Princess Party Ideas: How To Make Princess Putty

This princess party idea is one of the princess crafts we made called Princess Putty which is glittery slime made from Elmer’s Glitter Glue and borax.Princess Putty How To Make Flubber

Since party posts get so overwhelming, I decided to share the tutorials for my princess party ideas in separate posts. So, this week I will be sharing some princess party and craft ideas. I wanted the guests to have something hands on to do at the party. One of the things we made was Princess Putty.

Princess Putty Supplies

I’ve made slime or Flubber with my kids before, but when I was looking for ideas for the princess party, I came across Glitter Slime by The 35th Avenue and knew it would be perfect! I bought enough bottles of Elmer’s Glitter Glue that each princess could have half a bottle of glue. I also bought some small plastic containers for them to store the Princess Putty in. I already had the Borox on hand, but if you need to buy some, you can find it in the laundry detergent aisle.

Elmers Glitter Glue

Each girl poured half of a bottle of glue into a large plastic bowl. These glue bottles have bumps on the edges and they used the bumps to determine when half of the bottle was gone. I added a tablespoon of water to each bowl and the girls stirred it.

I mixed together the water and borax. Mix together 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon of borax for each half bottle of glue. (For a full bottle of glue use 3/4 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of borax.) To make it easier at the party, I mixed all of the water and borax in a large bowl and then scooped out half a cup into each girl’s bowl.

How To Make Slime

The girls mixed the glue and borax mixture with their hands and once it came together in a clump the removed it from the watery mixture. They were amazed!! They put in into small storage containers to take home with them. If I would’ve had more time to prepare, I would’ve made Princess Putty labels for the containers but I just ran out of time!

  • 6 oz bottle Elmer’s Classic Glitter Glue
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • ¾ cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon Borax
  1. Pour half of the glue into two separate bowls.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of warm water to each bowl and stir.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together ¾ cup warm water and 1 tsp Borax.
  4. Divide the Borax mixture between the two bowls.
  5. Mix the glue and borax mixture with your hands and once it comes together in a clump, removed it from the watery mixture.
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  1. Brey says

    It doesn’t really feel like silly putty at all. I tried 7 times expecting silly putty, but then I got this. It’s okay, but I think I’ll just go buy some real stuff.

  2. says

    I am writing from Zimbabwe and was wondering if there was a typical type of glue to be used as we don’t get Elmer glitter glue here.

    Thanks for your help.


  3. wendie says

    I did this in 8th grade industrial tech class and forgot all about it. I now have a two year old and definitely be trying. But question, could I use regular glue and add sparkles and coloring? And does it have to be school glue?
    Thanks in advance

    • Tonia says

      Hi Wendie,
      Wasn’t industrial tech class the best? My daughter is taking it right now and having so much fun. I’m not sure if you can use other kinds of glue. It seems like it would work to add your own glitter and even food coloring. The great thing about glue is that it is super cheap so if it doesn’t turn out you are only out $1-$2. Happy Crafting!

    • Jennifer says

      Yes. You most definitely can use your own food coloring and glitter. I am not sure about the glue. Don’t think I would chance it, unless you experiment beforehand.
      This lovely concoction has several different names. It is not synonymous with Princess Putty only. At Christmas time, I make it for each of my grand-children’s class party, it is called “Reindeer Snot”. I think there is a name for it for every occasion. If not, make it up.
      Kids will love it no matter what you call it.

    • Tonia says

      Hi Tish,
      I think you need to put it back into the Borax water for longer, but if you leave it in the Borax water too long it will get hard. Also, you need to knead the princess putty while it is in the water and once you take it out. I read somewhere that it also helps to stir the glue while you are pouring the borax water into it because it helps the reaction. Hope that helps!

    • Tonia says

      Hi Julie,
      I used Diamond Multi-Purpose Mini Cups With Lids, 2 oz that are available at Walmart and Target. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I hope she has a wonderful party!

      • Shannon Shores says

        Hi Tonia,

        love this idea!

        i am going to do this for my daughter’s party in May. Im just trying to figure out if we did the half bottle directions or even the full bottle directions–and we were going to make these a head of time….
        1. how many days in advance do you think it could be made?
        2. how much does a “batch” make? meaning if i want to fill like 18 or 20 of those little cups–how much should i make?


        • Tonia says

          Hi Shannon,
          Believe it or not, I just found one a container of Princess Putty in our art closet from last July!! So that is more than 6 months ago. It must have gotten set in there and fell behind other stuff. I was looking for a folder and came across it. Anyway, I checked it out and it smells like Elmer’s Glue, looks fine and is still flubbery! And for #2, one bottle of glue is 6 oz so you could fill three of those 2 oz containers with one bottle of glue. Have fun!

          • Shannon Shores says


            That is truly amazing that it is still in tact and functioning properly 6 months later. too funny!!
            And thanks for helping break down the math for me on the amount of Princess Putty to make.

            Appreciate all of your help so much!

          • Tonia says

            Great news! I made these again and I was able to fill six 2 oz containers rather than 3!

  4. jane says

    my grandgirls are more Star Wars than princess. so for them … and all the boys, I’m calling it Galactic Goo.. thanks, Tonia, for such a cool, fun craft to keep boredom at bay for the rest of the summer!

  5. Melissa Cothran says

    My seven-year-old daughter and I made the Princess Putty today, and it turned out exactly as pictured! It’s shiny and sparkly . . . perfect for a little girl! I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make. Thank you for the idea and clear instructions!

  6. Trina says

    We do this where I work–at a museum about offshore oil and gas, and call it “put the ‘poly’ in polymer.”

    To make it easier for kids (and cleane for us), we have kids do all of the mixing/kneading in a plastic freezer bag.

  7. brookesgrammy says

    what were the girls reaction to the slime part? How long does this remain solid? LOVE this idea, but working with kids, so many have the yuck face reaction to even pretty princess slime :0)

    • Tonia says

      They loved it and there were girls who were in the upper teens all they way down to a 2 year old! My Princess Party was on July 3rd and my friend’s daughter was playing with her princess putty 2 days ago when I was at their house. So, it has been over a month. I’m not sure if that is typical though. For me, it was more about having a “learning” project for them to do at the party. Best of luck! ~Tonia

  8. Anna says

    Tonia,what an awesome idea. I’m going to share this with the People at Church.
    Have you thought of a way to do some thing like this for a party for boy’s?

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