glitter glue

Kids Activities: Make your own Glitter Glue

My daughter loved making her own glitter glue. She loves doing arty things and she is not shy with glitter glue. One bought tube can be gone in the blink of an eye with her.

Much to my happiness this recipe makes about 6 cups of glitter glue. She has done her best but hasn’t managed to dent this yet!


  • 1 cup Maizena
  • 1 tablespoon of fine salt
  • 6 cups of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Two heaped tablespoons of glitter per cup of glue

Whisk all ingredients (except the glitter) together in a large pot and place on high heat. Keep whisking until it turns translucent which only takes a few minutes.
Divide the mixture into separate bowls to cool before adding the glitter.

The mixture will keep in the fridge for about 3 months. It might be hard when you take it out to use it, just add in a tiny bit of boiling water and stir.

Make your own glitter glue

Glitter Glue sample

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  1. Mariska Barnard

    Such an awesome idea, definately going to try it, thanks Kaboutjie ❤ xxx

  2. Mandy Lamprecht

    What an amazing idea. I wonder if it will work if I add food colouring instead of glitter?

    • Yes I am sure you can! I saw one recipe that said to use food colouring and glitter but chose to just use glitter for ours. Play around and find something awesome that works for you.

  3. ferreira.lauren

    Fantastic!! 🙂 Can’t wait to get started trying all these arty ideas! It going to keep my 4 year old busy during the xmas holidays!! 🙂

  4. Love all the kids activities!!!
    Cant wait for my little one to grow up so we can do all these things together!

  5. Great idea and also easy to make…what kid doesnt like glitters…this will be fun loke getting a small box they can decorate using the glitter glue…

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