How to Make Unicorn Slime

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18-11-2020, 10:10
You may not associate icky slime with something magical like unicorns, but unicorn slime is one of the most popular types of slime out there. Magical, shimmery, sparkly, and colorful, unicorn slime is the best there is. What makes unicorn slime "unicorn slime" is the colors that you use. Add a touch of glitter, and it becomes even more magical. Depending on the recipe that you use, you could even blend multiple batches together to get multi-colored slime!

Making Crystal Unicorn Slime

  1. Pour a 6-ounce (180 mL) bottle of pink glitter glue into a bowl. You can also try clear school glue, but you'll have to add more glitter and some food coloring into it later.
    • Do not use regular white school glue (PVA glue) for this. The ingredients are not the same.
  2. Add in ½ tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of water. Stir the ingredients in with a spoon or whisk until the texture is even. If you prefer thinner, gooier slime, add up to ⁄2 cup (120 mL) of water.
    • Make sure that you’re using baking soda and not baking powder.
  3. Stir in 1 to 3 teaspoons of pink glitter. Extra-fine scrapbooking glitter is a great choice here, but you can use other types of glitter too. For example, you could try tinsel glitter or chunky glitter. You could even add in some shaped glitter too.
    • If you used clear school glue, stir in 1 drop of pink or red food coloring. You may need to add more glitter as well.
    • Craft stores sell glitter in many different shapes, such as hearts, stars, and moons.
  4. Add in 1½ tablespoons (22.5 mL) of contact lens solution. Make sure that the contact lens solution contains boric acid. Check the ingredients label on the back of the bottle. If the solution doesn't have boric acid in it, the slime won't work.
  5. Mix and knead the ingredients until they come together and solidify. Stir the ingredients until they clump together. Lift the ball out of the bowl and knead it with your hands. Keep kneading the slime until it becomes firm and putty-like. This will take a few minutes.
    • There may be some liquid in the bottom of the bowl, which is fine. The glue would have picked up everything it needed in order to turn to slime.
  6. Make 2 more batches of slime using yellow and blue glitter glue. Use a separate bowl for each batch of slime. Add yellow or gold glitter to the yellow glitter glue, and blue glitter to the blue glitter glue.
    • If you are using food coloring, use yellow and blue food coloring respectively.
  7. Mush the 3 batches of slime together. They will never fully blend together, like paint. Instead, they will swirl together to create pink, yellow, and blue slime.
    • The slime will last for about 1 week if you store it in an airtight container.

Mixing Iridescent Unicorn Slime

  1. Combine 1 cup (240 mL) of water and ½ teaspoon of borax. Pour 1 cup (240 mL) of water into a pitcher or measuring cup, then add ½ teaspoon of borax. Give the solution a stir, then set it aside.
    • You can try using contact lens solution instead, but it must have boric acid in it for the slime to work.
  2. Combine equal amounts of clear school glue and water. Empty a 5 to 6-ounce (160 to 180-mL) bottle of clear school glue into a bowl. Fill the empty glue bottle with water, close it, then shake it up. Dump the water into the bowl as well, then give it a stir. Keep stirring until the texture is consistent.
    • If you want thicker slime, fill the bottle halfway instead.
    • Use clear school glue, not white or glitter.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of pearl pigment powder. This is a special type of pigment powder used in stamping and scrapbooking. You can find it in small jars in the scrapbooking section of a craft store or online.
    • Good unicorn colors include: purple, pink, blue, and teal. Choose 1 of these colors.
    • You may be able to use mica powder instead, but it will give you more of a shimmery effect rather than an iridescent, color-changing effect.
  4. Stir in your borax solution gradually until the slime comes together. Don't pour all of your borax solution into the bowl at once, or the slime will become too firm. Add in just a splash, then stir it in. Add in another splash and stir it again. As soon as the slime clumps together and starts to hold its shape, you're done.
    • Pour the rest of the borax solution down the drain or save it for another batch of slime.
  5. Knead the slime until it becomes firm, then store it in an airtight jar. You can make more colors of slime, if you want to, but don’t knead them together, or they will get mixed up and create a muddy color. That is not very unicorn-like at all!
    • This type of slime will last about 1 week. Afterwards, it may start to turn hard and crumbly.

Creating Silky Unicorn Slime

  1. Mix 1 cup (240 mL) of water with ½ teaspoon of borax. Pour the water into a cup first, then stir in the borax. Set the solution aside for later. You may be able to use contact lens solution, but it has to have boric acid in it.
    • This type of slime is similar to “butter slime.”
  2. Stir pink, blue, or purple food coloring into 1 cup (240 mL) of PVA glue. Pour 1 cup (240 mL) of white school glue or PVA glue into a bowl. Add in a drop of pink, blue, or purple food coloring, then give the mixture a stir. Add more drops of food coloring until you get the shade you want.
    • Unicorn colors are typically pastel, so don't add too much food coloring!
    • A bottle of school glue contains about 1 cup (240 mL) and should be just enough for this slime. Don’t worry if the bottle contains a little more or a little less glue.
    • If you don't have food coloring, try acrylic paint or liquid watercolor paint instead.
  3. Add some shaving cream and 6 pumps of foaming hand soap. There’s no specific measurement for the shaving cream but try to get about 1 cup (240 mL) into the bowl. Next, add 6 pumps of foaming hand soap.
    • Use the standard foaming shaving cream. Don't use the kind that comes out as a gel and turns to foam; it's not the same thing.
    • Use foaming hand soap. Don't use regular hand soap; it won't work. Choose a fragrance that you enjoy.
    • You can use men’s or women’s shaving cream. Be aware that women’s shaving cream is typically tinted pink or purple, which may affect the color of your slime.
  4. Stir in some of the borax water until the mixture starts to clump together. Pour a splash of your borax solution into the bowl, then give the slime a stir. Add another splash, then stir it again. You're ready for the next step once the slime comes together into a clump.
    • If you have any borax solution leftover, pour it out or save it for another batch of slime.
  5. Knead in 1 package of white "soft clay" or "foam clay." This is not your regular air-dry ceramic, polymer, or paper clay. It's a special type of clay that dries lightweight and somewhat squishy. It feels a little like a hardened marshmallow once dry.
    • Knead the clay and the slime together until you get a soft, buttery consistency.
    • Japanese dollar stores, such as Daiso, sell this type of clay. You can also use "Model Magic" by Crayola, or something similar.
  6. Make more colors, if desired, and/or add some glitter. Make each batch of color separately, then squish them together to form a swirl of colors. Sprinkle some glitter in a matching color onto the slime, then knead it in.
    • Great unicorn colors include: pink, blue, and purple. You could even try some teal!
    • Extra-fine glitter works great, but you can use shaped glitter too, like hearts or stars.
  7. Store the slime in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Because this type of slime contains shaving cream, it may lose some of its fluffiness after a couple of days. You can still play with it like regular slime, however.


Crystal Unicorn Slime

  • 3 6-ounce (180 mL) bottles of glitter glue (pink, yellow, and blue)
  • Pink, gold, and blue glitter
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda, divided
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) of water, divided (optional)
  • 4½ tablespoons (67.5 mL) of contact lens solution, divided (must contain boric acid)

Iridescent Unicorn Slime

  • 1 teaspoon of pearl pigment powder
  • 5 to 6 ounces (160 to 180 mL) of clear school glue
  • 5 to 6 ounces (160 to 180 mL) of water
Borax Solution
  • 1 cup (240 mL) of water
  • ½ teaspoon of borax

Silky Unicorn Slime

  • 1 cup (240 mL) of white PVA school glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Foaming hand soap
  • Food coloring (pink, blue, or purple)
Borax Solution
  • 1 cup (240 mL) of water
  • ½ teaspoon of borax


  • Pink, blue, purple, and teal are all great unicorn colors. If you prefer a warmer palette, try the pink, blue, and yellow combo instead.
  • Match the color of the glitter to the slime or use iridescent glitter instead.
  • Add a few drops of essential oil to the slime to make it smell nice. You can also use soap making fragrance oils, which come in yummy scents, like cupcake or cotton candy. You can find these online.
  • Make a batch of uncolored slime, then separate it into 3 smaller batches. At 1 to 2 drops of food coloring into each batch, then knead it in. Use a different color for each batch.
  • Slime is finicky, so you may have to adjust the measurements to suit your batch.

Things You’ll Need

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon or whisk
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Airtight container
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