Homemade Glitter Glue
November 27, 2020

Homemade Glitter Glue

Homemade Glitter Glue

This Homemade Glitter Glue has become a favourite in our household! So easy to make and so much FUN to create with!!

We adapted the recipe from our Homemade Glue recipe which you can find here – Homemade Glue.

Watch the video tutorial here –

What you’ll need –

  • 1 cup of Cornflour or Cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of fine salt
  • 6 cups of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar (this should stop help keep the mixture and prevent mold from growing)
  • Two heaped tablespoons of glitter per cup of glue (we used fine, course and even added some sequins)

This recipe makes approximately 6 cups of Glitter Glue.

Start by whisking all the ingredients (except the Glitter) in a medium/large saucepan and placing on a high heat and constantly whisk until the mixture turns translucent (this should only take a minute or two)  *do not leave the mixture unattended as it thickens quickly! You may need to add some hot water to the mix if it becomes too thick. Divide the mixture between the baby jars and allow to cool.

DIY Glitter Glue

Mix in the different coloured Glitter into the Glue and you are all set to go.

Glitter Glue

The mixture will store in the refrigerator for up to three months. It does set hard like jelly when refrigerated – all you need to do is add a teaspoon or two of hot water to soften the mix.

How to make Glitter Glue

Homemade Glitter Paint

Glitter Glue Homemade

Once dry the glue will go clear – leaving just the shinny glitter on the artwork. You may choose to add some food colouring to the mixture to make a brighter finished colour.

We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do – you might also like to try these FUN recipes that we enjoy using at home –

Homemade Glue

DIY Finger Paints 

Sparkling Playdough 

Soft as a Cloud Playdough

No-Cook Playdough 

Louise x

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38 thoughts on “Homemade Glitter Glue

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  3. I was thinking of doing this for some white bookcases, will it work for something like that without flecking off?

  4. Thank you! I’ve been searching for a good inexpensive sealant for my glitter Christmas ornaments. This is perfect!

    1. Because they are made using perishable ingredients it’s best to store them in the fridge. I live in a very humid climate so they would grow mould if I left them out for a long period. Once the glue is fully dried it shouldn’t get mouldy though. Hope that helps. Louise x

  5. Thank you so much. We are making Galactic Goo for VBS and it calls for glitter glue. This will help with cost for sure. Up Up and Away with glitter glue. Antioch Christian Church thanks you

  6. I’ve been looking for a glue mixture that is thick enough so that the glitter does not settle. Is that the case with this recipe? I have found that mixing glitter into Elmer’s Clear School Glue looks great at first. Then the glitter all settles to the bottom after a day or so! Has anyone who has used this recipe found a layer of glitter at the bottom of their mixture that needed to be stirred again, or does the glitter stay floating throughout the glue?

  7. Can you use this to make glitter slime? The glue is so expensive and this would be great to use for a large batch like i need for a bday party ☺

    1. Hi Kerri,
      To be honest this recipe does resemble slime (not silly putty) without adding any extra ingredients. I’ve never tested it with borax so I’m unsure if that would work. Let us know if you try it.
      Lou x

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