Princess Slime – a sparkly tactile sensory experience

This Princess Slime is a fun play recipe that provides a very tactile sensory experience – and it’s sparkly!

Princess Slime - a sparkly tactile sensory experience

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Oh yes, slime is for girls too, so why not make it with a princess theme?!? Some friends of ours came over for a playdate and the two girls (Miss E (6yrs) and Miss L (4.5yrs)) are princess obsessed, so I enjoyed the challenge of making something that they would enjoy. It makes a change from trains, at least!

I considered that the most essential element to the slime would be glitter. I’d made non-glittery slime before by combining clear glue, liquid starch and food dye. Could I add loose glitter to that? However, then I came across clear glitter glue in pink and purple, and my way forward was clear!

Note: Two important things I want to mention if you’re considering making some slime. First, it is NOT safe to be consumed in any quantity. Second, do NOT dispose of the slime down the sink – it may cause plumbing issues! 

How to make slime

  • 6 oz bottle of glitter glue (Elmer’s have a pack of three 6 oz bottles, pink, purple and green)
  • 4 oz liquid starch (found in the laundry aisle of big supermarkets or via Amazon)Princess Slime - a sparkly sensory experience

Combine the two ingredients – it will feel very strange! Keep mixing until a slime has formed. Yep, it still feels strange! You could coyly use a spoon to mix like I tried to get away with, but really you just need to get in there with your hands. The glue will slowly absorb all the liquid starch so it isn’t so sticky.

Note: If you have any trouble making your slime, check out this fab post from Fun at Home with Kids: How to Fix Slime Fails!

Princess Slime - a sparkly sensory experience

I made the slime the day before the playdate, and stored it in resealable plastic bags overnight. The next day I found that a little of the liquid starch had separated out but I just blotted it with some kitchen paper. I extracted the slime from the bags and placed both colours in a large glass baking dish. To make the slime extra-princessy I added some figurines, plastic gems, and some shaped plastic links.

Princess Slime - a sparkly sensory experience

The two girls played *very* differently. Miss E wanted to make pretty pictures and patterns, but *really* didn’t want to touch it.Princess Slime - a sparkly tactile sensory experience


Meanwhile, her younger sister Miss L was quite the opposite, and couldn’t put the slime down!Princess Slime - a sparkly tactile sensory experience


I just love how differently they played – even separating out the slime in the baking dish!Princess Slime - a sparkly tactile sensory experience


Need help making some slime? Check out my video!


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