. Check the label before buying to make sure it has the right ingredients.
  • Water – add up to 1/4 cup of water for a more stretchy slime
    Unicorn Glitter Slime

Watch the full tutorial video here before you get started!

 

Slime Recipe to Make Unicorn Slime

1. Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.

2. Pour your entire 6 oz Elmer’s Glitter glue into the bowl.

Bottle of Glitter Glue

3. Add  1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix in thoroughly.

Also add up to 1/4 cup of water if you want a more stretchy slime.

Baking Soda add to Slime
4. Now add your glitter in and continue to mix.
Add in Glitter for Unicorn Slime

5. Slowly add in your contact lens solution (Reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form).

Add it in slowly and mix if possible so that you can adjust and ensure you do not add too much.

We like to add a few teaspoons at a time and then mix.

Knead and mix thoroughly before adding more as you do not want to add too much or your slime will get too hard.

You may not need the full amount so take this step slowly.

Mix Slime Unicorn Slime

6. Now mix until your slime forms and begins to harden.

Take it out and knead, knead, knead. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. It will be very sticky at this point. Especially if you added water. Keep kneading and stretching the slime and it will become less sticky.

If it’s not the desirable consistency keep kneading. Only add a little more contact solution a teaspoon at a time to prevent the slime from becoming too hard.

If you still find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands.

Glitter Unicorn Slime Ingredients
Now you’re done and you can play with your new slime! Mix the colors together or play with them separately to keep their color.

Stretchy slime recipe

 

Print off the full slime recipe here: 

Unicorn Slime
5 from 8 votes

Unicorn Slime

An easy contact solution recipe to make unicorn slime!

Materials

  • 1 bottle of Elmer's glitter glue 6 oz - we used pink, yellow, and blue and repeated the recipe 3 times. Note: we made this with Elmer's glitter glue. Do not substitute with other glue as the make-up may not be the same and the recipe may not work
  • Pink Gold, and Blue Glitter - use lots of glitter to get the same shiny effect.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1½ TBSP of Contact lens solution. **Important: your brand of contact lens solution must have boric acid in the ingredient list. This is what interacts with the glue to form the slime.
  • Up to 1/4 cup of water if you want a more stretchy slime.

Instructions 

  • Get a bowl to mix your slime ingredients in.
  • Pour your entire 6 oz Elmer's Glitter glue into the bowl.
  • Add your baking soda and mix in thoroughly. Add up to 1/4 cup of water for a more stretchy slime.
  • Now add your glitter in and continue to mix.
  • Slowly add in your contact lens solution (reminder: your contact lens solution should contain boric acid or your slime will not form). Add it in slowly and mix if possible so that you can adjust and ensure you do not add too much.
  • Now mix until your slime forms and begins to harden. Take it out and knead, knead, knead. You may be surprised how much you need to knead to really make the slime form. If it's not the desirable consistency keep kneading. If you find it to still be too sticky, add a little bit of lotion or baby oil to your hands. 

Slime Safety & Precautions

Note: Making slime is a science experiment and safety precautions should still be made when creating slime. By making this slime, you agree to our site terms which you can read here.

  • Adults should handle any chemicals and products
  • Adults should make the slime
  • Always read and follow the labels of products used. If contact lens solution is accidentally ingested, seek medical attention immediately.
  • This project is not suitable for children under 4.
  • Slime should not be placed in the mouth. Always wash hands before and after playing with the slime.
  • If you notice any skin irritation, discontinue use immediately. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves while making and playing with the slime.
  • Slime is a science experiment and should be made and played with in moderation. Do not allow children to make their own slime and do not play with slime for an extended period of time.

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This unicorn-themed fluffy slime is so fun to make and play with!

 

Fluffy Slime

This mermaid slime is one of our most popular! See how to make slime look just like a mermaid’s tail.

Mermaid Slime Recipe

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Galaxy Slime Recipe

 

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47 comments on “Unicorn Slime”

  1. 5 stars
    I just made the pink slime with my dad(i have my own computer)I loved it but how to make it to a unicorn slime?

  2. 5 stars
    This is the best!! My 8 yr old daughter loved this slime!! It came out well and really cute!! Super fun to play with and stretch!

  3. I know this is an older article but hopefully you’ll see this… does this leave glitter all over your hands? I want to make it for my daughter’s birthday party but don’t want to send home a bunch of girls covered in glitter! ?

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      From my experience as long as it’s mixed in well it shouldn’t come off. If you use really chunky large glitter this can tend to fall out, but regular size glitter we usually don’t have a problem. 🙂

  4. Kim Brower

    5 stars
    My 4yr old granddaughter and I just made pink slim..so much fun. Thanks for sharing ?

  5. Have you tried making this slime with half a bottle of the Elmer’s glitter glue (for each color)? If so, did it turn out ok? Did you cut the other ingredients in half too? 
    Looking forward to making this for my daughter’s Bday party but want to spread out the supplies as much as possible!

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      Hi – we haven’t cut the recipe in half ourselves but that shouldn’t be a problem to do. It should still work!

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      Hi Alleya – yes you can use regular glue. We recommend regular Elmers white glue and you can add food coloring to color it.

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      You can! We like using the glitter glue because it saves you from having to use dye to color the glue and is less messy.

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      Adding the water makes it more stretchy so you can make the recipe without the water but the slime won’t be as stretchy. If it’s too wet usually this means you need to knead it more or add a little more contact solution (just 1/2 tsp at a time). Hope that helps!

  6. 5 stars
    HELP!! Loved the recipe! What should I do if it’s too stiff and doesn’t really stretch much before ripping? Please help save my slime! Thank you!

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      To make the slime stretchier, we like to add water. Also make sure you add in the contact lens solution really slowly. The less you add, the better it will be as it makes it harder and not as stretchy. Hope that helps!

    2. Bradleigh Hindman

      5 stars
      You probably over activated the slime and that’s why it rips and doesn’t stretch.

  7. Great idea, going to try this with the kids I babysit for tomorrow. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  8. Pretty slime. But once twisted and played with, won’t it all just blend and become one color?

  9. Janice Atkin

    Mine doesn’t go hard it’s still really runny?? What can I add to make it harden?

    1. Janice the contact lens solution is what turns the glue into slime. Make sure yours has sodium borate and boric acid in it. If it’s still too runny, add a little more in a teaspoon at a time. Too much and it may become too stiff.

  10. This was perfect! So easy and really fun!
    How do you recommend that I store it? Ziplock bag? Baby food jar? Thanks 🙂

    1. Any air tight container will do. If you use a bag just make sure you take all of the excess air out when sealing. 🙂

  11. Nicole Conroy

    Awesome! It’s cold in Minnesota so we do a lot of indoor activities and art. My daughter and niece loved their slime! What a cool cheap activity!

  12. Deborah Sparrow

    tried 3 recipes and threw it out. This recipe worked perfect!ly!! thank you!

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