Golden Pirate Slime

Yo-ho-ho! Lately we've had pirates, buried treasure, and high-seas adventures on our minds, so we decided to create golden pirate slime! Create an amazing, oozing mix of ingredients that encourages sensory play fun. Don't worry about getting a little messy, because who doesn't like slime? Bury little treasures inside your golden slime and dig them out!

  1. Ages: 3 - 11

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Super messy


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Pour 1/4 cup of liquid starch into a large bowl.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Add gold glitter and liquid watercolor to the starch and mix well. Food coloring works here as well!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Tip

    We added the glitter and color before adding glue in the next step to create a more consistent mixture.

  • Step 3

    Add 2.5 oz of clear glue to the liquid starch.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Start mixing with your hands! The mixing might take a while and the gel may get stringy. Don't worry - just keep mixing and eventually the mixture will really feel like slime! If you want to make more slime, add in more liquid starch and glue at a 1:3 ratio.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Tip

    If your gel is still too stringy, put it in a plastic bag, and press any air out when you close the bag. Let your gel sit around 10-15 minutes to help its consistency!

  • Step 5

    Once your slime has the right consistency, hide some treasures! Are you ready to have fun with slime?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Tip

    To keep your slime from drying out, store it in a plastic zip bag.

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