Pinterest Glitter Slime

Pinterest glitter slime caused a household catastrophe 

Actually, to be specific, it’s about a Pinterest glitter slime fail. The fail was so epic, I wrote this piece about it. I’m hoping, when you’re done hysterically laughing, that you’ll get some kind take away. Like, in parenting there is no manual. We all make mistakes; and, the best thing to do is learn, and move on.

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So, without further ado, I’ll give you the details of this story.

To begin,  the kids were on summer vacation with no school. The days seemed eternal and we were only about a month deep. There was nothing but time, (plenty of time), on our hands. Nevertheless, it didn’t matter. Fortified with happiness, like our favorite cereal, we set to have a positive attitude. We, more specifically I, were (was) destined to use Pinterest to get through the remainder of the summer.

Glitter Slime on Pinterest
Glitter Slime on Pinterest

And…. so the madness began.

With this in mind, I searched Pinterest. There was this project, with bright vivid colors and alluring photos of children smiling. The name,  Pinterest glitter slime. The words from the images on the pin sparkled as brightly as the actual glitter needed to complete the project. I mean, it promised fun. And, also possibility. With sly words, it weaseled its way into our hearts like a sleazy politician. Comparative to a forbidden gem, it gleamed. I could not resist the temptation. Consequently, I decided that the kids were going to try it.

Brace yourself. It’s going to get ugly.

According to the instructions, we gathered the supplies. The list had only two ingredients, Borax and Elmer’s Glitter Glue. As short as the necessities were, getting them took some doing. Imagine, going to 3 different stores to find this elusive Elmer’s Glitter Glue. Sure, there was regular Elmer’s but…. Pinterest glitter slime calls for glitter glue. I ended up buying it online here. Another thing, the Pinterest recipes calls for 1 cup. Did you know, 1 bottle does not equal one full cup? So, when you order, don’t do like I did. Buy enough the FIRST time.

Anyhoo, I’m going to skip to the point when we finally had all the ingredients. We measured, we mixed, we cheered. For three hot seconds, we cheered. Apparently, what started out like slime, turned into unmoldable rubber.

Let the screaming commence.

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Hands that were still covered with goop from mixing began to dry. As a result, children were wildly shaking in attempts to get the goop off. Splatters formed all over the counter, the floor, even the walls. It was, visually, like a crime scene, except… with Pinterest glitter slime. Or shall I say non-slime? It was with Pinterest glitter substance.

Tears started to form. Not the kids. My own. It was at this time, dear mamas, I learned how to move on. Even if our Pinterest glitter slime projects cause catastrophe,  Or, if our mixing bowls become encased with phenomenon that cannot be removed. Furthermore, when the kitchen sink gets clogged by experiments gone wrong… There is no parenting manual in life. We learn and we move on.


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  • jessyann75

    I love this so much. My Tristan lives to jump in muddy puddles. It brings me such Joy watching him.

  • jessicavanroekel

    This made me smile! Thank-you for the gift of laughter as I remember life with small ones!

    • Post authorfullestmom

      You’re very welcome! Thank you for reading. Children make life enjoyable. Their curiosity and wonder fulfill the soul.

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  • Jen G

    Wow! Don’t think we’ll be making that….

    Jen G
    • Post authorFullestMom

      LOL. It could’ve just been us, but it was horrible. We did 3 rounds. 1 going step by step. 1 going just 1/2 at a time. And last, 1 where we just threw all the ingredients in the bowl. Failed all. The kids were disappointed they had no slime but at least they were entertained for a hot 15 minutes.

  • Shann Eva

    Oh no! It sounds like a giant mess…but a really funny one. Parenting definitely does not come with a manual, even from Pinterest 🙂 It really did sound like a great project, and your kids are adorable.

    Shann Eva
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you. That is the joy to life. Try and try again. Don’t get me wrong, Pinterest has made plenty of dinners over here, but where slime is concerned, NOPE. Have a great day. Thank you for commenting.

  • Stefani @ Crafty Christian

    Haha, oh man. You’re braver than me. I skip ANYTHING that even mentions the word ‘glitter’ 😉 Nope. Glitter free house, here!

    Stefani @ Crafty Christian
    • Post authorFullestMom

      My girls love to wear glitter everything. Wings, shirts, stickers…. I’ve gotten used to it. LOL. But it does get EVERYWHERE!

  • Georgiana

    GACK! LOL, I haven’t been brave enough to try a Pinterest project because surely that would happen to us too. You’re brave!

    • Post authorFullestMom

      LOL. We’ve done so many throughout the years. There’s Pinterest Fails for a reason 🙂 But on a more serious note, thanks for commenting and look forward to hearing from you again.

  • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

    Oh my gosh! My husband would’ve walked in the door from work and back out if he saw all of the goo and glitter all over the place LOL! And you poor thing. To try it and have a fail. Bummer.

    Christine – The Choosy Mommy
    • Post authorFullestMom

      There have been times when I greet my hubby with…”Now, I can explain.” It’s funny in hindsight. Have a great day. Thank you for commenting.

  • Christine

    that absolutely sounds like something i would do. lol gotta love pinterest

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Pinterest is the greatest and the worst thing ever created. LOL I’m glad at least we got a few laughs from it. Thanks for commenting.

  • Lacey

    Ahh, finding a message in the mess.
    And pretty much all of my pinterest attempts are Pinterest fails…lol

    • Post authorFullestMom

      Hey, we should make a support group. I will say however, that I’m pretty on point with the recipes. It’s the projects that sometimes are unpredictable. Such is life. Live it up 🙂 Thanks for commenting. Have a great rest of your morning.

  • Tiffany @

    Love this story. Thank you for giving me a morning laugh. Though sorry for the sadness of the failed Pinterest experiment. I think every mom can relate.

    Tiffany @
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