This homemade rainbow slime recipe is one of our favorite easy slime recipes to make because it requires just two ingredients. Kids of all ages can help make this Elmers glue slime recipe and then have hours of slime playing fun. Make rainbow slime at home or in the classroom.

colorful Rainbow slime displayed on a marble background - finished slime recipe - Kids Activities Blog
Make this colorful rainbow slime using this simple recipe.

Easy Rainbow Slime Recipe

Making homemade slime is great fun for kids of all ages. We love this slime starter kit that includes Magical Liquid or you can substitute baking soda & contact solution.

Related: More slime recipes without borax

We love using glitter glue in slime recipes because it makes the finished homemade slime shimmery and sparkly!

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Supplies for making rainbow slime without borax

supplies for making colorful slime like elmers glitter glue magical liquid , measuring spoon, bowl and spatula displayed on a marble background
Gather these supplies to make your own colorful slime.

How to make Rainbow Slime

Step 1

Step 1 - Rainbow Slime Recipe - A spoon of elmers magical liquid is poured into a bowl of green glitter glue to make colored slime
Pour a bottle of magical liquid to make the colored slime.

To create slime with Elmer’s Magical Liquid, add one bottle of Elmer’s glue to a bowl and stir in the entire bottle of magical liquid.

Step 2

Stretch and knead until it achieves the perfect slime consistency for play.

Step 3

Step 3 - Rainbow Slime Recipe -Three bowl of slime made ready to combine to form a rainbow slime recipe.
Colored slimes are ready to be combined to form rainbow slime.

To create Rainbow Slime, you’ll need to repeat the process to make a batch of green slime, red slime, and blue slime.

Finished rainbow slime

colored slime are arranged one above the other to make rainbow slime - how to make rainbow slime
These colored glitter slimes are ready to be turned into rainbow slime

Kids can decide if they want to play with the colors independently or mush them together into a lovely sparkly rainbow combination.

How to Make Slime without Elmer’s Magical Liquid

If you do not have magical liquid, you can substitute common household ingredients:

  1. Mix a bottle of glitter glue with 1/2 Tbsp baking soda until combined.
  2. Then stir in 1 Tbsp contact solution until the slime starts to form.
  3. Stretch and knead until the slime reaches your desired consistency.
  4. Layer the three colors together and you’ve got a fun batch of RAINBOW SLIME!!

Elmer’s Glue Slime Starter Kits

Making slime is easier with slime starter kits.  We used Elmer’s Rainbow Slime Starter Kit.

A simple recipe on how to make rainbow slime without borax is shown. Slime is shown how stretchy it is by pulling away
Do you see how stretchy they are?

Our Experience Using Elmer’s Magical Liquid

rainbow slime displayed in rainbow shape on a marble background
How slimy is this slime? 😉

The slime that we made with Elmer’s Magical Liquid was much stickier and stretchier than other slimes we’ve made. My son loved just how FUN it was to play with!

2 Ingredient Rainbow slime

rainbow slime

Materials

  • Elmer's Rainbow slime starter kit
  • Elmer's magical liquid or 1 1/2 Tbsp Arm and Hammer baking soda & 3 Tbsp contact solution

Tools

  • 3 Bowls for mixing
  • Spatula

Instructions

    1. To create slime with Elmer’s Magical Liquid, add one bottle of Elmer’s glue to a bowl and stir in the entire bottle of magical liquid. That’s all!
    2. To create Rainbow Slime, you’ll need to make a batch of green slime, red slime, and blue slime. Layer the three colors together and you’ve got a fun batch of RAINBOW SLIME!!

Notes

If you don’t have Elmer’s Magical Liquid, mix a bottle of glitter glue with 1/2 Tbsp baking soda until combined. Then stir in 1 Tbsp contact solution until the slime starts to form. Stretch and knead until the slime reaches your desired consistency.

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How did your rainbow slime turn out?



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