Are you eager to catch a leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day?   Then you obviously need to make this gold slime recipe!  It’s a quick and easy way to dress up your leprechaun trap this season. We love making homemade slime whatever the occasion and our lucky gold slime is no exception.  Maybe this is a real pot of gold recipe?  Read on to find out…

GOLD SLIME FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY!

Are you eager to catch a leprechaun this St. Patrick's Day? Then you obviously need to make this gold sparkle slime recipe! It's a quick and easy way to dress up your leprechaun trap this season. We love making homemade slime for any occasion and our lucky gold sparkle slime is no exception. 

BASIC SLIME RECIPES

All of our holiday, seasonal, and everyday slimes use one of four basic slime recipes that are super easy to make! We make slime all the time, and these have become our go-to favorite slime recipes.

I will always let you know which recipe we have used, but I will also tell you which of the other basic recipes will work well too! Usually, you can interchange several of the basic slime recipes depending on what you have on hand as slime ingredients.

 

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GOLD SLIME RECIPE 

For this gold slime, we started with our liquid starch slime recipe. I highly suggest either the slime recipe with liquid starch  or our  slime recipe with saline solution.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 Cup of Clear Washable School Glue (PVA)
  • 1/4/-1/2 Cup of Liquid Starch
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Yellow Gold Glitter
  • Theme Accessories

SLIME SUPPLIES TIP:  A couple of notes for this gold glitter slime recipe: I used 5 drops of yellow liquid food coloring and lots of gold glitter. We do use glitter in lots of our slime recipes and always have silver and gold glitter on hand!  Check your dollar store for awesome and cheap yellow gold glitter. 

how to make gold slime

HOW TO MAKE GOLD SLIME

STEP 1:  In a bowl mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of glue (mix well to combine completely).

STEP 2: Now’s the time to add yellow color and gold glitter!   You can never add too much glitter! Mix the gold glitter and yellow food coloring into the glue and water mixture.

STEP 3: Pour in 1/4 cup of liquid starch. You will see the slime immediately start to form. Keep stirring until you have a gooey blob of slime. The liquid should be gone!

STEP 4:  Start kneading your slime! It will appear stringy at first but just work it around with your hands and you will notice the consistency changes. You can also put it in a clean container and set it aside for 3 minutes, and you will also notice the change in consistency! 

 

GOLD SLIME VARIATIONS

We have two additional ways to make gold slime for different effects!   You can also use gold glitter glue and gold leaf foil.

Gold Sparkle Slime in a black pot with a golden coin. Catch a leprechaun this year by luring him with this awesome gold sparkle slime.

SLIME SCIENCE

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…  you add the borate ions to the mixture, 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!

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!

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…

Gold Sparkle Slime Sensory Play. A child explores the sensory fun of gold sparkle slime.

This gold slime is wonderfully stretchy! Why not add in some counting with the coins too?

 

MORE SLIME MAKING RESOURCES

Everything you need to know about making slime is below!  Did you know we also have fun with science activities too?

HOW TO FIX STICKY SLIME

HOW TO GET SLIME OUT OF CLOTHES

21+ EASY HOMEMADE SLIME RECIPES

SCIENCE OF SLIME KIDS CAN UNDERSTAND!

HOW TO MAKE SLIME VIDEOS

READER QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

YOUR SLIME SUPPLIES LIST

HOW TO PLAY WITH SLIME

 

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Gold Slime is just one of our fun  St Patrick’s Day Science Experiments!

Gold slime in a black pot with gold coins.

CHECK OUT MORE AWESOME ST PATRICK’S DAY IDEAS:

St Patricks Day Activities

More Easy Leprechaun Trap Ideas

Free St Patricks Day Printables

St Patrick’s Day Math Worksheets

St Patricks Day Cards: STEM Challenges

Make A Leprechaun Trap Mini Garden

Leprechaun Trap Kits

 

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