Valentine’s Day Glitter Goo Recipe

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.

Have A Gooed Valentines Day GiftLast 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.

Glitter GooThe 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.

Valentines Day Gift IdeaHold the containers closed with a piece of washi tape. I found this red tape with hearts in the dollar spot at Target.

Valentines Day Party IdeasPrint out the “Have a Gooed Valentine’s Day” labels and attach them to the containers with a glue dot.

Have A Gooed Valentines Day

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.**

Valentine’s Day Glitter Goo Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 6 oz bottle Elmer's Classic Glitter Glue
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon Borax
  • (6) 2 oz disposable containers
Instructions
  1. Pour the entire bottle of glue into a large plastic bowl.
  2. Add ¼ cup of water and mix together.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together ¾ cup of warm water and 1 teaspoon of Borax.
  4. 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.
  5. Then, divide it in into 6 small storage containers.

 Adapted from Glitter Slime

Here are some more fun Valentine’s Day Ideas:

Burst My Bubble Balloon Valentine

Go Ahead Burst My Bubble Valentine

Puffy Heart Love

Puffy Heart Love

Valentine Jokes For Kids

Valentine’s Day Jokes For Kids

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Comments

  1. Melinda says

    We made this last year and totally love it! We keep it in sealed sandwich bags. I recently noticed it is a bit more sticky than it used to be. Do you have any ideas about what I could add to make it less tacky now?

    • Tonia says

      I used 2 oz disposable condiment cups called Diamond Multi-Purpose Mini Cups With Lids, that are available at Walmart and Target with the disposable food storage items.

  2. Jill says

    I don’t think the terms borax and borox are interchangeable– isn’t borox used for insecticides, like in boric acid, and borax is the washing powder? Don’t want people to mix them up!
    We made the goo with borax tonight and had a blast making some batches for my daughter’s school Valentine’s party! :)

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Jill! I’m not sure about that, but I’ve updated the post and corrected the typos. Happy Valentine’s Day! ~Tonia

    • Tonia says

      Ours is rubbery and does not crumble in our hands. We can roll it into a ball and bounce it on the tabletop. The longer you keep it in the Borax mixture the harder it will be.

    • Tonia says

      Hi Cheryl,
      Yes, you can make it early. I recently found some glitter goo that we made last summer and it was still perfectly fine!
      ~Tonia

  3. says

    love a good goo recipe! i especially love your use of the wee condiment tubs. Brilliant! I was going to make play dough for my preschool class but methinks I may gave to goo it up! Thank you for sharing!

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