“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!
Silver homemade slime recipe
5 oz. bottle Clear Elmer’s glue (I’ve also used Colorations clear glue with great success)
Silver liquid watercolor (from Discount School Supply, but you can find some HERE too)
Sta-Flo liquid starch
1. Pour the bottle of clear glue into a bowl. Fill the empty bottle with water, shake, and pour in with the glue.
2. Add 2 tablespoons of silver liquid watercolor to the glue. Mix well.
3. (Optional) add silver glitter and mix well. I decided I wanted extra sparkle, so I added a few tablespoons of glitter.
4. Add 4 tablespoons of liquid starch. Mix well.
5. Add another 2 tablespoons of liquid starch. Mix well.
6. 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.
Gold homemade slime recipes
I was originally going to use our super simple gold slime recipe, but I didn’t have any more gold liquid watercolors. 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.
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 particular activity.
Playing with silver and gold homemade slime
Snoopy, Engineer, and Little Hurricane (who isn’t so little anymore) had fun getting into the slime with me! 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.
After a bit, we started adding items to our silver and gold slime. Little Hurricane 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 Engineer used the gems to weigh down the slime to make a slime wrecking ball!
Would your kiddos enjoy our silver and gold homemade slime? If you get the chance to make it, I’d love to hear more about it!
Be sure to check out my Slime and Goop and Oobleck, Oh My! Pinterest board