There is a never ending supply of super cool items that you can mix into our slime recipes. Our latest slime obsession is with these gold foil sheets to create a gold leaf slime. We have the best homemade clear glue slime recipe out there and now we have added gorgeous gold to it! Let’s take slime making to a whole new level and I will show you how to make slime like a pro in minutes.
HOW TO MAKE SLIME GOLD
HOW TO MAKE SLIME
Slime making is a serious matter with kids, and I know they love all the coolest most AWESOME-est ideas going around. Gold leaf slime is yet another fabulous looking slime recipe we can show you how to make.
My mission has always been to create the best basic slime recipes that actually work. We have spent years tinkering with these easy slime recipes and perfecting them for you. No one wants to be sad and frustrated when they are learning how to make slime…
Watch our satisfying gold leaf slime video and join me as I show you how to make the perfect clear slime base to add to your gold foil sheets.
We always like to include a bit of homemade slime science around here! Slime is 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 slime science all about? 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…
You add the borate ions to the mixture, and it then 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 rubbery 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! Experiment with making the slime more or less viscous with varying amounts of foam beads. Can you change the density?
Did you know that slime aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)?
It does and you can use slime making to explore states of matter and its interactions. Find out more below…
WHAT IS GOLD FOIL?
Gold leaf 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.
NOTE: You absolutely can buy these in other colors and play with them with colored slime too. Check out our colored foil slime.
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GOLD LEAF SLIME RECIPE
The base for this slime uses one of our most basic slime recipes which is clear glue with a borax solution slime activator. Now if you don’t want to use borax powder, you can use our liquid starch recipe or saline solution recipe.
- 1/4 tsp borax powder mixed with 1/2 cup of warm water to make the slime activator solution
- 1/2 cup of clear Washable School Glue
- 1/2 cup of water
- Gold Leaf Sheets
HOW TO MAKE GOLD LEAF SLIME
STEP 1: Mix clear glue and water in a bowl to combine evenly. We recommend Elmer’s Washable School Glue because it works really well for slime making!
STEP 2: Make your slime activator. Mix borax powder and warm water until thoroughly dissolved.
STEP 3: Add the slime activator to glue mixture and stir well!
STEP 4: Remove slime from bowl and knead to smooth consistency.
Crystal clear slime that looks like liquid glass is super easy to make. Remember for completely clear slime free of bubbles, let it sit for a few days!
STEP 5: Place clear slime on a clean surface such as a baking tray or dish and cover with several sheets of gold leaf foil. Use your fingers to have fun breaking apart foil and mixing into slime! It’s very satisfying and relaxing!
HOW DO YOU STORE SLIME?
Slime lasts quite a while! 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 I have listed in my recommended slime supplies list.
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.
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Oh wow, that looks amazing. We will try this for New Year’s eve. thank you for the idea!
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