Read below about how to make slime with kids for New Year’s Day! The silver and gold New Year slime recipe yields a gorgeous, and fun, result.
“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold.”
I associate this song, along with Auld Lang Syne, with the New Year – probably because they’re both about friendship.
Make New Friends was the inspiration behind this sparkly silver and gold homemade slime!
Make New Year Slime with the Kids
As you have probably already figured out, this homemade New Year slime recipe is a mix of two beautiful metallic slimes.
Below you’ll find directions for how to make your own silver slime, as well as how to make your own gold slime.
Once both of the slimes are made, you can combine them for a beautiful New Year’s slime.
Related: Molten Lava Slime
Before we jump into the New Year slime awesomeness, let’s talk safety.
I’ve made slime for years (well before Fun-A-Day was even “born”).
While the kids and I have never had an adverse reaction to our slime recipes, I can’t account for anyone else’s personal reactions.
Make and play with slime at your own discretion.
Adults need to oversee every part of the process very closely.
If there are any special allergies or skin conditions, take those into account before playing.
No ingredients should be put into anyone’s mouth, nor should any of the slime.
Silver Homemade Slime Recipe
This silver and gold slime requires a batch of . . . you guessed it . . . silver slime to get things started.
It’s based off of the basic slime recipe we love to use, with a lot of silver pizzazz.
Ingredients to Make Silver Slime
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- 5 oz. bottle Clear Elmer’s glue (I’ve also used Colorations clear glue with great success)
- Silver liquid watercolor (or from Discount School Supply)
- Sta-Flo liquid starch
- Silver glitter
How to Make Homemade Silver Slime
Start out by pouring the bottle of clear glue into a bowl.
Fill the empty bottle with warm water, shake, and pour into the bowl with the glue.
Add 2 tablespoons of silver liquid watercolor to the glue. Mix well.
Next up, it’s time to add some extra sparkles. This step is completely optional, of course.
Related: Rainbow Glitter Jars
Add silver glitter and mix well. I added a few tablespoons of glitter for this recipe, but you don’t necessarily need that much.
Add 4 tablespoons of liquid starch. Mix well.
Add another 2 tablespoons of liquid starch. Mix well.
Add 2 more tablespoons of liquid starch and knead (just like you would with bread dough).
At this point, you should have added a total of 8 tablespoons of liquid starch to the mixture.
Mix this slime with one of those below and you’ve got yourself a new year slime that sparkles!
Gold Homemade Slime Recipes
So instead I grabbed a bottle of gold glitter glue. Since I used a cheapo generic brand of glitter glue, I had to add more clear Elmer’s glue to get it to the right consistency.
Basically, learn from my mistakes and stick with the original awesomeness of our gold slime. Add extra gold glitter if you want to, of course!
In addition to my gold slime, Fun at Home with Kids has a golden glitter slime that is super duper sparkly!
Frugal Fun for Boys also has a different version of gold slime which is just beautiful.
So there are a variety of choices for you when it comes to making the gold slime for this New Year slime fun.
Playing with Homemade New Year Slime
Once the silver slime and gold slime are all mixed up, it’s time to combine them into an epic New Year slime. Put them both out and let the children explore to their hearts’ content!
The very first time we made this slime, my son and two of our friends had fun getting into the slime with me! (This has been a consistent theme with each time we made it.)
Yes, of course I played with the slime, too.
We let it run through our fingers, stretched it super far, and made imprints with our hands and fingers (then watched the prints “melt” away).
I loved twisting it together with the boys! The mix of silver and gold slimes were just gorgeous, and I loved all of the glittery goodness.
For a while, we could see the stripes of each slime, but then it all mixed together into a silver-gold hue. I know I’m biased, but this new year slime is just so beautiful!
After a bit, we started adding items to our New Year slime. One of the boys added some plastic blocks. He enjoyed “burying” the blocks under the slime and making imprints in it.
Then we broke out the ever-lovable glass gems. We pressed gems into the slime, made patterns with them, and played “hide-and-seek” with the gems.
What entertained me the most was when my son used the gems to weigh down the slime to make a slime wrecking ball!
Would your kiddos enjoy our homemade gold and silver slime? If you get the chance to make it, I’d love to hear more about how your New Year slime turned out.
If you’re a serious slime fanatic, be sure to pop over to the Ultimate Collection of Slime Recipes from A to Z.
Winter Lesson Plans for Preschool
This new year slime would be a great addition to some of your preschool themes and lesson plans.
Let Preschool Teacher 101 save you time and worry with our done-for-you lesson plans.
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Originally published January 4, 2015