DIY North Pole Glitter Putty

During all their tinkering and crafting at the North Pole, the Scout Elves found a fun way to give a kid-favorite craft an extra touch of sparkle! This DIY North Pole glitter putty—also known as homemade slime—is full of sparkles that shimmer as brilliantly as freshly fallen North Pole snow. Good for hours of kneading, molding, pulling and squeezing, this silly and squishy toy is ideal for kids who love to get their hands dirty. The best part about this easy-to-make glitter putty? It’ll be ready in just four simple steps!

You'll Need:

  • 1 bottle of glitter glue in a color of your choice (6 oz.)
  • ½ cup liquid starch
  • ¼ cup water
  • Snowflake confetti/glitter


  1. MIX the entire bottle of glitter glue with ¼ cup of water, and pour into a large bowl. The video above shows icy blue glitter putty and snowy white slime — two of the elves' favorite North Pole–inspired colors!
  2. For a North Pole touch, ADD snowflake glitter, which will make your homemade putty extra sparkly.
  3. Gradually ADD ½ cup of liquid starch (helpful hint: add the starch slowly as you mix and stop when you reach the desired consistency).
  4. When the glitter putty starts to look like dough, KNEAD it with your hands. (Helpful hint: if the mixture gets too sticky, add a little more liquid starch.)

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More creative crafts to pass the time are waiting for you in Scout Elf Craft Corner!