Valentine’s Day ideas are showing up everywhere! This Valentine Glitter Goo is easy to make with Elmer’s Glue and Borax and can be given as a party favor.
Last summer, I hosted a princess party for a bunch of little girls and one of the activities at the party was to make Princess Putty. One of my readers recently asked me a question about that post and earlier that week I had just come across a container of princess putty in our art supply closet (and it was still in perfect condition after more than 6 months). So, with both of those incidents fresh in my mind, I figured this would be the perfect time to make some Valentine’s Day Goo. I’ve included a free “Have a Gooed Valentine’s Day” printable below.
The goo is made from a mixture of Borax (like this http://www.20muleteamlaundry.com/), water and Elmer’s Red Glitter Glue which I found it at Target right next to the regular glue.
Pour the entire bottle of glue into a large plastic bowl. Add 1/4 cup of water and mix together. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup of warm water and 1 teaspoon of borax. Pour Borax mixture into the glue bowl. Mix the glue and borax mixture together and once it comes together in a clump, knead and remove it from the watery mixture. Continue kneading until it is rubbery. Then, divide it in into 6 small storage containers. I used 2 oz disposable condiment cups called Diamond Multi-Purpose Mini Cups With Lids, that are available at Walmart and Target.
Hold the containers closed with a piece of washi tape. I found this red tape with hearts in the dollar spot at Target.
Print out the “Have a Gooed Valentine’s Day” labels and attach them to the containers with a glue dot.
You can download the free printable here: Have A Gooed Valentine’s Day
**Please note that this printable will need to be scaled to the size you need for your containers. You can use your printer to scale the label or you can use a free photo editing program like Ribbet or Picnik to make a sheet full of the labels in the correct size.**
- 6 oz bottle Elmer's Classic Glitter Glue
- ¼ cup water
- ¾ cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon Borax
- (6) 2 oz disposable containers
- Pour the entire bottle of glue into a large plastic bowl.
- Add ¼ cup of water and mix together.
- In a separate bowl, mix together ¾ cup of warm water and 1 teaspoon of Borax.
- Pour Borox mixture into the glue bowl. Mix the glue and Borax mixture together and once it comes together in a clump, knead and remove it from the watery mixture. Continue kneading until it is rubbery.
- Then, divide it in into 6 small storage containers.
Adapted from Glitter Slime
Here are some more fun Valentine’s Day Ideas: