Super Easy Gold Slime Recipe

Engineer and I have been having a little too much fun with slime this week!  It all started with a slime-themed chat I had with Asia of Fun at Home with Kids.  I’ve made slime with Engineer and my students many time in the past, like this Fairy Tale Slime from earlier this year.  So when Asia told me about her Facebook “Slime Week”, my wheels started churning.  The kiddo and I worked together to create an awesome Lego Star Wars slime experience.  One part of it involved this oh-so-easy gold slime recipe I’m sharing today.

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We used three ingredients to make this gorgeous golden slime, and the kiddos played with it for hours!  Engineer and Little Hurricane helped me mix the ingredients together.  Once it was all ready to go, I set it out on a large white platter.

We swirled it around on the plate, stood on chairs to see how far it would stretch, and had “slime falling races” with each other.  Once the boys had explored the material itself, I added some gold coins to the platter.

Gold Slime Recipe from Fun-A-Day!Engineer enjoyed placing the coins into the slime, then seeing the impressions they left behind.  He was very focused on squishing the coins into the slime, counting the coins, and hiding the coins for Little Hurricane to find.  Little Hurricane absolutely loved stretching the slime up high, then letting it swirl and fall back onto the platter.  He also made a variety of “coin sandwiches” with the slime, telling me to “eat it!” with a giggle.

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When Snoopy joined in, we took turns loading the slime with gold coins.  Then we’d stretch the slime up high or to the side and watch how many coins remained inside the slime.  Snoopy had a blast stretching the slime all over the place with me, too!  We found out it would stretch up taller than me (I’m 5’9″) and stretch out into the other room.

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our gold slime recipe

Ingredients (affiliate links below)
5 oz. bottle of Elmer’s Clear School Glue
2 TB Colorations Gold Liquid Watercolor
1/2 cup (4 oz. or 8 TB) of Sta-Flo Liquid Starch

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1. Place all of the clear glue into a bowl or cup.
2. Add the gold watercolor to the glue. Be sure to stir it in completely before the next step.
3. Shake the liquid starch bottle to make sure nothing’s settled to the bottom.
4. Pour HALF (about 1/4 cup) of the liquid starch into the glue, then stir very well.
5. Add half of the remaining liquid starch (about 1/8 cup) to the mixture and stir well.
6. Add the remaining liquid starch and keep on mixin’.
7. Knead the mixture using hands. It will feel like thick pudding at first. As kneading progresses, it will transform! After kneading for a minute, check the stickiness and stretchiness of the slime.  Knead for another minute if necessary, but don’t over-knead.
8. If need be, add another tablespoon of liquid starch to the slime and knead for another minute or two.

Be sure to add the liquid starch in small increments or it’ll become a clumpy mess!  If you run into any problems with the process, check out Fun at Home with Kids’ how to fix slime post.  She has a different glittery, gold slime recipe you might want to check out while you’re there.

Let me know if you try out our gold slime recipe!  I’d love to hear how your kiddo(s) interacted with it.


  1. Sally says

    What are the uk equivalent ingredients – does anyone know please? Think my under 2’s will love it.

  2. Joy Lindgren says

    I love this post! Thank you for the recipe :-) I hope to experiment with my son this week and hopefully use in the classroom this fall!


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