Slime making just got even cooler… colorful foil gold leaf type sheets mix effortlessly into our homemade slime recipes for an amazing look! Our latest slime just got an upgrade with these bright colored, sparkly foil sheets we used along with the white glue slime recipe to create this crazy color foil slime. Let’s take slime making to a whole new level, and I will show you how to make the slime kids want to make. Become a slime making pro in minutes.
CRAZY COLOR FOIL SLIME
We started off by trying out the standard gold leaf sheets in a clear glue slime base, but we also had these awesome and shiny colored metallic ones! Why not mix it up and give it that 80/90’s pop, Saved by the Bell, Lisa Frank-esque look! Do you remember those fun folders for school. I might have been in the 6th grade?
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to add the foil sheets to create a colorful foil slime no matter what colors you choose for sheets or slime!
SLIME SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here. Slime really does make for an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime!
What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the slime activators (sodium borate, borax powder, or boric acid) mix with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance. This is called cross linking!
The glue is a polymer and is made up of long, repeating, and identical strands or molecules. These molecules with flow past one another keeping the glue in a liquid state. Until…
When you add the borate ions to the mixture, it starts to connect these long strands together. They begin to tangle and mix until the substance is less like the liquid you started with and thicker and rubberier like slime! Slime is a polymer.
Picture the difference between wet spaghetti and leftover spaghetti the next day. As the slime forms the tangled molecule strands are much like the clump of spaghetti!
Is slime a liquid or solid? We call it a Non-newtonian fluid because it’s a little bit of both!
METALLIC FOIL SHEETS FOR SLIME
The metallic foil sheets for slime are super easy to pick up on Amazon and possibly your local craft stores too. Even better, they are inexpensive and come in large packs. Perfect for slime making parties or large groups. Find the links at the bottom of this page to see where to buy them.
If you want to see what else you can mix into slime and how to make awesome slime ideas all year round, check out our Ultimate Slime Guide Book. It’s the perfect accessory and comes with some great slime freebies as well!
COLOR FOIL SLIME RECIPE TIPS
The base for this foil slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is white glue, water, baking soda, and saline solution.
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FOIL SLIME INGREDIENTS
As I mentioned above, you can use any of our basic slime recipes for this foil slime. Below you will find the quick directions for white glue slime made with baking soda and saline solution. Clear glue will work but the color effects will be different.
Make several batches of colors like we did for a cool effect! I love the neon food colorings or you can use acrylic paint (as seen in our paint slime recipe)
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Saline Solution (see recommended supplies for best brands)
1/2 cup of white (or clear) Elmer’s Washable School Glue
1/2 cup of water
Color Foil Sheets (Product links are at the bottom of this page!)
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SALINE SOLUTION SLIME RECIPE FOR FOIL SLIME
STEP 1: Add 1/2 cup of Elmers Glue to your bowl.
STEP 2: Mix with a 1/2 cup of water.
STEP 3: Add food coloring as desired.
STEP 4: Stir in 1/2 tsp baking soda
STEP 5: Mix in 1 tbsp saline solution and stir until slime forms and pulls away from sides of bowl. This is exactly how much you will need with the Target Sensitive Eyes brand!
Photo below represents one batch of this white glue slime recipe!
STEP 6: If you have made multiple slime colors, lay them out in strips next to each other. Place foil sheets on top and go to town breaking them up for a crackled look! Very satisfying!
If your slime still feels too sticky, you may need a few more drops of saline solution. As I mentioned above, start by squirting a few drops of the solution onto your hands and kneading your slime longer. Keep in mind, you can always add but you can’t take away. Remember, saline solution is preferred over contact solution.
NOTE: We have found that the Elmers Glitter Glue tends to be a bit stickier than their regular clear glue, and we prefer our 2 ingredient slime recipe for this glue.
STORING YOUR SLIME
Everyone wants to know how to store their slime because slime lasts quite awhile! I get a lot of questions regarding how I store my slime. We use reusable containers in either plastic or glass. Make sure to keep your slime clean and it will last for several weeks. I love the deli style containers in my recommended slime supplies list here.
If you want to send kids home with a bit of slime from a camp, party, or classroom project, I would suggest packages of reusable containers from the dollar store or grocery store or even Amazon. For large groups we have used condiment containers as seen here.
COLOR FOIL SLIME IS THE COOLEST SLIME YET!
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MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES!
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GOLD LEAF SLIME IS JUST ONE OF OUR BEST SLIME RECIPES
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