Read below about how to make homemade slime with the kids for New Year’s Day! The silver and gold 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!
Silver Homemade Slime Recipe
This silver and gold slime requires a batch of . . . you guessed it . . . silver slime to get things started. You’ll find the gold slime recipe below to finish things off.
It’s based off of the basic slime recipe we love to use, with a lot of silver pizzazz.
Ingredients you’ll need to make silver slime
How to make homemade silver slime
Pour the bottle of clear glue into a bowl. Fill the empty bottle with warm water, shake, and pour in 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. 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.
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. Probably because we love it so much and use it quite often.
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!
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
Once the silver slime and gold slime are all mixed up, it’s time to combine them into an epic New Year’s slime. Put them both out and let the children explore to their hearts’ content!
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! If you’re a serious slime fanatic, be sure to pop over to the Ultimate Collection of Slime Recipes from A to Z.
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